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YG Hootie and Kendrick Lamar put on for Compton on “The City”

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.

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New Music Sep 28  |  

Emilio Rojas talks politics on his remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “Element”

“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
New Music Sep 20  |  

Stream Jared Jackson’s party-friendly edit of Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty”

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 . . .

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Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna test each other’s “Loyalty” (Video)

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 . . .

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New Music Jul 6  |  

Listen to an epic mashup of Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA” and Denzel Curry’s “Ultimate”

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 . . .

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New Music May 24  |  

GEOTHEORY drops a jazzy remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA”

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.

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Kendrick Lamar hops on the remix to Future’s “Mask Off”

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
New Music May 19  |  

Nyck Caution goes in on Kendrick Lamar’s “Element” and “DNA” beats

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.

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New Music May 18  |  

Fake Uzumi remixes 3 Kendrick Lamar tracks to create ‘wellDAMN’

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 . . .

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New Music May 9  |  

Esta remixes Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” to create “st.dwn”

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.

Mr. Carmack
New Music Apr 19  |  

Stream Mr. Carmack’s Kendrick Lamar-inspired “DNA” instrumental

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 . . .

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Watch Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA” video, featuring Don Cheadle

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 — . . .

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News Apr 14  |  

Check out a lost verse from Kendrick Lamar’s “Pride”

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. . . .

Kendrick Lamar releases new album, ‘DAMN’

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 . . .

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Sitting down and being “Humble”: thoughts on Kendrick Lamar’s career progression

“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 . . .