Mistajam sat down for an in depth interview with Kendrick Lamar and spoke about his views on the state of Hip Hop, how he approached his latest album, why he doesn’t like listening to his older music, who his favourite U.K. artist is and much more.
Kendrick Lamar discusses his life experiences that are behind the song ‘The Blacker The Berry’ and how he still feels the anger and hatred for the man next door.
Kendrick Lamar talks about the meaning behind ‘Mortal Man,’ how he shares the same sentiments as 2Pac, and how he is taking responsibility for the kids of this generation with the messages he puts out.
Kendrick Lamar sits down with Rob Markman for an intimate interview where they discuss songs from the new album.
Kendrick Lamar opens up about his depression and suicidal thoughts that are behind the vulnerable recording of ‘u’ on his ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ album.
The numbers are in, and Kendrick Lamar officially has his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 charts. Even with a few hiccups in the release of Kendrick’s To Pimp a Butterfly, the album still had an impressive first week of sales, with 324,000 actual albums sold, and 363,000 if you include streams.
This was easily the highest selling album of the week, and obviously Kendrick’s biggest first week of his career. In 2012, Kendrick debuted at No. 2 on the charts with good kid, m.A.A.d. city selling 242,000 copies in the first week of release. 2015 is already off to a great start in terms of hip-hop sales, with Kendrick becoming the third rapper to hit the No. 1 spot this year, following Drake and Big Sean. Kendrick’s To Pimp a Butterfly album can be purchased on iTunes here. As a bonus, check out a vlog from TDE that follows Kendrick around following the release of the album.
King Kendrick returns March 23rd.
The Compton rapper opened up about the state of hip hop music on deeper level and explained where it needs to go. He also gave a surprising opinion on the Macklemore and those Grammy text messages but the thing that stood out most was when Kendrick discussed his new Outkast-esque record “i”.
JAY Z’s Life+Times and vitaminwater® present the next episode of the new documentary series “Where I’m From.” This episode follows St. Louis born singer and songwriter, SZA, and details her outlook on hustling past life’s unexpected issues, growing up as an awkward kid, quitting her job to be free, and learning the importance of self motivation and self discipline. The episode features footage of her performance at Made In America, as well as wise advice given to her from both her label mates Kendrick Lamar and Isaiah Rashad. SZA describes how her gymnast mother influenced her interest in performing and how her brother showing her a wide variety of music like MF Doom was early inspiration to pursue music.
Kendrick talks about the after-effects of his Control verse. He talks about Hip Hop needing to be shaken up and also touches on relation ship with Drake and J. Cole
Lupe Fiasco joins Ebro and Peter Rosenberg to talk about his Thot 97 freestyle, why he’s on a ‘Mission’ against cancer, the best rappers and more on the Hot 97 Morning show.
In this episode of DECODED YG breaks down the meaning behind “Really Be (Smokin N Drankin),” from his album debut album My Krazy Life.