Top Dawg Entertainment has a roster of very talented artists including Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad, SZA, and Ab-Soul. After multiple years of staying quiet, TDE’s Jay Rock released his album 90059 earlier this year, and one of the best songs off the album just received a major upgrade by none other than Kendrick Lamar.
The beat switch for the second half of “Easy Bake” is possibly the best part of Jay Rock’s album with SZA offering sexy singing over a slick instrumental track complimented by Rock’s on-pont verses. Now Kendrick joins his label mates for a remix titled “Traffic Jam,” and it’s just what the song needed. Kendrick always delivers, and this new verse is no different as he goes in the the incredibly smooth beat making this track one that you’ll need to listen to more than once. Enjoy!
Jay Rock – Traffic Jam (Easy Bake Remix) feat. Kendrick Lamar & SZA
We’re a week out from the release of Ty Dolla $ign’s debut studio album Free TC, and now we have the intro track of the album to hold us over until it drops. Free TC has a star-studded tracklist including Kendrick Lamar, Brandy, e-40, Trey Songz, Kanye West, Diddy, Wiz Khalifa, Fetty Wap, Future, Rae Sremmurd, R. Kelly, and more across the project’s 16 tracks.
The intro track to the album is titled “LA” and fittingly features the current king of the city, Kendrick Lamar, alongside vocalists Brandy and James Fauntleroy. Ty Dolla $ign put together an ode to the west coast on this new track as he lays down smooth vocals for Brandy and James Fauntleroy to offer their soulful melodies while Kendrick comes in for an on-point verse offering homage to his city. Stream this ode to the west coast below and preorder the album here.
Ty Dolla $ign – LA ft. Kendrick Lamar, Brandy & James Fauntleroy | iTunes
Kendrick Lamar has been keeping the life of his To Pimp A Butterfly album alive and well through a series of impressive music videos. "Alright" was a cinematic masterpiece directed by Collin Tilley. "For Free?" featuring Uncle Sam and a series of Kendrick's.
Today we the visual treatment for his track "These Walls" also off TPAB. Collin Tilley has directed this one as well and has brought along actor Terry Crews and comedian Corey Halcomb into the video alongside Kendrick. We see comical shots from jail cells and a house party in this 8 minute long video that even includes an unexpected dance sequence from Kendrick and Terry. Enjoy!
Kendrick Lamar – These Walls (Explicit) ft. Bilal, Anna Wise, Thundercat | iTunes
It's always exciting to bring news of a new festival, especially when there are people involved who have a track record for great things. One of the most diverse festivals in the US is Bonnaroo; which has brought some of the best festival sets in the country's history. Well one of the key members has left the festival, on good terms to pursue his own things. The guy responsible for the festival's legendary SuperJams joined the team at Okeechobee Music Festival to create something new and exciting.
Okeechobee will take place about 20 miles north of in the city of the same name: Okeechobee, Florida. The site, is a gorgeous: grassy and forested, with large open fields making for the perfect festival scene. The festival is said to have just about everything from massive main stages to both jungle and beach stages. The beach stage properly titled "Aquachobee" will be a sunrise to sunset stage where you will be able to swim while enjoying the music. The jungle stage titled "Lost Jungle" will be a sunset to sunrise stage in a heavily forested area primarily focusing on electronic music where you will be able to dance until you can't anymore.
On top of all of this, Okeechobee just released the first wave of the lineup, and it has us sold already. Ranging from bass ambassador Skrillex, to rap and r&b key players Kendrick Lamar, Future, Fetty Wap, and Miguel, to modern rock icons Mumford & Sons to round out one of the most eclectic headliners we've seen in awhile. Other exciting names include Big Gigantic, RL Grime, Gramatik, Bonobo (DJ set) among many others.
The first wave of early bird tickets are almost gone, so grab them here while they are still available. I would heavily consider making the trip and plan before prices go up. The TSIS team will be down in Florida for this one and we hope to see you out there!
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