Kendrick Lamar‘s “DNA” is possibly the most aggressive record on Damn. GEOTHEORY flips that with his new release, “D & A.” Think of this as the jazzier b-side version of the original. It’s an unexpected new direction, but it works. Stream “D & A” below.
This is one of the best things I’ve seen on a Tuesday morning in a considerable amount of time. Guest feature Kendrick Lamar is back in the building, and this time he hopped on the remix to Future‘s “Mask Off.” The flutes are having a good run right now. This track was originally premiered on . . .
Nyck Caution is possibly the most lyrically inclined emcee in Pro Era, and he puts his skills to great use in his latest release. The New York-based emcee takes control of Kendrick Lamar‘s “Element” and “DNA” beats, filling them with punchline after punchline for over three minutes. Stream “Element x DNA” below.
Virginia’s very own Fake Uzumi takes matters into his own hands with wellDAMN, a three-track project featuring catchy edits of select songs from Kendrick Lamar‘s DAMN. album. He takes “PRIDE.,” “HUMBLE.,” and “DNA.,” infusing them with additional samples and sounds to give them a more mellow, melodic vibe. The whole thing feels pretty counterintuitive, but . . .
Esta is back at it again, this time with a remix of Kendrick Lamar‘s “Humble” below. The ominous, piano driven melody of the original has been replaced with mellow, bluesy guitar and chopped up vocal samples, creating an entirely different feel. Stream “st.dwn” below, and check out Esta’s recently released LUCI project afterwards.
Kendrick Lamar‘s “DNA” has quickly risen in the rankings as a fan favorite from Damn, and the newly released video co-starring Don Cheadle certainly didn’t hurt. Mr. Carmack adds his own chapter to the song’s quickly developing story, as he saw fit to release a remix on SoundCloud. It shouldn’t be a surprise that this . . .
Don Cheadle plays a major role in Kendrick Lamar‘s “DNA” video, in which Don is questioning a handcuffed Kendrick before things start to take a turn for the unexpected. This is a standout record from Kendrick’s latest album, DAMN. Watch the video for “DNA” below, and listen to DAMN in full here. DNA. https://t.co/vN15jKbh2r — . . .
It’s safe to say that Kendrick Lamar’s Damn album has been a dominant topic on social media and elsewhere since its release last night. Punch, the co-president of TDE, shared an gem with us via Instagram amidst all the commotion. Specifically, he gave us a lost verse from “Pride,” the seventh track from the album. . . .
After a ton of anticipation, Kendrick Lamar‘s Damn album has arrived for the people. Kendrick alluded to this project for the first time on “The Heart Part 4,” a surprise release with a revealing line: “y’all got until April 7th to get y’all’s shit together.” Speculation started to fly. Would he release a new album . . .
“Y’all got until April 7th to get y’all sh*t together.” I’ve been sitting with “Humble” for about a week now. For some reason this question kept coming to mind: Why do rappers lose a step? Realizing the reasons are myriad and seeing as how I’m never there to get firsthand insight, I look for the common . . .
Travis Scott brings a standout from Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight to life today with the help of some skin crawling new visuals. “Goosebumps,” which features Kendrick Lamar, is now accompanied by special affects that parallel the feel you’d get from video game, complete with some creepy unforeseen surprises. Watch the video for “Goosebumps” . . .
Kendrick Lamar is back in his bag. The Mike WiLL Made It-produced “Humble” finds him chopping his flow up to great effect over an ominous piano sample and synths straight from the West Coast. The very beginning of the record has a distinct rock tinge to it, but it switches up quickly. The video is . . .
Early Thursday morning, Kendrick Lamar hinted at something. He had wiped his Instagram profile clean except for one simple post of the Roman numeral “IV.” It was rather hush hush, yet the noise of wonder was so loud. We now have a resolution as Kendrick unleashes “The Heart Part 4.” Listen the “The Heart Part . . .
Mike WiLL Made It brings in another all-star cast for his latest release, “Perfect Pint.” This time, Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane and Rae Sremmurd step up to the plate. Ransom 2‘s release is right around the corner. Pre-order Ransom 2 via iTunes. Stream “Perfect Pint” below.
You could easily say that 2016 was one of the best years for hip-hop in recent memory, but who had the BEST year? The contributors at Artistic Manifesto submitted their pick of which artist had the biggest 2016, and wrote a speech from that artist’s perspective. Now it’s up to you, the reader, to decide . . .