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46 min ago | Stereogum

Kendrick Lamar Teases New Single "I," Rumored For Next Week

We've been hearing all year that Kendrick Lamar would have a new album out this fall, but up until now there hasn't been any musical evidence to support those claims. That's about to change: The rapper just tweeted cover art for a new single called "I," which is rumored for release next week.

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5 hrs ago | Billboard

Kendrick Lamar performs at the 2014 Made In America Festival

The rapper took to Twitter on Wednesday, Sept. 17, to reveal the song title and single artwork.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Interscope Records, Media, Music, Soul, The Isley Brothers

Tue Sep 16, 2014

HipHopDx

[News] Chris Brown "X" Release Date, Standard, Deluxe Cover Art, Tracklist & Album Stream

R&B/Pop star Chris Brown has announced his sixth album. Although there is not yet a release date, the Richmond, Virginia vet will title his 2012 Fortune album, X .

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Related Topix: Dance, Acoustic, Chris Brown, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Richmond, VA, Gliese Games, 2012

Mon Sep 15, 2014

AllHipHop.com

Nas, Kendrick Lamar + Method Man & Redman Take Over ATL At One MusicFest 2014

The city of Atlanta received a major musical treat this past weekend with the 5th annual One MusicFest. Two of the hottest artists in Hip Hop were picked to headline one of the biggest festivals in the Southeastern region.

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Related Topix: Rap, Nas, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Retail, Aaron Rents, Leasing, Household Products

Billboard

Kendrick Lamar, Linkin Park Back New Turnstile App: Exclusive

Kendrick Lamar is the latest artist to back Turnstile -- a new mobile app that allows attendees at music concerts, sports games and other live events to gain exclusive content, including videos, contests, merchandise and other goodies -- Billboard can exclusively confirm. Turnstile Live launched last month in the Apple app store and Google Play, in conjunction with Linkin Park 's Carnivores co-headlining tour with Thirty Seconds to Mars .

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ETonline

Kendrick Lamar Responds to Taylor Swift Being a Super-Fan

Taylor Swift has made no secret about her love for rapper Kendrick Lamar, the latest example being her much talked-about Rolling Stone cover interview, in which she revealed that she listens to his song "Backseat Freestyle" to go from "feeling victimized to feeling awesome." "I know every word," she said, even pulling out her phone and some earbuds so that she and Rolling Stone reporter Josh Eels could listen to the song.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Music, Entertainment

NWAonline

Names and Faces

Recording artist Kendrick Lamar performs at the Maxim Magazine Super Bowl Party in this Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 file photo taken in New York. Lamar said Saturday night Sept.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Brandon Sun

Kendrick Lamar says Taylor Swift's admiring remarks about his music help him, hip-hop culture

Lamar was grateful to hear about Swift knowing the words to his lyrics and putting her in a great mood. The rapper praised the country music star for speaking highly of his music, saying her admiring remarks show hip-hop shouldn't be categorized for one listener.

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Related Topix: Taylor Swift, Hip-Hop

KFVS12

Lamar says Swift's remarks help himself, hip-hop

A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black. A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Saratoga Springs, NY, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KRAV-FM Tulsa

Photos: 'Real Housewives' model at NY Fashion Week

Some of hip-hop and R&B's biggest acts from Kendrick Lamar to Nas are expected to perform at the fifth annual ONE Musicfest in Atlanta.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Entertainment

HipHopDx

[News] The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles Of The Week: Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Drake, Nas

In a week that celebrated the 20th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready To Die , Hip Hop fans also got to hear a new Kendrick Lamar verse on Chris Brown's latest single. A preview of a still-mysterious Drake and Tyga track was also released after being teased months ago .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Drake, HarperCollins Publishers, Startups, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, Television, FOX News Network

KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Nas, Kendrick Lamar & Jhene Aiko Ready "Unexpected" Sets, Says ONE Musicfest Founder

This year's ONE Musicfest will feature a line-up of performers ranging from Kendrick Lamar to Jhene Aiko . The event's founder, J Carter , tells ABC News Radio what concert-goers can anticipate from the upcoming event, which takes place in Atlanta Saturday, September 13. "I would say expect the unexpected, and don't be surprised if each artists is joined by some Atlanta greats as well," Carter says of the fourth annual event, which is expected to attract a crowd of 15,000 people.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Black Entertainment, Rap, Nas

Fri Sep 12, 2014

FMQB

Quick Hits: Gwen Stefani, Iggy Azalea, Demi Lovato, Calvin Harris, Ellie Giulding, Kendrick Lamar

Gwen Stefani is in the studio working on both her solo album and the next No Doubt album. MTV News spoke with her at a New York Fashion Week event and she said "Right now, I'm all about doing music."

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, No Doubt, Santa Monica, CA

Vibe

Exclusive: Ellie Goulding Talks Subliminal Songs - 'People...

Five years deep in the spotlight, the British singer/songwriter has climbed up the pop charts and become a permanent household name. With two studio albums done, Ellie's plans for 2015 include working on her third studio album, arriving at the end of next year.

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Related Topix: Ellie Goulding, Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Major Lazer

Billboard

One Music Fest Executives Talk Talent Scouting & Future...

On Saturday, Sept. 13, One Music Fest returns to Atlanta for its fifth year. The festival has grown to become one of late summer's mandatory activities for music lovers in the Peach State.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Erykah Badu, Black Entertainment, Soul, Retail, Aaron Rents, Leasing, Household Products, Hip-Hop

AllHipHop.com

Kendrick Lamar Booked For Halloween Performance In The Bermuda Triangle

For all those superstitious Hip Hop fans out there, you may want to check out a Kendrick Lamar performance before the end of October. The TDE rapper is joining Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding as part of the Bacardi's concert series taking place in the Bermuda Triangle.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Ellie Goulding, Dance, Pop/Rock

Thu Sep 11, 2014

KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Chris Brown Teams with Kendrick Lamar on "Autumn Leaves"

Before Chris Brown releases his sixth album, X , the singer has treated fans to a new offering, "Autumn Leaves" featuring Kendrick Lamar . The song, which was produced by B.A.M. and RoccStar , finds Brown singing about a failed relationship.

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HipHopDx

[Singles] Flying Lotus - "5 Songs You Never Knew He Produced"

Flying Lotus has produced for some top-tier artists. Check out some cuts with beats you never knew he crafted.

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Related Topix: Snoop Dogg, Rap, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Mac Miller

Columbia Spectator

Slightly Off-Key: Kendrick's foul shows need for change regarding music plagiarism

Kendrick Lamar. Last week it was reported that two jazz musicians-Eric Reed and Willie Jones III-were suing Lamar for using unauthorized samples in his 2011 hit "Rigamortis."

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Eric Reed, Jazz

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Now Toronto

Phoenix, October 10

It's not easy being the third man in a crew that boasts Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q, two emcees whose debut studio albums both charted in the top five on Billboard. But Ab-Soul is up for the challenge.

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