New Kendrick Lamar Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


10 Best Kendrick Lamar Songs, Ranked [Feature ]

Welcome to 10 Best, a brand new series in which we highlight—you guessed it—an artist's 10 best songs to date, handpicked by the DJBooth staff.Diehard fan? Let us know which selections you agree... Read More


Family Business: Why TDE Is the Best Label to Become an Artist [Feature ]

These days, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul spend basically all their time together, but the quartet didn't grow up friends. They didn't meet at school. They'd all been working on rap music... Read More


Chance The Rapper Studies His “OGs” Kendrick Lamar & Drake [Feature ]

It isn’t just Kanye West who Chance The Rapper looks up to; during a recent appearance on Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning, the Social Experiment star talked about his love for Kendrick Lamar and Drake, two... Read More


Kendrick Lamar & The Importance of Cadence in Rap [Feature ]

Last week, I asked several members of our editorial team to answer the following question: what makes a rapper great?The answers ranged from originality and natural born gifts to relayed lived experienced and... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ Projected to Return to No. 1 Next Week [Feature ]

After spending two weeks removed from the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, Kendrick Lamar's already-Platinum album DAMN. is projected to once again reach the mountaintop on Friday, according to HDD.... Read More


It’s Time to Stop Complaining About Drake & Kendrick Lamar Coverage [Feature ]

Growing up, my family always ate dinner together. My mother would come home from the grocery store with bags of ingredients—which my brother Aaron and I would have to unload from the trunk—and together, as a... Read More


Future Releases “Mask Off” Remix Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Listen Now [Feature ]

Future's "Mask Off" is already a certified hit but that didn't stop the Epic Records superstar from grabbing a Kung Fu Kenny guest feature for the song's official remix.Overtop the original Metro Boomin... Read More


The Numbers Say Kendrick Lamar’s Next Hit Single Should Be “LOVE.” [Feature ]

Logic may have knocked Kendrick from his No. 1 album throne two weeks ago, but not only is DAMN. still performing in a big way, the numbers are pointing to a clear choice for Kendrick’s next single. ... Read More


James Blake’s Work on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ Was Blind Trust [Feature ]

Producers are protective over their beats like parents are protective over their children—and rightfully so. Just like most parents (I hope) wouldn't let just any random person have control over or take care of... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s “A.D.H.D” Becomes First ‘Section.80’ Single to Be Certified Gold [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar has officially secured the ninth RIAA certification of his career for Section.80 single "A.D.H.D.," which, as of Monday, May 8, was certified Gold for sales exceeding 500,000 units.The... Read More


The Best Hip-Hop and R&B Love Songs of 2017 (So Far) [Feature ]

Springtime, when we start shedding the layers of the winter months both physically and metaphorically. There’s something about the blossoming flowers of spring that evokes powerful feelings of romance and love, and no... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ Goes Platinum in Less Than One Month [Feature ]

That didn't take very long.Less than one month after the highly-acclaimed new album's release, Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. has officially been certified Platinum by the RIAA..@kendricklamar DAMN. is now PLATINUM... Read More


Mannie Fresh Explains Why “Nobody Has The Guts to Be a J. Cole or Kendrick” [Feature ]

Veteran producer Mannie Fresh was a guest this week on The Come Up Show podcast, where he spoke with host Chedo about, among other things, meeting Juvenile at a bus stop outside the Cash Money offices, inking a... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ Generated 2.1 Million in Total Song Revenue Last Week [Feature ]

When Kendrick Lamar isn't e-mailing us to talk about the way he speaks to God, it's very likely he's busy counting his money.According to the HDD's Song Revenue Chart, which is powered by music consumption... Read More


Kendrick Lamar Responded to Our Article About His Fear of God [Feature ]

Over the past 30 days, we've run a total of 40 news and feature stories on Kendrick Lamar and his highly-acclaimed new album, DAMN. From the producers who worked on the album to the Easter eggs in the "HUMBLE." video to... Read More


An Agnostic’s Guide to Enjoying Religious Raps [Feature ]

Over the years, agnosticism has caught a bad rep in popular culture. The “I’m not religious, but I am spiritual” cliché has become somewhat of an insult to a portion of the population deemed... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ to Remain No. 1 For a Second Straight Week [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar currently has the No. 1 album in the country (DAMN.), the No. 1 song in the country ("HUMBLE.") and the No. 4 song in the country ("DNA."), but don't expect his reign over the charts to come to an end on... Read More


Mike WiLL Made the Second Half of “DNA.” Because Kendrick Couldn’t Stop Rapping [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar's "DNA." is the hardest song of 2017 (I would say "so far," but I honestly can't see anything topping it). The first half of the song could burn down an entire neighborhood; the second... Read More


Kendrick’s ‘DAMN.’ Is Great, But I Can’t Stop Listening to J.I.D’s ‘The Never Story’ [Feature ]

It’s been just over a week since Kendrick Lamar dropped his fourth album, DAMN., and Kung Fu Kenny fever is still going strong.That shouldn’t be a surprise, as Kendrick’s latest effort is just as... Read More


Kendrick Lamar Earns First Solo No. 1 With “HUMBLE.” Thanks to Record-Breaking Stream Numbers [Feature ]

In June 2015, Kendrick Lamar reached the Billboard mountaintop alongside Taylor Swift thanks to her hit single, "Bad Blood," but prior to this week, the TDE emcee had never reached the summit alone.Until now.On... Read More


The Scary Connection Between My Dad & Kendrick’s “DUCKWORTH.” [Feature ]

“When your momma ain't at home cause she got a second job / Delivering pizzas you think she out here getting robbed / Please God watch her I know how niggas do” - J. Cole, “Rich Niggaz”... Read More


Kendrick Lamar Announces 17-Date “The DAMN. Tour” With Travis Scott & D.R.A.M. [Feature ]

You knew this was coming.On Monday morning (April 24), Kendrick Lamar announced "The DAMN. Tour," a 17-date North American trek beginning on July 12 in Phoenix, Arizona and wrapping up less than one month later on August 6... Read More


Kendrick Lamar Bests Drake, Earns Biggest 2017 Debut With ‘DAMN.’ [Feature ]

The final first-week sales numbers are in for Kendrick Lamar's newly-released full-length album DAMN. and, well, damn.According to HDD, the TDE emcee has officially scored the biggest debut of 2017, selling 610k SPS... Read More


Praise & Questions: How Kendrick & Chance Talk to God in Different Ways [Feature ]

I’ve encountered two different kinds of religious believers, generally speaking. The first are those who focus on the gifts of God and the blessings in their life and take an optimistic approach to humanity. The... Read More


Kendrick Lamar Explains Why He Doesn’t Listen to His Albums After Turning Them In [Feature ]

In his first interview following the release of his highly-acclaimed new album DAMN., Kendrick Lamar sat down with Apple Music host Zane Lowe during Coachella weekend for an in-depth discussion about his latest LP.Despite... Read More


Kendrick Lamar Now Has Two of the Five Highest-Rated Albums Since 2000 [Feature ]

It's been exactly one week since Kendrick Lamar released his latest full-length album, DAMN., and in addition to earning more than 300 million streams during that time, the TDE emcee now owns two of the top five... Read More


Don Cheadle on Kendrick Lamar: “He’s Kind of the Anti-Hip-Hop Artist” [Feature ]

Earlier this week, Kendrick Lamar released a video for the Mike WiLL Made-It-produced "DNA.," a standout selection from his newly-released and hella streamed album, DAMN..Directed by Nabil and The Little Homies, the... Read More


FEAR: Kendrick Lamar & the Shared Struggle to Achieve True Happiness [Feature ]

“How are you?”“I can’t complain,” I always say.It’s true, I don’t have much to complain about. I’m employed with no crippling debt, I’m in good health and I have a... Read More


Kendrick Fandom, Conspiracy Theories & Chasing Shadows in Hip-Hop [Feature ]

In the past few weeks, as internet hip-hop hysteria has hit an all-time peak thanks to Kendrick Lamar and DAMN., I’ve found myself reminiscing over my junior year of high school. More specifically, over one assignment... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Section.80’ Has Been Certified Gold & It Only Took 2,114 Days [Feature ]

It only took 2,114 days, but Kendrick Lamar's studio debut Section.80, released independently through TDE in 2011 before he signed a record deal with Aftermath and Interscope, has officially been certified Gold... Read More


Kendrick Lamar Began Conceptualizing ‘DAMN.’ During ‘TPAB’ Sessions [Feature ]

In a newly-published interview with The FADER, producer Terrace Martin, who along with Sounwave is one of only two producers to earn credits on all five of Kendrick Lamar's albums, provided a detailed account of... Read More


Kendrick Lamar & Don Cheadle Go Toe-to-Toe in “DNA.” Video [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar's new album DAMN. is already on pace for 300 million streams and close to 500k SPS (sales plus streams) units sold in its first week, but that was before the TDE emcee unleashed the Nabil and The... Read More


Kendrick Lamar Was the Fourth Rapper to Hear 9th Wonder’s “Duckworth” Beats [Feature ]

One of the many highlights on Kendrick Lamar's outstanding new album DAMN. is "Duckworth," a spellbinding record that tells the story of how TDE CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith could have killed Kendrick's father Ducky... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ Expected to Pass 200 Million First-Week Streams [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar is on pace to become the second artist ever—and the first not named Drake—to generate more than 200 million album streams in one week.Released on Friday, April 14, Lamar's fourth full-length... Read More


‘DAMN.’ Decoded: Kendrick Lamar’s Album is About Breaking the Curse of Disobedience [Feature ]

Gone but not forgotten, homes I still feel ya / So, curse the day that birthed the bastard / Who caused your church mass, reverse the crash / Reverse the blast then reverse the car / Reverse the day and there you are,... Read More


Holy Sh*t, Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA” Is the Hardest Song of 2017 (So Far) [Feature ]

Well, it happened you guys: Kendrick Lamar’s fourth album DAMN. finally arrived.After hearing back-to-back strong performances on “The Heart Pt. 4” and “HUMBLE,” I was understandably expecting... Read More


How Steve Lacy Ended Up on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ [Feature ]

Steve Lacy is one of the newest—and most exciting—names on Kendrick Lamar's new album DAMN. The 18-year-old singer, producer and guitarist co-produced the soothing and soulful "PRIDE.," which also... Read More


Kendrick Lamar ‘DAMN.’ 1 Listen Album Review [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar cares about going down in history as one of hip-hop’s greatest. His pen is possessed by a competitive spirit, a passion so combative that he called out legends when his name was barely on blogs and called... Read More


Petition Calls for Kendrick Lamar to Release a Full Version of “Alright (Dead Homies)” Pre-Chorus [Feature ]

In less than six hours, Kendrick Lamar will release DAMN., his highly-anticipated fourth studio album. Incredibly, for one fan, a brand-spankin-new, 14-track LP isn't enough new music.Earlier today (April 13), Erik... Read More


3 Big Questions Before Kendrick Lamar Releases ‘DAMN.’ [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar's fourth full-length album didn't arrive last Friday, April 7, when the entire world expected it to drop—well, except for us—but after that roller coaster of excitement and disappointment... Read More


Kendrick Lamar, Logic & the Hunt for Hip-Hop Easter Eggs [Feature ]

Yesterday (April 11), the internet erupted with anticipation following the official announcement of Kendrick Lamar’s forthcoming fourth studio album, DAMN. While rumors had been swirling around its existence and... Read More


How “HUMBLE.” Became Kendrick Lamar’s Biggest Single So Far [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar’s new single “HUMBLE.” not only left the whole industry on an ice pack, it made an equally huge impact on the Billboard charts, too.As reported yesterday, the first single from... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s “LUST.” Will Feature Guest Vocals by KAYTRANADA [Feature ]

KAYTRANADA will be featured on Kendrick Lamar's new album DAMN., but not in the capacity for which he is best known.Unlike Rihanna and U2, who are the only two credited guest features on the 14-track album, the... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s New Album ‘DAMN.’ Features Rihanna & U2 [Feature ]

Well, damn.After playing his cards close to his chest over the last few weeks, Kendrick Lamar took to social media in the early hours of this morning to share the official title, artwork and tracklisting to his next... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” Becomes Highest-Debuting Rap Record Since 2010 [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar's new single "HUMBLE.," the first off his forthcoming fourth studio album due out this Friday, is set to debut at No. 2 on this week's Billboard Hot 100 when the chart is published on Tuesday... Read More


I Quit My Tech Job Because of Kendrick Lamar [Feature ]

When I was 23, my mother-in-law to be was proud of me. I’m two years older now, carrying a few pounds less stress and a few dozen more complexes when I wake up in the morning, and that notion disgusts me.  ... Read More


Meet All 13 Producers on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ [Feature ]

After delivering a pump fake of epic proportions on Friday (April 7), Kendrick Lamar will indeed release his fourth full-length album on Friday, April 14.While Kendrick's label TDE has yet to announce an official title... Read More


10 Best Rap Song Series, Ranked [Feature ]

Good things don't always need a sequel. Donnie Darko is best remembered as a one-and-done and not even Biggie could save The Blueprint 2. If Ashton Kutcher really could time travel, he'd be wise to hunt... Read More


Kendrick Lamar to Release New Album on April 14 [Feature ]

We all got our shit together, and it is now April the 7th, but as we predicted earlier this week, Kendrick Lamar is making his fans wait one more week for the release of his currently-untitled, fourth... Read More


Wait, What If Kendrick Lamar Isn’t Releasing His New Album Friday? [Feature ]

"You know what time it is, ante up, this is in forever / Y’all got ’til April the 7th to get ya’ll shit together."When Kendrick Lamar spit those closing bars on "The Heart Part 4," the latest entry in his... Read More


Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$ & Fighting For Attention in the Streaming Era [Feature ]

J. Cole believed so strongly that he could outsell Kanye in 2013, he moved up the release of Born Sinner to June 18, an entire week in advance of its original date. He had a huge single with “Power Trip,” his... Read More


Holy Sh*t You Need to Watch Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” Video [Feature ]

He's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.After ruffling a few feathers last week with the surprise release of "The Heart Part 4," Kendrick Lamar has unleashed "HUMBLE.," the first single off his forthcoming, currently-untitled new... Read More


Why Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Is Guaranteed to Be a Success [Feature ]

To be a fan of Kendrick Lamar is to catch a glimpse of destiny fulfilled.Artists make a break for stardom all the time, but few reach that level that we deem “iconic,” which means there’s more at play here... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s New Album is “Not That Jazzy Sound,” According to Syk Sense [Feature ]

Producer Syk Sense, a recent guest on our Beat Break interview series and one of the four individuals responsible for crafting Kendrick Lamar's "The Heart Part 4," doesn't have a beat placement on... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart” Series: From a “Lil Compton N*gga” to “The Greatest Rapper Alive” [Feature ]

Since 2010, Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart” series has served as a blank canvas on which he’s poured out his emotions and bled the ink of his pen. The songs, most of which have been stand-alone releases,... Read More


Drake or Big Sean: Who Is Kendrick’s Target on “The Heart Pt. 4”? [Feature ]

“Will you let hip-hop die on October 22nd,” is the final line heard on Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Pt. 3.” The song's release, just days before the arrival of good kid, m.A.A.d city, was... Read More


Kendrick Lamar Releases “The Heart Part 4,” Listen Now [Feature ]

After plenty of speculation throughout the day, Kendrick Lamar has released a brand new single—complete with multiple beat switches—entitled "The Heart Part 4." The song, which is the fourth installment... Read More


Making Sense of Kendrick Lamar’s Cryptic “IV” Instagram Post [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar typically lets his music do the talking, not his Twitter fingers, but early Thursday morning (March 23), the TDE emcee wiped his Instagram account clean, leaving only one new post. A post shared... Read More


Kendrick Lamar Recorded “Compton” the Night He First Met Dr. Dre [Feature ]

According to Just Blaze, who conducted a Reddit AMA on Wednesday (March 15), the night that Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre met face-to-face for the first time, the two recorded "Compton," the final track on Lamar's acclaimed... Read More


Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar & The Death of the “Rapper” [Feature ]

When I was growing up, everyone wanted to be a rapper. I’m part of a generation that was raised on Jay Z and Lil Wayne, two emcees that never let you forget that their goal was to be the greatest rapper alive.... Read More


Kendrick Said He’s Making an Album About God & People Lost Their Shit [Feature ]

Artistic abilities aside, Kendrick Lamar deserves extreme praise for giving absolutely zero fucks about the perception of his music.After dropping good kid, m.A.A.d city—an album that garnered regular comparisons to... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s Next Album Is “Urgent,” Will Speak on God [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar has long worn Christianity on his sleeve, often making references to God and his own set of religious beliefs throughout his music, but he is almost never talked about as a religious artist. Based on a... Read More


That Time Kendrick Lamar Solicited a “Prove It” Beat From 9th Wonder on Twitter [Feature ]

Twitter can be an unforgiving place, but only as unforgiving as you allow it to be.Tyler, The Creator, Action Bronson and Lil Yachty have all had old tweets dug up from their pre-fame grave that made things awkward at... Read More


Top Dawgs: Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” & ScHoolboy Q’s “Studio” Certified Platinum [Feature ]

TDE fans have plenty to celebrate today as both Kendrick Lamar ("Alright") and ScHoolboy Q ("Studio") have earned Platinum certifications for solo singles—a first for both artists—by the RIAA.... Read More


10 Times a Rapper’s Guest Feature Hijacked Their Entire Song [Feature ]

Despite the hip-hop landscape seemingly morphing into a much friendlier space in recent years, with rappers much more likely to collaborate than go to war, the spirit of competition is still deeply ingrained into the... Read More


Kendrick Lamar is “Really Upset” Beyoncé Didn’t Win Album of The Year [Feature ]

Beyoncé took home GRAMMYs for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video this evening—increasing her career total to 22—but unfortunately, she twice came up short to Adele, losing out on... Read More


The Return of So-Called “Conscious Rap” in Trump’s New America [Feature ]

The day after the November presidential election, the internet was overflowing with unsolicited analysis from unqualified people, desperately seeking a way to cope with the outcome. One of the frequently repeated sentiments... Read More


5 Rappers Who Are Keeping The Album Skit Alive [Feature ]

A sensory experience like music doesn’t always benefit from having a story, but many of the rap canon’s classics tend to carve out deep literary footholds. More than a handful of those tell their stories using... Read More