Archive for 'Kendrick Lamar'

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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has released the news that they will now factor in album and video streaming into the Gold and Platinum certification process.

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PHOTOS : BET Hip Hop Awards Recap

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This year’s BET Hip Hop Awards 2015 was jam packed with memorable performances and appearances! Of course your boy FreddyO was on the scene to capture every moment.

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Dr Dre to release “Compton : A Soundtrack

1035x1035-dre-compton-soundtrackDr. Dre revealed this past Saturday on his Beats 1 Radio show The Pharmacy, that he’s releasing a new album Aug. 7th. It’s called “Compton : A Soundtrack. He states that he was so inspired by the the movie “Straight Outta Compton,” that he decided to release an album to coincide with the movie. The last album Dre dropped was 16 years ago, entitled “The Chronic : 2001. “Straight Outta Compton” is slated to be released Aug. 14th in theaters. Check out the tracklisting below, it features various artists by the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Ice Cube.

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kendrick-we-are-free-interlude-video-940-640x425Kendrick Lamar showcases his lyrical prowess once again, with his latest single, “For Free: (Interlude)” From his highly successful sophomore album, To Pimp A Butterfly.(featured above). It’s jazzy vibe, is reminiscent of a scene from an old Spike Lee movie. This video not only shows K-dot reinacting the lyrics, but it also features Uncle Sam.

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar headlined the 2015 Essence Music Festival to a packed out audience of energetic fans and gave a truly dope concert filled with energy, passion, and West Coast fun. The rapper that’s being called the Tupac of our time left New Orleans pondering on the power of passion filled music and the power of an authentic story teller in the realm of today’s hip hop.

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DSC_7283The 2015 Essence Music Festival was so much fun this year. The last concert was all about celebrating thought provoking music with the likes of Mary J Blige and Kendrick Lamar headlining the fun filled musical weekend. I got some dope shots of the final concert and some cool behind the scenes shots. I had an amazing time getting my party on and celebrating on of my first loves: MUSIC.

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Azaelia Banks

Okay So recently Kendrick said some really controversial things during an interview with Billboard Magazine. One being how people need to get off the back of one Iggy Azalea, known arch nemesis of Banks, and another being that black people need to learn to respect themselves more in light of recent events.

Well Banks didn’t take to kindly to either statement and had this to say.
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So recently Kendrick Lamar did any interview with Billboard Magazine where he basically told everyone to relax on the Iggy bashing. Well the internet didn’t take to kindly to that so he became their next target. Well after that Iggy decided to break her silence and finally speak on the issue. Click MORE to see what she had to say.
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