1/3 of The Lox gets a little gangsta with this freestyle over a straight G-Funk inspired beat.
eLZhi adds some bonus bars to the Jake One produced cut that featured Royce Da 5’9″ from Jake’s 2008 album White Van Music. Off of eLZhi’s forthcoming The Leftover Unmixed Tape.
Joey Bada$$ drops off a new joint that wasn’t featured on his B4.Da.$$ album and Flying Lotus debuted it on BBC Radio 1.
Ras Kass and Shabaam Sahdeeq are back like they never left with this new collaborative effort as they hit SXSW for the launch of The IV League: An International Fraternity of Extraordinary Emcees.
A week ahead of its release, Kendrick Lamar’s major label follow up to good kid, m.A.A.d city drops in the form of To Pimp A Butterfly and you can stream it in its entirety now. Apparently, there was some sort of issue that led to the album’s surprise digital release as outlined in the tweet below by TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.
— dangeroo kipawaa TDE (@dangerookipawaa) March 16, 2015
After being available while most people were still asleep, the album was suddenly unavailable come Monday morning. What exactly happened has yet to be explained but you can stream the album in its entirety on Spotify now. With features from the likes of Bilal, Anna Wise of Sonnymoon, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Fauntleroy, Rapsody, Ronald Isley, Thundercat, Terrace Martin, Flying Lotus and more, you’ll immediately notice that the album has a very distinct vibe. Extraordinarily funky and with a prideful element that takes you back to the 70s, To Pimp A Butterfly was applauded across social media. But how good is it? Judge for yourself.
This joint featuring Action Bronson is off of Meyhem Lauren and Buckwild’s collaborative project Silk Pyramids.
Isn’t it strange how Kanye West tends to give the best interviews overseas? At any rate, Mr. West hits Clique TV in Paris in talks about everything from Drake and Watch The Throne 2 to fashion and why the hell he wore the confederate flag during the Yeezus tour.
Sosa laces this Rodney Hazard production with some vintage bars. Off of Hazard’s upcoming compilation project, Victim Volunteer, which drops on March 31st.
After several fake tracklistings for Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly hit the web, it appears that we finally have the right one courtesy of DJ Booth.
With DJ Booth being a digital distributor of music, it make sense that their tracklisting would be legit. The explanation below helps as well.
The album is currently slated to drop on March 23, and in an effort to prevent the album leaking ahead of that date, Universal Music Group has sent out the tracklisting to what appears to be several music upload services. For example, if YouTube knows the album’s song titles, it can better flag anyone attempting to upload a file with that title.
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly Tracklist
For Free? (Interlude)
For Sale? (Interlude)
How Much A Dollar Cost
The Blacker The Berry
You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)
The album drops on March 23 and you can pre-order here.
K-Def lends an assist to the remix of DJ EFN’s west coast collaboration “Selfish” that features King T, Fashawn and Kurupt.