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DJ Khaled teased that Kendrick Lamar was going to have one of the most talked about verses after he dropped “Holy Key” alongside Big Sean. The last time Sean and K Dot were on a song together we got “Control.” This is a little different angle but the result is as dope as one would expect.
With ScHoolBoy Q’s Blank Face out now, the TDE emcee grabs his Black Hippy collective to replace Kanye West on the remix to “THat Part.”
Mistah F.A.B. is easily one of the most underrated emcees in hip hop and this cut is the perfect example of who. Fabby Davis Jr. is joined by Kendrick Lamar, KXNG Crooked and Kobe Honeycutt to discuss the struggle of being black and trying to survive in the streets.
Back in 2014, Prince invited Kendrick Lamar to jam out with him on stage at a special concert to celebrate the release of Art Official Age (with 3RDEYEGIRL) and PlectrumElectrum at the Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis. The much talked about performance was never really seen as Prince’s team took down any footage of the performance. But in the wake of The Purple One’s passing, his estate has cleared the video footage for everyone to see. Unfortunately, the two would never formally collaborate although they nearly did on Kendrick Lamar’s “Complexion” off of his Grammy award winning album To Pimp A Butterfly. Check out the performance in the video above.
It’s hard to believe that this is the end for Kobe Bryant. But with his legendary career coming to a close, it’s only right that Los Angeles’ finest, Kendrick Lamar, put a cap on his career with this incredible ESPN short titled “Fade To Black.” With “untitled 07” (or “Levitate”) backing the segment, K Dot breaks down Kobe’s career highlights in the finest way possible.
Reebok Classic partnered with Brighter Sounds and the Wonder Inn to host a Hip Hop Workshop for 40 young musicians in Manchester, UK. The day quickly took an unexpected turn when Kendrick Lamar surprised the session. Kendrick Lamar and the musicians gathered and an impromptu cypher broke out.
“I know a lot of people are saying that it’s getting better, but I’m the one that’s doing the funerals.”
Religion plays an important role alongside stories of Compton gang life in the music of Kendrick Lamar. In the fourth of six segments of Noisey Bompton, we pay a visit to the Greater Zion Family Church and talk to Pastor Michael Fisher about what he thinks the role of gangster rap is in the community and whether crime in Compton is actually receding. Then, we head to Campanella Park, the heart of Piru gang territory, to talk to Kendrick’s friend G. Weed about his experiences growing up Piru and becoming involved in the ongoing back-and-forth with the neighboring Crips. “Can’t nobody make this place safe,” he tells us.
Ice Cube adds his two cents to the Funkadelic and Kendrick Lamar joint “Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You.”
Compton is full of up-and-coming rap talent, some of which can be seen on the cover of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly.’ Artists like Boogie, Jay Worthy, Hitta J3, and Kalifornia King Special are busy building their music careers—while also trying to get by day to day.