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Check out Kendrick Lamar and Nas Performing at the 2013 Governors Ball
On the second and third day of the Governors Ball music festival in NYC, MCs Kendrick and Nas performed some of their greatest hits during a non-rainy couple days.
Kendrick Lamar, wearing a black jumpsuit with white print of Gill-man from the 50s horror film “Creature from the Black Lagoon”, worked the main stage and got the crowd cheering as he performed a slew of his hits, both old and new.
Kendrick, the Compton rap superstar dropped “A.D.H.D.”, “Swimming Pools”, “The Recipe”, his verse in A$AP Rocky’s “F***in Problems” and his latest single “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”.
Check out Kendrick’s performance here:
In case you missed the Nas performance, be sure to check it out here:
Who here went to the Governor’s Ball? How was it? Leave your comments below.
Kendrick Lamar has been on a whirl wind of touring since his debut studio album, good kid, m.A.A.d city and he’s been nothing more than the best performer for his fans. Check out this vine of Kendrick at the latest concert.
Jay Pharoah recently stopped by Shade 45′s studios in New York City for an exclusive chat with DJ Whoo Kid. During the interview Jay makes everyone crack up by breaking out impromptu versions of his Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z and Katt Williams impressions.
What do you think of Jay’s impersonation of Kendrick? Was it spot on or way off?
Leave your thoughts in the comments!
MTV’s Sway Calloway interviews Kendrick Lamar on his views on Molly. This was brought up by Lamar’s famous video “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”, at the end the words “Death To Molly” flash the screen.
Molly is the pure powder or crystallized form of MDMA, a drug that is mixed with others to create ecstasy pills. Molly, the pure form of MDMA is used and abused because of it’s euphoric effects on it’s users. Now it has leaked it’s way into the music of rappers today. Enough musicians like The Weeknd, Trinadad James, Mac Miller, etc have laced Molly into their lyrics, so much so that it has become a trend. Lamar looks back on when Jay Z changed from basketball jerseys to button ups, evolving a fashion trend with his 2003 single “Change Clothes.” He says trends like that are fine, but is against the new trend of promoting this popular party drug in music because it starts to pollute the music industry.
”You may have certain artists portraying these trends and don’t really have that lifestyle and then it gives off the wrong thing. And it becomes kinda corny after a while,” he states without singling out any particular artist. He then goes on to say, ”When everybody consciously now uses this term or this phrase and putting it in lyrics, it waters the culture down. So it’s really just time to move on.”
It seems like speaking out against drugs is becoming a new trend with Macklemore’s “Otherside” and now Kendrick Lamar with his declaration of “Death on Molly” in his “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” video. It is nice to see rappers promoting against the use of drugs rather than glamorizing that lifestyle.
Erykah Badu talks with the up and coming Compton rapper, Kendrick Lamar, about his struggles to adapt to his new public persona due to the success of his debute album, Good Kid, m.A.A.d City released in 2012.
He admits to his biggest trouble, “I think my worst problem is actually living in the moment and understanding everything that’s going on. I feel like I’m in my own bubble. People tell me all the time, “You’re crazy, going there by yourself,” because it wouldn’t have soaked in yet that I’m supposed to be quote “Kendrick Lamar”—whoever this guy’s supposed to be. I still feel like me. So it’s really about me trying to adapt—that’s like the toughest thing for me right now. I feel like I’m in my own world.”
Lamar overlooks the unfavorable aspects of fame and focuses his happiness on finally seeing his family financially stable after years over poverty. Exposed to poverty and a substance influenced environment, Lamar has always stayed true to his goals because his family-oriented lifestyle kept him distracted from his reality.
Now in the reality of fame and fortune he is mindful of the consequences that follow the hype of social media, “it can really divert you from what your purpose is or what you’re trying to do. And I’ve seen artists get caught up in that. I’ve seen some of my friends get caught in that. Whether you’re a small celebrity or a grand celebrity, it really triggers something in your brain, seeing all that stuff . . . So I’m real aware of it.”
Straying away from the influences of social media, he confesses about his influences in music and what he wants to achieve. For the entire interview click on the link below.
Kendrick Lamar, Top Dawg Entertainment and the rest of the TDE crew are on the Verge Campus tour with none other than Steve Aoki! They just released a 4 minute video clip for us all the enjoy.
Watch how the passion of the two artists come alive:
“Touring with Steve Aoki’s been a crazy experience. What I like the most about him is he’s a firm believer of just energy and great music,” Kendrick said. “So when you get two people that feel the same way about music, it don’t really matter what genre it is. It don’t matter because at the end of the day we all come for one particular thing: and that to enjoy ourselves with these tunes.”
The Verge Campus Tour is hitting a total of 27 college campuses and you should def check out the vid of the two artists crowd-surfing, stage-diving, and cake throwing on-stage antics of the show!