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U2 feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Get Out of Your Own Way”

posted by Oscar November 1, 2017

After appearing on the Compton rapper’s “XXX” off his 2017 album DAMN., U2 has recruited Kendrick Lamar for their latest song “Get Out of Your Own Way.” The song is the latest release from U2’s 14th studio album, Songs of Experience, due our December 1st, 2017 via Interscope Records in the U.S. and on Universal Canada on CD, vinyl, digital download and across streaming platforms.

Not only are they offering us a new tune, but accompanying that new track is the band’s announcement eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour of North America slated for 2018. The tour will kick off on May 2 in Tulsa, OK, and will proceed to cities like Chicago, Nashville, Montreal, and Philadelphia.

To get fans hyped up for what’s to come, the band have also detailed their new album. Bono and crew have revealed the tracklist for their new album along with its album cover art. See all that after the tour dates listed below. Continue Reading

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Rich The Kid Recruits Kendrick Lamar for “New Freezer”

posted by Oscar September 26, 2017

Rich The Kid has released his latest song, called “New Freezer” and it features none other than Kendrick Lamar. Rich The Kid premiered his track on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, and during the interview portion he revealed that K.Dot would be directing the song’s video.

Peep that collaboration below. Continue Reading

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Video: Kendrick Lamar Brings Out Chance The Rapper in Chicago

posted by Oscar July 28, 2017

Kendrick Lamar’s The DAMN. Tour hit our city of Chicago yesterday and for his crowd at the United Center, K. Dot surprised fans by bringing out hometown hero Chance The Rapper during his set. Chance came out to perform his song “No Problem.” Check it out above via our affiliate podcast, 93 ‘Til.

With this act, Kendrick returned the favor of when Chano welcomed him to the stage when the Chicago rapper held his TIP Fest back in 2015. Continue Reading

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See Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna’s Video for “LOYALTY.”

posted by Oscar July 28, 2017

Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna’s collaboration is one of the best from the rapper’s excellent 2017 album, DAMN., so it was only right that these two had to do something exceptional for the “LOYALTY.” music video. The short film-like video was directed Dave Meyers and it features both artists in some bizarre scenes that include asphalt that plays like quicksand, sharks in that asphalt, K.Dot and Riri hanging on I-beams, and even a mob-worthy scene that includes an execution.

Check out the visual from the cut off Kendrick’s double Platinum album above.

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Video: Kendrick Lamar – “ELEMENT.”

posted by Oscar June 27, 2017

Kendrick Lamar’s released the new visual for his excellently dope DAMN. track, “ELEMENT.” The music video was directed by Jonas Lindstroem and the Little Homies (Kendrick’s directing alias alongside Dave Free), and in it we see some dramatic shots of K. Dot and company in various scenarios that come off like an art film, bringing to life some of the lyrics.

Check it out above.

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Kendrick Lamar Announces The DAMN. Tour feat. Travis Scott and D.R.A.M.

posted by Oscar April 24, 2017

Fresh off two headlining performances at Coachella 2017, Kendrick Lamar announced early this morning the dates for his new The DAMN. Tour. The trek through 17 cities in North America will feature Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. as the supporting acts.

The tour will kick off on July 12 in Phoenix and will continue to cities like Dallas, Philadeplphia, Brooklyn, Toronto, Chicago, and Vancouver. See all the dates below. Continue Reading

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Video: See Zane Lowe’s Extensive Interview with Kendrick Lamar

posted by Oscar April 21, 2017

The Gawd of music broadcasting Zane Lowe sat down with Hip Hop gawd Kendrick Lamar for 45-minute plus interview. K. Dot opened about the influence of the pillars of his Hip Hop fandom (Tupac, Jay Z, Eminem) on his writing, the impact of Tupac on both his own career as well as the entire spectrum of Hip Hop, and plenty of analysis and insight about his brilliant new album, DAMN.

Kendrick’s response to Lowe saying “it’s obviously important to you that no word is wasted,” along with his defense for calling himself the greatest rapper alive are two of the many highlights here. Check it all out above via Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show.

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See the Video For Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA.” starring Don Cheadle

posted by Oscar April 18, 2017

King Kendrick Lamar followed up a stellar headlining performance at Coachella this past weekend by unleashing a new music video for a track off the newly released album, DAMN. Kendrick’s new video for standout track “DNA.” was directed by Nabil and the Little Homies (Kendrick and Dave Free), and it stars Don Cheadle.

The visual commences with Cheadle and Lamar in an interrogation room, which turns to the famed actor trading off performing some of the lyrics of the track with the Compton rapper. For the final shot you see the whole squad together, leading to ScHoolboy Q walking over to the camera and punching it. S/o to Pitchfork for pointing out that the Chinese characters on the outfit Kendrick’s rocking in the video spell out “Kung Fu Kenny.”

See the video above.