Only a few days into 2018, and some major announcements have already been made in the realm of hip-hop. Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s latest collaborative effort, “All The Stars” is set to be featured on the soundtrack for the highly anticipated Black Panther film. Kendrick and Top Dawg are producing the entire soundtrack. Yes. Excitement . . .
“Every day, grindin’ hard with my team, the American dream.” As soon as I saw the track features and heard the beat, I knew that Jeezy would kill this record. “American Dream” features Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, and serves as the last preview of Jeezy’s Pressure album, which releases tonight at midnight. Production by . . .
“They’re gonna do it, anyway.” N.E.R.D.‘s “Don’t Do It” has a light vibe to it, but it addresses some heavy topics related to being Black in America. The Kendrick Lamar-featuring single carries a rock edge to it, and has plenty of energy to match. Kendrick goes absolutely bananas on his verse, as you would expect. . . .
Stream Kendrick’s DAMN. album in reverse For all those tired of playing DAMN. backwards on a playlist, Kendrick Lamar has you covered. He releases the official collector’s edition of the album which features it in reverse. “I don’t think the story necessarily changes, I think the feel changes,” Kendrick tells MTV News. “The initial vibe listening from . . .
“It goes, Halle Berry? Or Hallelujah?” In case you needed a reminder of how fast time is flying by, Kendrick Lamar‘s good kid, m.A.A.d. city is officially five years old as of yesterday. Kendrick’s major label debut has been applauded by critics and fans alike since its release. The Compton bred lyricist has continued to . . .
Tied together by their origins in the city of Compton, YG Hootie and Kendrick Lamar pay homage with their latest drop, “The City.” The song, which is produced by produced by Eardrummers’ DJ FU, has a laid back vibe to it. Hootie’s Hubris project is expected to release on November 11th. Stream “The City” below.
“If this is the American Dream, we got scammed.” Rochester, New York-based veteran emcee Emilio Rojas doesn’t pull punches in his remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “Element.” The Sounwave-produced instrumentation lends itself well to weighty topics. Stream Emilio’s “Element” remix below and check out his remix of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” afterwards.
Jared Jackson did it. He made “Loyalty” better. “Preposterous,” you say. I understand. That being said, it just might be possible. You need to listen to this remix for yourself. Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna‘s vocals. The G-Funk instrumentation. It’s all chopped up and flipped to perfection, and it’s ready to be danced to. Get into . . .
From the first time I heard “Loyalty” from Kendrick Lamar‘s critically acclaimed DAMN. album, I pictured in my head what the visuals could and would look like. Well, Dave Meyers & the little homies surpassed my expectations with the video for the sultry collab with Rihanna. The video starts off with Kung-Fu Kenny in a room full . . .
Kendrick Lamar‘s “DNA” has gotten a new set of wings thanks to a mashup by DELAY. that puts K. Dot’s cadences over the instrumental to Denzel Curry’s “Ultimate.” I saw the “ULT.DNA” title and got excited, anticipating what this might be. Thankfully, it was just what I expected. Not many other instrumentals can carry the . . .
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.