Track: King Kunta | Artist: Kendrick Lamar | Album: To Pimp A Butterfly Read more...
Ryder Ripps on the font's noodly genesis, its surprise endorsement by Kendrick Lamar, and why it will change the type world forever. Times New Ramen is a new font by the perpetually tongue-in-cheek designer Ryder Ripps, creative director...Show More Summary
Image credit: Stu Rapley, Flickr // CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 What’s in a rap name? If you’re Kanye West or Kendrick Lamar, you don’t have much explaining to do: You’ve already got a one-of-a-kind tag that rolls off the tongue and boasts incredible nickname potential. Show More Summary
So, those gibberish raps from Iggy Azalea that were fit for the mumblecore version of 8 Mile being shared across the Internet for some time now? They've been translated. Mystery solved. WE CAN ALL SLEEP SOUNDLY AT NIGHT AGAIN.
Sounds like: Nipsey Hussle, YG, Jay Rock Song: Glassses Malone - Thuggin' (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) What's so good? I'll admit I'm not overly familiar with Glasses Malone, but when it was announced Kendrick Lamar would be joining him on a...Show More Summary
Like Kendrick Lamar, Glasses Malone grew up in and around the gang life of Compton, California. And like Kendrick’s To Pimp A Butterfly, Malone’s new single “Thuggin'” is visited by the ghost of Tupac Shakur. It’s also visited by Kendrick himself, and the end result is an excellent rap song. Both MCs deliver tough, raspy […]
With opening words from Tupac. Read more...
California rapper Glasses Malone has enlisted Kendrick Lamar on "Thuggin'", a track from his upcoming album. Listen to it below, via Nah Right. Read "Evolve With the Flow: How Drake and Kendrick Found Their Voices", Jayson Greene's latest Overtones column. Watch a mini-documentary on Kendrick Lamar at Pitchfork Music Festival:
Former tour mates join forces on newly leaked recording.
With a classic Tupac quote on the intro, Malone and K.Dot speak to the definition of a “thug”. Listen below. Previously: Glasses Malone – Step | Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta (Behind the Scenes)
Sounds like: Drake, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar Song: Kanye West - All Day Ft. Kendrick Lamar (Remix) What's so good? Oh my god, oh my god. As if "All Day" wasn't hot enough, it just got blessed with a verse from Kendrick Lamar! So Help Me...Show More Summary
When Kendrick Lamar said, "Critics want to mention that they miss when hip-hop was rappin’/ Motherf---er, if you did, then Killer Mike'd be platinum," on "Hood Politics," hip-hop heads nodded their heads with immediate agreement. People know what's up when it comes to Killer Mike's skills. The rapper hits the big 4-0 today (April 20). Continue reading…
Kendrick Lamar is terrible at social media, but on Wednesday afternoon, Top Dawg Entertainment's label boss talked Lamar into answering questions on Twitter. One user asked the inevitable rap stan question: "Who's your favorite artist...Show More Summary
Go behind the scenes with Kendrick and TDE on the Compton set of the “King Kunta” video. Previously: BJ The Chicago Kid ft. Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q & Punch – It’s True (Remix)
Earlier this month, Kendrick Lamar released his video for "King Kunta", a standout track from To Pimp a Butterfly. Today, he's sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the day of the video shoot, which features Kendrick interacting with the neighborhood and smiling a ton. Show More Summary
High top fades, punk rock and def raps are the order of the day in Dope, a major breakout at Sundance this year that, in the wake of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, couldn’t feel more timely. Now you can see for yourself as the...Show More Summary
In recent weeks, hip-hop’s relationship with jazz and funk seems to have pivoted away from appropriation and more towards appreciation — and it’s about damn time. Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly emerged from its secretive studio cocoon last month an instant classic, if such a thing exists. … Read More
TDE’s Punch shares a rough draft of a new cut called “Fear”. Previously: BJ The Chicago Kid ft. Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q & Punch – It’s True (Remix)
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Kendrick Lamar's not the most interactive force on Twitter, but on Wednesday he went out of his comfort zone. Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony Tiffith convinced Lamar to hop on Twitter for a brief, impromptu Q&A. For less than an hour, Lamar answered a handful of fans' questions on topics... More »