Posts Tagged ‘Kendrick Lamar’


Kendrick Lamar and SZA capture the dignity and beauty of black culture in the stunning visuals for “All the Stars.” In the various scenes, Kenny takes on an “anointed one” role as he literally navigates over a sea of followers and later holds court as a street leader of a Trenchtown-style neighborhood. SZA’s presence is more mystical as she navigates through the stars as a distant observer. You’ll notice the elegant, larger than life presentation of the black women as gatekeepers.

The Black Panther OST hits streaming outlets on February 9.



To continue building the anticipation for the February 16 release of Marvel’s Black Panther, Top Dawg has dropped the second offering from the soundtrack in “King’s Dead.” It’s billed as a Jay Rock track and you’ll understand why when you hear him spazz on the opening verse. Future goes into strange territory when he begins using weird voices (was that supposed to be some type of homage to Kendrick?). And Kenny plays the closer and gets the benefit of a beat switch.

Since this is also being billed as the first single from Jay Rock’s next project, it would have made more sense for his verse to go last. However, it’s a small nitpick for an overall solid track. The soundtrack will be available February 9.

[Video] Kendrick Lamar ft. Zacari – “LOVE”

Posted: December 23, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Another world premiere (thanks, Kid Capri). To close out the year, Kendrick has dropped visuals for one of the most pop radio accessible tracks off DAMN in “Love.” If you’re in a serious relationship, I’m sure you can relate to this.

[Video] Rapsody ft. Lance Skiiwalker – “Power”

Posted: October 28, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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“The power of the spirit makes the old heads holler.” Rapsody and Lance Skiiwalker muse on the many levels of strength in these new visuals for “Power.” Unfortunately, Kendrick couldn’t make the video so his part was cut. However, you should still be satisfied as the video jump for beautiful images of power (children growing, women celebrating each other, man working out/sparring) to some that are more destructive (guns, alcohol self-medication etc.). Rapsody’s excellent Laila’s Wisdom album is available now.


You never know where Kung Fu Kenny is going to end up these days. Still basking in the acclaim of his DAMN project, Kendrick hops on Future’s “Mask Off” for a reflective verse. Expect this feauture to be a bit polarizing as it’s a marked departure from the original’s tone with inflections that are at times reminiscent of Bone Thugs. Content-wise, he takes a surreal attitude at his success.

Platinum Platinum Platinum

Gotta look at self and ask what happened

How y’all let a conscious nigga go commercial while only making conscious albums

How y’all let the braids on TV

How y’all let the hood at the table

Now y’all don’t even know how to rate him…

Check it out and drop your thoughts.

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[Video] Kendrick Lamar – “DNA”

Posted: April 18, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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What’s in your genetic makeup? Kendrick Lamar pays homage to the homies and sets that molded the man he is today. Acclaimed actor Don Cheadle is also along for the ride as an interrogator. DAMN is available now.

[Video] Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”

Posted: March 30, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Is it possible to be humble when you’re the most critically-acclaimed emcee of your generation? Kendrick Lamar’s new video puts that question to the test with seemingly random scenes ranging from The Last Supper to mobbing through L.A. streets. “Humble” is our second look at Kdot’s upcoming album — can lightning strike four times in a row?