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Kendrick Lamar at Terminal 5 (November 2, 2015)

By Will Oliver, February 27th 2016

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In late October it was announced that Kendrick Lamar would play an insanely tiny show at Webster Hall as a part of the “1st Annual Kunta’s Groove Sessions” live tour for his 2015 classic To Pimp A Butterfly. Demand was so feverish that tickets sold out in seconds, leaving many fans disappointed. In a surprising move a few days later they announced that the show was moved to the slightly larger Terminal 5, still a pretty intimate place to catch the now trademark name that is Kendrick Lamar.

To Pimp A Butterfly wasn’t your traditional album, so of course the Kunta’s Groove Sessions wasn’t your typical live show. Broken up into three acts, Lamar gave us all of To Pimp A Butterfly as well as good kid, m.A.A.d city standards such as “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” “Swimming Pools (Drank),” and “Money Trees.”

The most powerful moment came during the encore, where Lamar combined “Alright” along with some powerful political and personal messages that spoke to the entire audience, the sort of thing that is much bigger than just a concert. It spoke to you on a much deeper level, which is something that can be said about all of Kendrick’s work so far. He’s just working on another level right now.

Find some photos from his performance (non photo pit) posted below, along with the setlist.
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In the wee hours of midnight Monday morning, Kendrick Lamar released his brand new album To Pimp A Butterfly onto iTunes. At first only the clean version was released, but eventually the regular “explicit” version followed, and is also streaming on Spotify.

The album was released ahead of its original release date, and was taken off iTunes for brief moment around noon on Monday, but was soon put back up. The 16-track album features “Hood Politics” a song that samples Sufjan Stevens’ “All For Myself.” Album opener “Wesley’s Theory” also features a beat made by Flying Lotus.

The amount of great music we’ve gotten in the first quarter of 2015 has been, for the lack of a better word, insane. And now Kendrick has only added to that.

Find the tracklist posted below and read a great feature on the album that the New York Times recently published.

To Pimp A Butterfly:

1. “Wesley’s Theory” (Feat. George Clinton & Thundercat)
2. “For Free? (Interlude)”
3. “King Kunta”
4. “Institutionalized” (Feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg)
5. “These Walls”
6. “U”
7. “Alright”
8. “For Sale? (Interlude)”
9. “Momma”
10. “Hood Politics”
11. “How Much A Dollar Cost” (Feat. James Fauntleroy & Ronald Isley)
12. “Complexion (A Zulu Love)” (Feat. Rapsody)
13. “The Blacker The Berry”
14. “You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)”
15. “i”
16. “Mortal Man”

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack

I’m excited to see what Marc Webb does with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, mainly to see how he balances all the different villains set to appear in the film. I was so focused on the film that I didn’t pay much attention the its soundtrack.

There’s an Alaicia Keys contribution on it called “It’s On Again” that features Kendrick Lamar. He kicks it off with an absolutely vicious and raw verse, before handing it back to Keys, who delivers a typically safe pop song. It’s 100% worth diving into just to hear Lamar tear into it as if it’s his last effort.

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The music video for Pusha-T’s Kendrick Lamar featured track “Nosetalgia” is shot minimally in black & white and features the duo rapping while walking around some local streets during the night. It’s a perfect clip for the song, which may just be one of my favorite hip-hop tracks of 2013.

Check out “King Push” which is also on the album. Both are off of Pusha-T’s new album My Name Is My Name which comes out next week.

[new]: Pusha-T – Nosetalgia (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

By Will Oliver, September 20th 2013 — with 1 comment


Pusha-T’s new album My Name Is My Name comes out on October 8. A new track from the album appeared online earlier this week, and it’s a big one. It’s titled “Nosetalgia”, and it features Kendrick Lamar. It’s got a dark, gritty, sinister tone that suites both of them well. Love the team up.

Take a listen below.

Kendrick Lamar @ Made In America (9/1/2013)

By Will Oliver, September 4th 2013


Unlike A$AP Rocky, not only did Kendrick Lamar show up on time, he showed up early. Early. He brought out some special guests that included Schoolboy Q to start thing off before he came out and launched a furious set full of all the good kid, m.A.A.d city treats. The crowd went insane for all of them and sang back every word louder and louder as the song progressed.

I think its safe that Kendrick Lamar has progressed into one of the biggest names in rap, and things like this are long in the past. Read the rest of this entry »

Big Sean – Control (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)

By Will Oliver, August 14th 2013 — with 1 comment

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Unless you’ve completely ignored social media, you’ve probably been seeing lots of tweets/posts about Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s track, “Control.” Not only is his entire verse absolute straight fire, but he lights a flame under a few people a few lines in particular.

He straight up calls out many fellow rappers in the song and doesn’t hold back:

I’m usually homeboys with the same niggas I’m rhymin’ wit
But this is hip hop and them niggas should know what time it is
And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale
Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake
Big Sean, Jay Electron’, Tyler, Mac Miller
I got love for you all but I’m tryna murder you niggas
Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas
They dont wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas
What is competition? I’m tryna raise the bar high

You can say that Kendrick is raising the bar, that’s for sure. Jay Electronica also offers a hell of a verse, as does Big Sean, of course. This actually will not make the cut of Big Sean’s upcoming album Hall of Fame because of sample clearance problems. Which is a damn shame, but this song is getting lauded as is, so we can’t feel too bad.

Big fan of Kendrick, and how can you not love him after he steps up with a verse as good as this. It’s taken the hip-hop world by storm, igniting responses and tweets from a whole bunch of major rappers already. This has already infused a new bit of life into hip-hop. As a very modest hip-hop fan (as you’re aware), this even excites me. Imagine what huge fans of the genre are thinking right now..

Take a listen to “Control” below.

[watch]: Kendrick Lamar Play SNL

By Will Oliver, January 27th 2013


Kendrick Lamar was the musical guest on SNL last night and did a great job. He looked cool and collected, as if he’s performed on it many times before. He even participated in a new Lonely Island digital short song “YOLO” which also featured host, Adam Levine.

Find his performance of “Swimming Pools (Drank), & “Poetic Justice” below, along with the digital short.
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