american dream

Jeezy – “American Dream” ft. Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole

“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 . . .

Don't Do it

N.E.R.D. lets loose the explosive “Don’t Do It,” featuring Kendrick Lamar

“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. . . .

Kendrick Lamar drops 'DAMN. Collectors Edition'

Kendrick Lamar drops ‘DAMN. Collectors Edition’

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 . . .

good kid, m.A.A.d. city

5 years later, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d. city’ is still powerful

“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 . . .

YG Hootie

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.

element
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 . . .

Loyalty

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 . . .

DNA
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 . . .

DNA
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.

Mask Off

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.

wellDAMN
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 . . .

st.dwn
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 . . .