Rock The Bells 2012 Lineup Announced


Guerilla Union’s world-class hip hop festival Rock The Bells boasts one of this year’s most diverse concert line ups. On Tuesday night at Los Angeles’ House of Blues (Sunset Strip), Guerilla Union held a press conference to announce the performers. In true Rock The Bells tradition, freestyle rap champion and festival host Supernatural announced all [...]

Wiz Khalifa & Mac Miller Announce Under The Influence of Music Tour


The two musically representative faces of Pittsburgh, PA have announced a 9-city joint expedition titled the “Under The Influence Of Music Tour”. The tour will mostly concentrate on the Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States and Wiz/Mac will be accompanied by guest performers Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Chevy Woods. Wiz has been [...]

Video: Nardwuar Interviews Kendrick Lamar


Nardwuar once again leaves his interview subject dumbfounded with the sheer level of his extensive research. This time it’s Aftermath/Interscope’s latest acquisition, Kendrick Lamar during SXSW 2012. Many things are discussed to an almost awkward degree as Nardwuar reveals that he knows much about Kendrick’s past including his childhood rap rival.

Video: Game – The City (ft. Kendrick Lamar)


The ferocious lead single from the Game’s The R.E.D. album gets the visual treatment by Matt Alonzo. A story of Los Angeles gang life is illustrated along with Game and featured guest Kendrick Lamar. The two emcees are both past and present proteges of West Coast legend Dr. Dre . This song sparked a huge [...]

XXL Freshmen Class 2012 Embarks On Monster Outbreak Tour


Monster Energy Drink has kicked off a 4 city tour in partnership with hip hop publication XXL Magazine. Dubbed the Monster Outbreak Tour, this annual tour series started in the winter of 2011 with a debut line up of mostly rock/metalcore bands, so this will be the energy drink company’s first foray into hip hop. [...]

2012 Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup Announced


Pitchfork has announced the initial lineup for their annual music festival. The Pitchfork Music Festival will take place at Chicago’s Union Park July 13-15 and will include performances by Vampire Weekend, Feist and A$AP Rocky. Others schedule to perform include Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hot Chip, AraabMUZIK, the Fied, Liturgy, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Tim Hecker, and Willis Earl Beal. Tickets go on sale Friday, March [...]

Paid Dues Festival 2012 Final Lineup Announced


Independent Hip Hop festival Paid Dues has announced it’s final lineup of over 20 acts slated to go down on April 7th, 2012. This year places an emphasis on crews and collectives that have caused major influential impact on the scene over the years such as Wu-Tang Clan, Odd Future, Dipset, Three-6-Mafia, Living Legends, Hieroglyphics, [...]

Listen: Kendrick Lamar – Cartoon & Cereal


Dr. Dre’s protege, Kendrick Lamar delivers a brand new track which may or may not be on his highly anticipated upcoming debut album Good Kid In A Mad City. A sure sign of progression, “Cartoon & Cereal” uses even more experimentation than in Lamar’s previous albums to dive into themes of escapism in a rough upbringing. [...]