Kendrick Lamar

On his song “iLLuminate” Carson, CA  MC  Ab-Soul raised some eyebrows when he rhymed, “I used to wanna rap like Jay-Z/Now I feel I could run laps around Jay-Z/Nas ain’t seen nothing this nasty/B.I.G. & Pac got it coming when I pass too.” In this interview with Life+Times he explains that the bars were simply an […]

British pop star Rita Ora made her way into New York City on Monday night. She was making up a show that had to be cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. While performing, Ora covered her favorite rap song. Rita Ora took a break from rocking New York City with her own songs to do her […]

Kendrick Lamar has had a great 2012. He was crowned on the front of The Source magazine as rookie of the year and his debut album is one of, if not the best of 2012. What better way to end the year than by headlining Power 106’s Christmas concert in his hometown? That is exactly […]

Kendrick Lamar combined honesty in content, unorthodox rhyme schemes and an uncanny ear for beats to become the biggest hip-hop rookie of 2012. Hip-Hop heads have known for some time about the young spitter from Compton, California who once went by the name K.Dot. Now with the success with his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d. […]

As the end of the world or year (which ever’s first) draws near, industry critics are beginning to post their year end best of lists. Two of our favorites Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar made Time’s list of the best albums of 2012. While Frank Ocean’s debut album channel ORANGE landed in the number three […]

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Two constant beef starters have turned their attention to each other. West coast rapper Game has recently been having problems with Bad Boy rapper turned Orthodox Jew Shyne over comments Shyne made about Kendrick Lamar‘s album. Last month, Shyne was asked what he thought about newcomer Kendrick Lamar’s recent project good kid, m.A.d city. Shyne, […]

When exiled former Bad Boy Shyne expressed his opinion about Compton MC Kendrick Lamar’s debut album, calling it “trash,” The Game was one of the first rappers to come to the neophyte’s defense.  While Kendrick has brushed it off, The Game responded with a diss track called “Cough Up A Lung.” RELATED: HAVE A SEAT: Shyne, […]

He may catch a lot of flack for looking like your average server at Pappadeaux’s (that’s not a diss…from me at least), but Kendrick Lamar says he’s competitive with all of his fellow rappers — including the big ones like Jay-Z, Nas, and Kanye West. On his competitive nature, Kendrick explained: “It’s the competitive nature. […]

Before he started recording songs in honor of Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar tells Fuse TV that he used to have a childhood crush on Brandy. “I found this four-leaf clover and my wish was to meet Brandy for my birthday,” he explained. “The wish never came true, though.” He also talked being told about the virtues […]

Despite ghost from Bad Boy’s past not giving his approval, Kendrick Lamar’s debut album is already critically acclaimed and projected to sell well over 200,000 copies in its first week. Needless to say, a star is born and the Compton-raised emcee is on a publicity blitz. In an interview with Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds, Rosenberg, […]

Former Bad Boy rapper Shyne is trying to gain hip-hop’s interest in his fledgling career. His latest attempt at relevance comes in the form of Shyne calling rapper Kendrick Lamar‘s album good kid, m.A.A.d city  trash. After being attacked and ridiculed by Black Twitter, Shyne called in to New York City radio show The Cipha […]