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.
The music video for Pusha-T’sKendrick 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.
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.
Unlike A$AP Rocky, not only did Kendrick Lamar show up on time, he showed up early. Early. He brought out some special guests that included Schoolboy Q to start thing off before he came out and launched a furious set full of all the good kid, m.A.A.d city treats. The crowd went insane for all of them and sang back every word louder and louder as the song progressed.
Unless you’ve completely ignored social media, you’ve probably been seeing lots of tweets/posts about Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s track, “Control.” Not only is his entire verse absolute straight fire, but he lights a flame under a few people a few lines in particular.
He straight up calls out many fellow rappers in the song and doesn’t hold back:
I’m usually homeboys with the same niggas I’m rhymin’ wit But this is hip hop and them niggas should know what time it is And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$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..
Kendrick Lamar’s video for “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” seems long overdue. So he pulls all the stops for it, going from a funeral to a celebration, including a hilarious guest appearance from Mike Epps.
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.
The original plan for Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” was to have Lady GaGa on the song’s hook. However, business is business, and things didn’t end up working on. That wasn’t fair for fans on both sides who were looking forward to the song. Lady GaGa’s tweet today showed that she agreed.