Kendrick Lamar’s TPAB Shot Back Into The Top 20 On Billboard Because Of The Grammys

Not many new projects were released last week, so this week’s Billboard 200 chart doesn’t see much of a change. Adele is back at number one following Future‘s brief reign, as he falls to number ten in his second week with EVOL. Meanwhile, Rihanna is holding tight at number 3 with ANTI. Elsewhere on the chart, Kendrick Lamar sees a huge surge in sales of To Pimp A Butterfly, thanks to his stellar performance at the Grammys last Monday night. The album comes in at number 16, moving 33k units for the week. Check out this week’s full top 10 below!


(Video) Kendrick Lamar Blesses The Grammy’s With A Phenomenal Performance

Dressed as a beaten prisoner and speaking on being unapologetically black, Kendrick Lamar RIPS his Grammy performance. I know the media will be talking about this one. No one was expecting Kendrick to go up there and address the issues of being a black man in this society. LL Cool J was right about this one.


Kendrick Lamar Breaks Down The Meaning To His Album “To Pimp A Butterfly”

Kendrick Lamar’s album, “To Pimp A Butterfly” was such a dope album. There was a lot of background meaning to the album that a lot of people may not even know. One of the most unique songs on the album was “How Much A Dollar Cost.” On that song Lamar runs into a homeless man who asks him for money. After asking, the man reads Lamar a bible verse. The verse made Lamar acknowledge the fact that his success made him selfish. After a while Lamar realizes that the man is actually God himself. He also realizes that his selfish ways has costed him his way into God’s kingdom. During the Outro, Lamar is able to repent and ask God for forgiveness. He then humbles himself. This is a hell of a message to put in a song. Most people would have no idea that this is even what the song meant. That is just the beauty and creativeness that comes from Kendrick Lamar as an artist. “To Pimp a Butterfly” is full of messages which Lamar breaks down for us.


Kendrick Lamar: “‘good Kid, m.A.A.d City’ Is Great Work, But It’s Not My Best Work”

One of the best rappers of the current generation sat down with Billboard for a recent interview, in which Kendrick said that he believes To Pimp a Butterfly is better than good Kid, m.A.A.d City. Hit the jump for more.


Kendrick Lamar Will Appear On ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ This Week

Before heading to the 58th Annual Grammy Awards next month, after being nominated 11 times for his sensational album To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar will start 2016 off with a guest appearance on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.’ More below.


(Audio) Kendrick Lamar: “I Can’t Change the World Until I Change Myself First”

As 2015 comes to a close, Kendrick Lamar sat down with NPR to talk about his childhood, witnessing his first murder, and the backlash he faced from the black community for lyrics in his song “Blacker the Berry” off his album To Pimp A Butterfly. Read more below.


(Video) Kendrick Lamar Reacts To President Obama Naming “How Much A Dollar Cost?” His Fav Song Of 2015

In a new interview with People Magazine, President Obama revealed that his favorite song of 2015 was Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly cut, “How Much a Dollar Cost?” (The FLOTUS was on hand as well, with her pick going to Bruno Mars‘ “Uptown Funk.”) Pretty cool! Shortly after the interview was published, TMZ cameras caught up with K.dot as he was running through LAX, and got his reaction to the exciting news. He’s not a man of many words.


(Video) Kendrick Lamar Performs ‘These Walls’ With The National Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday night, (October 20th) Kendrick Lamar made his orchestra debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The one night only performance featured Kendrick and the National Symphony Orchestra putting on selections of his album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly.’ NSO Pops conductor Steven Reineke opened up prior to the show about what a major honor this is for Hip Hop and the orchestra alike. He said, “It is pretty incredible, this is going to be quite an adventure because you have two very, very different worlds colliding, from a full symphony classical orchestra, with the world of Hip Hop. But it’s not something we’re totally unfamiliar with.” Check out Kendrick Lamar performing ‘These Walls’ below.


Kendrick Lamar Will Perform ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Selections With The National Symphony Orchestra

Congratulations to Kendrick Lamar! The west coast rapper is set to make his orchestra debut in Washington, D.C. next month. According to an announcement made my the National Symphony Orchestra, Kendrick Lamar will perform selections of his latest album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” with the help of the NSO Pops on October 20th. The performance is one night only and will be directed by Steven Reineke,the principal pops conductor for the orchestra, who is well known for incorporating popular music with classical. This will be a must-see performance. Check out all the information about ticket sales here.


(Video) Kendrick Lamar Performs ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Medley On ‘The Late Show With Steven Colbert’

Kendrick Lamar just became the first musical guest on the recently launched evening TV show, The Late Show With Steven Colbert. Kendrick performed a host of songs from his To Pimp A Butterfly album, including “Wesley’s Theory,” “Momma,” “King Kunta” and “u.” Check out the full performance below.


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