The first ever iHeartRadio Music Awards went down last night in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium. Out of the star studded appearances none other than Compton local Kendrick Lamar managed to steal the show. Before performing, Kendrick Lamar touches on an intro piece about being 8 years old and seeing Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg recording the music video for their iconic hit "California Love" at a local swap meet. "Legendary," as Kendrick says it was one of the most inspiring moments of his life. This story perfectly transitions into an unbelievable cover of "California Love" as a tribute to the legends and his hometown then moves into his own hit "m.a.a.d. city". Stream the performance below and above all… Enjoy
Kendrick Lamar – California Love (Cover)
Kendrick Lamar has followed up his genre bending official remix of Imagine Dragons with yet another unexpected collaboration. He has linked up with Australian indie band Tame Impala for the song "Backwards", an amazing combination bringing together two very different styles. Kendrick offers some surprisingly aggressive lyrics that don't let up contrasting perfectly with the smooth chilled out vibes from Tame Impala. Enjoy!
This is another track on the all star official soundtrack for the upcoming movie Divergent to join the already surfaced A$AP Rocky x Gesaffelstein collab and Odesza remix of Pretty Lights. The full soundtrack is set to release March 11th with pre-orders available now.
Kendrick Lamar & Tame Impala – Backwards | Pre-Order
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards not only featured a legendary live performance from Daft Punk, but also brought together the combination of indie band Imagine Dragons and rapper Kendrick Lamar for an unforgettable high energy performance. Imagine Dragons kicked things off by playing their hit "Radioactive" before Kendrick revealed himself mid way thru on stage, laying down verses from his his "M.A.A.D. City" track for a live mashup no one saw coming. With both stars on stage, they transitioned back into "Radioactive" before delivering a brand new verse by Kendrick from a new official remix. Watch the performance below, listen to the studio version below that and you can purchase this new official remix on iTunes now! Enjoy
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive (feat Kendrick Lamar) | iTunes
Prepare yourself for the best track you’ve heard in recent weeks with a unique remix provided by French producer 20syl (of C2c). His latest endeavor takes on Kendrick Lamar‘s “Blow My High (Members Only)” and The Game‘s “The City” for an impressive take on the both tracks. Combining trap, drum elements, flutes, and too many amazing feels the track will have your instantly replaying it, made possible by a free download thanks to remixer. Enjoy.
Kendrick Lamar – Sing That Shit (20syl Juicy Remix) | Free Download
As we approach the album release of “Marshall Mathers 2″ we get our hands on one of the most sought after cuts with Eminem teaming up with new hip-hop heavyweight Kendrick Lamar on ‘Love Game’. “Love Game’s”old school rock n’ roll sample is the perfect base for both Eminem and Kendrick to lay down some comical yet ruthless verses. This comes right after the recently surfaced single “The Monster (Ft. Rihanna)”. You can pre-order “Marshall Mathers 2″ now before it’s released November 5th. Enjoy
Eminem – Love Game (Ft. Kendrick Lamer)
[GIVEAWAY] Win tickets to see your favorite rapper / act from stage at Rock the Bells 10 Year Anniversary in DC or NYPosted in Contests, Events, News, Premieres by nick | Tags: A$AP Rocky, Concert, Contest, Giveaway, Kendrick Lamar, Rock the Bells
The premiere hip-hop music festival in the states, Rock the Bells is taking place for it’s 10th year this year with one of the it’s biggest lineups to date taking place in Washington D.C. and New York, and already happened in LA and SF. It will be taking place in LA over the weekend of September 7th and 8th. Then in SF over September 14th and 15th. In D.C. over the weekend of September 28th and 29th. And ending in New York over October 4th and 5th. They have announced the rest of the huge lineup and we have exclusive opportunity to get you and a friend their and see one of your favorite acts from stage. ENTER CONTEST BELOW
The lineup works in a huge mixture of some of the biggest names in hip-hop including: KENDRICK LAMAR with BLACK HIPPY, A$AP ROCKY & A$AP FERG with A$AP MOB, KID CUDI, J. COLE, WU-TANG CLAN, JOEY BADA$$ with PRO ERA, TRINIDAD JAMES , LOGIC, ACTION BRONSON, DANNY BROWN, RIFF RAFF, and many more. CLICK HERE FOR FULL LINEUPS
They also have mixed it up including some electronic acts: PRETTY LIGHTS, A-TRAK, CHASE & STATUS, MIMOSA, GIRL TALK and more. CLICK HERE FOR FULL LINEUPS
We have an exciting opportunity to give away a pair of tickets to all 4 dates of the touring festvial, as well as a very exciting opportunity to watch one of your favorite acts playing the festival from Side Stage. Enter the contest below, we are picking one lucky winner in each city .
Rock the Bells Side Stage Giveaway
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Kendrick Lamar has no undoubtedly risen to one of the most buzzed about rappers in the game, and decided to shit on just about every other buzzing rapper in the form of throwing down an insane verse on the new Big Sean single “Control” feat. Jay Electronica off Seans’ new album Hall of Fame.
Around 5 minutes into the song, Kendrick manages to call out Jermaine Cole (J. Cole), Big Krit, Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electronicaa, Tyler the Creator, and Mac Miller and going as far as saying he is going to murder them. While this is not your blatant hip-hop diss track, K Dot defintely just called out near everyone on the come up, including the two people on the track. He manages to specifically call out every rising rapper who has each of their own influential growing core fanbases, which he hopes to steal. Regardless, he has centralized the hip-hop world with all ears on Kendrick, leaving him the true winner. Listen below and what do you think?
Big Sean – Control Ft. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica
Here is the verse that caused a scene (Around 5:00 In):
J. Cole is right on the tip of releasing his sophomore record Born Sinner set to drop next week on June 18th. On the release is “Forbidden Fruit” Cole’s highly anticipated collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. The result lives up to the buzz with some amazing production providing just the right soundtrack for Cole and Kendrick lay down their signature styles. Having these two forces on one track is deadly. I can only hope we see more from this unstoppable collaboration. Pre-Order J. Cole’s Born Sinner Album. Enjoy!
J. Cole – Forbidden Fruit (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) | Pre-Order Album
Kendrick Lamar jumps on Rocko’s controversial single “U.O.E.N.O.” track that ended in Rick Ross loosing his Rebook deal. Well Kendrick and the rest of the Black Hippy crew featuring Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock all do work on this remix. They all deliver some solid verses with Kendrick and Jay’s standing out. Do you think it’s better then the original?
U.O.E.N.O. (Black Hippy Remix) |Download
Kendrick Lamar is truly establishing himself as one of the most original powerful forces in the hip-hop game, and just got a fitting official remix featuring none other then Jay-Z to one of his biggest tracks “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”. Kendrick adds some extra lines bouncing off his Jay-Z’s lines seamlesslly. I really hope to see an entire project from these two. How can you beat this combination? Enjoy.
Kendrick Lamar – “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” (Remix ft. Jay-Z)
Now I know you are thinking, didn’g TSIS just post a trap remix to Kendrick Lamar‘s “Swimming Pools (Drank)”, like 2 weeks ago? Yes we did, from At Dawn We Rage. Now typically one remix of a song will tie us over, but then I heard this massive bomb of a remix from a relatively unknown Flaxo, I couldn’t help but throw it up. The previous version was very simliar to the original, this one has a more bass heavy electronic kick feeling more like a full on remix. It packs some incredible sampling and nice drops. Flaxo really killed it on this one. After this, everyone can stop trying to make this song any better. Enjoy!
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It already been announced that the massive 3 day long Colorado snow music festival SnowBall had relocated from the Vail area to Winter Park for 2013. The festival has always had one of the freshest most diverse lineups not just in Colorado but on the West coast. They have consistently had a great blend of the hottest new electronic, live band, and hip-hop acts all at the same festival to enjoy while freezing your ass off. Well now for the big switch of locations, this lineup completely makes up for the move. The headliners include past attendee Colorado electronic icon Pretty Lights who knows how to shut a festival down. STS9 makes their highly anticipated debut Snow festival appearance which is sure to be one to remember. Rowdytown headliner, fellow Colorado Native Big Gigantic are set to unleash their new stage setup. The man bringing real hip-hop back to American mainstream… Kendrick Lamar. One of our favorite rising Electro stars Porter Robinson is set to have a epic headlining performance. Datsik will probably drop bass louder then you have ever heard.. literally. Flying Lotus is one of the most intelligent producers and will take you too another world with his future sounding productions. The collaboration project between GRiZ and Gramatik aka Grizmatik will be performing their first official festival performance with live production. And those are only the headliners playing the festival, look above / below at the rest of the jaw dropping lineup. These are more then enough reason to rage in the freezing snow for 3 days for an unforgettable weekend filled with snow and music. Hope to see everyone out in the snow this year!
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