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Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city Turns 5. It’s Past Time To Call It A Classic (Video)

For those who were already familiar with Kendrick Lamar in 2012, good kid, m.A.A.d. city was not his debut album. That distinction belonged to Section.80, the 2011 masterpiece released independently through Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), Kendrick's label home since the beginning. Even before that, Kendrick had shown he was a... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Brings To Pimp A Butterfly Live To Your Living Room With A Full Band (Video)

Kendrick Lamar has been very protective of how he presents his album, To Pimp A Butterfly, live. The critically-acclaimed LP, which has been nominated for 11 Grammy Awards (the most ever for a Rap album), is deeply personal to the Compton MC who has said he wanted his first album... Read more

Jay Rock Watches His Life Flash Before His Eyes in Money Trees Deuce (Video)

Earlier this month and seemingly out of nowhere, Jay Rock returned with "Money Trees Deuce," one of his finest songs in years. As the name suggests, the track picks up right where he left off on his stellar guest verse on Kendrick Lamar's "Money Trees" from good kid, m.A.A.d city,... Read more

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s First Concert Post To Pimp a Butterfly in HD (Video)

Kendrick Lamar and Reebok partnered for a one of a kind rollout of Kendrick's To Pimp a Butterfly album and Reebok's ZPump Fusion shoe. 100 lucky fans and tastemakers were given the opportunity to watch Kendrick perform for the first time since the release of his LP, and receive a... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Speaks About His Grammy Loss & The Price of Fame with Raw Honesty

Kendrick Lamar graces the cover of the latest edition of XXL. Rather than do an interview or a standard profile piece, the publication allowed Kendrick to convey his thoughts in his words and his words, only. There were no questions and presumably no edits; just Kendrick raw and unfiltered. The... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Covers 2Pac and Rocks It. THIS IS CALIFORNIA LOVE (Video)

Kendrick Lamar has been consistent in his praise for 2Pac as one of his favorite artists. At the iHeartRadio Awards, he paid homage to Pac and Dr. Dre with a rousing rendition of California Love (and some m.A.A.d. City), backed by a live band. This is the ultimate symbol that... Read more

Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, M.A.A.D. city Album Crosses the 1 Million Sold Mark (Food for Thought)

Salute to Kendrick Lamar. His good kid, M.A.A.D. city album has officially sold more than 1 million copies this week, according to SoundScan. There was a lot of conversation about the album being a classic when it was released. Now that it's been nearly a year since it debuted, would... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Performs at the BET Awards (Video)

Kendrick Lamar had a BIG look at the BET Awards last night, being the only performer to hit the stage 3 times. Check out his performances of Problems with A$AP Rocky & 2 Chainz, How Many Drinks with Miguel, m.A.A.d. city and B*tch, Don't Kill My Vibe with the one... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Will Not Rush His Follow Up to Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City (Video)

Hot 97's Miss Info got a quick but very insightful interview from Kendrick Lamar in between his two shows in NYC. He talked about what he picked up from being on SNL, why he is not going to force starting to work on his next album, MCs that he finds... Read more

Terrace Martin Speaks on How the Track for Kendrick Lamar’s Real was Crafted (Video)

Much has been discussed about the lyrical content and story told on Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city. So much so that it's easy to forget that it is one of the most lushly-produced albums (in any genre) in the last several years. Here's part 1 of a video of... Read more

Babylon Cartel – good kid, m.A.A.d. city: The Samples (Audio)

Much has been made of the lyrical content of Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city (stellar), but the beats are monsters too. Babylon Cartel have compiled some key samples from the album. You can listen to 9 of the songs below. Related: Kendrick Lamar & Jay Rock perform Money Trees... Read more

Kendrick Lamar speaks on what’s real about good kid, m.A.A.d. city (Video)

Keeping it on the reality tip, here's an interview of Kendrick Lamar from 2DBZ discussing how much of good kid, m.A.A.d city is real (he says 100%). It also includes footage of fellow TDE members, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul discussing their feelings about the album. Check out the video below.... Read more

Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city album snippets (Audio)

Can't wait to hear Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city album? Here's a taste before the album drops next Monday (10/22). Check out snippets from all 11 tracks on the standard version of the project below. Also, you can pre-order the album here. Related: A recap of Kendrick Lamar's NYC... Read more

Dr. Dre presents his trailer for Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city album (Video)

Dr. Dre flexes his past success and makes a BIG statement about Kendrick Lamar in this video trailer for good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Check the resume. Related: Kendrick Lamar - Compton ft Dr. Dre (Prod. Just Blaze) (Audio)... Read more

MC Eiht discusses his guest verse on Kendrick Lamar’s upcoming album

We mentioned hearing an incredible collabo between Kendrick Lamar and MC Eiht in our recap of Kendrick's listening session for good kid, m.A.A.d. city in NYC a couple of weeks ago. MC Eiht recently spoke to DUBCNN about the experience. You can read what he had to say below. Djeahh...Related:... Read more

Here’s a recap of the first ever public listening session for Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city (Food for Thought)

Related: Kendrick Lamar freestyles on the Funkmaster Flex Show (Video) “Martin have a dream. Malcolm have a dream. Kendrick have a dream.” Those might not be the first words you hear on Kendrick Lamar’s album, but they were the first words we heard last night on the first of 9... Read more

Kendrick Lamar speaks with fuse about good kid, m.A.A.d. city (Video)

Here's a great interview with Kendrick Lamar by fuse. Kendrick speaks in detail about the meaning of his album cover for good kid, m.A.A.d. city and also touches on the message of Swimming Pools (Drank) and what music means to him, generally (it's more than music...). Check out the video.... Read more

Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, m.A.A.d City (Artwork)

Kendrick Lamar's album Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, m.A.A.d City drops on 10/22. Here's a look at the artwork. The top photo is for the standard edition and the bottom is the deluxe version. The countdown is on. Related: Kendrick Lamar – Westside, Right On Time ft Young Jeezy (Audio)... Read more