In episode 2 we break down Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ LP, Weezy’s new music video and contract situation with Cash Money, Marissa Mendez’s comments on ‘I’ll Name This Podcast Later,’ the resurgence of Charles Hamitlon & ASAP Yams’ cause of death.
Kendrick Lamar steps into the spotlight as a nominee for the GRAMMY’s Best New Artist. Take a look as the Compton native sits down and shares a few words for the camera on the struggle to make it to the top of the rap food chain. Lamar shares what his busy lifestyle is like and what it takes as an artist to remain creative and deliver quality material despite the lack of hours in a day.
Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar link up for a new Beats By Dre commercial to promote the company’s new wireless pill designed speaker just in time for the holidays. Check out Lamar and the West Coast legend as they work hard in the studio on a new track. There’s also a scene where Lamar shows off the song to some friends at the local barbershop before heading back to the studio with Dre to finish up what they started.
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 was all the way live tonight as he took the stage at the 2013 American Music Awards for a special performance. The TDE front man treated audience members and viewers at home to a dope live rendition of “Swimming Pools” and “Poetic Justice.” Lamar’s new label mate, SZA, was also in attendance as she provided background vocals for the Compton rapper’s Good Kid m.A.A.d. City standout tracks.
Kendrick Lamar sits down and shares a personal story of running into some screaming and crying fans while out on tour. The Compton emcee opens up on what the moment meant to him after the teary eyed women explained they were fans of his Section 80 project and were just talking about his music. Lamar explains how his young female fans felt about the random occurrence which they feel was divine intervention at work.
Revolt TV’s Sharon Carpenter jumps on Skype with Trinidad James for an exclusive interview to get the Atlanta native’s thoughts on the controversy surrounding his New York comments. James opens things up by clarifying that the message he was trying to convey on stage in Brooklyn was that he feels Atlanta runs New York radio. The “All Gold Everything” rapper shares the motivation behind his comment and explains that he blames the media for instigating the situation by only focusing on one excerpt. James goes on to say that he would never disrespect New York, his choice of words he used wasn’t what he really meant and more.
Plenty of eyebrows were raised recently at Trinidad James’ live show in New York. The Atlanta native decided to stop midway through his set to go on rant about the decline of New York hip hop and spoke highly of his forthcoming album which is currently in the works for 2014. James reflected on the city’s former dominance of the music industry with hometown acts like Dipset and didn’t bite his tongue when he blurted that the South runs New York hip hop. In fact, James came off very disrespectful as he explained to the audience that East Coast rappers might as well claim to be from Atlanta. In-between Trinidad’s offensive comments, the rapper also decided to briefly weigh in on Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” line about being “King of New York.”
Apparently even GQ is capitalizing on exclusive content and visuals these days as they release a new “GQ Freestyle” with Kendrick Lamar. The video showcases the young Compton native as he gets spruced by for his GQ Men of the Year photo shoot with the magazine. In between all the flashing lights, Lamar stops to drop a couple of bars in front of a white backdrop as a few extras on set make sure he looks real dapper for the camera. Kendrick Lamar is set to be featured in the December 2013 issue of GQ.
Jhene Aiko’s new EP, Sail Out, officially releases today and fans finally get to hear in full her standout collaboration with Kendrick Lamar titled “Stay Ready (What A Life).” The beautiful singer-songwriter serves up a nice smooth and melodic jam that finds both artists showcasing their undeniable chemistry.