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Listen to Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell Williams’ latest team-up ‘The Mantra’ for ‘Creed II’ soundtrack

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Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell Williams have shared their brand new collaboration 'The Mantra' - listen to the track below. The two artists - who co-wrote Lamar's hit song 'Alright' back in 2015 - have linked up for a track on the soundtrack album of the upcoming Rocky spin-off, Creed II - a sequel to the Michael B. Jordan-starring 2015 film...

Watch Kendrick Lamar star in Jay Rock’s new video for ‘Wow Freestyle’

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Kendrick Lamar has co-starred in Jay Rock's new video for his track 'Wow Freestyle' - check out the clip below. Lamar and Rock have been close friends and collaborators for a number of years, with both artists having long been members of Top Dawg Entertainment's formidable roster. Read more: Kendrick Lamar is among the rumoured headliners at Glastonbury 2019 -...

Kendrick Lamar and Anderson .Paak collaborate on new song ‘Tints’ – listen

Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar have joined forces for a new track called 'Tints'. The collaboration is the first single taken from .Paak's new album, 'Oxnard', the follow-up to 2016’s 'Malibu'.  'Tints', which was produced by .Paak and Om'Mas Keith, debuted as Zane Lowe's 'World Record' on Beats 1 today (October 4). https://youtu.be/V5sHrsCv6VI Paak explained to Lowe the process of collaborating with Lamar: “He’s the most humble, selfless,...

Could that rumoured Kendrick Lamar and J Cole joint album be released soon?

Kendrick Lamar and J Cole might be releasing a joint album soon, according to the rap duo who hijacked Cole's Twitter account. Rumours of an album between the two rappers has been reported since 2010 and throughout the subsequent years. The Atlanta band EarthGang, who are signed to Cole's label Dreamville, appear to have jumped onto his social media account to stir up...

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s emotional tribute to Mac Miller

Kendrick Lamar has paid an emotional tribute to the late Mac Miller, describing him as a "great musician, great writer." As he appeared on 'Open Late With Peter Rosenberg', Lamar reflected on his friendship with Miller - who died from a suspected overdose last week. "That’s the type of person he was—just a good dude. Always made you feel good, just...

Why Kendrick Lamar’s Reading headline slot was brilliant, but didn’t meet the sense of occasion

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The Reading and Leeds festival headline slot is one of the most coveted there is. That landmark billing that saw the likes of Nirvana, Blur and Oasis written into the pages of music history. However, as a festival that traditionally boasts a rock-oriented line-up, old school attendees were quick to criticise R+L booking the biggest rapper in the world to...

Mike Shinoda weighs in on Kendrick Lamar’s Reading & Leeds booking: ‘He’s a unicorn’

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Mike Shinoda has given his thoughts on Kendrick Lamar's booking to headline Reading & Leeds 2018. Buy Linkin Park merch here The rapper will top the bill at Reading on Saturday (August 25) and Leeds on Sunday. He previously appeared on the Main Stage at the twin festivals in 2015. Speaking to the Guardian ahead of the weekend, Shinoda commented...

Panic! At The Disco on co-headlining Reading & Leeds with Kendrick Lamar – and the chances of a collaboration

Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie has spoken out about the 'honour' of co-headlining this weekend's Reading & Leeds festival alongside Kendrick Lamar - and the chances of a collaboration. Urie and co will share the top of the bill this weekend ahead of the hip-hop icon. Speaking to Kerrang!, the frontman said there was "no greater honour". "I’m such a huge Kendrick...

Houston’s Day for Night Festival cuts ties with founder over sexual assault allegations

The creditors of a Texas music and arts festival have cut ties with its founder following claims of sexual assault. Day for Night Festival founder Omar Afra, who is also the publisher of Free Press Houston, has been accused of forcing himself on two women. In a Facebook post shared on Sunday (August 12), Day for Night creditors passed on a message...