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Kendrick Lamar Talks Faith, Family & New Music With ‘T’ Magazine

Kendrick Lamar Talks Faith, Family & New Music With ‘T’ Magazine

Vandal Arts March 1, 2017 0

Kendrick Lamar doesn’t do a ton of interviews, but when he does speak out, gems are guaranteed. His latest interview with the New York Times‘ T Magazine is no different as the TDE rapper

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New Music: Thundercat Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Walk On By”

New Music: Thundercat Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Walk On By”

Vandal Arts February 22, 2017 0

Thundercat is getting set to release a new album titled Drunk on Feb. 24 via Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label. Best known for his stellar work on Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Award-winning To Pimp a Butterfly

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Kendrick Lamar: ‘One of My Biggest Battles Is Embracing Leadership’

Kendrick Lamar: ‘One of My Biggest Battles Is Embracing Leadership’

Vandal Arts January 8, 2015 0

Few artists are given the privilege of penning their own magazine cover story. In the hip-hop world, XXL granted Kanye West the chance to write about himself 5 years ago — and more recently

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Ab-Soul Taps Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco For ‘These Days…’ (Tracklisting)

Ab-Soul Taps Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco For ‘These Days…’ (Tracklisting)

Vandal Arts June 13, 2014 0

Ab-Soul’s long-awaited new album These Days… arrives on June 24. Just weeks before its release, the TDE MC reveals the official tracklisting. The 15 songs includes appearances from Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, Action Bronson,

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2014 Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup: Kendrick Lamar, Beck, Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q, Danny Brown & More

2014 Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup: Kendrick Lamar, Beck, Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q, Danny Brown & More

Vandal Arts March 21, 2014 0

Pitchfork have announced the lineup for their annual music festival, which takes place July 18-July 20 at Chicago’s Union Park. Kendrick Lamar will headline the weekend festival alongside Neutral Milk Hotel and Beck, while

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Ty Dolla $ign Discusses Debut Album, Kendrick Lamar Collaboration & Meeting 2Pac

Ty Dolla $ign Discusses Debut Album, Kendrick Lamar Collaboration & Meeting 2Pac

Vandal Arts March 14, 2014 0

Ty Dolla $ ign took time out of his busy SXSW schedule to speak with Fuse about his forthcoming material. The Cali crooner explained the title of his debut album, Free TC, which he

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Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Invade the iTunes Festival at SXSW

Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Invade the iTunes Festival at SXSW

Vandal Arts March 13, 2014 0

Top Dawg Entertainment took over Day 2 of the iTunes Festival at SXSW in Austin, Texas on Thursday night. Following Coldplay and Imagine Dragons on Wednesday, TDE’s ScHoolboy Q, and Kendrick Lamar were front

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New Music: YG Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Really Be (Smokin’ N Drinkin’)”

New Music: YG Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Really Be (Smokin’ N Drinkin’)”

Vandal Arts March 12, 2014 0

The countdown is on for YG’s My Krazy Life debut album, which arrives in six days. One collaboration, pairs the Def Jam rapper with fellow Compton-native Kendrick Lamar. Premiered by Hot 97′s Funkmaster Flex,

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ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad & SZA Speak On ‘Oxymoron’ (Video)

ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad & SZA Speak On ‘Oxymoron’ (Video)

Vandal Arts February 28, 2014 0

Google Play spotlight ScHoolboy Q and his brand new album, Oxymoron, in the latest episode of Life & Rhymes. Q speaks on his start in rap, being addicted to prescription drugs, becoming a father,

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Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q Share the Cover of Billboard Magazine

Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q Share the Cover of Billboard Magazine

Vandal Arts February 28, 2014 0

Fresh off the release of his long awaited LP Oxymoron, ScHoolboy gets one of the biggest magazine looks of his career. On the new cover of Billboard magazine, TDE’s leading men share the spotlight.

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ScHoolboy Q Brings Out Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller & Kurupt at Pop-Up Show in a Hooters Parking Lot (Video)

ScHoolboy Q Brings Out Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller & Kurupt at Pop-Up Show in a Hooters Parking Lot (Video)

Vandal Arts February 28, 2014 0

With his new album, Oxymoron, expected to top the Billboard albums chart next week, ScHoolboy Q decided to give back to his fans with a free pop-up show in the Hooters parking lot across

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New Music: Jay Rock Feat. Kendrick Lamar “To the Top”

New Music: Jay Rock Feat. Kendrick Lamar “To the Top”

Vandal Arts February 21, 2014 0

Released in 2011, Jay Rock’s debut album Follow Me Home featured guest appearances from Lil’ Wayne, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, and more. Already contribution to four songs off the project, Kendrick Lamar also appeared

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Kendrick Lamar Performs at NBA All-Star Saturday Night

Kendrick Lamar Performs at NBA All-Star Saturday Night

Vandal Arts February 16, 2014 0

NBA All-Star Weekend is in full swing, with all eyes on NBA All-Star Saturday Night at New Orleans Arena. Before the stars lifted off in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, Kendrick Lamar hit the

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Drake On Macklemore’s Grammy Apology Text to Kendrick Lamar: “That S**t Was Wack as F**k”

Drake On Macklemore’s Grammy Apology Text to Kendrick Lamar: “That S**t Was Wack as F**k”

Vandal Arts February 12, 2014 0

Who said Drake hides behind subliminals? When Rolling Stone asked Drake about Macklemore’s apology text to Kendrick Lamar for “robbing” him at the Grammys, he shared his feelings pretty bluntly: “That shit was wack

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New Video: Tech N9ne Feat. Kendrick Lamar, ¡MAYDAY! & Kendall Morgan “Fragile”

New Video: Tech N9ne Feat. Kendrick Lamar, ¡MAYDAY! & Kendall Morgan “Fragile”

Vandal Arts February 10, 2014 0

“Control” may have been the Kendrick Lamar verse everybody talked about last year (and still are talking about in 2014), but his guest 16 on Tech N9ne’s “Fragile” was one of his best yet.

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Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Janelle Monáe & More to Perform at 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend

Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Janelle Monáe & More to Perform at 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend

Vandal Arts February 6, 2014 0

Fresh off lighting up the Staples Center stage at the Grammys, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell have both been announced as performers at the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend. Kendrick will headline the Saturday night, performing

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Imagine Dragons & Kendrick Lamar Perform on ‘SNL’

Imagine Dragons & Kendrick Lamar Perform on ‘SNL’

Vandal Arts February 2, 2014 0

Fresh off winning a GRAMMY last weekend for “Best Rock Performance,” alternative rock band Imagine Dragons served as musical guests on Saturday Night Live during Super Bowl Weekend. Hitting the stage at 30 Rock,

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Pharrell Discusses How Kendrick Lamar & Lorde are Changing the Music Industry

Pharrell Discusses How Kendrick Lamar & Lorde are Changing the Music Industry

Vandal Arts February 1, 2014 0

This is easily one of the best Pharrell interviews you’ll ever watch. The newly-minted Producer of the Year sat down with HardKnockTV to speak about his earliest hip-hop memories, his unique approach to making

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DOM Kennedy Brings Out Kendrick Lamar in NYC

DOM Kennedy Brings Out Kendrick Lamar in NYC

Vandal Arts January 29, 2014 0

DOM Kennedy’s “Get Home Safely” North American tour pulled into NYC’s Irving Plaza on Tuesday night. Just moments after joining J. Cole on stage down the street at Madison Square Garden, Compton’s Kendrick Lamar

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J. Cole Brings Out Jay Z & Kendrick Lamar at Madison Square Garden

J. Cole Brings Out Jay Z & Kendrick Lamar at Madison Square Garden

Vandal Arts January 29, 2014 0

(Photo Credit: Paul Cantor) J. Cole’s 29th birthday will forever be a memorable one. After announcing his Dreamville label’s partnership with Interscope Records and releasing a new compilation mixtape, Cole World and the “What

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Macklemore to Kendrick Lamar After Grammys: “You Got Robbed. I Wanted You to Win”

Macklemore to Kendrick Lamar After Grammys: “You Got Robbed. I Wanted You to Win”

Vandal Arts January 27, 2014 0

Leading up to the 56th annual Grammy Awards, hip-hop enthusiasts debated who between Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Kendrick Lamar would end up with the most wins. The end result following Sunday night’s show

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New Music: Imagine Dragons Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Radioactive (Remix)”

New Music: Imagine Dragons Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Radioactive (Remix)”

Vandal Arts January 27, 2014 0

Moments after giving viewers a thrilling performance, Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar debut their mash-up remix to the group’s “Radioactive” single. Head to iTunes and purchase now! Continue after the jump….. New Music: Imagine

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Kendrick Lamar: Day in the Life (Video)

Vandal Arts January 15, 2014 0

With the 56th annual awards show taking place at the end of this month, the Grammys has teamed up with Pepsi to spotlight their Best New Artist nominees with this mini series called “Day

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New Video: Kendrick Lamar “Sing About Me”

New Video: Kendrick Lamar “Sing About Me”

Vandal Arts December 20, 2013 0

More than a year after the album’s release, Kendrick Lamar delivers a subtle yet stirring visual for his good kid, m.A.A.d city gem, “Sing About Me.” In director Darren Romanelli’s black-and-white clip, the Black

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Studio Life: Kendrick Lamar & The Alchemist

Studio Life: Kendrick Lamar & The Alchemist

Vandal Arts December 20, 2013 0

My inner rap nerd is swinging his backpack above his head in hysteria right now. Not just because Kendrick is back in the lab, but to see him stood next to The Alchemist, who’s

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Kendrick Lamar to Perform at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Kendrick Lamar to Perform at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Vandal Arts December 19, 2013 0

Kendrick Lamar will start 2014 off with a bang. The Compton-native announced on Twitter he will be performing on the biggest stage, the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards next month. “Jan. 26, 8pm. I’m performing

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Kendrick Lamar Brings Out Diddy at Cali Christmas 2013

Kendrick Lamar Brings Out Diddy at Cali Christmas 2013

Vandal Arts December 15, 2013 0

Power 106 L.A.’s annual Cali Christmas concert returned on Saturday night, just in time for the holidays. Held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, the show featured Rick Ross, J. Cole, 2 Chainz, special

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Watch: Cali Christmas 2013 with Kendrick Lamar, TDE, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, J. Cole & More (Live Stream)

Watch: Cali Christmas 2013 with Kendrick Lamar, TDE, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, J. Cole & More (Live Stream)

Vandal Arts December 14, 2013 0

The holidays are in full swing, meaning the annual Cali Christmas concert by Los Angeles’ Power 106 is here. Taking place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, this year’s show is headlined by TDE’s

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New Video: Rich Gang Feat. Birdman, Detail & Kendrick Lamar “100 Favors”

New Video: Rich Gang Feat. Birdman, Detail & Kendrick Lamar “100 Favors”

Vandal Arts December 12, 2013 0

Continuing where they left off with “Tapout” and “We Been On,” YMCMB’s Rich Gang carries on with living the lavish life in “100 Favors.” Birdman and Detail enjoy the outer grounds of a luxurious

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50 Cent Speaks On Kendrick Lamar & New Album “Animal Ambition”

50 Cent Speaks On Kendrick Lamar & New Album “Animal Ambition”

Vandal Arts December 10, 2013 0

We still don’t know when 50 Cent’s Street King Immortal album is dropping, but if you’ve been patiently waiting, he’s got Animal Ambition dropping in January. In his talk with XXL, he speaks on

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Bun B Performs with The Houston Symphony and Lamar High School Choir (Video)

Bun B Performs with The Houston Symphony and Lamar High School Choir (Video)

Vandal Arts December 10, 2013 0

Bun B can add another milestone to his resume. This past weekend, the Trill OG performed with the Houston Symphony orchestra and Lamar High School boys choir. On the evening of November 14th, Alfre

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Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre Preview New Song in Beats By Dre Commercial

Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre Preview New Song in Beats By Dre Commercial

Vandal Arts December 5, 2013 0

Mentor and protégé hit the studio together in Beats By Dre latest commercial promoting their Pill and new Pill XL. Kendrick Lamar hits the booth, fine tuning his raps on a new unreleased record

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Kanye West, Drake, Jay Z, Eminem & Kendrick Lamar Make Rolling Stone’s “100 Best Songs of 2013″

Kanye West, Drake, Jay Z, Eminem & Kendrick Lamar Make Rolling Stone’s “100 Best Songs of 2013″

Vandal Arts December 4, 2013 0

It’s that time of the year again, folks: end of year lists are here. With the New Year fireworks fast approaching, music sites around the ‘net have been reflecting on and ranking the best

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New Music: Kendrick Lamar & YG Hootie “Two Presidents”

New Music: Kendrick Lamar & YG Hootie “Two Presidents”

Vandal Arts November 29, 2013 0

Not familiar with YG Hootie? He’s one of Waka Flocka’s Bricksquad affiliates, and someone who also went to Centennial High in Compton. Which is his connection to Kendrick Lamar and how the two managed

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Crack Rap: Lamar Odom Freestyles While High (Video)

Crack Rap: Lamar Odom Freestyles While High (Video)

Vandal Arts November 22, 2013 0

As a Lakers fan, it truly hurts my heart to see one of our ex-key players (thanks again, Mitch) go on a public downward spiral like this. Despite recent reports suggesting that the Clippers

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Eminem Discusses Working with Kendrick Lamar, ‘Bad Meets Evil’ EP & “Headlights” with Zane Lowe (Part 3)

Eminem Discusses Working with Kendrick Lamar, ‘Bad Meets Evil’ EP & “Headlights” with Zane Lowe (Part 3)

Vandal Arts November 20, 2013 0

Part three of Eminem’s in-depth interview with BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe hears him discussing how the spontaneous, rap-focused nature of his Bad Meets Evil EP with Royce Da 5’9″ was a major inspiration

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Shaheem Reid Presents #TakeChargeTuesday: Kendrick Lamar (Video)

Vandal Arts November 19, 2013 0

Hip-Hop historian Shaheem Reid has new web series which stars today’s brightest talents breaking down when they really “took charge” of their careers. Presented in conjunction with Duracell Powermat, this week’s episode features Compton

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Quick Pics: Q-Tip & Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper & Madonna, and Drake’s New Tattoo

Vandal Arts November 19, 2013 0

Although Q-Tip never blessed the world with that Kendrick Lamar record he tweeted about back in May, it appears — by divine intervention — the pair were back in the lab again last night.

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New Music: Jhené Aiko Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Stay Ready” (Snippet)

New Music: Jhené Aiko Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Stay Ready” (Snippet)

Vandal Arts November 9, 2013 0

Three days remain until the release of Jhené Aiko’s Sail Out EP. The 7-track collection includes features from Childish Gambino, Vince Staples, Ab-Soul and his TDE labelmate in Kendrick Lamar. Thanks to HotNewHipHop, listeners

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Troy Ave Thinks Kendrick Lamar & Kanye West are “Weirdo Rappers”

Troy Ave Thinks Kendrick Lamar & Kanye West are “Weirdo Rappers”

Vandal Arts November 9, 2013 0

The face of rap has undoubtedly changed since New York City dictated hip-hop in the ’80s and ’90s. But for an MC who represents the ex-drug-dealing street rappers of old, there’s a lot of

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Kendrick Lamar Brings Out Lil’ Kim at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

Kendrick Lamar Brings Out Lil’ Kim at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

Vandal Arts November 3, 2013 0

Kendrick Lamar headlined a star-studded concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday night. Paying respect to rap legends from the borough, K.Dot called on the Queen Bee to join him on stage. “This is

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New Music: Fredo Santana feat. Kendrick Lamar “Jealous”

New Music: Fredo Santana feat. Kendrick Lamar “Jealous”

Vandal Arts October 31, 2013 0

GBE’s underdog is prepping a new mixtape titled Trappin’ Ain’t Dead (what’s up Jeezy) in November and just let his Kendrick Lamar-assisted banger go to the Internets. If you weren’t’ feeling K. Dot’s collabo

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Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & More Perform at Powerhouse 2013

Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & More Perform at Powerhouse 2013

Vandal Arts October 26, 2013 0

All eyes were on Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on Friday night as Powerhouse 2013 brought out of of today’s biggest stars. Before hometown favorite Meek Mill closed with guests Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Jadakiss,

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Kendrick Lamar Meets Terry Richardson (Photos)

Kendrick Lamar Meets Terry Richardson (Photos)

Vandal Arts October 23, 2013 0

During a recent trip to the east coast, Kendrick Lamar had some free time to visit celebrity photographer Terry Richardson’s NYC studio. K.Dot kept it casual for the most part, during a few shots

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ScHoolboy Q Talks TDE BET Cypher & Calls Kendrick Lamar to Explain His Verse

ScHoolboy Q Talks TDE BET Cypher & Calls Kendrick Lamar to Explain His Verse

Vandal Arts October 17, 2013 0

ScHoolboy Q caught up with MTV’s Sway a day after the BET Hip-Hop Awards to discuss everything TDE. The west coast rapper explains adding Isaiah Rashad to the label, and the much-talked about cypher

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Yeezus Tour: Kendrick Lamar and A Tribe Called Quest to Perform at New York Dates

Yeezus Tour: Kendrick Lamar and A Tribe Called Quest to Perform at New York Dates

Vandal Arts October 15, 2013 0

Fear not Tristate area! Kanye West has officially announced that Kendrick Lamar is indeed joining him on all the New York dates of his upcoming Yeezus tour. Adding to that, HOT97 unveiled that A

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Watch: An Evening With… Kendrick Lamar

Watch: An Evening With… Kendrick Lamar

Vandal Arts October 11, 2013 0

For the latest installment of their superb An Evening With… series (which has previously featured the likes of A$ AP Rocky, Miguel and Danny Brown), R&R Productions caught up with Kendrick Lamar during a

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Eminem Recruits Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar & Skylar Grey For ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2′ (Album Tracklisting)

Eminem Recruits Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar & Skylar Grey For ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2′ (Album Tracklisting)

Vandal Arts October 10, 2013 0

Eminem draws inspiration from his own hip-hop classic in The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Arriving on November 5, the Detroit MC’s new solo album is lead by the single “Berzerk.” Executive produced by Dr.

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Quick Pics: Lil Wayne and Davird Ortiz, Kendrick Lamar and Tommy Lasorda, A$AP Rocky and Nigo

Quick Pics: Lil Wayne and Davird Ortiz, Kendrick Lamar and Tommy Lasorda, A$AP Rocky and Nigo

Vandal Arts October 7, 2013 0

A couple rap superstars got their baseball dreams fulfilled over the past week. Known as one of the biggest sports fanatics in hip-hop, Lil Wayne got the chance to meet Red Sox star David

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New Video: Pusha T Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Nosetalgia”

New Video: Pusha T Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Nosetalgia”

Vandal Arts October 4, 2013 0

Pusha T goes to what he knows best, the gritty streets in his new video “Nosetalgia.” Pyrex P heads west to Compton and connects with Kendrick Lamar, roaming L.A.’s inner city in the dark

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Kendrick Lamar Aims at Drake in BET Cypher: “Nothing’s Been the Same Since They Dropped Control”

Kendrick Lamar Aims at Drake in BET Cypher: “Nothing’s Been the Same Since They Dropped Control”

Vandal Arts October 3, 2013 0

(TDE at the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards: ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock & SZA) The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards were recently taped in Atlanta last weekend, and will air on the network in

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ScHoolboy Q Performs “Collard Greens” with Kendrick Lamar on ‘Arsenio’

ScHoolboy Q Performs “Collard Greens” with Kendrick Lamar on ‘Arsenio’

Vandal Arts September 18, 2013 0

A day after rocking New York City for Vitamin Water and FADER’s #uncapped series, ScHoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar flew back home to appear on The Arsenio Hall Show. Appearing on Tuesday night, the

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ScHoolboy Q & Kendrick Lamar Perform “Collard Greens” at Vitaminwater & The Fader’s #uncapped Concert Series

ScHoolboy Q & Kendrick Lamar Perform “Collard Greens” at Vitaminwater & The Fader’s #uncapped Concert Series

Vandal Arts September 17, 2013 0

It was a TDE takeover at Vitaminwater and The Fader‘s latest #uncapped concert series in NYC last night. Hosted by our very own Miss Info, the event gave a live debut to Top Dawg’s

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New Music: Pusha T Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Nosetalgia”

New Music: Pusha T Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Nosetalgia”

Vandal Arts September 17, 2013 0

Two of hip-hop’s elite lyricists team up on “Nosetalgia,” the gritty street cut off Pusha T’s My Name Is My Name album. Virginia and Los Angeles connect over the raw production of Nottz, as

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Pusha T’s ‘My Name Is My Name’ LP Co-Stars Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland, Kendrick Lamar & More (Tracklisting)

Pusha T’s ‘My Name Is My Name’ LP Co-Stars Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland, Kendrick Lamar & More (Tracklisting)

Vandal Arts September 14, 2013 0

Just days after his much-talked about My Name Is My Name listening session, we now have the 12-songs that will appear on Pusha T’s debut album. Arriving on October 8, MNIMN is lead by

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Kendrick Lamar Talks About His First Time Visiting Asia (Video)

Kendrick Lamar Talks About His First Time Visiting Asia (Video)

Vandal Arts September 13, 2013 0

Kendrick Lamar has spent the majority of 2013 living out of suitcase. The Jetsetter has been on nonstop tour dates while touching fans all across the world. Thanks to Beats By Dre, K. Dot

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Kendrick Lamar on “Control” Responses: “They Gotta Try Harder”

Kendrick Lamar on “Control” Responses: “They Gotta Try Harder”

Vandal Arts September 12, 2013 0

Simply put, Kendrick Lamar isn’t satisfied with the quality of the responses to his “Control” verse. After shutting down Meek Mill during his show in NYC on Tuesday night, (“There’s one n***a in particular

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Kendrick Lamar Fires Back at Meek Mill Onstage in Brooklyn

Kendrick Lamar Fires Back at Meek Mill Onstage in Brooklyn

Vandal Arts September 11, 2013 0

The back-and-forth between Meek Mill and Kendrick Lamar continues. After Meek Mill released his “Ooh Kill ‘Em” response, Lamar took matters into his own hands during a show at Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Park on Tuesday

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New Music: Meek Mill “Ooh Kill Em” (Kendrick Lamar Response)

New Music: Meek Mill “Ooh Kill Em” (Kendrick Lamar Response)

Vandal Arts September 7, 2013 0

He gave fair warning with the title of his vicious diss record towards Cassidy, now Meek Mill goes for the big dogs with another response “Ooh Kill Em.” Over a remixed version of Dr.

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Kanye West Announces New Tour With Kendrick Lamar

Kanye West Announces New Tour With Kendrick Lamar

Vandal Arts September 6, 2013 0

It’s going down, people. We’ll have more information on the upcoming Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar tour ASAP. We know that it kicks off on Oct. 19 in Seattle and ends in early Dec.

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Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar Take Over A Woman’s Soul at #MadeInAmerica2013 (Video)

Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar Take Over A Woman’s Soul at #MadeInAmerica2013 (Video)

Vandal Arts September 2, 2013 0

Made In America 2013 was full of wild fan moments. This year I witnessed a whole lot of “happy” people grooving to the live sounds of the festival. Fortunately, I don’t think there were

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Kendrick Lamar and TDE, Wiz Khalifa, Miguel, & Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Perform at Made In America

Kendrick Lamar and TDE, Wiz Khalifa, Miguel, & Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Perform at Made In America

Vandal Arts September 2, 2013 0

Day one of the 2013 Made In America Festival kicked off with the likes of Beyoncé, 2 Chainz, A$ AP Rocky, Public Enemy, and more. Day two followed up just as strong at Philadelphia’s

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Kendrick Lamar Speaks on the VMAs, Miley Cyrus, & “Control” on ‘Chelsea Lately’

Kendrick Lamar Speaks on the VMAs, Miley Cyrus, & “Control” on ‘Chelsea Lately’

Vandal Arts August 30, 2013 0

Kendrick Lamar’s recent media run included his Chelsea Lately debut on Thursday. During their conversation, Lamar spoke on his performance at the VMAs, Miley Cyrus’ moment on stage, and bringing competition in hip-hop to

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Kendrick Lamar Breaks Silence Over His “Control” Verse

Kendrick Lamar Breaks Silence Over His “Control” Verse

Vandal Arts August 28, 2013 0

After everyone and their mother responded to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse (either on wax or through interviews), now the good kid himself is taking the time to speak on his own lyrics with Big

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New Music: Joey Badass “Killuminati Part. 2″ (Kendrick Lamar Response)

New Music: Joey Badass “Killuminati Part. 2″ (Kendrick Lamar Response)

Vandal Arts August 26, 2013 0

Earlier this month when Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control” released, one rapper who reacted quickly over social media was Brooklyn’s own Joey Bada$ $ . Rap fans eagerly expected a response from

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Fabolous On (Not) Responding to Kendrick Lamar: “You Might Hear Something Eventually”

Fabolous On (Not) Responding to Kendrick Lamar: “You Might Hear Something Eventually”

Vandal Arts August 24, 2013 0

Remember when Fabolous tweeted “any studios open yet?” right after Kendrick Lamar shook the game up with his verse on Big Sean’s “Control (HOF)“? And remember when Fabolous didn’t actually release a response track?

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New Video: Robin Thicke Feat. Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz “Give It 2 U (Remix)”

New Video: Robin Thicke Feat. Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz “Give It 2 U (Remix)”

Vandal Arts August 24, 2013 0

Only a short time after giving folks a sneak peek, Robin Thicke drops the Diane Martel-directed “Give It 2 U (Remix)” video with Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz. It’s certainly less provocative than “Blurred

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Behind The Scenes: Robin Thicke Feat. Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz “Give It 2 U”

Behind The Scenes: Robin Thicke Feat. Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz “Give It 2 U”

Vandal Arts August 23, 2013 0

Riding off the success of Pop radio smash “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke is about to take over the clubs with his newest single, “Give It 2 U.” He recently shot the video for the

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Kendrick Lamar, Drake, & J. Cole Lead BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations

Kendrick Lamar, Drake, & J. Cole Lead BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations

Vandal Arts August 23, 2013 0

He shook up the rap industry with his “King of New York” claim on “Control,” but Kendrick Lamar reigns top spot for this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. After performing at last year’s awards, the

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Kendrick Lamar Explains Why Black Hippy Won’t Break Up (Video)

Kendrick Lamar Explains Why Black Hippy Won’t Break Up (Video)

Vandal Arts August 19, 2013 0

From N.W.A and OutKast to Wu-Tang Clan and A Tribe Called Quest, it seems like the majority of hip-hop groups have gone through a separation period, or at least had a rough patch. But

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New Music: Uncle Murda “The Response” (Kendrick Lamar Diss)

New Music: Uncle Murda “The Response” (Kendrick Lamar Diss)

Vandal Arts August 18, 2013 0

Following Joe Budden’s response record to Kendrick’s scathing “Control” verse, Brooklyn’s own Uncle Murda loads up his own bars and fires directly at K. Dot. But he’s not the only one getting dissed on

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New Music: Joe Budden “Control” (Kendrick Lamar Response)

New Music: Joe Budden “Control” (Kendrick Lamar Response)

Vandal Arts August 17, 2013 0

Kendrick Lamar shook the rap game up with his verse on Big Sean’s newly released “Control.” After a long list of response tracks, the latest being from previous ally Papoose, we go across the

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New Music: Papoose “Control (Freestyle)” (Kendrick Lamar Response)

New Music: Papoose “Control (Freestyle)” (Kendrick Lamar Response)

Vandal Arts August 16, 2013 0

They say don’t bite the hand that feeds you. In Papoose’s case, he breaks all rules with his latest release. Three months after Kendrick Lamar allowed Papoose to perform during his set at Hot

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Wale Reacts to Kendrick Lamar: “I’d Have Felt a Way If My Name Wasn’t In the Verse”

Wale Reacts to Kendrick Lamar: “I’d Have Felt a Way If My Name Wasn’t In the Verse”

Vandal Arts August 15, 2013 0

While some MCs have taken Kendrick Lamar’s monster of a verse on Big Sean’s “Control (HOF)” as an invitation to battle, others are taking it as an honor. Wale, who was one of the

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Kendrick Lamar Responses: Lupe Fiasco “SLR 2,” Mickey Factz “South Park” & Astro “KONY”

Kendrick Lamar Responses: Lupe Fiasco “SLR 2,” Mickey Factz “South Park” & Astro “KONY”

Vandal Arts August 14, 2013 0

The Kendrick Lamar responses continue to pour in — funnily enough, from MCs who weren’t even called-out. After going on a Twitter rant, which included pretty hilarious impressions of what Rick Ross, Tyler, The

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New Music: Fred the Godson “Say My Name” (Kendrick Lamar Response)

New Music: Fred the Godson “Say My Name” (Kendrick Lamar Response)

Vandal Arts August 14, 2013 0

Since Big Sean shook the rap community with “Control” featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica, we’ve seen many responses on Twitter. So far, we’ve seen reactions from Joell Ortiz, and a few moments ago

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New Music: B.o.B “How 2 Rap” (Kendrick Lamar Response)

New Music: B.o.B “How 2 Rap” (Kendrick Lamar Response)

Vandal Arts August 14, 2013 0

Straying away from the original instrumental, B.o.B goes the eclectic route for his response to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse. No names are mentioned, but borrowing flows familiar to artists such as Lamar and recently

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New Music: Big Sean Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica “Control (HOF)”

New Music: Big Sean Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica “Control (HOF)”

Vandal Arts August 13, 2013 0

With his new album hitting iTunes at midnight, Big Sean celebrates by releasing a bonus song that won’t make Hall of Fame. After another standout verse on “All Me” with Drake and 2 Chainz,

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New Video: ScHoolboy Q Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Collard Greens”

New Video: ScHoolboy Q Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Collard Greens”

Vandal Arts August 7, 2013 0

ScHoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar are the life and soul of the party in their new “Collard Greens” video. The Black Hippy boys take it from the living room to the swimming pool in

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Kendrick Lamar Invades Lollapalooza

Kendrick Lamar Invades Lollapalooza

Vandal Arts August 4, 2013 0

Following shows in Los Angeles and Toronto this week, Kendrick Lamar descended upon Chicago’s Grant Park for Day 2 of Lollapalooza on Saturday night. Thousands packed the field at Bud Light stage as Compton’s

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Watch: Kendrick Lamar & Miguel Perform at Bud Light’s 50/50/1 Concert (Live Stream)

Watch: Kendrick Lamar & Miguel Perform at Bud Light’s 50/50/1 Concert (Live Stream)

Vandal Arts August 2, 2013 0

Two of today’s brightest stars, and recent collaborators come together for Bud Light’s Music First 50/50/1 celebration. America’s favorite beer company makes history tonight with a never-before-seen live music event featuring one concert in

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Kendrick Lamar on Jay Z: “It’s No Mistake He’s at Where He’s at”

Kendrick Lamar on Jay Z: “It’s No Mistake He’s at Where He’s at”

Vandal Arts July 19, 2013 0

Even with his good kid, m.A.A.d city summer world tour in full swing, Kendrick Lamar found time to talk with Bullett magazine about his first session with Dr. Dre, why he changed his rap

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Birdman Enlists Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, & T.I. for ‘Rich Gang’ Album (Tracklisting)

Birdman Enlists Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, & T.I. for ‘Rich Gang’ Album (Tracklisting)

Vandal Arts July 14, 2013 0

Young Money/Cash Money Records plan to heat up this summer with their upcoming Rich Gang compilation album. Lead by Birdman, the project is lead by the single “Tapout” featuring Lil’ Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Mack

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Hard! Kendrick Lamar Performs “m.A.A.d city” with a Live Band in England (Video)

Hard! Kendrick Lamar Performs “m.A.A.d city” with a Live Band in England (Video)

Vandal Arts July 11, 2013 0

By now, you’ve probably heard good kid, m.A.A.d city through every possible medium: in the car, at the club and, God forbid, your iPhone speakers. But during his show at the O2 Academy in

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New Music: Mayer Hawthorne Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Crime”

New Music: Mayer Hawthorne Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Crime”

Vandal Arts July 9, 2013 0

Despite TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith announcing that Kendrick Lamar is “shut down until next year,” the Black Hippy has been kept busy with plenty of guest features recently. His latest appearance comes

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New Music: Robin Thicke Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Give It 2 U”

New Music: Robin Thicke Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Give It 2 U”

Vandal Arts June 30, 2013 0

Robin Thicke loosens up the tie and gets raunchy on “Give It 2 U,” an uptempo dance cut off his upcoming Blurred Lines album. The R&B heartthrob has some explicit instructions for female listeners,

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New Video: Bridget Kelly Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Street Dreamin”

New Video: Bridget Kelly Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Street Dreamin”

Vandal Arts June 25, 2013 0

The Roc is in the building. Singer Bridget Kelly invites us to a block party in her new video “Street Dreamin.” Filmed in North Carolina, the New York City-native arrives with a crew of

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J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar Perform “Forbidden Fruit” in Houston (Video)

J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar Perform “Forbidden Fruit” in Houston (Video)

Vandal Arts June 25, 2013 0

J. Cole brought out the big guns on the Houston stop of his Dollar & A Dream tour last night. Performing at the House of Blues, the Roc Nation rapper dueted with Kendrick Lamar

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Kendrick Lamar Recalls Advice Eminem Gave Him: “Always Stay True to the Craft” (Video)

Kendrick Lamar Recalls Advice Eminem Gave Him: “Always Stay True to the Craft” (Video)

Vandal Arts June 24, 2013 0

If there was such a thing as Instagram Hall of Fame, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem would be shoe-ins with this picture earlier this month. Catching up with MTV recently, K. Dot recalled his encounter

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New Music: Meek DeMeo Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Paper Birds”

New Music: Meek DeMeo Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Paper Birds”

Vandal Arts June 18, 2013 0

Little is known about crooner Meek DeMeo aside from his incredible voice. The Minnesota native — whose deliberate mystique draws obvious comparisons to another black-and-white-adoring singer, The Weeknd — recently collaborated with Ab-Soul on

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Robin Thicke Recruits Kendrick Lamar, T.I. & Pharrell on ‘Blurred Lines’ (Album Cover + Tracklist)

Robin Thicke Recruits Kendrick Lamar, T.I. & Pharrell on ‘Blurred Lines’ (Album Cover + Tracklist)

Vandal Arts June 14, 2013 0

Robin Thicke comes in three’s on the groovy cover to his Blurred Lines album. Due July 30, the R&B crooners sixth solo project is lead by the No. 1 song in the country “Blurred

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New Music: ScHoolboy Q Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Collard Greens”

New Music: ScHoolboy Q Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Collard Greens”

Vandal Arts June 11, 2013 0

ScHoolboy Q unleashes the second release off his upcoming Oxymoron major-label debut album. With his labelmate Kendrick Lamar riding shotgun, the man also know as Puffy offers the bouncy “Collard Greens.” A sure catchy

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Kendrick Lamar, Nas and Azealia Banks Perform at Governors Ball 2013 (Video)

Kendrick Lamar, Nas and Azealia Banks Perform at Governors Ball 2013 (Video)

Vandal Arts June 10, 2013 0

Before Kanye West closed out the Sunday with an another emphatic performance, which included the premiere of new Yeezus material, Kendrick Lamar, Nas and Azealia Banks were all on the bill at Governors Ball

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Studio Life: Eminem Meets Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul & Jay Rock (Photo)

Studio Life: Eminem Meets Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul & Jay Rock (Photo)

Vandal Arts June 6, 2013 0

Eminem has been opening his Detroit studio to new future stars. After spending some time with Big Sean, the legendary MC caught up with Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock. Thanks to

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J. Cole Enlists 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Jhené Aiko & Miguel on ‘Born Sinner’ (Confirmed Tracklisting)

J. Cole Enlists 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Jhené Aiko & Miguel on ‘Born Sinner’ (Confirmed Tracklisting)

Vandal Arts June 5, 2013 0

With under two weeks left, J. Cole brings us the official tracklisting to his sophomore album Born Sinner. Releasing on June 18, the follow-up to 2011′s Cole World: The Sideline Story is lead by

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New Music: Kendrick Lamar Feat. Emeli Sandé “B**ch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)”

New Music: Kendrick Lamar Feat. Emeli Sandé “B**ch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)”

Vandal Arts May 27, 2013 0

Earlier this month, Kendrick Lamar was joined by Scottish songstress Emeli Sandé at a Brooklyn show, where she performed a soulful opening interlude to his good kid, m.A.A.d city favorite, “B**ch, Don’t Kill My

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New Music: Quadron feat. Kendrick Lamar “Better Off”

New Music: Quadron feat. Kendrick Lamar “Better Off”

Vandal Arts May 23, 2013 0

We first posted about this duo a few years back, but since then, the Danish group has gone on to work on solo projects and new material here and there. Consisting of vocalist Coco

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Watch: Kendrick Lamar Kicks off ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ Tour in Las Vegas

Watch: Kendrick Lamar Kicks off ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ Tour in Las Vegas

Vandal Arts May 23, 2013 0

MTV’s Hottest MC in the Game is also eyeing up the title as the hardest working. As if last year’s endless shows and festival appearances weren’t impressive enough, Kendrick Lamar recently announced his good

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New Music: Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul & Jay Rock “U.O.E.N.O. (Black Hippy Remix)”

New Music: Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul & Jay Rock “U.O.E.N.O. (Black Hippy Remix)”

Vandal Arts May 22, 2013 0

Top Dawg Entertainment is coming to a venue near you this summer. To promote their “good kid, m.A.A.d city” world tour headlined by Kendrick Lamar, the Black Hippy crew set lyrical destruction over Rocko’s

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Quick Pics: Jay-Z and DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar and Nas, Ja Rule and Irv Gotti

Quick Pics: Jay-Z and DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar and Nas, Ja Rule and Irv Gotti

Vandal Arts May 22, 2013 1

Rappers and social media, a match made in heaven. Through Instagram, we’re able to keep up pretty much with every studio session that happens between hip-hop’s elite. Even Top 5 rappers like Jay-Z and

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