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New Music Alert! Kendrick Lamar & SZA release new track ‘All the Stars’ for Marvel’s upcoming film ‘Black Panther’

| January 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
New Music Alert! Kendrick Lamar & SZA release new track  ‘All the Stars’ for Marvel’s upcoming film ‘Black Panther’

Kendrick Lamar and SZA unveiled a new song, “All the Stars,” set to appear on the soundtrack for Marvel’s upcoming movie, Black Panther. Lamar and his TDE label boss, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, produced and curated the Black Panther soundtrack.

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Breaking News! The Grammy Nominations are in and Jay Z leads the pack with 8 nominations

| November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Breaking News! The Grammy Nominations are in and Jay Z leads the pack with 8 nominations

The 2018 Grammy nominations are in and Jay Z has been nominated for 8 Grammy nominations Including album and song of the year. Why is this a big deal? Jay Z’s 4:44 album is Jay’Z most vulnerable album of his career. He touched on so many social topics including race, black economics, his marriage infidelities, […]

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E-40 GOES GOLD!!!!! RIAA CERTIFIED for CHOICES! “YUP”

E-40 GOES GOLD!!!!! RIAA CERTIFIED for CHOICES! “YUP”

Nearly three decades into his illustrious career, Hip-Hop legend E-40 added another career milestone when the RIAA certified his 2015 single “Choices” as a Gold Record. The video for“Choices,” which has more than 19 million aggregate views on YouTube, demonstrates E-40’s nationwide influence, featuring more than 100 cameos, ranging from rappers like Kendrick Lamar, Ice […]

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Pre-Grammy Interview: Lin-Manuel Miranda Speak of his 90’s Rap Influence

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pre-Grammy Interview: Lin-Manuel Miranda Speak of his 90’s Rap Influence

The GRAMMY®-nominated musical “Hamilton” ushers Broadway back to the GRAMMY Awards® stage after a more than five-year hiatus. GRAMMY winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and his extraordinary cast will perform a number from the acclaimed musical on the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, directly from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York, marking one of only four […]

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Mogul In The Making: Atlantic Records Promotes @IAmMarBrown to Senior VP of Urban Radio Division

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Mogul In The Making: Atlantic Records Promotes @IAmMarBrown to Senior VP of Urban Radio Division

Atlantic Records recently promoted music industry veteran Mar Brown to Senior VP of Urban Radio Promotion, after just two years as the VP of Urban Radio Promotion. The respected industry executive has wasted no time in utilizing his expertise and creative know how to help lead the charge in making Atlantic one of the nation’s […]

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Kendrick Lamar closes 2015 with “God is Gangsta” mini film

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Kendrick Lamar closes 2015 with “God is Gangsta” mini film

Kendrick Lamar continues to release visual masterpieces ending 2015 with a furious mini film titled “God is Gangsta.” The 7 minute clip, directed by The Little Homies, meshes To Pimp A Butterfly singles “u” and “For Sale.” The short film starts off with Kendrick hysterically drunken to landing mesmerized in a nightclub. The visual is […]

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DJ Quik Talks Working With Game and Kendrick Lamar And Endorsing Jimi Hendrix’s New Liquer Purple Haze [Exclusive Video Interview]

DJ Quik Talks Working With Game and Kendrick Lamar And Endorsing Jimi Hendrix’s New Liquer Purple Haze [Exclusive Video Interview]

Hip Hop Enquirer recently caught up with the legendary Compton OG DJ Quik where we talked in detail about his 25 years in the music industry and his latest project The Midnight Life. One of the most revered engineers and producers in the game as well, Quik  talked about working with greats like Jay Z […]

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Kendrick Lamar Pays Tribute To Eaz-E With Letter

| October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Kendrick Lamar Pays Tribute To Eaz-E With Letter

Kendrick Lamar has shown his love for the pioneers of hip hop on multiple occasions. Tupac Shakur has been the most notable but in a new feature piece for PAPER magazine, he pays tribute to fellow Compton rapper Eazy-E. Here is an excerpt from the article: I remember when I was five or six years […]

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Hip Hop Moment: Kendrick Lamar To Perform ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ At Kennedy Center

| September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hip Hop Moment: Kendrick Lamar To Perform ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ At Kennedy Center

From Compton to Washington D.C. is a trip Kendrick Lamar is about to make as he achieves a very rare feat in hip hop. On October 20th, with the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center K.Dot will be performing his acclaimed latest album To Pimp A Butterfly. This one night only event is a big […]

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Legendary MC’s Have an Issue with Lack of Hip Hop History From Today’s Rappers, Calls Out Jay-Z and Others

| September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Legendary MC’s Have an Issue with Lack of Hip Hop History From Today’s Rappers, Calls Out Jay-Z and Others

Hip Hop legends and pioneers Melle Mel, Big Daddy Kane and Kool Moe Dee have bone to pick with some of the artists in the game today. They sat down with XXL and delivered a message, pun intended, for the rappers today. The following quote is Melle Mel is referring to the MTV Video Music […]

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Exclusive Interview: Focus Gives us the Scoop on What it Was Like Working With Dr. Dre on Compton

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Exclusive Interview: Focus Gives us the Scoop on What it Was Like Working With Dr. Dre on Compton

Just recently the Hip Hop Enquirer had the opportunity to chop things up with Focus…; a two time Grammy award winning producer who worked diligently with Dr. Dre to deliver the Compton soundtrack. Bernard Edwards Jr, better known as Focus…, has been in the music business for 25 years and says that he was really […]

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New Fashion Alert: Kendrick Lamar Appears In Vogue’s September Issue With Alexander Wang

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
New Fashion Alert: Kendrick Lamar Appears In Vogue’s September Issue With Alexander Wang

Looks like things are looking up for TDE rapper Kendrick Lamar. The Compton MC is featured in Vogue’s September issue with fashion designer Alexander Wang and model Anna Ewers. The publication’s “Forces of Fashion” editorial spread, also features New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and model Jordan Dunn. The whole concept of the […]

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Meek Mill Waves the White Flag in Beef with Drake

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Meek Mill Waves the White Flag in Beef with Drake

There are often times that it takes someone being the bigger person to prevent a situation from escalating. Then you have what Meek Mill did. For whatever reason a large portion of people have dismissed Drake having a ghostwriter and Meek Mill’s diss track was met with a lukewarm reaction at best to Drake’s ‘Back […]

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Breaking!! Rapper Produkt’s ‘Inconspicuous’ is Breaking Mixtape History with Impressive Numbers

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Breaking!! Rapper Produkt’s ‘Inconspicuous’ is Breaking Mixtape History with Impressive Numbers

Produkt is the very talented rapper from the Bronx, New York who has done it all on his own. He maintains a philosophy that you should try to make your fans one by one. That connection is a very special one as it ensures real support and longevity. That same mentality has been adopted by […]

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Alright’ Used as a Chant During a Police Protest

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Alright’ Used as a Chant During a Police Protest

When Hip Hop and social activism melt together>>> your existence. A Black Lives Matters conference was held at Cleveland State and a 14-year old boy was detained for apparently being intoxicated in public. Witnesses say the boy was slammed to the ground in an act of police brutality, according to Consequenceofsound, and that is when […]

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Meek Mill Airs Out Safaree Samuels & Drake on Twitter!

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Meek Mill Airs Out Safaree Samuels & Drake on Twitter!

Last night for whatever reason Meek Mill spent a long time on Twitter talking trash. His girlfriend Nicki Minaj spent a good time on Twitter too, but she was discussing the racism within the media and award shows. Meek however, went in on Drake for allegedly not writing his own raps, some J. Cole and […]

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Kendrick Lamar’s Reebok Shoes Promote Gang Unity

| July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Kendrick Lamar’s Reebok Shoes Promote Gang Unity

Kendrick Lamar’s partnership with Reebok continues to be beneficial. Lamar has always spoken out on gang violence being from the city of Compton. It has helped serve as inspiration in his music and now he brings it into the sneaker world. K.Dot takes on the Ventilators which features red accents on one shoe and blue […]

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New Video Alert: Kendrick Lamar- Alright

| July 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
New Video Alert: Kendrick Lamar- Alright

Kendrick Lamar blessed us with the video to possibly the most popular song off To Pimp A Butterfly. With ‘Alright’ being the song he preformed at the BET awards this past weekend, the timing was perfect. Shot in black and white, the video even has a new song at the beginning at 2:03 mark. There […]

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New Music Alert: Jidenna x Kendrick Lamar “Classic Man Remix”

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
New Music Alert: Jidenna x Kendrick Lamar “Classic Man Remix”

Jidenna just might have the hottest song of 2015 with the classy and catchy “Classic Man” which just received a remix from one of the hottest artist in hip hop. Kendrick Lamar hopped on the classic man remix and even though the song isn’t quite K Dot’s cup of tea he still delivers a tight […]

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Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Top This Year’s BET Awards 2015 Nominations 2015

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Top This Year’s BET Awards 2015 Nominations 2015

Today BET Networks announced the nominees for the 2015 BET Awards. The hip hop genre has the lead in nominations this year, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown lead with 6 nominations each. Chris is nominated for “Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,” two nods in “Best Collaboration,” two in “Video of the Year,” and the Coca-Cola Viewer’s […]

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New Video Alert: Kendrick Lamar-King Kunta

| April 3, 2015 | 15 Comments
New Video Alert: Kendrick Lamar-King Kunta

“I remember you was conflicted, misusing your influence” Kendrick Lamar provides the first video since his “To Pimp a Butterfly” was released with “King Kunta” . K.Dot takes it back to Compton with the homies as they are dancing and just having a good time. The song which details black empowerment as King Kunta is […]

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Dope! Kendrick Lamar Holds Surprise Concert in LA

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Dope! Kendrick Lamar Holds Surprise Concert in LA

 9pm meet me here. 8950 Sunset Blvd. 930pm. meet me here. 8466 Melrose Ave. — Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) March 25, 2015 Anyone that was able to make it out to these addresses) last night had a great time. The tweet struck as odd since there were two different locations. For those who still decided to […]

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Kendrick Lamar Blames Unexpected Release Of “To Pimp A Butterfly” On Interscope Records

| March 16, 2015 | 15 Comments
Kendrick Lamar Blames Unexpected Release Of “To Pimp A Butterfly” On Interscope Records

Early this morning, hip hop was gifted with a surprise Kendrick Lamar album. Lamar’s sophomore release “To Pimp A Butterfly,” which was scheduled to be  released on March 23rd. TDE’s CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith is not pleased with Interscope, who is the label behind Top Dawg Entertainment. The CEO took his frustration out on […]

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Kendrick Lamar – “The Blacker The Berry” [New Music Alert]

Kendrick Lamar – “The Blacker The Berry” [New Music Alert]

Fresh off of two Grammy wins last night, Kendrick Lamar sets of Black History Month with his scathing new Black empowerment anthem called “The Blacker The Berry.” Produced by Boi-1da, Kendrick Lamar just pushed the anticiaption meter ever higher for his next project. Peep game now. Follow us on Twitter@HipHopEnquirer and Michael “Ice-Blue” Harris @IceBlueVA

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J. Cole Claims He Wanted To Sign Kendrick Lamar

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
J. Cole Claims He Wanted To Sign Kendrick Lamar

During a 2 hour in-depth interview at The Combat Jack Show, Roc nation rapper J. Cole spoke about a few interesting things like the inspiration behind his new album “2014 Forest Hills Drive,” protesting in Ferguson, and wanting to sign TDE rapper Kendrick Lamar. Cole says he first met Lamar back in 2010 before the […]

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[New Fashion Alert] Kendrick Lamar X Reebok “I Am” Campaign [Video]

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
[New Fashion Alert] Kendrick Lamar X Reebok “I Am” Campaign [Video]

Kendrick Lamar and Reebok have dropped a video for the new “I Am” sneaker campaign. Directed by Anthony Mandler, the clip shows the TDE rapper roaming around through the streets of Compton. Kendrick also spoke about the history Reebok has with helping others, while rocking the Fall/Winter 2015 collection. Committed to continuously pushing boundaries through […]

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New Video Alert: Kendrick Lamar Pays Homage To Method Man During SNL Performance

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
New Video Alert: Kendrick Lamar Pays Homage To Method Man During SNL Performance

On Saturday night, rapper Kendrick Lamar performed his latest single “I” on the SNL stage. The TDE MC wore a white t-shirt, black contacts, and half-braided hair, viewers were confused on why he would show up on stage with this persona. It appears that he was paying homage to Method Man’s debut solo album “Tical.” […]

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Kendrick Lamar – “i” [New Video Alert]

Kendrick Lamar – “i” [New Video Alert]

Kendrick Lamar just dropped the visuals for his blazing uplifting single “i.” Keeping with the song’s sample of The Isley Brothers’ classic “Who’s That Lady,” Kendrick also enlists Mr. Biggs/Ron Isley to take him on a ride promoting pride. Peep the visual now.  Follow us on Twitter@HipHopEnquirer and Michael “Ice-Blue” Harris @IceBlueVA

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[New Music Alert] Jay Rock Featuring Chantal X Kendrick Lamar “Pay For It”

| October 30, 2014 | 15 Comments
[New Music Alert] Jay Rock Featuring Chantal X Kendrick Lamar “Pay For It”

TDE rapper Jay Rock has released another track after last month’s “Parental Advisory.” On “Pay For It,” Jay teams up with his Top Dawg labelmate Kendrick Lamar and singer Chantel. K-Dot delivers an usual dope verse, “I tell ‘em all to hail King Kendrick, resurrect in my vengeance.” While Jay Rock brig his rhymes to […]

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[New Video Alert] Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar “Never Catch Me”

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
[New Video Alert] Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar “Never Catch Me”

Flying Lotus is touching on some pretty heavy subject when it comes to the music off his upcoming album “You’re Dead!” The dark visuals for his newest single Kendrick Lamar, features a funeral for a young boy and girl. The sadness you see on screen will soon fade as the children’s souls rise out of […]

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