New Kendrick Lamar Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


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Kendrick Lamar Scrapped “Two or Three Albums” to Make “To Pimp a Butterfly” [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar recently said that it will be twenty years before people truly understand the impact of To Pimp a Butterfly, including himself, and judging by this new, oral history published in the lead up to GRAMMY... Read More

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“Kendrick Lamar Is My Baby” Says Delusional Jay Electronica [Feature ]

A few days ago Jay Electronica took to Periscope to say he'd slap 50 Cent and I ignored him because a rapper who's never put out an album threatening a rapper who hasn't had a hit song in nine years... Read More

2016-02-05-kendrick-lamar-induct-nwa-rock-n-roll-hall-of-fame

Kendrick Lamar to Induct N.W.A Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame [Feature ]

Straight Outta Compton is about to go straight into Cleveland. Back in December, it was announced that N.W.A would be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame alongside Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Chicago and Steve... Read More

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Kendrick Lamar Says “To Pimp a Butterfly” Will Still Be Relevant in 20 Years [Feature ]

Drake may be writing punchlines about Obama, but Kendrick Lamar is talking to Obama. As both Kendrick Lamar and Drake continue to emerge as the biggest hip-hop voices of their generation, it's increasingly... Read More

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President Obama Picks Kendrick Over Drake in a Rap Battle [Feature ]

Kendrick and Drake are easily two of the biggest rappers of this era. For years the two have been the subject of many debates and conversations, but the one that is constantly reoccurring is, who would win in a... Read More

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Kendrick Lamar’s “Pay It Forward” Video Proves He’s a Man on a Mission [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar released a new video. It's directed by Dave Meyers & The Little Homies, but it’s not what you think. This isn’t a traditional music video from TPAB, it's not a new song... Read More

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Obama Met With Kendrick Lamar in the White House: “Can You Believe We’re Both in This Oval Office?” [Feature ]

In 1987, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is born in Compton, California. Around the same time, Barack Obama is working as a community organizer in Chicago while preparing to apply to law school. 28 years... Read More

2016-01-11-j-cole-kendrick-lamar-album-not-a-good-idea

Forbidden Fruit: Why a J. Cole & Kendrick Album Isn’t a Good Idea [Feature ]

For years it’s been whispered that J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar are working on a joint project, the original announcement came years ago during their raising domination, when they were still newcomers gaining... Read More

2016-01-08-kendrick-lamar-fallon-performance

Kendrick Lamar’s Fallon Performance Proves Once Again He’s the Chosen One [Feature ]

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Kendrick Lamar wowed us with an amazing televised performance of an unreleased, (currently) untitled song. Appearing on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,... Read More

2016-01-04-kendrick-lamar-on-fallon

Kendrick Lamar’s Probably Going to Do Something Amazing This Week on Jimmy Fallon [Feature ]

If late show performances by Kendrick Lamar were some of your favorite hip-hop moments in 2015, then you have a lot to look forward to in 2016. On Thursday, January 7, Lamar is scheduled for perform on The Tonight Show... Read More

2015-12-17-best-emcee-2015-kendrick-lamar-botbawards

Best Emcee of 2015: Kendrick Lamar #BOTBAwards [Feature ]

[Welcome to the 2015 edition of the Best of the Booth Awards, DJBooth's annual selection of the best music of the year. For a more detailed explanation and a full list of all the categories and... Read More

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Best Hip-Hop Album of 2015: Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” #BOTBAwards [Feature ]

[Welcome to the 2015 edition of the Best of the Booth Awards, DJBooth's annual selection of the best music of the year. For a more detailed explanation and a full list of all the categories and... Read More

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Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q’s Fight Was Real But “Nothing Serious” [Feature ]

TDE's been without question one of the most successful crews of the last last five years, and they've done it with a combination of staggering talent, hard work and most importantly a seemingly unshakable bond. You... Read More

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Kendrick Lamar Writes XXL Essay: “I Know I’m Chosen. I Know I’m a Favorite” [Feature ]

2015 was the year that both Drake and Kendrick Lamar reached the next level of their careers, and the year that the difference between them as artists came into distinct focus. In 2015 Drake truly announced his... Read More

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President Obama Picks Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much a Dollar Cost” As His Favorite Song of 2015 [Feature ]

We may as well call 2015 the year of Kendrick.  The To Pimp A Butterfly artist has been throwing dots throughout the calendar year and as we near the end, he may have received some of his highest praise to date. In a... Read More

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Kendrick Lamar Leads the 2016 Grammys Nominations (Complete List of Nominees) [Feature ]

It looks like the Grammys are looking to make up with Kendrick Lamar. The annual award show announced their nominations for the 2016 edition this morning and the To Pimp A Butterfly rapper led all nominees with 11.... Read More

2015-11-30-unpacking-kendrick-lamar-j-cole-black-friday-singles

Raise the Bar: Unpacking Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole’s “Black Friday” Singles [Feature ]

By now we've all had time to sit down with the simultaneous release of J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar's "Black Friday" records. Featuring the MCs trading beats from their respective albums, much has been said and written... Read More

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Is a Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole Joint Album Coming in February? [Feature ]

On Thanksgiving, while the internet was dining on Lil Wayne's No Ceilings 2 with a side of Erykah Badu's new "mixtape" and a generous helping of Lil Bibby's free crack, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar were... Read More

2015-11-20-paris-attacks-kendrick-lamar-mortal-man

Finding Strength in Kendrick’s “Mortal Man” After Barely Missing the Paris Attacks [Feature ]

"Luckily you guys are home …" It was a long awaited dream of mine to visit the city of Paris, a dream that was finally fulfilled on Friday, November 6. I traveled abroad along with my better half to visit old friends... Read More

2015-11-18-kendrick-lamar-closing-to-pimp-a-butterfly

Kendrick Lamar to Retire “To Pimp A Butterfly”? [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar wrapped up his eight city Kunta's Groove Sessions run with a show last week in Oakland and in the wake of the tour ending one of the producers of the album recently revealed the album may be... Read More

2015-11-10-kendrick-lamar-overly-dedicated-legacy

Revisiting “Overly Dedicated,” The Album That Birthed Kendrick Lamar’s Career [Feature ]

Friday Night Lights was the soundtrack that blew from the speakers a chill that mirrored the icy wind of my Atlanta winter, the weather matched the subdued yet sanguine mood that the music teetered on, J. Cole picked the... Read More

2015-10-28-kendrick-lamar-continues-visual-dominance-these-walls

Kendrick Lamar Continues Visual Dominance With The Hilarious “These Walls” [Feature ]

Kendrick continues his string of immaculate music videos with the release of “These Walls.” Well, it’s not just a music visual but a black comedy, narrated by Corey Holcomb, well known for his roles... Read More

2015-10-21-kendrick-lamar-national-symphony-orchestra-live

Kendrick Lamar & National Symphony Orchestra Deliver Stirring Live Performance [Feature ]

Have you ever wondered what Kendrick Lamar would sound like when backed by an orchestra? If you were lucky enough to be at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts concert hall in Washington, D.C., on... Read More

2015-09-21-kendrick-lamar-mortal-man-poem

The Power of Kendrick Lamar’s “Mortal Man” Poem [Feature ]

It's been six months since Kendrick Lamar released his groundbreaking third studio album, To Pimp A Butterfly.  Stuffed with social commentary, raw emotion and powerful storytelling, TPAB is a record that... Read More

2015-09-10-kendrick-lamar-late-show-stephen-colbert-performance

Kendrick Lamar Performs Incredible “TPAB” Medley on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert [Feature ]

All future musical guests of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert have their work cut out for them, as Kendrick Lamar graced the stage as the first official music act last night and performed an incredible medley from To... Read More

2015-09-02-kendrick-lamar-to-pimp-a-butterfly-take-2-album-review

Kendrick Lamar’s Beyond-Classic “To Pimp a Butterfly” | Take 2 Album Review [Feature ]

"Technology is a glittering lure, but there is the rare occasion when the public can be engaged on a level beyond flash. The most important idea in advertising is ‘new.’ It creates an itch, and you simply... Read More

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Jay Rock - Easy Bake ft. Kendrick Lamar & SZA [Stream]

As we continue to wait (im)patiently for Jay Rock‘s forthcoming 90059 album, or at least for news concerning a finalized release date, a new offering from the LP has hit the ‘net. Produced by ThankGod4Cody, The... Read More

2015-08-20-jay-rock-didnt-murder-kendrick-on-money-trees

Jay Rock Didn’t Murder Kendrick on “Money Trees” [Feature ]

Jay Rock is so hot right now not even a money tree could shade him. With a few record releases, a listening session and an album that we may be able to hashtag and pre-order into existence the Jay Rock train is picking up... Read More

2015-08-13-two-years-later-how-kendrick-lamar-control-verse-changed-hip-hop

Two Years Later, How Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse Changed Hip-Hop [Feature ]

[Art by vadivisuals] It’s an annual event. The corndog, the fried onion, the funnel cake, the indigestion the next day. Shooting up a balloon with a water gun game like Birdman ordered me to. Petting... Read More

2015-08-13-kendrick-lamar-interviews-nwa-they-talk-pusha-t-eazy-e

Kendrick Lamar Interviews N.W.A, They Talk History, Eazy E, Pusha T & More [Feature ]

[Photo Credit via Billboard] Have you ever dreamed about interviewing your idol? What about four of them? Thanks to Billboard Magazine, on the eve of Straight Outta Compton's wide release to theatres, Kendrick... Read More

2015-08-12-kendrick-lamar-to-pimp-a-butterfly-unreleased-songs

Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly,” the B-Sides Collection [Feature ]

[Art by DJNowGraphics] Yesterday we brought you the news that Kendrick Lamar would be the first musical guest on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and that reminded us of the incredible live performance he closed out... Read More

2015-08-11-kendrick-lamar-first-musical-guest-stephen-colbert-late-show

Kendrick Lamar Tapped as Stephen Colbert’s First Late Show Musical Guest [Feature ]

[Photo Credit: Matt De Mello] Endings come with new beginnings. The Colbert Report is being followed by the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and after the Colbert Report ended with Kendrick Lamar as its last... Read More

2015-08-06-kendrick-flipped-tupac-into-for-free

Traffic Jam: How Kendrick Flipped a Forgotten Tupac Song Into “For Free?” [Feature ]

Before we proceed, we all agree that Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest rappers alive? Right? Right. Ok, glad it’s unanimous. But what, exactly, makes him great? Is it that flow? His lyrics? Concepts? His ear for... Read More

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Glasses Malone - Thuggin’ (Remix) ft. Killer Mike & Kendrick Lamar [Stream]

Glasses Malone‘s Thuggin’ single, which features Kendrick Lamar and was released three months ago, has received a remix treatment. Joining the track is Run The Jewels member Killer Mike, who lectures listeners on... Read More

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Kendrick Lamar - For Free? (Interlude) [Stream]

“This dick ain’t free.” Please stand up if you thought Kendrick Lamar‘s For Free? (Interlude) would get a visual treatment? Exactly, you can remain seated. The Terrace Martin-produced effort is the... Read More

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MTV Announces ‘15 Video Music Award Nominees, Kendrick Lamar Leads The Pack [Feature ]

It's about that time again, when summer winds down and the music industry comes together for one night to celebrate the time-honored tradition of music videos... that are only played on the internet. That's... Read More

2015-07-06-kendrick-lamar-cartoons-cereal

Inside Kendrick Lamar’s Unreleased Classic, “Cartoons & Cereal” [Feature ]

Sometimes I forget that "Cartoon & Cereal" exists, but every time I remember the record it feels like Christmas morning. Last Tuesday was Christmas. As you know, Kendrick recently dropped his video for... Read More

2015-07-2-breakdown-kendrick-lamar-alright-video

The Definitive Breakdown of Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” Video [Feature ]

On Sunday night, the opening of B.E.T.’s 2015 Awards, Kendrick Lamar stood upon a police car covered in graffiti while a tattered American flag waved in the background, rapping the lyrics to a modern day Negro... Read More

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Kendrick Lamar - Alright [Stream]

UPDATE: Read “The Definitive Breakdown of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Alright’ Video” Wow. Kendrick Lamar has released the Colin Tilley-directed visuals for Alright, a standout selection off his sophomore... Read More

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Bilal - Money Over Love ft. Kendrick Lamar [Stream]

Though the song leaked previously, we now have the official, complete version of Bilal‘s latest single, Money Over Love. The record is produced by Adrian Younge and features Kendrick Lamar, for whom the New York-based... Read More

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Jidenna - Classic Man (Remix) ft. Kendrick Lamar [Stream]

The original was released four months ago, but the growing buzz around Jidenna‘s debut single, Classic Man, has yet to slow. Nearly 9 million video views later, it’s obvious we have a hit record on our hands. To... Read More

2015-26-05-kendrick-lamar-tde-old-videos

Opening Up Kendrick & TDE’s Forgotten Video Vault [Feature ]

I spent a good chunk of last week really diving into the history of Kendrick and TDE and I found A TON of dope stuff - one thing leads to another, and before you know it I've spent an hour trying to track down his... Read More

2015-05-22-kendrick-lamar-lyrics-story

The Incredible Story of Kendrick Lamar’s Early Years via His Lyrics [Feature ]

Like an ancient fossil, hip-hop has its buried treasures, but instead of being buried under layers of sediment, they’re buried under layers of cat videos, dead websites and tweets. We get so much information at such a... Read More

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Kendrick Lamar - PARTYNAUSEOUS ft. Lady Gaga [Stream]

Back in May of 2012, Lady Gaga tweeted that she and Kendrick Lamar had recorded a record for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. For whatever reason (Gaga insisted the reason was due to creative differences), the record wasn’t... Read More

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Taylor Swift - Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar [Stream]

Well, here it is. Taylor Swift‘s first Booth feature. No doubt you’ve heard about her latest music video and its seemingly endless list of cameos - not to mention it’s inclusion of Kendrick Lamar - and here... Read More

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Glasses Malone - Thuggin’ ft. Kendrick Lamar [Stream]

It’s been awhile since Glasses Malone last stepped into the Booth, but that’s no longer the case now that his much-anticipated collaboration with Kendrick Lamar is finally out. In case you forgot, the West Coast... Read More

2015-04-20-kendrick-lamar-kill-someone

What if Kendrick Lamar Really Did Kill Someone? [Feature ]

He watched House Party and ate Apple Jacks, sold Sega games while his cousin sold crack, pumped Reeboks while his uncle pumped packs. Since his introduction to the world, Kendrick Lamar has been the good kid from an ugly... Read More

2015-04-17-kendrick-lamar-behind-the-scenes-king-kunta-video

Kendrick Lamar Gives Fans Behind the Scenes Look at “King Kunta” Video [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar is giving fans a behind the scenes look at the making of his latest set of visuals for "King Kunta." The single, which is the third song released from the highly-acclaimed To Pimp A Butterfly, follows "i"... Read More

2015-04-15-scoe-kendrick-lamar-dr-dre-back-in-the-day

Was This Scoe & Kendrick Lamar “Back in the Day” Snippet for Dr. Dre’s “Detox”? [Feature ]

Early Wednesday morning, a snippet of an unreleased Scoe record, "Back In The Day," surfaced on SoundCloud that features Kendrick Lamar and references Dr. Dre's forever-delayed album, Detox. The :38 second clip... Read More

2015-04-10-flying-lotus-shares-unreleased-kendrick-lamar-collaboration

Flying Lotus Shares Unreleased Kendrick Lamar Collaboration, “Eyes Above” [Feature ]

Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar work well together. First there was a Lamar-assisted single, "Never Catch Me," and then FlyLo's "Wesley's Theory" on "future classic" (his words, not ours) To Pimp A Butterfly.... Read More

2015-04-07-kendrick-lamar-to-guest-on-a-remix-of-kanye-wests-all-day

Kendrick Lamar To Guest on a Remix of Kanye West’s “All Day”? [Feature ]

To date, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar have not been featured on the same record, but soon that might change. Despite the lack of an announced release date (will we even get one?) for Ye's forthcoming album, So Help... Read More

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Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta [Stream]

Update: The Director X-directed visuals for Kendrick’s King Kunta single have been added. We’ve been waiting to hear Kendrick Lamar‘s King Kunta for literally months now, and with K. Dot’s... Read More

2015-3-31-kendrick-lamar-to-pimp-a-butterfly-album-review

I Still Refuse to Review Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” Album [Feature ]

Please enable Javascript to watch this video I completely understand that this is a weird post since it's about how I won't be doing a follow-up review of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, not yet.... Read More

2015-03-25-kendrick-lamar-scores-metacritic-top-rated-album

Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” #1 Rated Hip-Hop Album of All-Time, Tops Outkast [Feature ]

(Art by Yann Couedor) Well, that didn't take very long. Kendrick Lamar's new album, To Pimp a Butterfly, has achieved a score of 96 on Metacritic, a website that aggregates reviews of music albums... Read More

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It’s OK If You Don’t Like Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” [Feature ]

The day Yeezus leaked online I witnessed a rare emotional shift, eager anticipation became confused outrage in real time. This wasn’t the album that people imagined, months of hype shattered, Yeezus descended... Read More

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Kendrick Lamar Breaks His Own Spotify Streaming Record [Feature ]

Remember when we reported on Tuesday, that Kendrick Lamar broke Drake's worldwide, single day record for most streamed album?  24 hours later that record has been broken. So.... To Pimp A Butterfly... Read More

2015-03-18-kendrick-lamar-to-pimp-a-butterfly-album-credits

All 71 People on Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” Album [Feature ]

  (Art by WHIP, who's awesome and you should check out.) For the past three days I've been wrestling with To Pimp A Butterfly like we were in a cage match for the championship belt and Kendrick is winning.... Read More

2015-03-17-kendricks-to-pimp-a-butterfly-breaks-spotify-record

Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” Breaks Spotify Streaming Record [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar really is King. According to Top Dawg Entertainment CEO, Anthony Tiffith, Lamar's new album, To Pimp A Butterfly, now holds the worldwide, single day record for most streamed album. To Pimp a... Read More

2015-03-15-album-review-kendrick-lamar-to-pimp-a-butterfly

1 Listen Album Review: Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” [Feature ]

Holy. Moses.  I'm not sure what's happening in life right now. It feels like my parents invited me over for Thanksgiving dinner, but when I showed up instead of serving turkey and mashed potatoes... Read More

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Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly [Album]

Holy. Moses.  I'm not sure what's happening in life right now. It feels like my parents invited me over for Thanksgiving dinner, but when I showed up insted of serving turkey and mashed potatoes... Read Full Review

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My Pain: Why Kendrick Lamar’s “#Section80” is Better Than “GKMC” [Feature ]

The overpriced Louis Vuitton suitcase leans up against the front door, an expensive homage to the Kanye West that taught you about soul samples and gold diggers. A plane ticket with paradise as the destination sits... Read More

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The Official Tracklist for Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” Album (Exclusive) [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly is the most anticipated hip-hop album of the year, perhaps even the most anticipated in hip-hop history, and DJBooth has the official tracklist.  The album is currently... Read More

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Heat Check: How Do We Feel About Kendrick’s “The Blacker The Berry”? [Feature ]

It's easy to break the internet at 4AM on a Sunday (cough cough, Drake). It's easy to break the internet at the end of the year when there hasn't been a big album released all damn year (cough cough, J.Cole).... Read More

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Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker The Berry [Stream]

On Sunday, Kendrick Lamar picked up two GRAMMY awards for 2014 single i. Today, with guns blazing, he set fire to the internet. To celebrate the much-deserved wins with his fans, TDE‘s bread and butter emcee has... Read More

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Chris Brown ft. Kendrick Lamar - Autumn Leaves [Stream]

When you’re (arguably) the biggest artist in R&B, and you’ve got a record with the (arguably) most prominent rapper in the game on your album, you’re not gonna pass up the chance to drop it as a video... Read More