1. Ab-Soul Talks About the Duality of 'These Days' Album & Danny Brown's Advice

    June 20, 2014 5:02 PM EDT Ab-Soul is focused on his own — in between jugs of cough syrup, mid-conversation naps and fights with his own label. His raps frequently evoke higher consciousness, but Ab-Soul is only half-awake — if that. It's 11:15 a.m. on a Saturday and ...

  2. Kendrick Lamar Talks Macklemore Text, Could Release New Album in 2014

    February 28, 2014 7:18 PM EST "That text surprised me, but Macklemore is a genuine dude," says Lamar, who could release his next album in September. According to Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith, plans are in motion to release a new Kendrick Lamar album t ...

  3. Kendrick Lamar Talks 'B-tch Don't Kill My Vibe' Video With Jay-Z, James Blake Collab & SXSW

    March 22, 2013 3:33 PM EDT The rapper shares that he's currently in the studio working on ScHoolboy Q's 'Oxymoron,' due this summer. If it sounded as if Kendrick Lamar took over this year's SXSW, it's because he did. According to the West Coa ...

  4. Kendrick Lamar, Top Dawg Entertainment Take Over SXSW: Day in the Life

    March 16, 2013 1:07 PM EDT "Kendrick and the whole [of Top Dawg Entertainment] had an incredible year last year," Kendrick's manager, Dave Free says. "We'll continue that in 2013." Not just anyone would get a call from Alicia Keys to perform a ...

  5. A Day in the Busy Life: Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment Go to Austin

    March 15, 2013 11:29 AM EDT Not just anyone would get a call from Alicia Keys to perform alongside her; so when Kendrick Lamar did, he went with it. The night before hopping on a red-eye to this year's SXSW festival, Kendrick Lamar performed two songs ("Swimming ...

  6. Kendrick Lamar: The Story Behind 'good kid, m.A.A.d city'

    October 24, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Below is an excerpt from a feature in this week's Billboard magazine on 25-year-old Compton, Calif.-native Kendrick Lamar. Co-signed by Dr. Dre, Snoop and the Game, Lamar's been hailed as the new West Coast king. But can his major label ...

  7. Kendrick Lamar: The Story Behind 'good kid, m.A.A.d city'

    October 22, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's a Tuesday evening in early October and Kendrick Lamar just dozed off in the back of a black mini coach. He's got a black Top Dawg Entertainment hooded sweatshirt pulled low over his eyes as the inexplicable in-car entertainment, a liv ...