Kendrick Lamar

New Song: Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 4 (2017/03/24)

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Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Title of Single: The Heart Part 4
Release Date: March 23, 2017
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment

Upcoming Tour Dates:
April 14 – 16 // Coachella 2017 Empire Polo Club // Indio, CA
April 21 – 23 // Coachella 2017 Empire Polo Club // Indio, CA
April 05 – 07 // Rolling Loud Festival 2017 Bayfront Park // Miami, FL, US
>> The full touring schedule is available here

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More ‘Kendrick Lamar’ on Music Pickings:
2016, Mar 09 – New Album: Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered. (2016/03/04)
2015, Mar 14 –  New Album: To Pimp a Butterfly (2015/03/23) / Single ‘The Blacker the Berry’
2014, Oct 13 – New Song: Kendrick Lamar – i
2014, Mar 09 – New Song: Kendrick Lamar & Tame Impala – Backwards
2012, Oct 6 – New Album: Lonerism (2012/10/08) [Full Album Stream]
2012, July 27 – New Single: Elephant [Official Audio]
2012, July 10 – Apocalypse Dreams [Free Download] / New Album Announced

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New Album: Thundercat – Drunk (2017/02/24) / New Single ‘Show You The Way’

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Thundercat will release his third full-length studio album “Drunk” on 24th February 2017 via Brainfeeder. The album is a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-winning singer/bassist and finds a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder mastermind Flying Lotus. “Drunk” is the follow up to his widely praised 2015 mini album “The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam”, and features fan favourite tracks ‘Bus In These Streets’ and ‘Them Changes’.

‘Show You The Way’ is the first single from “Drunk”, and the ballad features two of Thundercat’s heroes: iconic musicians Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald. And how did this collaboration come to be? Thundercat mentioned his love of Loggins several times during his press tour for “The Beyond…” (Dinner Party Download, Billboard), leading to an introduction via his keyboard player Dennis Hamm. He tells Red Bull Music Academy Daily: “These are guys that I’ve listened to and where I felt that I’ve learned that honesty in the music. Kenny Loggins is one of my favourite songwriters.” Loggins was the one that suggested bringing McDonald in on the track and, Thundercat adds: “I think one of the most beautiful moments was realising how amazing Michael McDonald is. He would go through so many ideas and have so much to offer.”

Thundercat also notes: “That song to me is about going down the rabbit hole, taking you to another place… On the edge of dark, there’s the brightest light. It means a lot to me in the sense of… the experience that I’ve had growing up with friends and people that I’ve been around where it’s inviting them into where I come from emotionally. Sometimes it’s a pretty intense thing. The point is how weird things can get. I feel like it’s very funny that, in a way, of course Michael McDonald and Kenny would be there.”

The album title, like the rest of the album, is meant to be both humorous and serious. “I’ve always tried to hold true to what Erykah Badu and Flying Lotus told me: It has to come from an honest place. I feel like it’s a place that I’ve been in different ways, seen different angles of and it’s been a bit inspirational – the drinking,” he tells RBMA Daily. “It has its ups and downs and everything, but I felt like it showed the human side of what goes on behind things, something that I see with all of my friends… I felt like it was kind of interweaved in the music culture. And it’s something that’s never talked about.” [Press release via Ninja Tune]

Cover Art:
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Artist: Thundercat
Title of Album: Drunk
Release Date: February 24, 2017
Label: Brainfeeder

Track Listing:
01. Rabbot Ho
02. Captain Stupido
03. Uh Uh
04. Bus In These Streets
05. A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song Suite II)
06. Lava Lamp
07. Jethro
08. Day & Night
09. Show You The Way (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins)
10. Walk On By (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
11. Blackkk
12. Tokyo
13. Jameel’s Space Ride
14. Friend Zone
15. Them Changes
16. Where I’m Going
17. Drink Dat (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
18. Inferno
19. I Am Crazy
20. 3AM
21. Drunk
22. The Turn Down (feat. Pharrell)
23. DUI

Upcoming Tour Dates:
12 Feb // The Independent // San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
13 Feb // The Independent // San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
14 Feb // The Independent // San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
16 Feb // Wonder Ballroom // Portland, OR
17 Feb // Rickshaw Theatre // Vancouver, BC
18 Feb // Wild Buffalo // Bellingham, WA
19 Feb // Barboza // Seattle, WA – SOLD OUT
21 Feb // Urban Lounge // Salt Lake City, UT
22 Feb // Bluebird Theater // Denver, CO
24 Feb // Fine Line Music Cafe // Minneapolis, MN
25 Feb // Concord Music Hall // Chicago, IL
26 Feb // Magic Stick // Detroit, MI
28 Feb // Danforth Music Hall // Toronto, ON
01 Mar // SAT // Montreal, QC
02 Mar // Paradise – Boston, MA – SOLD OUT
>> The full touring schedule is available here

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More ‘Thundercat’ on Music Pickings:
2016, Jun 20 – New Track: Them Changes / New Mini-Album ‘The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam’
2014, Dec 19 – New Song: Them Changes
2013, May 23 – New Single: Oh Sheit It’s X
2013, Apr 19 – New Single: Heartbreaks + Setbacks / New Album ‘Apocalypse’ (2013/06/08) 
2011, Aug 17 – The Golden Age of Apocalypse
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Listen: King Kunta – Kendrick Lamar Cover by Sudan Archives

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Sudan Archives is an African folk violinist and electronic music producer based in Los Angeles, CA. Sudan began playing the violin at age eight in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, where she also played in various school and church choirs.

Her debut EP – Golden City – was self-produced on an iPad in her parent’s basement. Two years later, she is releasing her first full-length album, the self-titled – Sudan Archives.

While classically trained, Sudan finds inspiration from the various fiddle styles of Africa and aspires to lead an all female orchestra.

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Artist: Sudan Archives
Title of Track: Queen Kunta (Kendrick Lamar Cover)


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New Album: Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered. (2016/03/04)

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Cover Art:
Kendrick Lamar

Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Title of Album: untitled unmastered.
Release Date: March 04, 2016
Label: Aftermath/Interscope

Tracklist
1. untitled 01 | 08.19.2014.
2. untitled 02 | 06.23.2014.
3. untitled 03 | 05.28.2013. feat. Terrace Martin, Bilal, Thundercat & Anna Wise
4. untitled 04 | 08.14.2014. feat. SZA & Jay Rock
5. untitled 05 | 09.21.2014. feat. Anna Wise, Jay Rock & Punch
6. untitled 06 | 06.30.2014. feat. Cee-Lo Green
7. untitled 07 | 2014 – 2016
8. untitled 08 | 09.06.2014.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Mar 19 // Western Springs Stadium // Auckland, New Zealand
Mar 21// Rod Laver Arena // Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Mar 23 // Allphones Arena // Sydney, NSW, Australia
Mar 24-28 // Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016 // Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm // Tyagarah, NSW, Australia
Jul 2 // Hyde Park // London, UK
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Follow ‘Kendrick Lamar’ on:
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More ‘Kendrick Lamar’ on Music Pickings:
2015, Mar 14 –  New Album: To Pimp a Butterfly (2015/03/23) / Single ‘The Blacker the Berry’
2014, Oct 13 – New Song: Kendrick Lamar – i
2014, Mar 09 – New Song: Kendrick Lamar & Tame Impala – Backwards
2012, Oct 6 – New Album: Lonerism (2012/10/08) [Full Album Stream]
2012, July 27 – New Single: Elephant [Official Audio]
2012, July 10 – Apocalypse Dreams [Free Download] / New Album Announced

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New Album: Jay Rock – 90059 (2015/08/20) / Official Video ‘90059’

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Cover Art:
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Artist: Jay Rock
Title of Album: 90059
Release Date: August 20, 2015
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment

Tracklist:
1 Necessary
2 Easy Bake (feat. Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
3 Gumbo
4 Wanna Ride (feat. Isaiah Rashad)
5 The Ways (feat. Sir)
6 Telegram (Going Krazy) [feat. Lance Skiiiwalker]
7 90059
8 Vice City (feat. Black Hippy)
9 Fly on the Wall (feat. Busta Rhymes)
10 Money Trees Deuce (feat. Lance Skiiiwalker)
11 The Message

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New Album: Bilal – In Another Life (2015/06/30) / First Single ‘Satellites’

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New Bilal from his soon to be released Adrian Younge produced album ‘In Another Life’.

Cover Art:
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Artist: Bilal
Title of Album: In Another Life
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Label: Purpose Music Group/eOne Music

Tracklist:
01 Sirens II
02 Star Now
03 Open up the Door
04 I Really Don’t Care
05 Pleasure Toy ft. Big K.R.I.T.
06 Satellites
07 Lunatic
08 Money Over Lover” ft. Kendrick Lamar
09 Love Child
10 Holding It Back ft. Kimbra
11 Spiraling
12 Bury Me Next to You

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More ‘Bilal’ on Music Pickings:
2011, Oct 08 – Levels

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New Album: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly (2015/03/23) / Single ‘The Blacker the Berry’

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Cover Art:
Kendrick Lamar

Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Title of album: To Pimp a Butterfly
Release date: March 23, 2015
Label: Aftermath

Tracklist: 
01 Wesley’s Theory
02 For Free? (Interlude)
03 King Kunta
04 Institutionalized
05 These Walls
06 U
07 Alright
08 For Sale? (Interlude)
09 Momma
10 Hood Politics
11 How Much A Dollar Cost
12 Complexion
13 The Blacker The Berry
14 You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)
15 i
16 Mortal Man

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Mar 13 // Pot of Gold Fest // Tempe, AZ
Mar 14 //Tempe Town Lake // Tempe, AZ
May 22 // Sasquatch 2015 // George, WA
May 30 // Merriweather Post Pavilion // Columbia, MD
Jun 11 // Bonnaroo 2015 // Manchester, TN
Jul 04 // Finsbury Park // London, United Kingdom
Jul 24 // WayHome Music Festival 2015 // Oro-Medonte, Canada
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Follow ‘Kendrick Lamar’ on:
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More ‘Kendrick Lamar’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Oct 13 – New Song: Kendrick Lamar – i
2014, Mar 09 – New Song: Kendrick Lamar & Tame Impala – Backwards
2012, Oct 6 – New Album: Lonerism (2012/10/08) [Full Album Stream]
2012, July 27 – New Single: Elephant [Official Audio]
2012, July 10 – Apocalypse Dreams [Free Download] / New Album Announced

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