New Kendrick Lamar Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


Raise the Bar: Unpacking Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole’s “Black Friday” Singles [Feature ]

By now we've all had time to sit down with the simultaneous release of J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar's "Black Friday" records. Featuring the MCs trading beats from their respective albums, much has been said and written... Read More


Is a Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole Joint Album Coming in February? [Feature ]

On Thanksgiving, while the internet was dining on Lil Wayne's No Ceilings 2 with a side of Erykah Badu's new "mixtape" and a generous helping of Lil Bibby's free crack, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar were... Read More


Finding Strength in Kendrick’s “Mortal Man” After Barely Missing the Paris Attacks [Feature ]

"Luckily you guys are home …" It was a long awaited dream of mine to visit the city of Paris, a dream that was finally fulfilled on Friday, November 6. I traveled abroad along with my better half to visit old friends... Read More


Kendrick Lamar to Retire “To Pimp A Butterfly”? [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar wrapped up his eight city Kunta's Groove Sessions run with a show last week in Oakland and in the wake of the tour ending one of the producers of the album recently revealed the album may be... Read More


Revisiting “Overly Dedicated,” The Album That Birthed Kendrick Lamar’s Career [Feature ]

Friday Night Lights was the soundtrack that blew from the speakers a chill that mirrored the icy wind of my Atlanta winter, the weather matched the subdued yet sanguine mood that the music teetered on, J. Cole picked the... Read More


Kendrick Lamar Continues Visual Dominance With The Hilarious “These Walls” [Feature ]

Kendrick continues his string of immaculate music videos with the release of “These Walls.” Well, it’s not just a music visual but a black comedy, narrated by Corey Holcomb, well known for his roles... Read More


Kendrick Lamar & National Symphony Orchestra Deliver Stirring Live Performance [Feature ]

Have you ever wondered what Kendrick Lamar would sound like when backed by an orchestra? If you were lucky enough to be at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts concert hall in Washington, D.C., on... Read More


The Power of Kendrick Lamar’s “Mortal Man” Poem [Feature ]

It's been six months since Kendrick Lamar released his groundbreaking third studio album, To Pimp A Butterfly.  Stuffed with social commentary, raw emotion and powerful storytelling, TPAB is a record that... Read More


Kendrick Lamar Performs Incredible “TPAB” Medley on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert [Feature ]

All future musical guests of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert have their work cut out for them, as Kendrick Lamar graced the stage as the first official music act last night and performed an incredible medley from To... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s Beyond-Classic “To Pimp a Butterfly” | Take 2 Album Review [Feature ]

"Technology is a glittering lure, but there is the rare occasion when the public can be engaged on a level beyond flash. The most important idea in advertising is ‘new.’ It creates an itch, and you simply... Read More


Jay Rock - Easy Bake ft. Kendrick Lamar & SZA [Stream]

As we continue to wait (im)patiently for Jay Rock‘s forthcoming 90059 album, or at least for news concerning a finalized release date, a new offering from the LP has hit the ‘net. Produced by ThankGod4Cody, The... Read More


Jay Rock Didn’t Murder Kendrick on “Money Trees” [Feature ]

Jay Rock is so hot right now not even a money tree could shade him. With a few record releases, a listening session and an album that we may be able to hashtag and pre-order into existence the Jay Rock train is picking up... Read More


Two Years Later, How Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse Changed Hip-Hop [Feature ]

[Art by vadivisuals] It’s an annual event. The corndog, the fried onion, the funnel cake, the indigestion the next day. Shooting up a balloon with a water gun game like Birdman ordered me to. Petting... Read More


Kendrick Lamar Interviews N.W.A, They Talk History, Eazy E, Pusha T & More [Feature ]

[Photo Credit via Billboard] Have you ever dreamed about interviewing your idol? What about four of them? Thanks to Billboard Magazine, on the eve of Straight Outta Compton's wide release to theatres, Kendrick... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly,” the B-Sides Collection [Feature ]

[Art by DJNowGraphics] Yesterday we brought you the news that Kendrick Lamar would be the first musical guest on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and that reminded us of the incredible live performance he closed out... Read More


Kendrick Lamar Tapped as Stephen Colbert’s First Late Show Musical Guest [Feature ]

[Photo Credit: Matt De Mello] Endings come with new beginnings. The Colbert Report is being followed by the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and after the Colbert Report ended with Kendrick Lamar as its last... Read More


Traffic Jam: How Kendrick Flipped a Forgotten Tupac Song Into “For Free?” [Feature ]

Before we proceed, we all agree that Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest rappers alive? Right? Right. Ok, glad it’s unanimous. But what, exactly, makes him great? Is it that flow? His lyrics? Concepts? His ear for... Read More


Glasses Malone - Thuggin’ (Remix) ft. Killer Mike & Kendrick Lamar [Stream]

Glasses Malone‘s Thuggin’ single, which features Kendrick Lamar and was released three months ago, has received a remix treatment. Joining the track is Run The Jewels member Killer Mike, who lectures listeners on... Read More


Kendrick Lamar - For Free? (Interlude) [Stream]

“This dick ain’t free.” Please stand up if you thought Kendrick Lamar‘s For Free? (Interlude) would get a visual treatment? Exactly, you can remain seated. The Terrace Martin-produced effort is the... Read More


MTV Announces ‘15 Video Music Award Nominees, Kendrick Lamar Leads The Pack [Feature ]

It's about that time again, when summer winds down and the music industry comes together for one night to celebrate the time-honored tradition of music videos... that are only played on the internet. That's... Read More


Inside Kendrick Lamar’s Unreleased Classic, “Cartoons & Cereal” [Feature ]

Sometimes I forget that "Cartoon & Cereal" exists, but every time I remember the record it feels like Christmas morning. Last Tuesday was Christmas. As you know, Kendrick recently dropped his video for... Read More


The Definitive Breakdown of Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” Video [Feature ]

On Sunday night, the opening of B.E.T.’s 2015 Awards, Kendrick Lamar stood upon a police car covered in graffiti while a tattered American flag waved in the background, rapping the lyrics to a modern day Negro... Read More


Kendrick Lamar - Alright [Stream]

UPDATE: Read “The Definitive Breakdown of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Alright’ Video” Wow. Kendrick Lamar has released the Colin Tilley-directed visuals for Alright, a standout selection off his sophomore... Read More


Bilal - Money Over Love ft. Kendrick Lamar [Stream]

Though the song leaked previously, we now have the official, complete version of Bilal‘s latest single, Money Over Love. The record is produced by Adrian Younge and features Kendrick Lamar, for whom the New York-based... Read More


Jidenna - Classic Man (Remix) ft. Kendrick Lamar [Stream]

The original was released four months ago, but the growing buzz around Jidenna‘s debut single, Classic Man, has yet to slow. Nearly 9 million video views later, it’s obvious we have a hit record on our hands. To... Read More


Opening Up Kendrick & TDE’s Forgotten Video Vault [Feature ]

I spent a good chunk of last week really diving into the history of Kendrick and TDE and I found A TON of dope stuff - one thing leads to another, and before you know it I've spent an hour trying to track down his... Read More


The Incredible Story of Kendrick Lamar’s Early Years via His Lyrics [Feature ]

Like an ancient fossil, hip-hop has its buried treasures, but instead of being buried under layers of sediment, they’re buried under layers of cat videos, dead websites and tweets. We get so much information at such a... Read More


Kendrick Lamar - PARTYNAUSEOUS ft. Lady Gaga [Stream]

Back in May of 2012, Lady Gaga tweeted that she and Kendrick Lamar had recorded a record for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. For whatever reason (Gaga insisted the reason was due to creative differences), the record wasn’t... Read More


Taylor Swift - Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar [Stream]

Well, here it is. Taylor Swift‘s first Booth feature. No doubt you’ve heard about her latest music video and its seemingly endless list of cameos - not to mention it’s inclusion of Kendrick Lamar - and here... Read More


Glasses Malone - Thuggin’ ft. Kendrick Lamar [Stream]

It’s been awhile since Glasses Malone last stepped into the Booth, but that’s no longer the case now that his much-anticipated collaboration with Kendrick Lamar is finally out. In case you forgot, the West Coast... Read More


What if Kendrick Lamar Really Did Kill Someone? [Feature ]

He watched House Party and ate Apple Jacks, sold Sega games while his cousin sold crack, pumped Reeboks while his uncle pumped packs. Since his introduction to the world, Kendrick Lamar has been the good kid from an ugly... Read More


Kendrick Lamar Gives Fans Behind the Scenes Look at “King Kunta” Video [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar is giving fans a behind the scenes look at the making of his latest set of visuals for "King Kunta." The single, which is the third song released from the highly-acclaimed To Pimp A Butterfly, follows "i"... Read More


Was This Scoe & Kendrick Lamar “Back in the Day” Snippet for Dr. Dre’s “Detox”? [Feature ]

Early Wednesday morning, a snippet of an unreleased Scoe record, "Back In The Day," surfaced on SoundCloud that features Kendrick Lamar and references Dr. Dre's forever-delayed album, Detox. The :38 second clip... Read More


Flying Lotus Shares Unreleased Kendrick Lamar Collaboration, “Eyes Above” [Feature ]

Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar work well together. First there was a Lamar-assisted single, "Never Catch Me," and then FlyLo's "Wesley's Theory" on "future classic" (his words, not ours) To Pimp A Butterfly.... Read More


Kendrick Lamar To Guest on a Remix of Kanye West’s “All Day”? [Feature ]

To date, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar have not been featured on the same record, but soon that might change. Despite the lack of an announced release date (will we even get one?) for Ye's forthcoming album, So Help... Read More


Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta [Stream]

Update: The Director X-directed visuals for Kendrick’s King Kunta single have been added. We’ve been waiting to hear Kendrick Lamar‘s King Kunta for literally months now, and with K. Dot’s... Read More


I Still Refuse to Review Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” Album [Feature ]

Please enable Javascript to watch this video I completely understand that this is a weird post since it's about how I won't be doing a follow-up review of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, not yet.... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” #1 Rated Hip-Hop Album of All-Time, Tops Outkast [Feature ]

(Art by Yann Couedor) Well, that didn't take very long. Kendrick Lamar's new album, To Pimp a Butterfly, has achieved a score of 96 on Metacritic, a website that aggregates reviews of music albums... Read More


It’s OK If You Don’t Like Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” [Feature ]

The day Yeezus leaked online I witnessed a rare emotional shift, eager anticipation became confused outrage in real time. This wasn’t the album that people imagined, months of hype shattered, Yeezus descended... Read More


Kendrick Lamar Breaks His Own Spotify Streaming Record [Feature ]

Remember when we reported on Tuesday, that Kendrick Lamar broke Drake's worldwide, single day record for most streamed album?  24 hours later that record has been broken. So.... To Pimp A Butterfly... Read More


All 71 People on Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” Album [Feature ]

  (Art by WHIP, who's awesome and you should check out.) For the past three days I've been wrestling with To Pimp A Butterfly like we were in a cage match for the championship belt and Kendrick is winning.... Read More


Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” Breaks Spotify Streaming Record [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar really is King. According to Top Dawg Entertainment CEO, Anthony Tiffith, Lamar's new album, To Pimp A Butterfly, now holds the worldwide, single day record for most streamed album. To Pimp a... Read More


1 Listen Album Review: Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” [Feature ]

Holy. Moses.  I'm not sure what's happening in life right now. It feels like my parents invited me over for Thanksgiving dinner, but when I showed up instead of serving turkey and mashed potatoes... Read More


Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly [Album]

Holy. Moses.  I'm not sure what's happening in life right now. It feels like my parents invited me over for Thanksgiving dinner, but when I showed up insted of serving turkey and mashed potatoes... Read Full Review


My Pain: Why Kendrick Lamar’s “#Section80” is Better Than “GKMC” [Feature ]

The overpriced Louis Vuitton suitcase leans up against the front door, an expensive homage to the Kanye West that taught you about soul samples and gold diggers. A plane ticket with paradise as the destination sits... Read More


The Official Tracklist for Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” Album (Exclusive) [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly is the most anticipated hip-hop album of the year, perhaps even the most anticipated in hip-hop history, and DJBooth has the official tracklist.  The album is currently... Read More


Heat Check: How Do We Feel About Kendrick’s “The Blacker The Berry”? [Feature ]

It's easy to break the internet at 4AM on a Sunday (cough cough, Drake). It's easy to break the internet at the end of the year when there hasn't been a big album released all damn year (cough cough, J.Cole).... Read More


Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker The Berry [Stream]

On Sunday, Kendrick Lamar picked up two GRAMMY awards for 2014 single i. Today, with guns blazing, he set fire to the internet. To celebrate the much-deserved wins with his fans, TDE‘s bread and butter emcee has... Read More


Chris Brown ft. Kendrick Lamar - Autumn Leaves [Stream]

When you’re (arguably) the biggest artist in R&B, and you’ve got a record with the (arguably) most prominent rapper in the game on your album, you’re not gonna pass up the chance to drop it as a video... Read More


Hol’ Up: What If Kendrick’s New Album Sucks? [Feature ]

It's a dark, dark world.... After the great music industry collapse of 2015, the world has gone to shit. The infrastructure of our society has crumbled. There is no government, no stock market, no United Nations, no... Read More


Jonathan Emile ft. Kendrick Lamar - Heaven Help Dem [Stream]

The huge amount of publicized police brutality and urban violence in 2014, left many with heavy hearts coming into the new year. The wounds left by the Ferguson and Eric Garner tragedies won’t be healed with time, but... Read More


It’s Time to Declare Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid m.A.A.d. City” a Classic [Feature ]

When good kid, m.A.A.d city first dropped, Kendrick Lamar was careful not to feed into the talk around the album being a classic, not yet. "It's classic worthy, you know?" he said. "But it has to stand with the time... Read More


How King Kendrick Quietly Ruled 2014 [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar isn’t ordinary. He functions against the popular standards, rebukes his growing celebrity, wages war against industry logic, and yet has mastered the art of keeping us captivated. Kendrick hasn’t... Read More


Kendrick Lamar - Untitled (Colbert Report Performance) [Stream]

Stephen Colbert is closing down his long running show, and tonight he brought on Kendrick Lamar as his very last musical guest. Kendrick predictably rose to the occasion, premiering a currently untitled song (unless the... Read More


Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay Rock - Money Trees (Live Bacardi Performance) [Stream]

Halle Berry, or hallelujah? Pick your poison, tell me what you doing. Kendrick Lamar once again poised that question to a hyped crowd at the Bacardi Triangle mini-festival in Puerto Rico (check out our recap) and the DJBooth... Read More


Kendrick Lamar - i (SNL Performance) [Stream]

When Kendrick Lamar dropped i weeks ago it became instantly debated; a rift opened between those who felt it was a shallow play for pop acceptance and those who thought they heard deeper intentions. Whatever side of i... Read More


Kendrick’s “Sing About Me” Makes Me Cry Because I’m Afraid of Death [Feature ]

[Editor's Note: This is the first of a three-part series on music that makes us cry. For part two, click here. For part three, click here.]  Lately, I’ve become increasingly obsessed by music, emotion and... Read More


Kendrick Lamar - i [Stream]

Update: The Alexandre Moors and The Little Homies-directed video for Kendrick Lamar’s i single has been added. Considering how much music and how many hip-hop discussions he’s sparked, it’s easy to forget... Read More


Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar & Chantal - Pay For It [Stream]

Kendrick Lamar may be the Top Dawg at TDE, but newer fans of the west coast label and their movement should be reminded that the first TDE emcee to catch a break was Jay Rock. Formerly signed to deals at both Warner Bros. and... Read More


Flying Lotus x Kendrick Lamar - Never Catch Me [Stream]

Update: The Hiro Murai-directed visuals for Flying Lotus’ Never Catch Me single have been added. Flying Lotus (aka Captain Murphy) has a well earned reputation as one of the most fearlessly creative producers in music,... Read More


Mayer Hawthorne ft. Kendrick Lamar - Crime [Stream]

It’s now been over a year since Mayer Hawthorne released his Where Does This Door Go? album, but can there be an expiration date on a party? Standout cut Crime, complete with a Kendrick Lamar guest verse, now gets the... Read More


After “i”, is Kendrick Lamar the GOAT Yet? [Feature ]

I write about hip-hop for a living, so literally every day I have a conversation about Rick Ross' cup size Kendrick Lamar. And almost every one of those conversations eventually ends up with the same question;... Read More


Kendrick’s Verse on Chris Brown’s “Autumn Leaves” Isn’t Terrible [Feature ]

There are literally thousands, if not millions, of people for whom the words "new Chris Brown song" illicts the sudden and pressing need to jump on the nearest interwebs connection and listen to Breezy's latest work.... Read More


Jeezy ft. Kendrick Lamar - Holy Ghost (Remix) [Stream]

Praise the lord! Though Holy Ghost hasn’t been selected as an official single off Jeezy‘s latest LP, the veteran (t)rapper was confident enough in it to skip straight to the remix. As well he should be, since this... Read More


Jasmine V ft. Kendrick Lamar - That’s Me Right There [Stream]

Update: We have added the Gil Green-directed visuals for Jasmine V’s That’s Me Right There single. A rising R&B songstress hailing from Santa Monica, Jasmine V makes her grand entrance into the Booth with a... Read More


Reek Da Villian ft. Ace Hood, Kendrick Lamar & Swizz Beatz - Go Off [Stream]

Fresh off becoming the latest addition to Birdman‘s Rich Gang stable, Reek Da Villain celebrates his success by Going Off on a brand new promo single. Savoring your triumphs ain’t much fun without a few good... Read More


Mike WiLL Made It ft. Kendrick Lamar, Future & Lil Wayne - Buy the World [Stream]

Rich as Mike WiLL Made It unquestionably is, I doubt that the superproducer has enough scratch to Buy the whole damn World. If he were to team up with a few fellow hip-hop high-rollers, however, it could be a different story.... Read More


Lupe Says Kendrick Lamar Isn’t the Dopest Lyricist in Hip-Hop, Is He Right? [Feature ]

I know, I know, that's kind of an awkward way to phrase a question, especially for someone who, like, writes words for a living, or whatever. I could have just written "Is Kendrick Lamar the Dopest Lyricist Alive?" or... Read More