Small businesses have always been a cornerstone of the American economy. Since 1995, small businesses have created 64% of new jobs, and 44% of total private payroll. Small businesses also account for over 50% of high-tech employment in the United States. More than boosting local economies by creating jobs, encouraging entrepreneurship and directing funds toward […]
Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar have been announced as the final performers during the upcoming 2016 American Music Awards. They’ll play their new song “Don’t Wanna Know.” The award show, which is hosted by Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, takes place at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Sunday, November 20; it airs on ABC at […]
The country continues to react to the news that Donald Trump will be the next president, with LeBron James, who actively endorsed Hillary Clinton, using a Kendrick Lamar song to express his feelings. He posted the above snippet of “Alright” to Instagram, saying the song is his best answer to the election results.
“If we […]
Making covers and remixes of popular songs is a time-honored tradition in the music industry. Recently, Mary J. Blige released a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “American Skin (41 Shots)” with some help from Kendrick Lamar.
Blige first performed part of the song during her conversation with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on an exclusive Apple Music […]
Creative collaboration isn’t as simple as putting a few smart people in the same room.
That’s likely why some of the world’s biggest tech companies, whose offices are packed with some of the brightest minds, invest significant time and money into building policies, physical spaces, and a workplace culture to foster creative collaboration and innovation.
Kendrick Lamar’s 2015 album “To Pimp a Butterfly” is a multiple Grammy award-winning masterpiece.
Its eclectic mix of hip-hop, jazz, soul, funk, and myriad of other styles is a testament to the incredible range of the Compton-born rapper. The album won Lamar four Grammy awards in 2016, bringing his total to seven.
More than […]
Eminem called Kendrick Lamar’s dated track “a masterpiece.” Meanwhile, he bashes presidential candidate Donald Trump in a new song.
According to HotNewHipHop, Eminem aka Marshal Mathers III praised Kendrick Lamar and his track, good kid, m.A.A.d city. The rapper claimed that the track on Lamar’s sophomore album is “a masterpiece.”
Mathers is actually one of […]
He is currently the best rapper alive. He has busted his way into the conversation about the top five MCs of all time, dead or alive. He is eliciting comparisons to musicians beyond the borders of rap. Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder: strident artists who shook up the culture and awakened the consciousness of their day. […]
Houston Hip Hopper Travis Scott didn’t hesitate in offering kudos to his fellow artists in a newly released interview with Paper magazine.
Scott, who is still fresh off the release of his Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight album (and unofficial leaked followup), expressed his appreciation for the artistry of Kendrick Lamar and Andre 3000, […]
Beyonce closed out her Formation World Tour with a bang and had a ton of special guests join her on stage on Friday night (October 7) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
The 35-year-old entertainer brought out her husband Jay Z, who she shared an adorable kiss with before they performed “Drunk in Love” […]
Kendrick Lamar doesn’t tweet much. In over seven years he only has a little over 4,000 tweets, so whenever he does throw out one of these less than 140 character messages it’s meaningful. As of late he’s used the account to shed some light on what he’s listening to these days. Last week it was […]
It seems like a bit of a no-brainer that Kendrick Lamar would take home the Lyricist of the Year award at the BET Hip Hop Awards. Aside from his jaw-dropping flow on the jazz-infused To Pimp A Butterfly that dropped early last year, people still talk about K.Dot’s “Control” verse with a sense of awe […]
2016 may be the year that Marshall Mathers aka Eminem will be making his return to the music industry as rumors and speculations about his new album is already underway to hit the market shelves soon.
Although no official announcement has been made by the rapper himself, fans’ anticipation grew stronger when singer and songwriter […]
Kendrick Lamar is no ordinary artist and consequently his Austin City Limits Festival headline set on Saturday night didn’t follow any sort of predictable structure. His last show in Austin, a comparatively intimate taping for “Austin City Limits,” was a deep dive into his dense jazz exploration, “To Pimp a Butterfly.” This go round, facing […]
Bruce Springsteen is here to send blue-eyed rockist critics further into the abyss. The Boss held a Q&A at SoHo’s Apple Store on Wednesday to promote his new memoir Born to Run and its accompanying album, Chapter and Verse. Of course he got hit with the cliché question that most legends get from time to […]
After launching ScHooolboy Q‘s Blank Face merch last week, TDE is back with another merch item for the fall season. Tapping their flagship artist, Kendrick Lamar, TDE releases a brand new graphic tee themed after K.Dot’s “Pimps Only” neon sign that was seen at the different tour stops of his Kunta Groove Sessions.
TDE’s “Pimp” […]
Yesterday, Central Park played host to the Global Citizen Festival. The annual event, which is curated by Coldplay front man Chris Martin, seeks to end extreme poverty across the globe by 2030 as proposed by the United Nationals Sustainable Developmental Goals. It’s an honorable cause for sure, and one that brings a bevy of music’s […]
Musicians and entertainers including Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato, Neil Patrick Harris and Connie Britton will gather in New York City’s Central Park on Saturday for the fifth annual Global Citizens Festival, a free music festival designed to increase awareness about issues facing people in various parts of the world. Though admission is free (aside […]
Summit Series, the leading global community for entrepreneurs, innovators, artists, and disruptors, is once again gathering its eclectic and impactful community at sea for its marquee 2016 event: Summit At Sea. This year’s voyage takes place on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Escape, the largest ship in its fleet, from November 9th to 12thdeparting from Miami, FL.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar took home Lyricist of the Year at the 11th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards. After claiming his award, Lamar continued to praise Snoop Dogg — recipient of the “I Am Hip Hop” award on Saturday night at the Cobb Energy Performing Centre near Atlanta. The rapper also told the crowd music is one […]
“The Divine Feminine” is an album about love made up of love songs, something Mac Miller hasn’t produced a lot of recently. The album also spotlights new directions and Miller’s attempt at shedding his juvenile persona.
Miller’s fourth album, released Sept. 16, is all about suave rhythms and melodies with a decidedly smooth-jazz feel, consistently […]
Rapper T.I. and several others offered passionate statements against police brutality of African-Americans at the 11th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards. Wearing all black, T.I. performed his politically charged song “Us or Else” as a stage full of people sporting the same dark attire held up “Black Lives Matter” signs at the Cobb Energy Performing Centre […]
Considering Mac Miller’s close connection with both ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul, it’s surprising it’s taken this long for a proper collaboration between Mac and TDE’s pride and joy, Kendrick Lamar. While K-Dot did appear on Mac’s 2012 mixtape Macadelic, until recently the two had not collaborated on a proper full-length album.
With “God Is […]
Hogging multiple lanes on the road to the 2016 election is a big dump truck filled with the foul smell of politics as usual — especially musically. White, rich, geezer rockers and their political counterparts always seem to find each other for a double dose of out-of-touch rhetoric.
Aging hair metal star Bon Jovi just […]
In case you didn’t know, Kendrick Lamar is a huge Lil Wayne fan. So huge that he’s not trying to hear any of this retirement talk.
In what has to be the most adorable pep talk from one rapper to another, Kendrick filmed his very own Weezy appreciation video, encouraging one of his biggest […]
Beyoncé turned 35 this past Sunday (Sept. 4), and to celebrate she threw a Soul Train-themed birthday party with a ton of stars in attendance. Above you can watch her and hubbie Jay Z get down on the dance floor to show attendees how it’s done.
Chance The Rapper, who sang Bey happy birthday at […]
Sia recruits Kendrick Lamar for her new single “The Greatest.”
Well here’s something we didn’t see coming. Out of nowhere, international pop-singer Sia decides to liberate a new single called “The Greatest” which appropriately features one of the “greatest” rappers in our game right now in Kendrick Lamar.
Released along with a new video, […]
Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock are among the artists who will appear on Isaiah Rashad’s new album The Sun’s Tirade.
Lamar is featured on the Zacari-assisted “Wat’s Wrong,” while Rock pops up on “Tity and Dolla” alongside Hugh Augustine and SZA appearing on “Stuck in the Mud.” Also, The Internet’s Syd appears on “Silkk […]
Isaiah Rashad is the next member of the TDE roster to drop an album, so it was only right that Kendrick Lamar gave him some stage time at his FYF Festival performance this weekend. Rashad came out to perform his single, “Free Lunch,” feeding off the energy of Kendrick’s enthusiatic hype man role-playing, as he […]
With a slightly different name, the FYF Fest started in earnest, as it became known around California as the scrappy upstart music festival. Since its humble beginning in 2004, it has become known as Coachella’s not-so-little sister. We’re ecstatic to be on-hand for the 12th edition of FYF Fest when it leaps off the page […]
Days after the surprise visual album Endless, Frank Ocean has released Blond, the long, long, long-awaited follow-up to Channel Orange. Like the visual album, Blond—formerly known as Boys Don’t Cry—is packed with collaborators. Some are expected, others less so. An “album contributors” section from his corresponding “Boys Don’t Cry” magazine credits David Bowie, Kanye West, […]
A retro-inspired sneaker deserves a retro-inspired ambassador. Kendrick Lamar channels Reebok Classic’s authentic and vintage spirit in a new photography series released Thursday.
The entertainer is featured wearing the label’s Perfect Split Pack in a series of Polaroids, 35mm film and other images produced by Nabil. Lamar showcases the footwear on the streets of London […]
Yesterday’s July 4 celebrations at the White House, where Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe performed on the South Lawn, doubled as a birthday celebration. After thanking America’s service men and women, the president turned attention to his oldest daughter, Malia Obama, who turned 18 yesterday. “Just because it’s the job of a father to embarrass […]
Beyoncé brought a glimpse of her Formation world tour to the BET Awards stage Sunday night as the show’s opening performer, borrowing the setup and themes she’s been using out on the road. But on this night, there was one big difference: She was joined by the song’s guest, Kendrick Lamar, for their first live […]
let’s take a step back–Bey’s slated appearance alongside Chris Martin and C-play at this weekend’s Super Bowl Halftime Show will be her 2nd, having already shut down television and reversed time to stage a Destiny’s Child reunion back in 2013. So the part of the show you’re excited about is already reheated beans. And the […]
Albums like The Marshall Mathers LP, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Good Kid Maad City, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Country Grammar, The Score and Tha Carter III, The State vs. Radric Davis and more are just some of the titles you can scoop up for your personal iTunes library […]
There are very few hip-hop artists that are so powerful and influential that they can change and shape culture on a whim. Kendrick Lamar is one such artist. If you prescribe to the theology of waves, then he could be considered the wind that causes the waves. From the release of his breakout project, Section.80, […]
Jay Electronica dissed Kendrick Lamar on Periscope. At the time, he said, “Kendrick would tell you himself he couldn’t body me. Kendrick is my son. Kendrick is my baby. Kendrick wishes he could be me.”
For good measure, he dissed 50 Cent, too, whom he said is “on some sucker shit.” Later that month, he […]
Kendrick’s debut studio record, released in 2011 to critical acclaim, receiving near-perfect scores from all music and media pundits. Pitchfork Media placed the record at 45 on its “Top 50 albums of 2011,” and Complex Magazine named the record the 7th best record of 2011.
Fast forward a year, and we got the release […]
Kendrick Lamar recently surprised some UK teens when he stopped by a hip-hop workshop held by Reebok Classic and Brighter Sounds in Manchester. The rapper’s visit inspired an impromptu cypher.In a clip from the workshop, Lamar is seen smiling and delivering encouragement as several attendees take turns on the mic. The Compton native also jumps […]
El condado de Compton, en Los Angeles, California, es sinónimo de calles peligrosas. Esto, en el mundo del hip hop. Primero fueron las rimas de N.W.A., colectivo que contaba con Dr. Dre y Ice Cube entre sus filas, que en Straight outta Compton (1988) hablaba de la complicada y violenta vida de la ciudad estadounidense.
The stage is set for Kendrick Lamar to dominate the Grammy Awards in a way few hip hop artist have been able to. His 11 nominations are the most for a hip hop artist in a single year, and publications like Billboard have taken note. He appears on this month’s cover of Billboard magazine.
On his private Facebook page, Cooper posted an entry that said “Some fun at villa park… #RWC2015” with a 14-second highlights video of some of his plays in Australia’s 65-3 thrashing of Uruguay at Villa Park for the first math of the fixture mundial.
The post also included the music and lyrics from the introduction […]
A big honor for musician Kendrick Lamar – the Compton native will be receiving the key to the city next month.
The 28-year-old rapper attended Centennial High School. Just last month, Lamar served as grand marshal of the Compton Christmas Parade.
Compton Mayor Aja Brown announced the latest news on Twitter, telling Lamar that he […]
Your voice is the entirety of your instrument as a rapper, and you have to make everything happen with it. This fact has always acted as a sneaky equalizer. At the upper reaches of the industry, you can buy a lot of skills that rapping requires: You can pay someone, or many people, to supply […]
Kendrick Lamar took a long look out at the audience assembled before him on Tuesday night at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Then he waited.
And then he waited some more, soaking up the applause from the capacity crowd before uttering his first words into the microphone.
He was in no rush. And why would […]
Despite a bungled release, which saw the album appear online a week earlier than slated, it still sold 324,000 copies in its first week. It has yet to reach platinum status, but its artistic merit is undisputed: Lamar tackled race, poverty and survivor’s guilt over beats by California’s best producers, reinvigorating West Coast rap in […]
In a recent story penned by founder of a+ creative studio Smokey Fontaine, we learn about Prince’s obsession with Kendrick Lamar’s new album, as well as other tracks by Kanye West and Jill Scott.
The feature, posted on Medium, also introduces Prince’s co-producer of his album, Art Official Age. 25-year-old keyboardist Joshua Welton played a […]
Jay Rock, a member of Kendrick Lamar’s Black Hippy collective, will release his new LP 90059 in the coming weeks, and on Thursday, the rapper shared the album cut “Easy Bake” featuring Top Dawg labelmate Lamar. The song, which premiered on Sirius XM’s Shade 45 (via Pitchfork), finds the Los Angeles.
In 2004, at N.C. State’s Bragaw Residence Hall, H2O—a crafty acronym for the “Hip-Hop Organization”—presented a series of cyphers, dance parties and charity events in a humdrum dormitory lounge. Rapsody, a young accounting major from a farm town in eastern North Carolina, and her friend, the rapper Charlie Smarts, formed the club to generate more […]