Posts Tagged ‘Kendrick Lamar’
So, K. Dot decided that now was the time to set fire to Hip-Hop with a rhyme! And this “The Heart” (Part 4) is fiery to be sure (iTunes-linked below). Listening makes you wonder if those shots, jabs and hooks were aimed at specific people or just sucka archetypes. Break it down and let it be broke, Kendrick. Name names!
(The beat changeups though!)
You want a follow-up to to “To Pimp A Butterfly” don’t you? Well, you at least wish someone (like the NY Times) would ask about it, right? Wish granted. The above video is the NY Times On Set with the Compton emcee talking about content for that and a bit more. Peep.
Also some extra insights from his conversation with the T Magazine folks (from NY Times).
“I think now, how wayward things have gone within the past few months, my focus is ultimately going back to my community and the other communities around the world where they’re doing the groundwork. ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ was addressing the problem. I’m in a space now where I’m not addressing the problem anymore. We’re in a time where we exclude one major component out of this whole thing called life: God. Nobody speaks on it because it’s almost in conflict with what’s going on in the world when you talk about politics and government and the system.”
— TOP DAWG ENT (@TopDawgEnt) December 21, 2016
Yep. He did. With Jay Rock looking on he did. K. Dot freestyled on the spot doing “Vice City” live for the Watts (California, USA) crowd. Enjoy the clip above; and a different vantage point of the happening after the jump.
Rick Rubin Talks With Kendrick Lamar Talk About The Music-Making Process, Motivation And More (Video)
Looking back on our posts on the two, a simple math emerges… Rick Rubin = Engaging viewing experience. Kendrick Lamar = Compelling content worth watching. So, Rubin and K. Dot, you must NOT miss this.
Know how we dig up vintage footage featuring artists and commentary on them. This feels like we should be digging this up AGAIN in 20 years and showing it to another generation. Nearly an hour-strong of great talk. Check it out!
Next up for DJ Khaled: Another HIT! “Holy Key” alert to all you ‘old’ heads… yes, the song features that Betty Wright; and she is all that on this jawn! K. Dot and Big Sean doing the do, too. Take a listen!
Kendrick Lamar singing/remixing Drake's "Controlla". pic.twitter.com/wVepUDHKgh
— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) May 22, 2016
Bwaaahahaaa! Drake fan site @WordOnRd is claiming to have captured/shared some priceless extortion-worthy audio of Kendrick Lamar singing like he is on one AND two. Then again, dude was probably just letting the fun flow. We’ve all been there; ‘in sync’ with the stereo making a singing noise that may or may not be joyful. Ha! Quick ‘car karaoke with K-Dot‘ clip for you to enjoy.
Dope! This has been under wraps for three years? WHY?? Check out this K.Dot film that complemented the album dropped a good while back.
A short film from Kendrick Kamar (KDot), giving a great visual on the album of the century “Good kid m.A.A.d City.”
Looks like somebody is trying to keep it under wraps… Go watch now, before ‘they’ snatch this one down, too!
Yessir! This is the rest of the K.Dot & Compton mini-doc “Bompton” from VICE Noisey. You might want to take a look at the Part 1 post (here) before hitting play above for Part 2. Parts 3 through 6 are after the jump. Incredible insights on the man who is currently considered to be the man in Hip-Hop by many today.
PREVIOUS: NOISEY BOMPTON (PART 1)
Surely you did not think it was a game when we said that Kendrick Lamar said he would rep Compton for life, did you? He got the Key To The City and he’s still locked in! Well, Noisey is dropping six parts of proof for the last one or two of you doubters out there. Yep, VICELAND Noisey sent one of their Whitest reporters out to the Blood side of Compton (that’s Bompton) to talk to K.Dot and give us perspective on the hood love he gets now and what it was like “Growing up with Kendrick Lamar.” Hood pass granted!
Compton, California, is one of Hip-Hop’s most celebrated locales, the birthplace of acts like N.W.A. and, more recently, Kendrick Lamar. It’s also home to a complicated gang culture. ‘Noisey Bompton’ centers around Kendrick Lamar and the friends he grew up with on the West Side of Compton, many of whom feature on the cover of his album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly.’ In the first of six segments, we sit down with Kendrick to talk about his acclaimed albums, pay a visit to his high school, Centennial, and get to know his childhood friend Lil L.
Man, I’m overwhelmed… y’all got to give me a second…
Kendrick Lamar. Yes, the Dr. Dre protege; the Grammy winner (winning on stage, too); the dude doing good from the Hood to the [White] House; and now, recipient of the Key To The City Of Compton. Watch him in all graciousness, and almost no glamorizing. Love shown by the city for the love he has and always will show right back. Respect!
Shout out to Jeandra LeBeauf and BadCulture.net for capturing this proud moment for us all.
Now, it’d be enough for a West Coast emcee to someday rock the Staples Center. If you are a fan of K-Dot’s, it would be enough to see him rock anywhere; a dream for that place to be the Center. But imagine THE performance of THE Grammys that got the whole web world wide JUMPING… Better watch this now. Embeds of Kendrick Lamar’s “The Blacker The Berry” & “Alright” Grammy night set are getting snatched down left and right.
Wow. Remember playing ‘Mario Bros’ back in the day (bonus points for admitting to watching the Saturday morning show)? Remember “To Pimp A Butterfly” from K.Dot not so far back? Okay, so remember when victorylaptop mashed up the music for both into 90+ seconds of dopeness? No? Well, it’s about to get stuck in your head now. Hahahaaaa!
Every agent I know know I hate agents!
No more playing with your food. Now you’re getting a full serving of Kanye and Kendrick, and you better finish it. It’s good for you. “No More Parties In LA” (produced by Madlib) that snippet posted earlier (with “Real Friends”… forget about it. This is it!
Kendrick Lamar with an entry for his video blog (vlog); this one called “Pay It Forward.” Dude gets keys to the city and respect from industry vets for doing what he does for a reason. It seems only right that he encourages spreading your knowledge, mentoring youth and the like. Such is covered in this clip. Bonus: We get to see a bit of his visit with President Barack Obama. Check it out.
Yeezy is back cooking folks. And word is that he’ll have heat out for the street every week. Wow! Be easy with what we got for now though: This shot and a half – “Real Friends” and a snippet of a collabo with K.Dot entitled “No More Parties In LA.”
Korean rapper San E released his single “Do It For Fun” on Christmas Eve. Well, rappers worldwide tend to do that… release singles. But what we have to show you above is video from his live performance that works in an homage to Kendrick Lamar’s performance of “i” on Saturday Night Live.
Nailed it! See after the jump for comparison.
K.Dot will NOT stop. Wrapping 2015 and kicking off 2016 all while pushing the artistic envelope; as well as his latest from “To Pimp A Butterfly.” Check out the visuals for “God Is Gangsta” (the title for this presentation of two singles – “U” and “For Sale”)… at least twice to get over that WTF effect this is sure to put on you.
Portrait of a tortured artist… yeah, that’s gonna be a strong understatement for this one. Just watch (and watch again).
Recently I was watching Comedian Corey Holcomb‘s “5150 Show” and he mentioned that he was going to be in the upcoming “These Walls” video by Kendrick Lamar. If you know Corey then you know he is hilarious so I knew it was going to be something worth checking out. Well the video has now dropped and it didn’t disappoint. Kendrick has it titled correctly as a Black comedy because it is an 8 min piece. You know how Kendrick does he gives you humor and a message all tied in together.