It’s safe to say Kendrick Lamar did not take the obvious route on his sophomore major. He released GKMC two-and-a-half years ago to explosive acclaim, but never flooded the market with guest verses. The relative few he did let off were more often than not low profile as fuck. The only person with less of a public presence since his last acclaimed album is Frank Ocean. But now, in the Age of the “Surprise” Release, Kendrick announces To Pimp a Butterfly and releases it just two weeks later. The album is dense but rewarding, unique, and rarely unexciting. Kendrick released… continue reading
Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album is top three most anticipated of the year next to Drake and Kanye West. The thing is we know virtually nothing about all three besides a bit of information here and there. Then, two out of the group have dropped singles. If this was a popularity contest, and it seems to be with hip-hop, Kendrick Lamar just took the lead. “i” might’ve not been your cup of tea, but it did exactly what he wanted it to do. He won two Grammys last night because of it. The song isn’t a top 10 hit (yet). Still… continue reading
At this stage, Punch still wouldn’t consider himself a full-on rapper. He has an exceptional talent when he comes into the booth, enough so that TDE fans have rallied behind him for his own album. There’s pretty much no running away from releasing one in 2015. All of his random songs have been nothing short of TDE quality that stands up to some of the material the four core artists are putting out. On “25,” Punch enlists Kendrick Lamar to provide the hook on this deep record. Featuring a Tupac speech sample in the beginning, Punch then displays his talent… continue reading
Noah Caine tweeted: “What’s more pressure? Trying to out do your last Grammy winning album? Or making your next album be the one that wins the Grammy you lost?” This comes after Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won the lengthy back and forth discussions online against Kendrick Lamar (none of the other nominees were talked about like that) for Best Rap Album at the Grammys. And it’s become an interesting topic all around. By the end of the night, the Seattle duo walked away with four awards.
One of the most heartfelt tracks off Kendrick’s platinum album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, is certainly “Sing About Me.” Today, the TDE emcee releases a video for his Like of Pac Div-produced track that contains the same wonder and depth as the song. Take a look above as Eddie Peake stars in the Darren Romanelli directed video. Previously: Fredo Santana Ft. Kendrick Lamar – Jealous Follow @UptownToney
Rich Gang and King Kendrick Lamar bring out every form of luxury, including the females, in their new video for “100 Favors.” The group’s self-titled debut compilation album is out now, purchase it on iTunes here and check out the video above. Previously: YG Hootie Ft. Kendrick Lamar – 2 Presidents Follow @Yancymckiddy