“You’re only as good as your last project” – Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz and Robin Thicke unite for a power packed collabo on the “Give It 2 U” track. Kendrick Lamar killed the verse. Robin Thicke merked the vocals and 2 Chainz did his thing as always. Great song/video.
Kendrick Lamar phoned into Power 106 yesterday to speak on the year’s most controversial rap verse and today, he’s phoned into Hot 97′s morning show with Peter Rosenberg to give a more in-depth interview on “Control.” Kendrick spoke on the responses to the verse, his intent, his favorite response, and east coast vs. west coast, and much more.
Kendrick Lamar gives his explanation on what he meant by the term “King of New York” KONY, and why when he said it he didn’t intend on offending any of the current New York rappers.
“Kendrick Lamar talks about the track that put him in a room with a legend on #BudweiserMadeInAmerica’s Made Me: Stories Behind Breakthrough Songs.”
Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul traveled the world and rocked countless crowds.Jay-Z’s Life+Times joined the Black Hippy crew on select dates and captured some of the best moments. The crew offer insight on how they all joined Top Dawg Entertainment, how life has changed since the release of good kid, m.A.A.d city and their outlook on the future as ScHoolboy Q prepares the release of oxymoron.
Skillz speaks on the Control verse and why Kendrick Lamar did what needed to be done for the development of Hip-Hop, Drake’s possible response before the dropping of his album in September, and his favorite Control responses (Los and Joe Budden).
“Kendrick never said he was the best. We said he was the best, we gave him those accolades (MTV’s Hottest MC in the Game, BET Hip-Hop Awards, etc). So, you said he was the best for like a year, and then he shows you he’s the best (or wants to be the best) and everybody gets their feathers ruffled? I don’t get it.”
Back in June, Kendrick Lamar received his platinum plaque after good kid, m.A.A.d city shipped over a million copies worldwide. Now, the self-proclaimed “King of New York” has officially sold that amount. Seemingly thanks to the controversy he caused from his “Control” verse, Kendrick Lamar was able to sell another 9,000 this week, making the total sales of his debut album 1,003,000.
Congratulations to Kendrick Lamar and the folks at TDE for achieving such a memorable milestone. Down below is a link to my favorite Kendrick Lamar track and music video:
ScHoolboy Q drops by Power 106′s Big Boy’s Neighborhood to talk Kendrick Lamar, being born in Germany, being a felon, and more. Hit the jump for the additional video coverage.
A$ap Mob talks about Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s Control, the current state of hip-hop, A$ap even has a two part freestyle session that he was able to get into on Hot 97’s Funk Flex Show. A$ap feels as though the rappers who were mentioned in the Control verse should not feel offended. A$ap is not “tripping!” Hit the jump for the two part freestyle session with A$AP Mob.
The Rock the Bells festival is closing in on us and Guerilla Union have launched a series featuring some of the headlining artists. Kendrick Lamar is first up on this edition. Kendrick Lamar speaks on his crew.Kendrick Lamar elaborates on the term “Black Hippy,” and why it should be important to the artists and the audience. He further explains how the group plans not to “fall out!” (Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Q)