Kendrick Lamar will be appearing on Los Angeles' Power 106 later this morning to respond to the "controversy" his verse on the Big Sean b-side "Control" brought upon. Power 106 released a preview ahead of time, which you can listen to in the replies.
The irony of that line is that the people that actually understood it and got it was the actual Kings of New York — sitting down with them this past week, and them understanding that it’s not about actually being the King of whatever coast, it’s about leaving the mark to be as great as Big, as great as Pac.
Drake has revealed the artwork for his upcoming album, Nothing Was The Same (in stores September 24th), and it's pretty interesti--- hahahaha, sorry I couldn't keep a straight face. Check out the artwork in the replies.
It's time to pick up your ball and go home because Kendrick Lamar just turned out the lights with his verse on "Control (HOF)," a new track from Big Sean also featuring Jay Electronica and production from No I.D.. Good game, good effort. Check the track out in the replies.
You can stream a new Earl Sweatshirt track titled "Burgundy" (featuring production from Pharrell) over at XXL. Doris hits stores on August 20th and the rapper will also be appearing on tonight's episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, so set those DVRs.
Last night, Jay Z premiered Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film on HBO. It was directed by Mark Romanek at the Pace Gallery in NYC. It includes cameos from Judd Apatow, Taraji P Henson, Marina Abramovic, Wale, and more. Watch it in the replies.
Childish Gambino has released a new trailer that features Chance The Rapper and Trinidad James playing Connect 4, as well as appearances by Flying Lotus, Danielle Fishel (better known as Topanga from Boy Meets World), and porn star Abella Anderson. Word is mum on what this is for other than Glover stating that the director's cut is coming "next week". You can view it in the replies.
Shad will release Flying Colours on October 15th through Black Box Recordings. You can check out the music video for a song called "Stylin" in the replies alongside his upcoming mostly Canadian tour dates.
On Drake's "Jodeci Freestyle," J. Cole rapped "I’m artistic, you ****** is autistic, retarded." Following some outcry, he has issued an apology. Drake has since joined Cole with his own apology via his website, claiming responsibility for the lyric as it was on his song.