Posts Tagged ‘ Kendrick Lamar ’

Black Panther: The Album.


After a few teases, Marvel have announced the release of Black Panther: The Album, which will feature music from and inspired by the Ryan Coogler-directed Marvel Studios film of the same name. The compilation album will be curated and produced by Kendrick Lamar and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.
“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director,” Lamar said via a press release.

“The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture. I’m truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside [director Ryan Coogler] and Marvel’s vision.”  Along with the announcement, the first single from the album has also debuted. Check out “All The Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA below, and let us know what you think.

Fans can stream the song and pre-order the album here. No release date has been given, but it’s likely to coincide with Black Panther’s theatrical release on February 16, 2018.

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Kendirck Lamar – Alright (Official Video).


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Since the integration of the Canon 7D camera into the mainstream, any artist can invest in a decent to good looking music video.  It seemed for a year or two that true originality, depth, and conceptual complexity had faded off the music video scene, and every video was “the homies” out on a street corner chillin and dancing.  Luckily, leave it to Kendrick Lamar to take back the combination cenima and music.  His newest video “Alright” was brought to my attention the day it dropped, because it had amassed a million views in just one day. But in retrospect this video is worth so much more than its views. From the creative visual style brought fourth be director Colin Tilley, to the “how did they do that” visual effects, and purely the strength of the content… This “video” is a return to the short film master pieces that more artists should put out. Check the method.

The Gold Blooded Warriors.


 

golden-state-warriors-playoffs-denver-nuggetsThe Golden State Warriors have been on a war path since the start of the 2015 season, which has now culminated to a trip to the NBA Finals.  The city of Cleveland hasn’t won a professional sports championship since 1964 (or a year before Golden State coach Steve Kerr was born).  With Curry as their MVP they had the momentum to get into the post season, and the added depth in the entire team provided by their supporting players, these NBA Finals will be one to remember.  There’s nothing like an entire region getting behind their team to help boost the confidence, and I’m sure the Warriors will appreciate 99.7 Now’s Shan Berries tribute to her team.  The Warriors entire the finals tonight with their first game against the Cleavland Cavaliers, and make sure to share the song ‘Gold Blood’ with your fellow fans.

 

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Travel Art Featuring The ‘Rich And Famous’.


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Chris Brown – Don’t Be Gone Too Long ft. Ariana Grande


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With all the drama recently surrounding Chris Brown, not to be overlooked is the upcoming release of his long-awaited sixth LP, X, which will finally hit shelves September 16. As a final push before the project drops, Chris Brown releases the video for the Ariana Grande assisted single “Don’t Be Gone Too Long.” In the fairy tale treatment, Breezy is tasked with saving his cinnamon apple, Grande, from the evil ruler. X will contain 21 songs with appearances from Lil Wayne, Tyga, Usher, Rick Ross, Kendrick lamar, Trey Songz, Akon, Nicki Minaj and Aaliyah.

Birdman, Detail And Kendrick Lamar – 100 Favors


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Here goes another track from Birdman’s YMCMB and Cash Money compilation album Rich Gang. This one features Detail, Birdman and Kendrick Lamar.

Eminem Feat Kendrick Lamar – Love Game


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Here’s the highly anticipated collaboration between Eminem and Kendrick Lamar off the upcoming “MMLPII” album. I’ve always been a fan of Eminem and excited to hear that there is an artist that can keep up with him.

ScHoolboy Q Ft. Kendrick Lamar – Collard Greens


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SchoolBoy Q is prepping his Oxymoron album for release this summer, and the latest single “Collard Greens” includes a feature from Kendrick Lamar, who even spits in Spanish for a bit.

Kendrick Lamar – B*Tch Don’t Kill My Vibe


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With Kendrick Lamar steadily approaching RIAA Platinum status on his album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, it appears as if Kendrick can do no wrong. With that being said, Interscope’s Kendrick Lamar drops the video for his track “B*tch, Dont Kill My Vibe,” releasing the The Lil Homies & OG Mike Mihail directed video.  Decked out in all white for a funeral, Kendrick is joined by Mike Epps, who acts as a pastor at Kendrick’s Baptism at point during the video.

Miguel featuring Kendrick Lamar – How Many Drinks (Remix)


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After releasing a remixed version of “How Many Drinks,” the power duo of Miguel and Kendrick Lamar return with the visual accompaniment to the song. The music video preserves a sense of classic R&B, with Miguel truly channeling his inner all-around showman – performing nifty leg twists while boasting an expansive vocal range. Kendrick and Miguel seem to have a great deal of fun in the video, which serves as a suitably mellow parallel to an already silky track.

Kendrick Lamar Big Boy’s Neighborhood Freestyle


Kendrick Lamar dropped his debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city. The young rapper celebrated the release in his hometown of Los Angeles and stopped by Power 106’s studios to spit a freestyle for “Big Boy’s Neighborhood.” The flow ends up lasting five minutes, and in that time he raps about fucking your mom without a condom, The Lakers, and living in Compton (among other topics).

Kendrick Lamar Talks Mixtapes


Every artist has a particular starting point in their musical career and in Hip Hop that point usually begins with the release of a mixtape. During his interview with VEVO Lift, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar spoke on the impact his mixtapes have had in his career and even commented on being inspired to drop a mixtape thanks to 50 Cent’s projects.

Mixtapes for me is really the start of my career and this goes all the way back to when I was 16 and I was at my homeboy Dave’s garage. We was looking at what 50 Cent was doing and seeing that no money was behind these tapes and they was just getting buzz where they was from. Not only New York, but it came all the way to the West Coast. We wanted to follow that recipe, ‘Let’s do it too. Let’s put 12 tracks on a CD and burn ‘em up and pass ‘em in the city and see what it do.’ It wasn’t no super big scale, but it was the start.

Kendrick Lamar @ Vitamin Water’s Uncapped.


When it comes to ‘Uncapped’ shows, there’s never a dull moment, but Los Angeles rapper Kendrick Lamar attempted to outdo the whole of his predecessors with an exclusive performance of “No Make-Up (Her Vice)” featuring best coast singer Bethany Consentino. Worlds collided and it sounded awesome.

 

Kendrick Lamar In Big Boy’s Neighborhood.


Looks like Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar have found the perfect ingredients for a new single. On Monday (April 2), K. Dot paid a visit to L.A.’s Power 106 morning show Big Boy’s Neighborhood to premiere “The Recipe,” his new joint featuring Dr.Dre.  Before playing the record for the first time, Kendrick and Dre explained to Big Boy the meaning behind the breezy tune. ” ‘The Recipe,’ it’s one of those things that everyone in the world can relate to,” Kendrick said.  Dre called in to the studio to reveal what the three key ingredients to his and Kendrick’s recipe are: “The original title was ‘Women, Weed and Weather.’ That’s what represents L.A.”

Behind The Scenes Of “The City” – Game ft. Kendrick Lamar.


The official behind the scenes of Game’s latest music video “The City” featuring Kendrick Lamar, off the Red Album. Directed By Matt Alonzo.

Kendick Lamar’s Studio Footage With Pharrell.


Kendrick Lamar is on the rise in the mainstream Hip Hop community.  That’s no suprise.  But what I did find a bit surprising was the collab he’s working on with veteran Pharrell Williams.  Check out some of their studio footage in the video below.

XXL Freshmen Roundtable Discussion.


XXL recently held a round-table discussion with the 2011 Freshmen.  They discussed everything from their views on the industry to the way the internet has effected their careers.  Check all 3 parts of the discussion out below.

Freshman Class of 2011.


Over the last few years, XXL’s “Freshman Class” has become a list to watch for among hip-hop fans. The highly anticipated 2011 grads have finally been revealed. Usually, it’s 10, but this year the long-running mag chose 11.  Although the cover leaked nearly a month ago, the official list was just this week.  The 11 rappers XXL thinks you should watch are: Lil Twist, CyHi Da Prynce, Big K.R.I.T., Meek Mill, Diggy Simmons, Kendrick Lamar, Fred the Godson, Lil B, Mac Miller, Yelawolf, and YG.  “This year, during the selection process, we spotted a problem: In the past, some years had been hard getting the list up to 10; in 2011, the difficulty was getting the number down to 10,” the mag said.  “We realized we had more new rap talent to pick from for the 2011 Freshman class than previous years. So we decided to make an exception and chose an extra Freshman this year, because it was clear that 10 just wouldn’t be enough.”

Some of the names on the list could be considered a grade level higher than freshman, but each are definitely deserving of being called the “next” artists to make impacts — some are already doing just that though.  Yelawolf had quite a big 2010. After dropping Trunk Muzik and Trunk Muzik 0-60, the rapper capped off the year by inking a solo deal with Eminem’s Shady Records.  Lil B is an eccentric native of the Bay Area, who started as a member of a group called The Pack. However, over the past year, he’s embraced a weird swag about himself, stirring up things online, via random tweets, and building such a following in the digital world that it could not be denied. He’s invented a new sub-genre of music he calls Based Music. What is it? We still don’t know.

Mississippi’s Big K.R.I.T. made numerous year-end Top 10 lists, following the release of two popular mixtapes, and appearances alongside Curren$y’s debut Pilot Talk, and Wiz Khalifa’s uber-popular mixtape, Kush and Orange Juice.  Compton rapper, YG, broke out with his smash single, “Toot It and Boot It,” and even managed to nab heavy hitters for the official remix, such as Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and E-40. He’s got to be doing something right?  Mac Miller is a white rapper hailing from Pittsburgh, and signed to Rostrum Records, which also boasts Wiz Khalifa. He’s built a fan base online, thanks to the release of two mixtapes in 2010, and constant touring.  Kendrick Lamar, well, he’s been grinding hard over the past few years, becoming a mainstay on hip-hop biggest audio blogs. But, it was Dr. Dre who reached out and co-signed him that helped other fans get hip to the young rapper and his music. There’s no question Dre can pick talent, so pay attention.

Lil Twist, well, he’s from Weezy’s camp, so people are becoming more and more familiar with him. CyHi Da Prynce has gotten more and more shine, thanks his constant hustle, and re-emergence of Kanye West.  Meek Mill just inked a deal with Rick Ross, who has been touted him as the future. Fred the Godson is a Bronx rapper showing a little bit of that New York hustle.  As for Diggy Simmons, well, he had a good start by having Rev. Run as his father and appearing on “Run’s House,” but people were skeptical at first upon hearing that he was pursuing a rap career. However, once hearing a few tracks, you couldn’t deny his skills. He inked a solo deal with Atlantic Records and is currently preparing his debut album.  The 2011 Freshman issue of XXL hits newsstands on March 15.