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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Leaked a Week Early

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Last week the title, tracklist, and release date of To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar’s hotly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Good Kid… M.A.A.D. City, were all unveiled. And although To Pimp A Butterfly was scheduled for a March 23 release, late Sunday night Lamar tweeted a link to iTunes that allowed fans to buy a clean version of the album. Shortly thereafter, the unedited, explicit version became available for download, with the album appearing on Spotify shortly after that. But while this may seem like yet another surprise album release from a high-profile artist, Anthony Tiffith of Top Dawg Entertainment—which represents Lamar—tweeted that the album’s release was, in fact, the record label’s mistake.

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As of now To Pimp A Butterfly has been pulled from iTunes, with only the album’s first single, “The Blacker The Berry,” available for download. The record is still up on Spotify, however. Those looking to hear the album before March 23 may want to hurry, however, in case that stream ends up getting pulled too.

Somebody’s getting fired.

Graphic Video of Suge Knight’s Hit And Run Released (WARNING: Extremely Graphic)

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A new video has surfaced in connection with Marion “Suge” Knight allegedly running over two men in a parking lot in Compton in late January.

The video, posted on TMZ, shows two men being struck by a red pickup truck after walking up to the vehicle. The men approach the truck and after a few moments, the driver hits one of the victims. The driver then backs up and strikes the other man. One of the victims Knight reportedly hit was left dead.

WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC CONTENT

[NEW MUSIC] The Drew League Mixtape w/ DJs Young Free & Smoooth Dee

 

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The AM Caffeine Crew is at it again with another banging summer mixtape featuring hot new music for the hot summer. This time DJ Young Free and Smoooth Dee bring you The Drew League Mixtape, from the Number 1 Pro-Am Basketball League in the world…who has seen the likes of NBA greats such as Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, James Harden, Metta World Peace, Paul George, just to name a few. If you didn’t know, check out what the Drew League is all about:

 

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Macklemore Texts Kendrick Post-GRAMMYs: “You Should Have Won””

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The world of hip-hop was not too happy last night when Macklemore took home the Best Rap Album at the 2014 GRAMMYs, but the Seattle MC knew that was coming. Before winning, he told The Source earlier this year, “In terms of [that category], I think it should go to Kendrick [Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city]. I understand why hip hop would feel like Kendrick got robbed [if we won].”

And then they won. But Macklemore wants everyone to know that he and the fellow Best New Artist nominee are not only on good terms, but they were cheering for each other hours before the awards got under way. The “Thrift Shop” rapper, who dominated the 2014 GRAMMYs, uploaded a screenshot of a text exchange between him and K. Dot, and it was nothing but love.

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Kendrick texted Macklemore the morning of the GRAMMYs, “Lets get it bro! wake up call! we worked hard as f-ck!” Macklemore responded, “You already know homie. Time to celebrate!!! Congrats my friend. What a f-cking year.”

Macklemore captioned the photo on Instagram, “While the world debates… This is what we’re on. #grammys.” In other words, “There’s no bad blood” and/or “Calm down, a collabo’s on the way.” Hey, maybe! (Also, shout out to Mackelmore’s 1,053 unread texts. Whoa.)

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[via Macklemore’s Instragram]

Kendrick Lamar Calls Out Everybody While Calling Himself King Of New York (Shots Fired At Everybody)!!

Hip-hop music was built off of competition and Kendrick Lamar gave fans and artists alike a reminder of what it is like to take rap’s battlefield.

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On Monday night, Big Sean dropped “Control,” a leftover track originally recorded for his upcoming Hall of Fame, and it featured Jay Electronica and a fiery verse from K-Dot. After proclaiming himself the king of New York (and the west coast) Kendrick name-dropped a gang of his rap friends, but he wasn’t so nice about it.

“I’m usually homeboys with the same n—-s i’m rhymin with/ But this is hip-hop and them n—-s should know what time it is/ And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale/ Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake/ Big Sean, Jay Electron’, Tyler, Mac Miller/ I got love for you all but I’m tryna murder you n—-s/ Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you n—-s/ They don’t wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you n—as,” the Black Hippy MC rapped with an extra grit to his already gravelly voice.

Pop the hood on some of Kendrick’s verse

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Our homie from Compton Kendrick Lamar is on one!…