New Kendrick Lamar Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


2017-03-24-kendrick-lamar-the-heart-pt-4-target

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

2017-03-23-kendrick-lamar-the-heart-pt-4

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

2017-03-23-kendrick-lamar-iv-post

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

2017-03-16-kendrick-lamar-compton-story

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

2017-03-06-travis-scott-kendrick-lamar-death-of-rappers

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

2017-03-01-kendrick-new-album-twitter-hate

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

2017-03-01-kendrick-lamars-next-album-is-urgent

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

2017-02-23-kendrick-lamar-9th-wonder-tweet

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

2017-02-16-kendrick-lamar-schoolboy-q-platinum

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

2017-02-14-ten-guest-rapper-hijackings

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

2017-02-12-kendrick-lamar-beyonce-album-year

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

2017-02-10-conscious-rap-in-trumps-america

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

2017-02-08-5-rappers-keeping-the-skit-alive

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

2017-01-30-five-dream-collaborations

5 Dream Hip-Hop Collaborations We’re Speaking Into Existence [Feature ]

Every once in awhile, a group of artists will come together and force the world to slap its collective forehead and shout “why didn’t I think of that?”I was 12 when Madvillainy came out, 14 when I first... Read More

2017-01-28-mike-will-ransom-2-kendrick-gucci

Ever Wonder What Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd & Kendrick Lamar Would Sound Like Together? [Feature ]

Only Mike WiLL Made-It knows when his long-awaited, supremely-delayed Ransom 2 album will be released, but when it eventually drops, it will contain a collaborative effort sure to set Twitter timelines ablaze.On Saturday... Read More

2017-01-27-j-cole-rap-savior-predictions

Revisiting J. Cole’s Rap Savior Predictions 4 Years Later [Feature ]

On the eve of his 2013 album release showdown with Kanye, J. Cole sent out a tweet. It wasn’t last minute promotion, he wasn't begging the hive to help him defeat Yeezus, but rather a declaration that hip-hop was... Read More

2017-01-26-kendrick-lamar-tpab-harvard-library

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘TPAB’ Among Hip-Hop Classics to Be Archived in Harvard Library [Feature ]

I can’t possibly stress 9th Wonder’s contributions to hip-hop culture enough.Aside from the great music, the man has spent his career investing in hip-hop through numerous avenues, including his record label... Read More

2017-01-24-joey-badass-kendrick-lamar-top-5

Is Joey Badass Using Kendrick Lamar’s Blueprint to Enter Your “Top 5”? [Feature ]

Remember that magical feeling, right before good kid, m.A.A.d city dropped, when every hip-hop head knew something big was coming? Kendrick had been quietly killing the game for a minute and his independently-released... Read More

2017-01-17-when-sht-hit-the-fan-is-you-still-a-fan

When Shit Hit the Fan, Is You Still a Fan? [Feature ]

Be honest. In the past year, how many “Yelawolf meltdown” articles have you clicked on? How many “Lupe is losing it” tweets did you favorite after the lyrical legend refused to release any more... Read More

2016-12-20-kendrick-lamar-obama-comments

Kendrick Lamar Praises President Obama, Thinks The World “Owes Him” [Feature ]

For the past two years, President Obama has gone out of his way to continuously heap praise upon and throw props at Kendrick Lamar.In 2015, Obama lauded "How Much a Dollar Cost" as his favorite song of the year, and earlier... Read More

2016-12-14-7-best-rap-protest-songs-2016

7 Best Rap Protest Songs of 2016 [Feature ]

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve seen a few memes on my Twitter timeline that compare how we entered 2016—smiling and happy—with how the year has ended: an absolute mess. They’re obviously meant to be... Read More

2016-12-13-kendrick-lamar-save-lives-through-music

Kendrick Lamar’s Selfless Mission to Save Lives Through Music [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar is arguably the best—and undoubtedly one of the biggest—rappers alive.The top dawg of TDE, K. Dot has hit singles, Platinum plaques, classic albums, a tight-knit crew behind him and the respect of... Read More

2016-10-12-every-kendrick-lamar-2016-guest-verse-ranked

Updated: Every Kendrick Lamar 2016 Guest Verse, Ranked [Feature ]

There’s no question that 2015 was Kendrick Lamar’s year - with the release of To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick cemented his place as not just one of the most exciting artists in hip-hop, but one of the most riveting... Read More

2016-11-29-drake-kendrick-j-cole-artists-fame

Drake, Kendrick, J. Cole & How a New Generation of Artists Manages Fame [Feature ]

“From Po’ Pimpin’ to Poppin’ Tags, from Champions to Slow Jammin’, oh baby we can make you an overnight celebrity”“Overnight Celebrity” captures the spirit of a rapper who... Read More

2016-11-17-what-if-kendrick-lamar-rapsody-anderson-paak-supergroup

Imagining a Kendrick Lamar, Rapsody & Anderson .Paak Supergroup [Feature ]

As someone who writes about hip-hop, most of my thoughts about the hip-hop are based in reality. The news cycle, upcoming projects, poignant interviews—there's little time for speculation when there's a... Read More

2016-11-14-kendrick-knxwledge-oversaturation

Kendrick, Knxwledge & Finding the Good in Oversaturation [Feature ]

Every morning I stare at a blank document knowing my job is to fill this canvas with words. I stare with my fingers on the keys, hoping the inspiration comes before the doubt—doubt born from the fear of falling short.... Read More

2016-11-14-q-tip-kendrick-lamar-tribe-album

Q-Tip Reveals a Kendrick Lamar Record Influenced Tribe’s New Album [Feature ]

By now everyone knows that Kendrick Lamar is a featured guest on We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service, the first new album from A Tribe Called Quest in 18 years, but in a full-length feature on... Read More

2016-11-11-ten-artist-careers-summarized-using-only-1-word

10 Hip-Hop Careers Summarized Using Only 1 Word [Feature ]

Violent, uncontrollable anger is how the dictionary defines the word rage. Rage is hard to soothe, a challenge to calm—think of a bull staring down the color red. I found it interesting that Joe Budden wanted to change... Read More

2016-11-09-post-election-survival-playlist

We Gon’ Be Alright: Your Post-Election Survival Playlist [Feature ]

Regardless of what you hoped the outcome of last night’s presidential race would be, it’s safe to say that a large portion of the country would’ve been freaked out either way.No matter your beliefs,... Read More

2016-11-04-frank-kendrick-earl-throwaway-albums

Frank, Kendrick, Earl & My Quest to Save Throwaway Albums [Feature ]

Maturity is a quality that was nonexistent on all the early Odd Future records. They were kids being kids—silly, obnoxious, offensive, and rebellious. It was a phase that helped them to become popular, but also a period... Read More

2016-11-02-vocal-inflections-in-hip-hop-right-now

5 Best Vocal Inflections in Hip-Hop Right Now [Feature ]

Despite the age-old argument that hip-hop is dead, there has never been a better time to be a hip-hop head from an options standpoint. In the digital era of music, the average listener has thousands of artists to... Read More

2016-11-02-tribe-called-quest-kendrick-andre-3000

A Tribe Called Quest Album Will Feature Kendrick Lamar & André 3000 [Feature ]

Q-Tip recently announced that A Tribe Called Quest is set to release their final album on November 11. Today, in an excellent interview with The New York Times, the founding member revealed the title of the album will... Read More

2016-10-28-obama-loves-drake-kendrick-chance

Obama Loves Drake, But Thinks Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper Are “Breaking New Ground” [Feature ]

Call Barack Obama “hip-hop’s first President” and your comments might be met with backlash. Some accuse him of abandoning the culture and community that effectively got him elected in 2008, while others... Read More

2016-10-25-rick-rubin-kendrick-lamar-the-power-of-meditation-in-hip-hop

Rick Rubin, Kendrick Lamar & The Power of Meditation in Hip-Hop [Feature ]

“All of us want less thoughts. The calmer the mind, the happier the spirit. So when the mind is settled: bliss. If we have a mind full of fluctuation, then we have a mind full of suffering. When you see people and... Read More

2016-10-21-kendrick-lamar-gkmc-impact-four-years-later

The Impact of Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” Four Years Later [Feature ]

Every few years, a hip-hop album drops that completely shifts the culture, forcing us to take a step back and acknowledge that something special has just been released. Four years ago (October 22), this happened when Kendrick... Read More

2016-10-20-kendrick-lamar-interview-rick-rubin-5-things-we-learned

5 Things We Learned From Kendrick Lamar’s GQ Style Interview with Rick Rubin [Feature ]

After a banner 2015, Kendrick Lamar has spent much of 2016 planning his next move. With the release of untitled unmastered. and a slew of good-to-great feature appearances, Kendrick has kept his buzz at a fever pitch, and his... Read More

2016-10-20-eminem-kendrick-lamar-gkmc-masterpiece

Eminem Calls Kendrick Lamar a “Genius” & “GKMC” Album a “Masterpiece” [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar has a had a busy 2016. In addition to releasing his loosie-filled Unitled Unmastered. album, the TDE emcee has supplied his fans with a bountiful supply of guest verses to compliment the work of his... Read More

2016-09-27-how-hip-hop-is-teaching-us-to-love-ourselves

Spread Love: How Hip-Hop is Teaching Us to Love Ourselves [Feature ]

Recently, while listening to Mick Jenkins' debut album The Healing Component, I was struck by the prominence of the theme of love throughout the project (which fellow DJBooth contributor Tara so perfectly... Read More

2016-09-22-terrace-martin-kendrick-lamar-no-pressure-to-follow-up-tpab

Terrace Martin Explains Why Kendrick Lamar Feels “No Pressure” to Follow-Up “TPAB” [Feature ]

Terrace Martin, an artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who has worked closely with Kendrick Lamar for the past six years, recently sat with Mr. Wavvy to discuss their music making process.In the interview, Martin... Read More

2016-09-21-kendrick-lamar-danny-brown-really-doe

Kendrick Lamar Created Danny Brown’s “Really Doe” Single [Feature ]

Danny Brown lit the internet on fire earlier this week when he released the star-studded posse cut "Really Doe," featuring guest appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Earl Sweatshirt.In a new interview with Beats... Read More

2016-09-19-rappers-perform-on-ellen

Chance The Rapper, Kendrick Lamar & a History of Rappers Performing on Ellen [Feature ]

I grew up with an aunt who was the biggest fan of Oprah. Every single day she would tune into her talk show, watching religiously. Oprah was the queen of daytime television; no one was close to her stature. It was rare to see... Read More

2016-09-16-mac-miller-kendrick-lamar-the-devine-feminine

Mac Miller & Kendrick Lamar Defy Expectations on “God Is Fair, Sexy Nasty” [Feature ]

Considering Mac Miller’s close connection with both ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul, it’s surprising it’s taken this long for a proper collaboration between Mac and TDE’s pride and joy, Kendrick Lamar. While... Read More

2016-09-09-kendrick-lamar-on-lil-wayne-retirement

Kendrick Lamar on Lil Wayne’s Potential Retirement: “F**k That!” [Feature ]

Lil Wayne sent the hip-hop world into a frenzy last week when he tweeted that he was “mentally defeated” and implied that he would be retiring.As one of the most dominant forces in the rap game for the past... Read More

2016-09-05-kendrick-lamar-travis-scott-music

Kendrick Lamar Inspired Travis Scott to Continue Making Music [Feature ]

Travis Scott released his brand new album Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight this past Friday, delivering a solid follow-up to his debut Rodeo almost exactly a year to the day of its release.In a new interview with... Read More

2016-09-02-mash-up-projects

5 Magical Mashup Albums That’ll Have You Wanting More Mash-Up Albums [Feature ]

The internet was recently treated to a surprisingly coherent Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino mash-up project, the work of SoundCloud user Najvyexi. The 16-track good boy, d.E.E.p Web is the perfect example of the... Read More

2015-08-05-president-obama-hip-hop-oval-office

President Obama Keeping Hip-Hop In Oval Office for 55th Birthday [Feature ]

For his final birthday as President of the United States, Barack Obama is bringing hip-hop to the oval office one more time.According to a report by Page Six, Obama’s 55th birthday party will include Beyoncé,... Read More

2016-07-25-need-to-hear-kendrick-lamar-big-sean-holy-key

Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear Kendrick Lamar & Big Sean’s “Holy Key” [Feature ]

What does DJ Khaled do, exactly? He gets Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean on a track together for the first time since that little "Control" thing happened. You may have heard about it. While K. Dot's verse on... Read More

2016-07-14-schoolboy-q-kendrick-lamar-dick

ScHoolboy Q Says the World’s on Kendrick Lamar’s Dick, is He Right? [Feature ]

I'm hard pressed to think of anyone who gives less of a fuck in interviews than ScHoolboy Q - Vince Staples is really the only other contender. Whether he's talking about gun control or his daughter, Groovy... Read More

2016-07-05-barack-obama-rappers-presidency

Hip-Hop Barack: How Obama Embraced Rappers During His Presidency [Feature ]

The days of President Obama as America’s commander-in-chief are quickly dwindling. It won’t be long before the White House is home to a new president and their family - a thought that is difficult to fathom after... Read More

2016-06-28-kendrick-lamar-schoolboy-q-production-credit

Kendrick Lamar Gets His First Production Credit on ScHoolboy Q’s “Blank Face” Album [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar is just showing off now. From critically acclaimed, Platinum certified albums that have shifted the hip-hop landscape to being bestowed a key to the city of Compton to Earth shaking... Read More

2016-06-27-beyonce-kendrick-lamar-freedom-performance-bet-awards-2016

Holy Sh*t You Need to See Beyonce & Kendrick Lamar’s “Freedom” Performance [Feature ]

Award shows are rarely worth watching live in 2016. Twitter will supply you with all the jokes you need to know come Monday morning, why slog through the rest? But every so often an award show produces a true must watch... Read More

2016-04-20-kendrick-lamars-reebok-deal-is-not-you-average-rappers-shoe-deal

Reebok Chased Kendrick Lamar for 2 Years for Shoe Deal [Feature ]

Ever since Run-D.M.C. took the laces out of their Adidas (something that always struck me as extremely impractical) rappers and shoes have been joined at the foot. Literally. Alongside a chart-topping hit... Read More

2016-04-15-kendrick-lamar-sued-beat-free-mixtape

Kendrick Lamar’s Being Sued for a Beat on a Free Mixtape, You Could Be Sued Too [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar may be bigger than the Eiffel Tower now, but in 2009 he was just another kid from Compton hoping to get someone, anyone, to hear him rap. Fast forward to 2016 and K. Dot's now got more money and... Read More

2016-04-13-kendrick-lamar-untitled-unmastered-full-credits

All 29 People Credited On Kendrick’s “Untitled Unmastered” Album (Update) [Feature ]

It’s a tradition unlike any other - a DJBooth liner note breakdown.When Kendrick dropped untitled unmastered I wasn’t even thinking about a liner note breakdown, but the people put up the... Read More

2016-04-07-2-chainz-kendrick-lamar-album-competition

2 Chainz Chose to Compete With Kendrick Lamar’s “untitled/unmastered” - Did It Matter? [Feature ]

When I first saw the numbers for 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne's best friends forever allbum, Collegrove, I was a little surprised. Granted, Chainz and Wayne are no longer at the height of their respective popularity,... Read More

2016-04-07-the-little-homies-video-breakdown

The Little Homies Have the Best Creative Vision in Rap [Feature ]

“Don’t all dogs go to heaven? Don’t Gangsta’s boogie? Do owl shit stank? Lions, Tigers, & Bears. But To Pimp A Butterfly. It's the American dream nigga”That was the caption on... Read More

2016-04-05-kendrick-lamar-gkmc-best-new-hip-hop-album

Kendrick Lamar’s “GKMC” is the Best New Hip-Hop Album of the Last 5 Years [Feature ]

It's time to cut down the nets, put together the highlight reels and go home. Just like the actual March Madness tournament, after weeks of blood, sweat and blogging, the DJBooth Best New Hip-Hop Album Tournament has come... Read More

2016-04-01-kendrick-lamar-deep-cuts

Kendrick Lamar Deep Cuts [Feature ]

Yesterday I was playing "Cartoon & Cereal" when a friend asked, "What's this?"What's this?!?Instantly, I felt like I was at a football game and someone had just asked me what a touchdown was.... Read More

2016-03-22-kendrick-lamar-bj-the-chicago-kid-guest-verse

Kendrick Lamar’s “One of the Easiest Artists to Get a Verse From” if He Likes You [Feature ]

I've seen it happen up close. Artists work together frequently, become something like friends, then one blows up and suddenly text messages asking to collaborate go unanswered. Or a guest verse is promised but... Read More

2016-03-18-kendrick-lamar-religion-hip-hop-christianity

Get God on the Phone: How Kendrick Lamar Quietly Became Music’s Biggest Christian Rapper [Feature ]

It never really occurred to me that a prayer is what starts off good kid, m.A.A.d city. Unlike DMX, who would pray on his albums with a pain-dripping bark that engulfed ears, the boys Kendrick chose to... Read More

2016-03-15-kendrick-lamar-lil-wayne-the-greatest

Kendrick Lamar Says “Lil Wayne is the Greatest” [Feature ]

The most heated of internet commenters will have you believe that there's some sort of hip-hop war happening that you have to choose sides in, but of course that's not true. In real life it's entirely possible to... Read More

2016-03-14-kendrick-lamar-untitled-unmastered-number-1

Kendrick Lamar’s “untitled unmastered.” Goes #1 Because He’s a Mainstream Superstar [Feature ]

As we predicted, Kendrick Lamar's untitled unmastered album burst onto the charts in full force a week after its surprise release, debuting number one on Billboard and selling 178,000 copies (including streaming),... Read More

2016-03-09-kendrick-lamar-fan-greed

Kendrick Lamar & My Insatiable Greed for More Music [Feature ]

If you give a mouse a cookie it's going to ask for a glass of milk.If you give a fan an album he or she will ask for three more.@dangerookipawaa hey top, thank you for the k.dot..let's get some new... Read More

2016-03-08-kendrick-lamar-untitled-04-lyrics-whisper

What’s Kendrick Lamar Whispering on “Untitled 04”? [Feature ]

As Kendrick Lamar's untitled unmastered stays in steady rotation in my headphones and brain I'm finally accumulating enough spins to move past some of the broad reactions and get down to the details. And as I listen,... Read More

03-08-2016-kendrick-lamar-untitled-unmastered-album-credits

All 21 People Credited on Kendrick Lamar’s “untitled unmastered” Album [Feature ]

Much like Nathan's 1 Listen review, I wasn’t initially planning on diving into the liner notes for Kendrick Lamar's untitled unmastered. I mean, it’s not a full-fledged "album" and I’m still... Read More

2016-03-07-kendrick-lamar-untitled-unmastered-album-sales

Kendrick Lamar’s “untitled unmastered.” Will Be Highest Selling Rap Album of 2016 So Far [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly is often talked about in terms of being too strange and jazz-centric for mainstream music listeners or hip-hop heads, but the mathematical truth is that the album wasn't just... Read More