While promoting the release of his latest album You're Dead! Flying Lotus, made it known that he was sitting on over a dozen tracks with prominent west coast rapper Kendrick Lamar. Due to music industry politics, the only FlyLo and K.Dot collab to make the album was "Never Catch Me". Now, an unreleased verse from the track "Eyes Above" (an instrumental on the album) has surfaced during a recent FlyLo live performance that features Kendrick going in hot on the beat. The verse in question was originally created during an intimate studio session between FlyLo and Kendrick. You can watch a snippet of the track below, and let's hope this collab sees the light of day in the near future.
Kendrick Lamar blew away expectations with the first single "i" from his soon-to-be released sophomore album. The feel good anthem shows a more versatile matured side of the artist and today we get a fittingly warm official music video. Following Kendrick on a cinematic journey through the streets of LA the video paints the perfect visual for the single. Watch below and you can pick up your copy through iTunes. Enjoy!
TDE member Jay Rock just let loose a brand new song featuring label mate Kendrick Lamar and singer Chantal. In this new track Kendrick expectedly steals the thunder with his ruthless verse. This song will be released on Jay Rock’s upcoming album. Listen below to the massive tune and let us know what you think. Enjoy!
Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar & Chantal – Pay For It | Stream Only
Flying Lotus' forthcoming album You're Dead! serves as a concept album depicting the journey of death through musical voyage. Steven Ellison is the maestro behind Flying Lotus and he continues to push musical boundaries with his fusion of Jazz and electronic production on You're Dead!. Enlisting the talents of lyrical wizard Kendrick Lamar on "Never Catch Me", we got to hear the amazing chemistry between the two artists.
One view on the meaning of the video is it reflecting on the concept behind the album as a young boy & girl experience death and seemingly jump back to life in an energetic dance during their funeral ceremony, but remain unnoticed by those in attendance. The children have a ghostly presence as they dance out of the ceremony only to hop into the hearse and cheerfully drive away as if they've just been freed. We can only expect more collaborations between these two L.A. based legends in the making as they have expressed great excitement to be working together. Be sure to grab You're Dead when it's released Oct 7 via Warp Records.
Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me ft. Kendrick Lamar (Official Video) | iTunes
Kendrick Lamar, one day after dropping off the first new single in over a year with "i", we get even more K Dot. He stops by Big Boys Neighborhood radio show to lay down a fierce 6 minute long freestyle further cementing the unreal skills that he possesses. Three different instrumentals come into place keeping things interesting throughout the relentless freestyle. There is even a bonus of radio hip-hop legend Big Boy freestyling himself for the second half of the video. Watch below and enjoy.
Kendrick Lamar Freestyles In Big Boys Neighborhood
After releasing his debut studio album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, Kendrick Lamar went from being a promising new rapper out of Compton to one of the most respected faces in hip-hop coached by Dr. Dre himself. Today we get the new single from Kendrick since his Grammy nominated album titled "i", which could be the first song from his forthcoming album. Packing an epic intro, instantly catchy guitar focused production and mixture of rapping some choruses and unreal verses. If this is a taste of what we can expect, his new record could potentially match or top m.a.a.d. city if that is even possible. Listen to this instant hit and be thankful that Kendrick is back. Enjoy!
Kendrick Lamar – i
Legendary producer and DJ Flying Lotus is infamous for stirring up the Los Angeles beat scene and has just collaborated with fellow LA native Kendrick Lamar on an incredible 4 minute journey of a song. “Never Catch Me” features a mellow organic drum and piano focused production from Fly Lo with some of his signature spacy aesthetics while Kendrick comes in and simply murders the beat; letting the listener question why the hell these two haven't done an entire project together. This is taken from Flying Lotus’ upcoming studio album You’re Dead! , whichfeatures collaborations with many other big names. The album is set to release through Warp Records on October 6th. Listen below in full to the newly untagged full version of the song and above all… Enjoy
Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar) | Stream Only
[TSIS PREMIERE] Kendrick Lamar vs. Tycho – “Vibe Walk” (Break Science Remix) : Must Hear Chill Hip-Hop RemixPosted in Chill, Premieres by nick | Tags: Break Science, Chill, Free Download, Hip-Hop, Kendrick Lamar, Mashup, Premiere, Remix, Tycho
Break Science, the duo who are both apart of the Pretty Lights live band while also turning out a non-stop flow of their own material, are back with one of their hottest tracks to date. They have flipped Kendrick Lamar's hit "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" into a chilled out unreal remix that you won't be able to stop replaying. They even managed to slip in apart of the instrumental in Tycho's "A Walk", which took things to the top. Everything is spliced together perfectly with their own signature electro-soul styling sounding more crisp than ever. Listen to the premiere below and grab an exclusive free download they've provided for our readers. Enjoy!
Kendrick Lamar vs. Tycho – "Vibe Walk" (Break Science Remix) | Free Download
Guitar: E.D. "Jesus" Coomes
Mixing: Mike Irish at Shifted Recording
Mastering: XOQ for Big Life Management
Art: Charley Robinson
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
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