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…

AB-SOUL – DO WHAT THOU WILT

Last week saw Ab-Soul release ‘Do What Thou Wilt’, his fourth album on Top Dawg Entertainment. The sixteen track follow-up to ‘These Days…‘ places fellow TDE signees ScHoolboy Q and SZA (as well as co-president Punch) alongside the likes of Mac Miller and Da$h.  For the most part, it’s an assured, if slightly unsatisfying collection.  While…

ISAIAH RASHAD & GOLDLINK – UNTITLED

Isaiah Rashad put out his debut album proper ‘The Sun’s Tirade‘ just last month, but he’s back already with a link-up with Washington DC’s GoldLink for a new untitled track.  Featuring guest vocals from Preston Harrison and production from Antydote, the track is the first collab to come from the two MCs – here’s hoping it isn’t the…

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…

ISAIAH RASHAD – FREE LUNCH

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Isaiah Rashad.  2014’s ‘Cilvia Demo‘ was a quietly confident EP; a low-key release amidst his labelmates’ more headline-grabbing releases.  The TDE rapper has since dropped ‘Nelly’, ‘Smile‘ and now ‘Free Lunch’ – a trio of singles taken from his upcoming album. Over a mellow, pensive-sounding beat from…

SCHOOLBOY Q – BLANK FACE

ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Blank Face LP’ is finally upon us.  The TDE MC has trolled us with fake covers and released videos for ‘Groovy Tony‘, ‘THat Part‘ as well as two parts of a short film in the form of ‘By Any Means‘ and ‘Tookie Knows II‘.  There are moments of brilliance on ‘Blank Face’; the relentlessly…

SCHOOLBOY Q – BY ANY MEANS: PART [1]

ScHoolboy Q amps up the anticipation for upcoming album ‘Blank Face’ [July 8] with new track and short film ‘By Any Means: Part 1’.  The track follows ‘Groovy Tony‘ and ‘THat Part‘ as the third to be taken from Q’s forthcoming project, and comes accompanied by a short film which foreshadows a potential jewellery store robbery…

SCHOOLBOY Q FT KANYE WEST – THAT PART [VIDEO]

ScHoolboy Q releases a brand new video for recent single ‘THat Part’.  The track is the first to be released from Q’s upcoming album and a features Kanye West, who closes out the track riffing on Kendrick’s ‘Untitled Unmastered‘ line ‘Get Top On The Phone‘.  Well now, you can do just that.  The video ends…