KENDRICK LAMAR – DNA [VIDEO]

Kendrick Lamar enlists the help of acting legend Don Cheadle in the new video for ‘DNA.’  The second visual to be taken from recent album ‘DAMN.‘ is every bit as compelling as the first [‘HUMBLE.‘] as Cheadle interrogates Lamar, before succumbing to his spell and going toe-to-toe with the Compton MC for the remainder of…

KENDRICK LAMAR – DAMN

Kendrick Lamar first whet our appetites for his fourth studio album on ‘The Heart Part 4‘; a track that warned we had “’til April 7th to get our shit together.”  A week later came our first taste of the album ‘HUMBLE.‘, followed by the album’s controversially simplistic artwork and news of the tracklisting.  ‘DAMN.’ is now…

KENDRICK LAMAR – HUMBLE

Kendrick Lamar follows ‘The Heart Part 4‘ with another taste of an upcoming project scheduled for release April 7.  Over a menacing, piano-led instrumental courtesy of Mike WiLL Made-IT, K-Dot goes in on his contemporaries, encouraging us to be humble in the presence of the GOAT.  There’s a hell of a lot to unpack in the…

KENDRICK LAMAR – THE HEART PART 4

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Heart Part 4′ throws down the gauntlet to his contemporaries, firing potential shots at the likes of Big Sean and Drake whilst hinting at a new release on April 7th: “You know what time it is, ante up, this is in forever / Y’all got ’til April the 7th to get y’all shit together” [lyrics…

DANNY BROWN – ATROCITY EXHIBITION

Danny Brown says of new album ‘Atrocity Exhibition’ that it’s the album he’s always been trying to make. Now that it’s out – we’re so glad he finally has.  Named after a Joy Division track on which Ian Curtis brands Fame a freak show, the album is every bit as dark and bitter.  Brown’s unhinged…

MAC MILLER – THE DIVINE FEMININE

Mac Miller’s ‘The Divine Feminine’ is the Pittsburgh MC’s fourth studio album.  For us, 2013’s ‘Watching Movies With The Sound Off‘ set a standard that last year’s ‘GO:OD AM‘ just couldn’t match.  The new album shoots for a completely different sound; it’s far mellower, with lush, natural-sounding instrumentation making for an altogether more “vibey” [shudders] release.…

ISAIAH RASHAD – THE SUN’S TIRADE

Isaiah Rashad releases ‘The Sun’s Tirade’, an album for which we’ve been waiting patiently ever since 2014’s superb ‘Cilvia Demo‘.  The album features recent single ‘Park‘, but it’s the quiet brilliance of third track ‘Free Lunch‘ that steals the show.  Features from fellow TDE affiliates SZA, SiR, Zacari and Kari Faux all add new textures, while fellow TDE…