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Kendrick Lamar Breaks Down the Making of ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

With the 58th Annual Grammy Awards exactly one week away, Kendrick Lamar, who leads the ceremony with 11 nominations for his second album, To Pimp a Butterfly – a Hip Hop milestone, and nearly all-time record had it not been for Michael Jackson‘s Thriller racking up one extra nod in 1984 – along with several […]

Kendrick Lamar Rumored To Induct N.W.A. Into Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame

Last year it was announced that “the world’s most dangerous rap group”, N.W.A., would be joining the ranks of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, Run-D.M.C., The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy as the next Hip Hip group to be inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame. It has just been announced that […]

Jay Electronica Goes In On 50 Cent And Kendrick Lamar

Well, it’s really on and popping now. The Jay-Z endorsed emcee took to Periscope while in Miami and while behind the wheel, Jay Electronica had some very controversial statements about some of the rap game’s top dogs. First, when a fan asked Jay-E to play some Kendrick Lamar during his drive around Miami, he replied, […]

Kendrick Lamar On Grammy Nominations: “I Want To Win Them All”

With 11 Grammy nominations for To Pimp a Butterfly, being crowned one of the best by the Commander in Chief President Obama and a certified double platinum ranking by the RIAA, Kendrick Lamar is definitely the man of Hip Hop right now. In a recent interview with Billboard, Kendrick discussed his view on why To Pimp […]

Listen Now: 10 Songs Soundtracking The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

As much as 2015 saw tragedy with countless acts of police brutality and racially-charged misconduct, it also saw communities coming together in solidarity. In particular, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has expanded its reach feverishly, working towards reforming what time and time again is proving our society has become one that deeply needs mending. With the philosophical […]

Kendrick Lamar And Big Sean Earn Platinum Albums Due To RIAA New Streaming Rule

Due to the Internet Age and the technologically advanced means in which music is now consumed, the Recording Industry Association of America has modified its Gold and Platinum album guidelines to include on-demand audio and video streams and a track sale equivalent in Gold and Platinum album awards. Because of the new standards, now Hip Hop […]

RIAA Debuts New System, Award Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean & More New Album Certifications

The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) announced today that they have updated their Gold (500,000 in sales) and Platinum (1,000,000 in sales) certification rubrics to include “on-demand song and video streams,” which has resulted in updated certifications for 17 artists, and surely there are more on the horizon. In a press release posted to their […]

Kanye West Changes His Album Title (Again), Updates Tracklist

Kanye West is often thought to be a bit of a perfectionist – to say the least – so it should come as no surprise that his indecisiveness continues to be prevalent as we approach the release of his seventh solo album. Continuing to tinker with its rollout, it appears that one more wrench has […]

Kanye West Expands on “Best Album of All Time” Statement

As if the expectations for SWISH could get any higher, Kanye West continues to drive the hype for his seventh solo album straight through the proverbial roof. Rarely one to shy away from potential backlash from the public regarding his exuberant expressions of self-admiration, the supremely confident MC took to Twitter once more today to […]

Kendrick Lamar Stars in ‘Witness Greatness’ GRAMMYs Short Film

Next month, Kendrick Lamar is up for 11 Grammy Awards, which is one shy of the record set by Michael Jackson in 1984, and he will surely take a few of them–at the least–home. The Compton rapper set the world ablaze this past March with his To Pimp a Butterfly album, the deeply introspective, personal, and […]

Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar Have Collaborated Again

It appears another Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar collaboration is on its way. Just days after the completed version of “No More Parties in L.A.” – which, as it turns out, samples Drake‘s uncle, Larry Graham – was released, Yeezy has shared a photo of the pair back in the studio together. “We just wanna thank […]

Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd & More to Perform at 2016 Grammy Awards

Next month is the 58th Grammy Awards, where artists like The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars will compete for music’s grandest prize. Today, we’ve learned which live selections we’ll be treated at this year’s ceremony, as the Foundation has announced that The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and Adele–whose album will be up for consideration for next year’s […]

Listen to Kanye West’s “No More Parties in L.A.” Featuring Kendrick Lamar

G.O.O.D. Monday? Kanye West teased a new collaboration with Kendrick Lamar at the tail end of his most recent release, the Ty Dolla $ign-featured “Real Friends,” which marked the return of his G.O.O.D. Friday series just over a week ago, but unfortunately, this past Friday came and went without the release of the full version. […]

Kim Kardashian Explains Why Kanye Went Missing on G.O.O.D. Friday

Just over a week ago, Kim Kardashian sent the music world into a frenzy when she announced the release of Kanye West‘s new song, the Ty Dolla $ign-featured “Real Friends,” and the return of his weekly new music series, G.O.O.D. Friday. Kanye obliged later that afternoon, dropping “Real Friends” along with the snippet of another […]