Monday, October 22, 2012

Kendrick Lamar

Good kid. M.a.a.d. City. Fitting debut album title for a young rapper from Compton that has more on his mind (and in his lyrics) than gang affiliations, women, and violence, isn't it?

I've been riding with Kendrick for a couple years now - from hearing the K.Dot feature on The Game's "Big Dreams" remix, to my boy Ray-Ray sending me a link to Kendrick's MySpace page, to his classic mixtapes (Kendrick Lamar EP, Overly Dedicated, and of course Section 80), to my boy DJ Rell spinning Rigamortus for us in a club in Venice Beach, to Dr. Dre cosigns, rocking at Coachella, and being featured on projects from some of your favorite artists (Drake, Rick Ross). His time is now, there is now doubting that.

Support the rising West Coast talent and purchase his debut cd here. Oh, and check after the jump for some more featuers - including his video for Swimming Pools, Interview, pictures, and a freestyle session over at Big Boy's Neighborhood rocking over the Kurupt Callin' Out Names instrumental!