Kanye West – No More Parties In L.A. Ft. Kendrick Lamar
Last week in typical Kanye West fashion, he had none other than wife Kim Kardashian West hint at and eventually drop his latest single "FACTS" — a vehement track aimed towards his former partner Nike. Now today Kim has once again announced the release of a new track called "Real Friends."
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 8, 2016
Posted on Kanye's SoundCloud only minutes ago, the haunting "Real Friends" features Ty Dolla $ign and has Kanye lamenting about the people he thought were his friends. After the whoozing track comes to a close, a snippet of another track called "No More Parties In LA" plays out which fittingly features Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar!
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 8, 2016
To add to the excitement, Kim also announced that the weekly free music giveaway G.O.O.D. Friday will be starting up again. The initiative was created back in 2010 in anticipation of Kanye's legendary album My Beautiful Twitsted Dark Fantasy and ran for 15 weeks. This also means we can expect the release of Kanye's next album since 2013'sYeezus — called Swish — to drop early this year.
Stay tuned for next weeks release!
Kanye West – Real Friends Ft. Ty Dolla Sign + No More Parties In LA Ft. Kendrick Lamar (Snippet)
Kendrick Lamar doesn’t like to stick to the script with anything he does. Instead of debuting an album single during his TV performance on the Cobert Report, Kendrick decided to write a new, untitled song just for the performance with no plans of releasing it. He then surprised all with the much different approach and sound on his critically acclaimed sophomore studio album. To Pimp a Butterfly earned him 11 Grammy nominations, along with praise and respect from both hip hop and non hip hop fans alike, and Obama even said “Alright” is his favorite song of the year.
Now he’s debuted a brand new song, dubbed "Untitled 2," on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. While his previous television performances have been accompanied by his TPAB production members including Thundercat and others, this time around he’s accompanied by Fallon’s in-house band, who happens to be the legendary hip-hop band The Roots, making for a special live collaboration. This near 5-minute performance brings a funky, groovy, soulful style from Kendrick atop the constantly changing instrumental as he changes his flows throughout. Kendrick really goes for the last couple minutes spitting some furious bars showing off his wildly diverse skillset.
Kendrick was interviewed by Fallon before the performance in which he discusses Mario Kart, having one less Grammy nomination than Michael Jackson, and sheds light on gaining the confidence to make the album he wanted to make.
This new song follows up his recent “Black Friday” track rapping over J Cole’s “A Tale of 2 Citiez,” as the two teased their long rumored collaborative album, which is apparently due next month according to Kendrick's younger sister. Watch below and enjoy!
Kendrick Lamar – Untitled 2 (Live Performance)
LA's top hip-hop radio station Power 106 had their annual "Cali Christmas" event last night at The Forum and the celebration went wayyyy up!
One of the most notable moments of the night occurred during Pharell's set where he brought out a very special LA local. Kendrick Lamar made an appearance to perform "Alright" which actually features uncredited vocals from Pharrell on the original track and was co-produced by him. This was the first time the two heavyweights have performed the song live together, and you can see how explosive of a performance it was by watching the video below! Enjoy
Kendrick Lamar – "Alright" Live W / Pharrell
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