Kendrick Lamar Feat. Jay-Z - 'Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe'

Kendrick Lamar Feat. Jay-Z - 'Bitch, Don’t...

So much for Jay-Z dissociating himself from the word ‘bitch’ after the birth of Blue Ivy. He’s obviously changed his mind since then, but his verse on this remix is more than a bonus, it’s a great big slab of classic quick-rhyme that shows...

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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

I won’t name names, but a couple of months back NME spoke to a synth-pop band who boasted about how their new album “flowed like the Kendrick Lamar record”. That’s when we knew it had happened; that the embrace of the 25-year-old Compton...

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Kendrick Lamar - ‘Good Kid, MAAd City’

Kendrick Lamar - ‘Good Kid, MAAd City’

Californian rapper Kendrick Lamar has bagged guest spots from his mentor, Dr Dre, and his former collaborator, Drake, for his major-label debut. But like the cover art – which shows baby Lamar on the knees of his gangster uncle in Compton –...

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Kendrick Lamar - 'Swimming Pools (Drank)'

Kendrick Lamar - 'Swimming Pools (Drank)'

Deep. Dark. Heavy. Bassy. Tackling the perils of having a drinking problem (“ some people wanna kill their sorrows ”). Yeah, it’s refreshing hearing a US rapper on the cusp of superstardom (Dr Dre is FULLY behind him) tackling real-life...

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