Kendrick Lamar Will Headline Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2015

Written by Nigel D. / 03.31.15


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WQHT HOT 97 FM, the #1 station for Hip Hop and R&B and host of the biggest Hip Hop event on the planet, Summer Jam, is kicking off our winter coats and getting the sunscreen ready! The concert event you wait for all year, HOT 97 Summer Jam, will take over MetLife Stadium on Sunday, June 7th with electrifying performances by Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Big Sean, Fabolous & Friends, Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign & Friends, Omarion, Childish Gambino and more! Join Funk Flex, Ebro, Nessa and the whole HOT 97 team at the official start-of-summer party. Summer Jam is the Hip Hop event you don’t want to miss!

The Festival Stage is locked and loaded with performances by Travi$ Scott, B.o.B, Joey Bada$$, DeJ Loaf and Teyana Taylor. Make sure to stop by the Festival Village before the Stadium show to check-out the graffiti wall, cooling station, and more. The only way into the Festival Village is with your Summer Jam ticket!

Do you plan on hitting up Summer Jam this year?

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Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” Debuts Number 1 On The Charts

Written by Nigel D. / 03.25.15

Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album “To Pimp A Butterfly” sold 363,000 equivalent album units (324,000 albums) in the first week of sales. This is despite an earlier than expected release date. In 2012 “good kid, m.A.A.d city” debuted with 241,000 records sold. This show the growth in Kendrick Lamar’s brand and fan base.

The album has been getting mixed reviews from fans. What did you think of the album?

Source: Billboard

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Video: Kendrick Lamar Had A Surprise Performance On Top Of A Truck In L.A.

Written by Nigel D. / 03.25.15

Kendrick Lamar performed a few tracks while riding around on a truck in L.A. last night. Check some quick clips from his performance. An official video should be on the way.

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Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” Is Now On Sale

Written by Nigel D. / 03.16.15

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Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” got a surprise early release and is available on iTunes now. Leave your thoughts on the album below.


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Kendrick Lamar Speaks On “To Pimp A Butterfly” With Rolling Stone

Written by Nigel D. / 03.11.15

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Lamar also gave Rolling Stone a preview of six new songs from To Pimp a Butterfly, in addition to the two already released. The songs range from the intensely personal to the swaggeringly aggressive – like “King Kunta,” which could be the theme song from a Seventies blaxploitation flick. When Pharrell Williams first heard the track, he praised it by calling it “unapologetically black.” “It’s just him expressing how he’s feeling at the moment,” says Lamar’s longtime producer Mark “Sounwave” Spears. “And right now, he’s mad.”

Lamar is vague about what specifically the title To Pimp a Butterfly means (“That will be taught in college courses someday,” he says). But he describes the album as “honest, fearful and unapologetic.” “You take a black kid out of Compton and put him in the limelight, and you find answers about yourself you never knew you were searching for,” he said. “There’s some stuff in there, man. It’s a roller coaster. It builds.”

Look for the issue on stands and in the iTunes App Store this Friday, March 13th.

Full Story: Rolling Stone

Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” Album Cover

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Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” Album Cover

Written by Nigel D. / 03.11.15

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“Don’t all dogs go to heaven? Don’t Gangsta’s boogie? Do owl shit stank? Lions, Tigers & Bears. But TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY. Its the American dream nigga….” – lil Homie.
– Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” drops March 23rd.

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Video: Kendrick Lamar Freestyles To Notorious B.I.G. Classics

Written by Nigel D. / 03.09.15

BigBoyTV is BACK! In Big Boy’s triumphant return to radio, the one and only Kendrick Lamar came into the brand new REAL 92.3 studio to drop hottest freestyle of the year thus far.

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