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Sunday, March 7, 2021

What's Your #FavoriteSong By Kendrick Lamar?


Since his mainstream debut in 2012, Kendrick Lamar has been regarded as one of the most influential artists of his generation, as well as one of the greatest rappers and lyricists of all time.

Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Kendrick Lamar Biography Coming Soon

Taking to Twitter to announce the news, Moore revealed the book’s cover art and release date of October 13. The synopsis on Simon & Schuster reads, “This first cultural biography of rap superstar and “master of storytelling” (The New Yorker) Kendrick Lamar explores his meteoric rise to fame and his profound impact on a racially fraught America.”

Music journalist and critic Marcus J. Moore has shared a release date for the Kendrick Lamar biography, The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America.

Pre-orders can be made now with a list price of $27 USD for the hardcover and $12.99 USD for the eBook. The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America hits retailers October 13.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Kendrick Lamar Gift To Fan Touches Hearts

During his “DAMN. Tour” stop in Dallas this past weekend, Kendrick Lamar met one of his biggest fans, a woman named Jennifer Phillips, who happened to be quadriplegic and used a wheelchair ever since a 2007 car accident that caused a spinal cord injury.

In addition to the van however, Kendrick also gave Jennifer a signed jacket and a customized Dallas Mavericks jersey with his government name, Duckworth, on it. The signed autograph jacket read: “Thank you for always supporting me. Your a inspiration for me. You are strong and positive. Your kind and beautiful. For all the years of inspiring me, the least I can do is make sure your comfortable driving the city. A gift from me to you. Your always appreciated! — K. Lamar.”

K Dot gave her a brand new modified van to help with her disability in the process. Philips revealed the touching story on her social media accounts, which included a clip of K. Dot presenting her the gifts.

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Kendrick Lamar Sued

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Kendrick Lamar Sued

(The Wrap-Up Magazine) Kendrick Lamar and his label Top Dawg Music are being sued for a Bill Withers sample used in the Compton rapper’s song “I Do This” off 2013’s Kendrick Lamar EP mixtape, according to a lawsuit obtained by Billboard.

“The musical composition “I Do This” consists of nothing more than new, so-called Rap or Hip Hop lyrics, set to the existing music of “Don’t Want You To Stay,” reads the suit filed by Mattie Music Group, who claims to own the rights to Withers’ 1975 record, which appeared on the Making Music, Making Friends album.

The suit, first reported by TMZ, also states that given “I Do This” still being offered for sale and available for download on “various internet music providers,” “Plaintiffs are informed and believe that Defendant Lamar has openly admitted that his musical composition ‘I Do This’ copies the music of ‘Don’t Want You To Stay’ with a thumb to the nose, catch me if you can attitude.” A rep for Lamar did not immediately respond to Billboard’s request for comment.

Lamar has been served papers on prior occasions including last July when a freelance photographer sued him for using a photo without permission for his “The Blacker The Berry” digital artwork, a single that appeared on his Grammy-winning set To Pimp a Butterfly.

In 2014, Lamar was also hit with a lawsuit by Eric Woolfson and his group, The Alan Parsons Project, who believed he had improperly sampled their song “Old and Wise” without consent on his track “Keisha’s Song (Her Pain),” which appeared on his 2011 Section.80 project.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Kendrick Lamar Invests Into $2.65M Property

Rapper Kendrick Lamar is now deep in the real estate game. The 30-year-old plucked a few dollars from his money trees and bought a Calabasas, Calif., home for $2.65 million.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Kendrick Lamar Is Waiting To Release New Albums


We haven't heard any new solo music from Kendrick Lamar in a while, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been working. According to his personal engineer, Derek "MixedbyAli" Ali, K-Dot is sitting on six album's worth of unreleased tracks.

Ali was a guest on The ETCs With Kevin Durant Podcast on Thursday (Nov. 12), where he talked with co-host Eddie Gonzalez about his career and working closely with the Top Dawg Entertainment team. He spoke specifically about Kendrick's work ethic, saying the Compton, Calif. MC has tons of material he hasn't put out yet.

"For Kendrick alone, let me say, I think we could put together like six albums," Ali said around the 34-minute mark. "And, you know, we got everyone's the same way. It's all about just understanding that you could do something better. It's having that mindset to strive for the best possible version of you possible."

Monday, June 2, 2014

Kendrick Lamar Buys New House

+Kendrick Lamar has just rumored to have bought a new house. Kendrick Lamar, arguably the hottest rapper out right now, is starting a revolutionary new trend in hip hop: buying a house that doesn’t look like it was once owned by a billionaire drug lord.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Streaming Music Has Sold More Than CDs

I have not heard a soul in this world that say they dislike +Spotify. Even artist can +Get Your Music On Spotify now and days. The music industry is changing, with music streaming earning more money than the sale of CDs for the first time ever in 2014. According to the RIAA, music streaming earned a total of $1.87 billion in 2014, while CDs generated $1.85 billion, with the entire industry earning $6.97 billion overall, which was slightly down from their numbers in 2013.

Though these numbers are close, it’s clear that streaming is on the upswing while CDs are becoming a thing of the past, especially with Spotify records already getting shattered by Kendrick Lamar and Drake just three months into the year. Now all music streaming services needs is for Taylor Swift to get on board, and it’s a wrap.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Gee Watts – Watts R.I.O.T. Ft Kendrick Lamar

New Music: Gee Watts ( @Gee_Watts) Feat Kendrick Lamar (@KendrickLamar) – Watts R.I.O.T. Kansas City's Gee Watts recruits TDE boss, Kendrick Lamar, for his latest offering titled 'Watts R.I.O.T.'

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Nicki Minaj on Why She Hasn't Collaborated With Kendrick Lamar


During the episode, the Queen revealed why she has yet to collaborate with King Kendrick. “The reason why I haven't collaborated with Kendrick Lamar yet is because he don't want to get washed,” joked Nicki.

She went on to express her admiration for the Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper. “I’m a big fan of him and his talent and I’m looking forward to collaborating with him one day hopefully because he’s animated and I like the animation. And also, he just respects the craft of rap and at this time right now…” she laughed before trailing off.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

#MusicVideo by New Money - "Big Bubble Yum" @Funklordmusic


Robert Courtney AKA New Money was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He started doing music at about the age of 11. He was inspired when he heard Jay Z. That is when he fell in love with rap. His cousin and himself had rap battles against each other, doing songs by known artist and he always won. He had to work harder. While in High School he ended up having the privilege of meeting others like himself so they began to rap together and even did talent shows through high school. When he got a little older, decided to become a solo artist and started to focus more on writing his on material so it would be original songs.

Studio time came in and working with different producers. He loves old school rappers more. That’s because the old school rappers had real messages in their songs and they knew how to tell a story. Rappers like Future, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar he paid close attention to. NWA which is one of his favorite rap groups of all time because they were the hardcore rappers that stood up hard for what they believed in as black men in America. And of course Tupac was one of New Moneys favorite solo rapper of all time. He wanted his music to be influential like theirs. A song was hears that helped him to create "Big Bubble Yum".

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Weeknd Ft Kendrick Lamar - Pray For Me

Music video by The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar performing Pray For Me. © 2018 Aftermath Records

Monday, October 30, 2017

Rich The Kid Ft Kendrick Lamar - New Freezer

Rich The Kid delivers the official music video for "New Freezer" single featuring Kendrick Lamar which came out last month. Watch the video below.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Future - Mask Off Remix Ft Kendrick Lamar

Listen to Future’s ‘Mask Off’ Remix ft. Kendrick Lamar. Future released the remix due to high demands. Be first to listen here.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Talib Kweli - Push Thru Ft Kendrick Lamar And Curren$y

Talbi Kweli has always featured some of the dopest artist on his tracks.  This is a throw back before Kendrick Lamar was a household name.  You know you are confident artist when you're not afraid to put the dopest rappers on your LP.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

President Obama Discusses His Favorite Rappers

Throughout his time in office, while working on serious strategies to help the United States continue to move forward, President Obama has also managed to keep his finger on the pulse of pop culture. Ranging from sports knowledge to music knowledge, Obama always seems to have pretty great taste.

Before his presidency officially comes to a close, President Obama has been taking the opportunity to do a few more interviews lately. During his latest one, Obama speaks with the hosts of Sway in the Morning over the phone to discuss sports, music, and politics. After naming his NBA Championship and Superbowl predictions, Obama began to discuss his favorite rappers.

When Sway asked President Obama who his favorite rappers today are (2:05 mark), he emphasized the younger generation is in great hands. "I think the young guys, Kendrick [Lamar] and Chance [the Rapper] are doing amazing work," he said. "I love Drake, and the girls love Drake, so he's commercially just doing great."

Obama also mentioned Jay Z and Kanye West, explaining that the two obviously have great track records with music. However, he reiterated that Kendrick and Chance are not just great people making great music but that he also believes they're breaking new ground.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Lifestyle Of Kendrick Lamar

Кеndrісk Lаmаr, bу рrоfеѕѕіоn, іѕ а ѕоngwrіtеr аnd а rарреr аѕ wеll. Веіng оnе оf Wеѕt Соаѕt hір-hор grоuр Вlасk Нірру hе іѕ undеnіаblу аmоng thе nеwеr gеnеrаtіоnѕ оf rарѕ’ bіggеѕt lуrісіѕt whо hаѕ сrаftеd thеіr ѕuссеѕѕ аѕ а ѕоlо аrtіѕt. Ніѕ muѕіс, whісh есhоеѕ, аdvосаtеѕ, аnd hіghlіghtѕ thе ѕосіаl ѕеntіmеntѕ оf blасk реорlе аnd tоuсhеѕ оn thе thеmеѕ оf роlіtісѕ аnd сulturе, hаѕ mаdе hіm rесеіvе wіdеѕрrеаd rесоgnіtіоn frоm mіllіоnѕ оf fаnѕ іn а vеrу ѕhоrt durаtіоn оf tіmе.

Тhе ѕоn оf Кеnnу Lаmаr, whо wаѕ а fоrmеr mеmbеr оf Gаngѕtеr Dіѕсірlеѕ, wаѕ bоrn іn 1987 іn thе ѕtаtе оf Саlіfоrnіа. Тhе nаmе Кеndrісk wаѕ gіvеn tо hіm bу hіѕ mоthеr іn hоnоr оf Еddіе Кеndrісk’ѕ, whо wаѕ а ѕоngwrіtеr аnd а ѕіngеr.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Daymo (@haveanicedaymo) - "Part Of Me"

Singer/songwriter Damian, known as “Daymo” emerged onto the music scene as an R&B artist. He was born and raised in Southern California and currently resides in Los Angeles while he continues to gain traction in the industry. 

His upbringing in a Filipino household helped him cultivate the energy he wants to instill in his music, working to achieve chill and inviting frequencies through his angelic sound. Damian began his career after he went into the studio with one of his friends and fell in love with the process of creating. 

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Roccstar (@RoccstarMusic) - "Life Of A Roccstar" EP

Super producer Roccstar drops his much-anticipated EP "LIFE OF A ROCCSTAR"! This project pretty much sums up the BTS mood of a Roccstar while going through relationship highs and low, having very few real friends, keeping a small circle, and making as much money as you possibly can, all while tryna live it up to the fullest. The 3x multi-platinum producer/writer of Chris Brown's classic hit, Fine China, is showing us just how deep and seamless his God-given genius is by giving us his artist and producer skills on this EP. On the writer/producer side, over the span of a decade, Leon "Roccstar" Youngblood has given us hit after hit after hit with Billboard charting artists like Post Malone, Usher, Rita Ora, Fergie, Prince Royce, Kendrick Lamar, Flo-Rida, J.Lo, and countless others. I guess some would say he has an "impeccable discography". LIFE OF A ROCCSTAR is a complete success story from the first track to the last! This project is blessed with features from RnB superstar NE-YO --who Roccstar worked with on this album heavy and they currently have the #1 record on radio play “U 2 LOVE" ft Jeremih and Lil Durk”.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Adrian Junior (@adrianxjunior) - "The Game Chose Me" EP

Breaking into the industry seems to happen overnight, Los Angeles, CA artist Adrian Junior releases his "The Game Chose Me" EP. Totaling 6 tracks and features only a dope array of beats. And if you are a fan of artists such as Dom Kennedy, Kendrick Lamar and Problem, you might certainly enjoy this one!

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