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The newest collaborative sneaker from the Swoosh and K-Dot comes rooted in LA culture. Lamar expressed that he wanted to meld the comfort of a traditional house slipper with that of Nike’s sleek footwear silhouettes. “House shoes have always been a part of LA culture,” said Lamar. “The shoe is all about being able to get up and just go out in style.” See more via Hypebeast.

Anderson .Paak is gearing up for a brand new album and after teasing his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, today, that track has been released in “Tints.” If there is a ton of this on the way… we can’t wait for the new album. Make sure you listen in below and enjoy!

It’s been four years since the last time we heard Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar collaborate on Mike WiLL Made-It’s “Buy The World,” but today the pair reunited on Wayne’s long-awaited album ‘Tha Carter V.’ The project’s eighth track “Mona Lisa,” produced by Onhel and Infamous, features the two MCs spinning tales of deceptive women in their lives. They draw comparisons to Leonardo DaVinci’s famous painting Mona Lisa, which sports an ambiguous smile that they imply is hiding secrets.

On Aug. 12, 2013, Kendrick Lamar sent shockwaves throughout hip-hop with his name-dropping verse on Big Sean’s non-album track “Control” featuring Jay Electronica. Rapping over production by No I.D., the Compton rapper dubbed himself the King of New York and specifically called out peers like J. Cole, Drake, and Mac Miller, as well as both of his collaborators on the song.

Kendrick Lamar has joined the likes of Meek Mill, Post Malone and Nicki Minaj for the headliners at this year’s ‘Made In America’ Festival. He will represent the West Coast in Philly with a very special set on the 1st and 2nd of September. Hit the jump to learn more about it and grab tickets. Read more…

Kendrick Lamar’s “m.A.A.d. city” has stood the test of time and remains a fan favorite over five years after its release. The song is produced by Sounwave and T.H.C, and features the Compton rapper delving headfirst into the violent, chaotic environment he grew up in. It serves as one of the album’s two title tracks, along with “Good Kid,” and stands for both “my angry adolescence divided” and “my angels on angel dust,” both of which harken back to K-Dot’s own childhood.

Pulitzer Prize–winning “poet laureate of hip-hop” Kendrick Lamar has made history with his music. As Compton’s favorite son headlines this summer’s blockbuster Top Dawg Entertainment tour, he grants an intimate look at what drives him. Kendrick Lamar understands and employs blues, jazz, and soul in his music, which makes it startling. His work is more than merely brilliant; it is magic. Read more…

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