Kendrick Lamar isn't wasting any time in keeping his name buzzing in the new year. The West Coast emcee delivers a new video for his Hit-Boy-produced 'Backseat Freestyle.' The song sits on his lauded LP, 'good kid, m.A.A.d city.'
The verdict is in on the top Hip-Hop Albums of 2012 and they come from newbies and veteran rappers, in a range of stories and sounds. These projects stirred the most buzz and made the most impact creatively. But who brought it best? It’s time to take part in TheDrop.fm’s inaugural Best Hip-Hop album awards.
As we look back on 2012, there were a couple of standout hip-hop tracks that defined the the year. Some were brought by the fresher faces of the game, others surprisingly released through rappers' comebacks. All in all, we want to know what your favorite track was during these past 12 months. It's time to take part in TheDrop.fm's inaugural Best Hip-Hop Song awards. Let's go.
Hip-hoppers unite! Rapper Kendrick Lamar and his Black Hippy collective have been tapped to headline the 2013 Paid Dues Festival in San Bernardino, Calif. The Los Angeles-based rap crew consists of Lamar, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q and Jay Rock.
One of the many standout tracks on Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' LP is the Drake-assisted rap ballad 'Poetic Justice.' The song's title is lifted from Janet Jackson's 1993 film of the same name and samples her sensuous ballad, 'Any Time, Any Place.'
Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' is, undoubtedly, the best hip-hop album of 2012. Forget about talk of whether it's a classic or not, it's simply a great album -- and in this musical climate, that's hard to come by...
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