'Grand Theft Auto V' soundtrack leaks | Gaming

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Sure, many folks love the violent action of Rockstar's iconic Grand Theft Auto series for its ridiculous open-world gameplay, but long-time fans understand that its accompanying licensed soundtrack is what truly gives the series life. As the fifth main entry in the series (there are 15 in total) nears its Sept. 17 release date, gaming website IGN has discovered a leak by way of a UK digital pre-load of Grand Theft Auto V. Read more


Kendrick Lamar x TDE take you ‘On The Road’ | Documentary

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Last week, we shared the trailer for Jay Z's Life + Times documentary on Top Dawg Entertainment. Today, we're excited to share the full Made In America: TDE documentary, which follows the crew during their last leg of the Black Hippy tour. Read more


Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Drake lead BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013 nominations

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Kendrick Lamar has been all over every headline and on every rapper's mind over the last week and a bit, after the Compton rapper shook up the Hip Hop world on Big Sean's "Control," the blogosphere was over-saturated with Kendrick responses. He then celebrated a milestone when his debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, passed the platinum mark. Now, he's taking over headlines again by having the most nominations in the list of the recently announced nominees for the BET Hip-Hop Awards.Read more


Cassidy – "Picasso Baby" (Freestyle) | New Music

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“I get fuckin’ busy, so fuck a city, I’m the king of the whole country.”

When Philly's own Cassidy isn't fighting lyrical wars on multiple fronts, he still finds time to throw freestyles out to the masses at a moment's notice. With his new take on Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail track, "Picasso Baby," interestingly enough he finds time to send more shots Kendrick Lamar's way as the 4:38 minute freestyle reaches its conclusion. Read more


Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' goes platinum | News

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Kendrick Lamar has hit and passed the one-million mark in album sales of his highly revered debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city.Read more


Kendrick Lamar explains the chemistry of Black Hippy [Video]

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Following his set with Black Hippy at the 2013 Paid Dues Festival, Kendrick Lamar took a minute to speak to Guerilla Union about the origins of the West Coast collective (Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock) and what makes them unique. Read more


Uncle Murda - "The Response" (Kendrick Lamar Diss) | New Music

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Everyone from Joe Budden to Papoose and Cassidy have all fired shots at Kendrick Lamar over his earth shattering guest verse on Big Sean's "Control (HOF)" track (guessing everyone has all but forgotten Jay Electronica's bars).Now, Hip-Hop can add Uncle Murda to the list of uninspired retort with "The Response."

For the duration of the 2:27 minute track,  the Brooklynite also finds time to send disses toward Dr. Dre and Fabolous. Then again, this is the same MC who lent a guest verse to Ray J's "Hit it First" remix.

Listen to "The Response" below.


Lupe Fiasco - "SLR 3 (Round Of Applause)" (Prod by Soundtrakk) | New Music

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And just like that, it's Lupe Fiasco season again *Insert round of applause*.
The Chicago hailing lyricist and activist rides the wave created by "SLR 2", his response to Kendrick Lamar's "Control (HOF)", and brings us the third installment in his SLR series of releases titled "SLR 3 (Round Of Applause)" produced by Soundtrakk.
Fiasco delivers a mindboggling array of reload-necessary metaphors and similes over a regal soundbed further cementing his position as one of the most cerebral of the emcees in the scene. Press play and enjoy below...

Listen To: Lupe Fiasco - "SLR 3 (Round Of Applause)" (Prod by Soundtrakk)


Joe Budden responds to Kendrick Lamar's "Control (HOF)" verse | New Music

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Following the response from his Slaughterhouse brother Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden is the latest to have his response to Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's "Control (HOF)" added to the ever growing list... well kinda.Read more


Papoose fires shots at Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Drake and others on his “Control (Freestyle)”

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The responses to Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's "Control (HOF)" keep coming and today Papoose throws his entry into the forever growing sea of responses including those from Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B., Joell Ortiz and others.

After thanking Lamar for allowing him to perform during his set at the most recent Hot 97 Summer Jam, the Brooklyn hailing rapper then proceeds to fire shots at K.Dot, the TDE team, Big Sean and even Kanye West, Drake and others. Press play below...

Listen To: Papoose - "Control (Freestyle)

Papoose definitely got some good jabs in (although I feel he took things a bit too far and personal), but I think he and many others don't seem to understand what exactly Kendrick Lamar was saying on that verse and taking certain things literally. But that's just my opinion, let us know what you think in the C-Section


Cassidy, Mickey Factz, Fred The Godson, Astro, Los respond to Kendrick Lamar's "Control (HOF)" verse

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Following the release of Big Sean's "Control (HOF)" yesterday which featured an almost riot-inciting verse from 'King' Kendrick Lamar, there has been a steady stream of disses and responses to the West Coast emcee's lyrics.
Following Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B and Joell Ortiz, Cassidy, Mickey Factz, Fred The Godson, Astro and Los have also thrown their entries into the ever growing pool. Some good, some average and some quite disappointing, press play below and let us know what you think...Read more


Lupe Fiasco reacts to Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse with "SLR 2" + drops "#DopeFrancis (American Trap)"

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"Yeah n!ggaz gone have to explain they self from here on out when it comes to this "better than everybody" bullshit" - Lupe Fiasco
Yesterday Kendrick Lamar took the net by storm with his verse on Big Sean's "Control (HOF)". The track, which also featured Jay Electronica, featured a scene stealing verse from the West Coast rhyme superstar which in essence called out everyone in hip hop (and some by name) and in essence proclaimed himself to be the king of culture (and the king of New York too). Now K.Dot knows that in the competitive world that is hip hop he was bound to make himself a walking target for every rapper with a microphone, and after Joell Ortiz and B.o.B threw their rebuttals into the arena, Chicago repping lyrical leviathan Lupe Fiasco unleashes "SLR 2".

Mr Fiasco was very vocal on his twitter about Kendrick's verse, but don't get it twisted, this is definitely not beef on Lupe's part, but Hip Hop is a competition and Mr Food & Liquor decided it was time to remind us that he is definitely one of the best lyricists of our time. Press play below...

Apart from taking time to chin check Mr Lamar, Lupe dropped off something new from his forthcoming Food & Liquor 2 Part 2
in the form of the Mr Inkredible produced "#DopeFrancis (American Trap)" give it a spin below...


B.o.B responds to Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse with "How 2 Rap" | New Music

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And the second response to Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's "Control" rolls in.

B.o.B kicks off "How 2 Rap" with a Kendrick Lamar-sounding rap voice then transitions into a longer verse where he ends it with a "ain't no rappers on my list. Come holla at me when y'all done riding each others dick. 25 million singles worldwide, I guess I'll take another hit. Matter of fact, I find this rap sh*t boring, give me my guitar pick, I'll show you sh*t." Then, B.o.B hits the listeners with a guitar solo.

He just wanted to know that he's a triple threat, right? Rap, pop and rock B.o.B.'s third studio album, Underground Luxury, will be released later this year.


Joell Ortiz responds to Kendrick Lamar on "Outta Control" | New Music

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As rappers start lining up for some studio time, Slaughterhouse spitter Joell Ortiz is the first to stand up and defend the "King of New York" title that Kendrick Lamar so effortlessly claimed in Big Sean's "Control." Read more


Big Sean ft. Kendrick Lamar + Jay Electronica - "Control (HOF)" | New Music

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It's a special event in Hip-Hop whenever Jay Electronica emerges on the mic... but it's Kendrick Lamar who gets the people going this time as he BEASTS over No I.D.'s production on "Control (HOF)," a 7-minute slice of contending lyricism that didn't make the final cut for Big Sean's sophomore album, Hall Of Fame, due to sample clearance. As premiered on Hot 97 by Funkmaster Flex, press play below. And again. Read more


Terrace Martin f/ Kendrick Lamar - "Triangle Ship" | New Music

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With his album 3ChordFold set to be released tomorrow, Terrace Martin unveils one of the most eagerly anticipated tracks from the LP, the Kendrick Lamar featuring "Triangle Ship".
After bringing us "No Wrong, No Right" featuring Robert Glasper and James Fauntleroy and the Ty Dolla $ign and Tone Trezure assisted "You’re The One", the Los Angeles based producer, rapper and musician joins forces with the TDE repping 'King Of The West Coast' for the thoroughly enjoyable album cut which sees Mr. Lamar holding down duties on the hook.
Press play and enjoy below...