KENDRICK LAMAR – RESPECT THE CLASSIC FREESTYLE

In a world where content is increasingly disposable, Reebok Classic celebrates creative art forms in their most real and original formats. Nabil’s distinctive aesthetic features a nostalgic edge, using vintage film equipment to capture Kendrick at his most raw and characterful. Kendrick shares his first experience of the Classic Leather through a candid film that celebrates individuality, inspires self-expression and is rooted in authenticity. Respect the classic to create the future.

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WATCH PRINCE AND KENDRICK LAMAR’S JAM SESSION FROM 2014 [VIDEO]

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.

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KENDRICK LAMAR PAYS HOMAGE TO KOBE BRYANT IN ESPN SHORT FADE TO BLACK

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.

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NOISEY BOMPTON: VIOLENCE TOUCHES US ALL (PART 4) [VIDEO]

“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.