Kendrick Lamar has his city on fire. Last week he performed two sold out shows in one night at Club Nokia L.A. Live, and was joined on stage by none other than Dr. Dre, T.I., Big Sean and The Game. The following day he performed to a sold out crowd of 2000 at The Fox Theater in Pomona.
Clearly that wasn’t enough for the King.
Yesterday, the TDE artist tweeted he was having an impromptu free show outside of Staples Center following the Laker game. Talk about #CRAY. That was all it took for the madness to begin. The Laker game started at 6:30pm, and by 8pm there were already a good 100 people standing in the parking lot across the street from the venue waiting to see a piece of hip-hop history! At the top of a city tour bus parked directly across the street Kendrick emerged and performed for a good 18 minutes before the cops shut him down. Why? The crowd of 100 quickly turned into hundreds as soon as the game let out. Kendrick performed “Swimming Pools” twice and “The Recipe”. Pop the hood to check out some photos from the event below! GENIUS! Continue reading
Posted in Celebs
Tagged Aftermath, bus, compton, Dr. Dre, fans, free, good kid, impromptu, Interscope, Kendrick Lamar, love, m.A.A.d. city, performance, Staples Center, street, Swimming Pools, top dawg entertainment
We were first introduced to Teyana Taylor back in 2007 when she appeared on MTV’s My Super Sweet 16. What first caught our attention was her signature curly ‘fro, but her crazy style and swag it was has had us hooked. Before the show aired, she signed to Star Trak/Interscope Records where she released her 2008 debut album, From a Planet Called Harlem. Her first single, “Google Me” peaked at number 90 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Unfortunately, she was released from her contract with the Staar Trak/Interscope earlier this year.
Shortly after, the young Harlem bred rapper/singer signed with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music label where she is now a part of one of the hottest rosters in the game that includes Common, John Legend, Mos Def, Big Sean, Pusha T, Kid Cudi and CyHi Da Prynce, to name a few.
It’s been a long time coming but Ms. Taylor has finally released her debut solo project ‘The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor’ with appearances from Jadakiss, Fabolous, Wale, Travis Porter and more. The cover art closely resembles that of (one of her influences) Lauryn Hill’s 1998 debut solo album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’.
Pop the hood on for the track listing and download link for ‘The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor‘: Continue reading
Posted in Celebs, Mixtapes, Music
Tagged Big Sean, Common, female rappers, G.O.O.D music, Interscope, john legend, Kanye West, mixtapes, Mos Def, singers, Star Trak, Super Sweet 16, The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor