Tuesday, May 14, 2013
While I think that every song from Solange's True EP deserves its own spotlight, I'm glad that "Looks Good With Trouble" has been gifted with a verse by Kendrick Lamar. Stream the duo's first collab below, and be sure to purchase the single HERE if you're vibin!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Check out the official video below as Mike Epps and Kendrick conduct this year's most ig'nant baptism, and be sure to cop good kid, m.A.A.d city in stores now!"
As a bonus, hit the jump to see Kendrick Lamar as principle for a day at Providence, RI's Mount Pleasant High School.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Not too long after releasing the remix of "How Many Drinks," Miguel and Kendrick Lamar team up to present the visuals to the Kaleidoscope Dream cut. Watch the Clark Jackson directed video below, and hit the jump to catch Miguel's recent interview with the Breakfast Club.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
KiD CuDi caused a lot of commotion when he announced his amicable departure from G.O.O.D. Music, but the focus now rests on his album Indicud which is set to hit stores on April 23. One of the most anticipated tracks on the project was the Kendrick Lamar featured "Solo Dolo Pt. 2," which we are now privileged to hear since the album leaked to the masses. Don't worry though. Cudi's not mad about it...
I aint trippin bout my album leakin.Im the best.Love it.April 23
— Scott Mescudi (@ducidni) April 8, 2013
Kid Cudi ft. Kendrick Lamar - Solo Dolo Pt. 2 Lyrics
Hit the jump to watch a clip of Cudi's interview with the LA Leakers as he speaks on what it was like working with Kendrick Lamar.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Miguel's latest single "How Many Drinks" is already getting decent spins on the radio, but it's sure to get more as fellow Cali leader of the new school Kendrick Lamar joins him on the remix.
Stream the single below, and hit the comments with your thoughts!
In related news, Kendrick Lamar and Miguel are covering the latest issue in VIBE where they discuss their peers and discuss the direction that R&B is headed.
Miguel also has some interesting thoughts on Frank Ocean's announcement about his sexuality coinciding with the release of both of their albums. Might be a little bit of a rivalry brewing... Click HERE to read more.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Black Hippy headlined this year's Paid Dues Festival as Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, and Jay Rock performed a handful of collaborations and solo tracks from their already deep collection.
Courtesy of Hip Hop Heisenberg, catch clips from their Paid Dues set, which include a few tracks from good kid, m.A.A.d city and ScHoolboy Q's latest single.
Kendrick Lamar - "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe (Remix)"
Black Hippy - "Black Lip Bastard (Remix)"
It's safe to say that Young Jeezy's "R.I.P." brings life to the club, and it looks like the single isn't going anywhere as he recruited West Coast heavyweights Kendrick Lamar and YG to appear alongside him on the remix.
I'm not shocked that K. Dot spits the best verse on the remix, but I am surprised that I'm giving #2 to Chris Brown, who comes for Drake on his sixteen saying: "And if you started from the bottom gon' and come out the closet." Let the subliminal shots continue!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Previously: Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay-Z - "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" (Remix)
Monday, March 18, 2013
First previewed at SXSW by Young Guru (video after the jump), Kendrick Lamar is joined by his former Def Jam boss on the remix to good kid, m.A.A.d city favorite "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe." Listen below as Jay-Z goes back to his rapid fire flow of his early days while Kendrick demolishes his two verses.
Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay-Z - "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" (Remix) Lyrics
Hit the jump to watch Young Guru break the record at SXSW.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
|Photo Courtesy of Spin.com|
Saturday, March 9, 2013
If Funk Flex can bring together my two favorite artists, he's forever good in my book.
Added to Flex's impressive lineup so far for his upcoming mixtape Who You Mad At? Me Or Myself?, "Street Dreamin" features Bridget Kelly over a Shea Taylor production sampling the classic 2Pac "Got My Mind Made Up." To make things even better, MTV's Hottest MC Kendrick Lamar adds an always solid verse at the start of the track.
"Street Dreamin" first caught my attention at Bridget Kelly's meet in greet at Tags II in Atlanta. Trust me, there's more heat to come.
Friday, February 22, 2013
"Poetic Justice" may be the most commercial/radio friendly track on good kid, m.A.A.d city, but leave it to Kendrick Lamar and his TDE family to take the record to a deeper level with powerful visuals. Watch the video below as Drake is ignorant to the tragedy that just hit his Club Paradise Tour peer.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Kendrick Lamar hit a lot of milestones in 2012, and things don't seem to be stalling one bit for the TDE forerunner who took to Saturday Night Live to perform his hit singles "Swimming Pools" and "Poetic Justice." Big congrats to Kendrick and his team on "Swimming Pools," which was officially certified platinum this week!
"Swimming Pools (Drank)"
Hit the jump to watch a less serious side of Kendrick as he assists Adam Levine and The Lonely Island in the hilarious video for "YOLO."
Friday, January 25, 2013
Kendrick Lamar stopped by Hot 97 and kicked three freestyles for Funkmaster Flex over some NY classics. Interesting to hear some new bars from the Compton King, especially over tracks made for Mobb Deep, Nas and Wu-Tang. good kid, m.A.A.d city in stores now!
Parts 2 & 3 after the jump...
I took a little sabbatical from blogging late last year to shift my focus a little more from reporting what kind of music was out there to creating. While I plan to continue sharing great music with all my loyal G's out there, look forward to more mixes which I intend to make better with each and every edition.
During my brief break, I put together The Re-Up, which a lot of people seemed to enjoy and pass around. Since it's the weekend it's the perfect time to give this a spin and take a nice, healthy shot of Turnup juice. Check out the rest of the repertoire on Mixcloud and be sure to let your support be known!
For bookings in Atlanta, St. Louis, Charlotte and the surrounding areas, email DJHourglass@gangstasuseemoticons.com. It's hourglass time so phuck yo clock!
Friday, January 18, 2013
In a new mini series from APluzFilms, producer, emcee and instrumentalist Terrace Martin dissects his experience creating "Real" from good kid, m.A.A.d city. The song is definitely a favorite of mine, thanks to its lighthearted sound paired with a strong message.
A musical genius in his own right, Terrace gives a lot of credit to the mind of Kendrick Lamar who was not only responsible for his verses but for a lot of the melodies included in the production. Watch Part 1 of the interview below, and look for the next installment to hit the net next week.
In the meantime, Terrace's 3ChordFold is still in the works... get ready!
Previously: Terrace Martin ft. Dom Kennedy & Punch - How I Live
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ab-Soul helps lead our generation away from our Control Systems as he and Kendrick Lamar star in the visuals to "ILLuminate." Definitely a visual that'll have you thinking of what's holding you back or what you've escaped from.
Do your brain a favor and cop Ab-Soul's latest album if you haven't already.
Directed by Fredo Tovar and Scott Fleishman
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Kendrick Lamar's good kid m.A.A.d city is already gold, and just 420 K from platinum. While his singles "Swimming Pools" and "Poetic Justice" are on the radio about every 20 minutes (ecstatic about this!), he keeps the momentum going by dropping the visuals to the Hit-Boy produced "Backseat Freestyle."
Meet the family and the notorious Sherane (well an actress playing her) below, and be sure to hit the jump for Life + Times' latest Decoded episode where Kendrick explains the story behind my favorite track on the album "Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst."
Directed by Jerome D, Dave Free & Kendrick Lamar
Thursday, September 6, 2012
All of the singles from Colin Munroe's Unsung Hero mixtape have done amazing on the site, and for great reason. The guy is great. Who thought I'd be over here listening to goth beats blended with pop and hip hop? With Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, RZA and more all involved on Unsung Hero, do yourself a favor and hit play on Colin Munroe's latest effort.
Download: Colin Munroe - Unsung Hero
Previously: Colin Munroe ft. K.Flay - Your Eyes
Big Sean stopped the Internet last night when he dropped his new mixtape Detroit, and it was for good reason. With features from J. Cole, Common, Juicy J, French Montana, Chris Brown, Royce Da 5'9'', Jhene Aiko, and more, Big Sean may have overshadowed Weezy with the hottest mixtape of the week. Stream and download the project below, and let me know what you think about this G.O.O.D. Music soldier reppin' his city.