Compton’s Kendrick Lamar hits the red carpet for the AMA Awards and sits down with Jordin Sparks and Lance Bass for a quick interview. Sparks and Bass get right to work and ask the TDE rapper to share his thoughts on being nominated, the success of Good Kid m.A.A.d City and what it’s like touring with Kanye West. Lamar also touches on his motivation to deliver energy packed performances for fans and admits he’s only a student compared to West.
Kendrick Lamar tore down the stage in Philadelphia for Powerhouse 2013 as the rapper jumped into “Money Trees” and “Backseat Freestyle” featured on his platinum selling Good Kid m.A.A.d. City LP. Backed by a live band, the Compton native performed his fan favorites and elevated the level of excitement in the venue. Take a look at the video coverage courtesy of HipHopSince1987 to see Kendrick holdin’ it down at the Power 99fm sponsored event.
Here’s an extended interview with Kendrick Lamar as the rapper recently made an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show. The TDE rapper addresses what the meaning is behind his Good Kid m.A.A.dCity title, his Compton roots and Pharrell comparing him to legendary singer Bob Dylan for the power behind his messages. Arsenio also enlightens Kendrick to Ice Cube’s recent comments about being a fan of the Compton rapper and listening to his music while Kendrick explains to viewers that he mostly listens to oldies. The controversy that surrounded Kendrick’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control” and his thoughts on its impact also served as the topic of discussion. Take a look as K. Dot speaks on the current state of West Coast Hip Hop, breaks down the significance behind Black Hippy and so much more.
Kendrick Lamar not only had an insightful and candid interview with talk show host Arsenio Hall on his new show but decided to take the stage and perform the first half of “m.A.A.d. City.” The energy packed cut off Lamar’s platinum selling Good Kid m.A.A.d. City LP had the audience in attendance excited as K. Dot put on a great show with a live band.
Compton native Kendrick Lamar sits down with HYPETRAK in Hong Kong for his first ever interview in Asia. Kendrick does heads overseas for the Beats By Dre Asia tour and opens up on what he thinks about music being able to take him so far and around the world. K. Dot also shares his thoughts on touring with Dr. Dre and what it means to him for his major label debut Good Kid m.A.A.d. City to reach platinum status. Take a look at Lamar give insight behind what TDE means and much more in the visual below.
While performing out in Brooklyn last night, Kendrick Lamar decided to take the opportunity to send a live shot right back in Meek Mill’s direction after his recent “Ooh Kill ‘Em” diss. Take a look as the Compton, Calif. native subliminally shouts, “There’s one nigga in particular that needs to realize that there’s ‘levels’ to this shit. I’m mother fuckin’ king Kendrick.” However, according to AllHipHop.com who was present for the show, Kendrick had a few more choice words for Meek.
Kendrick Lamar takes the stage at Rock The Bells 2013 live in San Bernardino at San Manuel Amphitheater. Watch as the TDE artist delivers a dope performance of “Backseat Freestyle” and “Fuckin’ Problems” for a packed house full of screaming fans.