Bricksquad Monopoly’s YG Hootie and Top Dawg’s Kendrick Lamar come together on a record that depicts both of their personas in relation to the great leaders Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. As individuals, they were Presidential in their own right: Both leaders shared the same perspectives but took a different approach fundamentally. As do YG Hootie and Kendrick Lamar, who grew up together in Compton. It’s deeper than rap for the “Two Presidents”.
YG Hootie’s project “Destroy & Rebuild” drops February 4th, 2014.
For the second epiosde of his #TakeChargeTuesdays, Shaheem Reid sits down with TDE’s Kendrick Lamar.
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Kendrick Lamar has been named Rapper of the Year by GQ and is featured on the cover of the magazine’s December 2013 Man of the Year issue. The cover story, written by Steven Marsh, highlights Kendrick’s journey since the release of his second studio album good kid, m.A.A.d. city, including reaching Platinum status, touring with Kanye West, his minor feud with hip-hop cohort Drake and, of course, his ‘Control’ verse. You can read the entire article here.
Justin Timberlake and Kendrick Lamar both grace the cover of GQ Magazine’s Men of the Year issue. Justin was awarded ‘#Hashtag of the Year’ and Kendrick took the title of ‘Rapper of the Year’. Other covers feature Matthew McConaughey, Will Ferrell and the late James Gandolfini. Read Justin Timberlake’s interview here.
Check out Kendrick Lamar’s cover below.
At Power 105′s Powerhouse 2013, Kendrick Lamar surprised everyone by bringing out an unexpected guest, Lil Kim. She proceeded to perform ‘Get Money’ and ‘Its All About The Benjamins’. I also included Kendrick Lamar’s quick interview with DJ Whoo Kid where he talks about his favorite ‘Control’ response and meeting Eminem.
Here’s the most anticipated cypher at this year’s show. Top Dawg Entertainment’s ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad and Kendrick Lamar (w/ SZA in the cut) kill it at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher. Listen to TDE go bar-for-bar below. Check the video here.
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Last week, the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards were taped down in Atlanta. Every year, the most anticipated element of the show are the cyphers. This year, TDE had their own one and K. Dot decided to send some shots at Aubrey, who has spoken out against Kendrick’s ‘Control’ verse.
Pusha T’s My Name is My Name arrives October 8.
K. Dot held a special show last night in Brooklyn. During his performance, he decided to respond to Meek Mill’s recent shots on ‘Ooh Kill Em’.
“I have no time for irrelevant niggaas or new niggaas. There’s one niggaa in particular that needs to realize that there’s ‘levels’ to this shit.”