WATCH: Kendrick Lamar’s EPIC Performance on First ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Episode
Kendrick Lamar, our favorite young rapper over on these parts, just fucked the game up with a dope 4-song medley performance on the inaugural episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
WATCH: Rapper Earthtone Remixes Kendrick Lamar in “Seedless”
Check out a recent music video from the artist called “seedless,” a track off of the “New Balance” Mixtape. Earthtone spits staccato-like bars over the beat to Kendrick Lamar’s “Sing About Me.”
WATCH IT IN HD: Kendrick Lamar Drops Impressive Music Video Visuals For “Alright”
Kendrick Lamar is here to stay. Fresh off of his “patriotic” BET Awards performance that opened the show that caused Fox News to lose their shit, Kendrick releases the second music video from his epic (and revolutionary) To Pimp A Butterfly album, “Alright.”
Kendrick Lamar’s Colbert Performance MUST BE Acknowledged
As a Nas pseudo stan, I hate the fact that some other rapper is competing for the rap throne that’s in my mind. Though I will remain steadfast in my loyalties to the Queens Bridge King, Lamar will have to be the undisputed Crown Prince….
CA Podcast #10 – LastO & Kaoz: Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar, Real Hip Hop, Gay Rappers
In this podcast, Nick Delmacy joins openly gay rappers LastO & Kaoz to discuss Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar, The Grammys, Gay Rappers, Real Hip Hop, the appropriation of black culture by white people & More.
9th Wonder & Young Guru Explain Brilliance of Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse
Producers 9th Wonder and Young Guru broke down the brilliance and importance of Kendrick’s “Control” verse and the challenge other rappers face in attempting to respond to it.
Kendrick Lamar Resurrects Hip Hop in One Verse
Removed from the upcoming album “Hall of Fame” for clearance reasons, Big Sean’s new 7-minute track “Control” featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica was unleashed on Funkmaster Flex’s show yesterday and took over the Internet. It was Kendrick who stole the show murdering not only his track-mates but also just about every other rapper in the game right now.
Take A Visual Listen – Stromae, Azealia & Lamar
Stromae – Carmen I have definitely neglected to feature the talented French mega star Stromae before now…my bad. He has released an animated video for his classically inspired track Carmen. The video focuses on social media-self-centeredness and consumerism. I’m sure we all see the examples…
CA Podcast #51 – “These Cypher Avenue Streets”
In this podcast, hosts Octavius Williams and Nick Delmacy discuss Kendrick Lamar, Respectability Politics of Black Hair, Extreme Fetishes and Their Response to the Recent Accusation In The “FREEFALL” Documentary That They Don’t Support The Black Gay Community Because They Give Them Negative Web Series Reviews.
CA Podcast #31 – Theyyyy’re Baaaack
In this podcast, Cypher Avenue founders Ocky Williams and Nick Delmacy return after a two-month break to discuss all the topics they missed including: the Baltimore Riots, Kendrick Lamar, Nas’ New Album, Earthtone Mixtape Review, Superhero Fatigue, Gym Thirst, Why Are Sexy Men Still Single, Commercial Break, HIV Scheming, The success of EMPIRE and FREEFALL, SCOTUS Gay Marriage and The Disappearance of Jason Collins, Frank Ocean, Derrick Gordon and Michael Sam.
WATCH: Thundercat – Them Changes
Thundercat – one third of the LA Hip Hop Holy Trinity which includes Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar – recently released his dope ass mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam. In true artistic mesmerizing fashion, Thundercat dropped a cerebral video for the ultra-smooth…
WATCH – Goodbye Tomorrow’s “Jay-Z”
The mysterious artist Goodbye Tomorrow recently released a video to his new song Jay-Z. The track is already nice but the creativity of the video suggests that GT may be in the vein of Talib Kweli, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar as it pertains to…
Quench Your Visual Senses – Fly Lotus Fly
I like what I like. I’m a critic because I’m a consumer. I’m no wordsmith eloquently scribing who you should or shouldn’t like. My caliber is untrained and a little rough for that. Getting to the point…I like this. I really like Flying Lotus. OMFG!…
PLAYLIST: Nick Delmacy’s 20 Most Favorite Under-The-Radar Songs and Videos
Continuing our CYPHER AVENUE PLAYLISTS series, here’s Nick Delmacy’s 20 Most Favoritist Under-The-Radar Songs and Videos. A lot can be revealed about a man by the music he listens to…Your man, Nick Delmacy, is no different. While I’m always very clear on the fact…
After 20 Years, Still The Greatest. Nas’ Illmatic
April 2014 marks the 20th Anniversary debut of Nas’ Illmatic which was released April 19th 1994. At that time, the 20 year old Queens Bridge rapper stepped into the game and established himself as one of the greatest MC’s of all time. Inspired by Big…