Posts Tagged: Kendrick Lamar

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Kendrick Lamar, Black Hippy & Earl Sweatshirt To Play Downtown Music Festival

(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop collective Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock) and Earl Sweatshirt of Odd Future were just announced as part of the lineup for the annual Downtown Music Festival sponsored by Downtown Records. The west coast emcees will join Sky Ferreira, DIIV, Palma Violets, Trash Talk, Beach Fossils, Teengirl Fantasy, Ducktails,… Read more »

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Wyclef Jean Speaks On Chief Keef, Lil Wayne, & The Evolution Of Hip-Hop

(AllHipHop News) “What is real Hip-Hop?” is a question that has been asked since its inception. As the culture continues to expand artistically and geographically some see parts of Hip-Hop’s new direction as a fake interpretation of the true essence while others feel it is an inevitable growth as younger generations take the lead. Former… Read more »

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All Hail The King: MTV Names Kendrick Lamar The Hottest MC of 2012 + VIDEO

(AllHipHop News) MTV and the “braintrust”(debatable) convened for their annual piss-off-hip-hop-awards Hottest MC’s list and crowned the Compton-bred MC, Kendrick Lamar as the hottest MC of 2012. Kendrick’s ability to translate intricate lyricism into chart success a catalyst for his selection according to the “braintrust”.  “Swimming Pools (Drank),” hit #1 on the Rap Songs chart. “Every time you listen… Read more »

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A$AP Rocky Reveals Who He Felt Had The Best Verse On “1 Train’

(AllHipHop News) It has been a long tradition in Hip-Hop for fans to argue over which rapper had the best verse on collaborations and posse cuts. Barber shows and internet forums have been the sites of heartfelt, heated discussions like: Which Juice Crew All-Star (Big Daddy Kane, Kool G. Rap, Craig G, or Masta Ace) came on… Read more »

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Twilight Zone: The Confusing State of What Is Real In Hip Hop

“Rap snitches/Telling all their business/Sit in the court and be their own star witness” – MF Doom on “Rap Snitch Knishes” What would you think of someone whom the majority of the time you heard them speak they were discussing/reminiscing on/bragging about murdering people? What would you think of them if they rhythmically conveyed this… Read more »

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Kendrick Lamar Ends Successful Week On SNL

(AllHipHop News) Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar made his first appearance on Saturday Night Live last night as the special musical guest. K-Dot hit the stage with a live band to perform “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Poetic Justice” during the episode which was hosted by Maroon 5’s Adam Levine. Kendrick’s debut performance on the celebrated program… Read more »

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Symbolyc One: Superstar Rappers, Hit Songs and A Grammy Award

Waco, Texas native Symbolyc One is celebrating the close of a successful 2012, a year that saw the producer win an ASCAP Award and a coveted Grammy Award, for his work on Kanye West’s hit album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. In 2012, Symbolyc One, who competed in national beat competitions hosted by organizations like… Read more »

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Game Drops Visuals For “Cough Up A Lung,” Disses Shyne, 40 Glocc

(AllHipHop News) Compton, California rapper Game shot the visuals for his new single “Cough Up a Lung,” last week in New York. Over the weekend, Game released the video for the song, which is taken from Game’s “The Offering” series. During the song, Game takes the opportunity to address rapper Shyne, who recently dissed fellow… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Ludacris Acts, Diggy, Cash Out Give Back, Kendrick Hits #1

(AllHipHop News) Atlanta Hip-Hop star Ludacris will star in the sixth installment of “The Fast and Furious” movie franchise. Ludacris will reprise his role as “Tej” in the movie, which will also start Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel. The rapper is also busy promoting his eighth studio album Ludaversal, which is due in… Read more »

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Exclusive: Shyne Sheds Light on His Controversial Kendrick Lamar Remarks

(AllHipHop News) With the recent release of West Coast newcomer Kendrick Lamar’s debut album, the Hip-Hop world was set abuzz this week, with many industry insiders, along with fans and listeners, crowning him a “breath of fresh air.” After rapper Shyne spoke publicly about not feeling all of the “hype” surrounding Lamar’s Good Kid, m.A.A.d…. Read more »

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Kendrick Lamar Performs Free Show After Lakers Game; Rappers Support ‘good Kid m.A.A.d. city’ Release

(AllHipHop News) In celebration of his Interscope/Aftermath Records debut release, good Kid m.A.A.d. city, Compton bred rapper Kendrick Lamar hosted a free concert for fans after the L.A. Lakers game Sunday against the Sacramento Kings. Fans were treated to songs from the new project and hits from previous works, as the rapper performed the impromptu performance atop a bus outside… Read more »

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