Quadron – Better Off ft. Kendrick Lamar


After dropping off “Hey Love” back in February, Quadron is back again with a new joint which is fucking amazing which features everyone’s favorite Compton MC at the moment, Kendrick Lamar. This is not the first time Kendrick and Quadron have been paired up together, Kendrick has said that he is a fan of Quadron & also sampled “Tiden Flyver” (whom Quadron is apart of) for “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”. The record is without a doubt heavenly. The UK duo’s new album “Avalanche” is set to be released June 4th. Check it out for yourself.

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Solange – Looks Good With Trouble ft. Kendrick Lamar

Solange hits us today with a new addition to her song “Looks Good With Trouble”, from the True EP.  This time around, however, Kendrick Lamar lends his talents to Miss Knowles’ new single.  Stream the song below, and be sure to pick it up on iTunes.

Kendrick Lamar – Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Video)

Good Kid m.A.A.d City” in stores now. UPDATE: after the jump peep the Director’s Cut version of the video that plays an unknown ScHoolboy Q track and a cameo from Juicy J.

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Talib Kweli – Prisoner of Conscious (Album Stream)


Prisoner of Conscious” drops tomorrow, May 7th. Album features from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Curren$y, Melanie Fiona, Ryan Leslie, Busta Rhymes and more. Album Stream after the jump.

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Robin Thicke Feat. 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar (Prod. Will.I.Am) – Give It To Me


Mr. Thicke drops by Sway In The Morning to premiere his 2nd single off his upcoming album, which should be dropping in the near future. He enlists Tity Boi and the Llama for this go around. CDQ/Dirty will be put up as soon as it drops. UPDATE: Looks like the Illuminati took it off Soundcloud, will re-up when it re-emerges.

Miguel – How Many Drinks (Remix) ft. Kendrick Lamar (Music Video)

After hitting us with the audio last week, Los Angeles natives Miguel and Kendrick Lamar present the music video for Mighty Mig’s new single, “How Many Drinks”.  Both Miguel’s (Kaleidoscope Dream) and Kendrick’s (good kid, m.A.A.d. city) albums are the best of their genre from 2012, and are in stores now.

Kendrick Lamar – “Hub City Threat, Minor of The Year” (Unreleased Mixtape Stream)


Before Overly Dedicated, Section 80, and Good Kid m.A.A.d City, King Kendrick Lamar was the Minor of The Year. Here we have Kendrick’s first mixtape, Hub City Threat, Minor of The Year, recorded sometime in 2003. Stream provided after the jump and depending how long you been in the game, some of the beats Kendrick lays verses on should be very much familiar. Enjoy!

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Talib Kweli’s “Prisoner of Conscious” Gets A Slight Delay


Originally slated for an April 23rd release, Talib came out of the Twittterworks today to announce that his album will be pushed back a couple weeks (May 7th) due to sample clearance issues. Click the jump for the tracklist, and yes, Kendrick Lamar is featured on this album as well.

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Pusha T Unveils Producers and Features Off “My Name is My Name”

As if the Summer wasn’t already hot enough, Pusha sits down with Fuse at Coachella and reveals all the heavy hitters who have contributed to what I think will be one of the candidates for Hip-Hop album of the year, My Name is My Name. Notably this track: Pusha T Feat. Kendrick Lamar – “________” Produced by Nottz

Miguel – How Many Drinks (Remix) ft. Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar jumps on the remix to the next single from Miguel‘s latest album.  Linking the song to his own record “Swimming Pools”, Kendrick lends a Hip-Hop twist to the smooth track.  Kaleidoscope Dream is in stores now.

Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Interview With DJ Drama (Video)

Kendrick and Groovy Q find themselves in Atlanta sitting down with DJ Drama and discuss a myriad of things, notably, Kendricks performance at SXSW, wanting Nas to be on “Sing About “Me”, and ScHoolboy’s appearance on the XXL Freshmen Cover. Interview is split into three parts, catch parts two and three after the jump.

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A Brief Look Into A Day With Kendrick Lamar via Spotify (Video)

Filmed during the trip to SXSW, Spotify embraces the young Compton MC with a short clip of his day as he talks about his hectic schedule whilst writing rhymes on his iPhone, taking timeout for his fans, and a glimpse into his show prep.

Schoolboy Hosts an “Episode” of TDE Cribs @ SXSW (Video)

While out in Texas for SXSW a few weeks ago, Schoolboy and the TDE crew decided to film an “episode” of their own MTV Cribs-ish type of show. Like always, the TDE crew is cracking jokes, and we get a cameo from Ali (Schoolboy’s oldest son), Kendrick (the silent one), and Soul (some guy on the stairs). R.I.P to Schoolboy’s imaginary son.

CSNW Paid Dues 2013 Wrap-Up


Every Spring in Southern California, legends and up and coming artists assemble at the Paid Dues Music Festival hosted by Murs and Guerilla Union to put on one of the biggest shows of the year for Hip Hop’s loyal fans. This year, the Paid Dues lineup didn’t hold out on fans, and the fans responded with the masses, with over 25,000 fans filling up the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. From Mobb Deep, Talib Kweli, Jean Grae (the only female artist on the lineup) to Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies, the span of decades covered for Hip Hop fans was very diverse. Headlining the event we’re most recent breakout artists like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Black Hippy, and Dom Kennedy. With a lineup like that, it’s safe to say that the day was constantly active on any of the three stages that Paid Dues had to offer.
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Jhené Aiko – The Soul Sessions (Mixtape) [Presented by CSNW]


As a special treat for everyone out there for Easter, we decided to cook up a little something for you to grove to on this smooth day. Island Def Jam signee Jhené Aiko has been doing her thing for a second now and has a bunch of scattered records and features with other people, so we wanted to compile all of those works and put them into one place. Which is why we came with “The Soul Sessions” a bunch of records from the soulful songstress. This should be more than enough to hold you over while we wait for her official album, Souled Out, which is coming sooner than later. Either way this mix comes with appearances from Ab-Soul, H.O.P.E., Kendrick Lamar, Common, ScHoolBoy Q, Wale, Cocaine 80′s, Big Sean & more. Hit the jump on where to get it.

UPDATE Much Love to Jhene for tweeting the mixtape out!

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