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Noname Explains Her Diss on Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Kendrick Lamar in 'Namesake'

Noname Explains Her Diss on Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Kendrick Lamar in ‘Namesake’

Noname Explains Her Diss on Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Kendrick Lamar in ‘Namesake’

In a candid interview with Ebro Darden, Noname provides insight into her controversial track, “Namesake,” featured on her Sundial album, in which she calls out Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Kendrick Lamar for their collaborations with the NFL. The track serves as a critique of the NFL’s ties to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and the Super Bowl performances by Kendrick, Beyoncé, and Rihanna.

Noname Explains Her Diss on Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Kendrick Lamar in ‘Namesake’

Noname’s sharp lyricism goes,

Read in between the line at the crime scene / I ain’t f*cking with the NFL or Jay-Z / Propaganda for the military complex, the same gun that shot lil’ Terry out West / The same gun that shot Senair in the West Bank / We all think the Super Bowl is the best thing,” raps Noname, before she gets at Beyoncé, Ri and K Dot.

However, Noname clarified in her conversation with Ebro that her issues are ideological rather than personal. She expressed,

“I don’t hate this man,” said Noname. “I don’t know Jay-Z. He’s a total stranger. We just have ideological differences, that’s all, which the song was just talking about a lot of things, but definitely complacency from all of us.”

She further explained,

“I think the names got the most focus like, ‘Go Rihanna, go. Go, Beyonce, go,'” she added. “But really that was supposed to be me mimicking the crowd like, ‘This is how y’all look, making all these critiques about folks on the internet but then we’d be running to the shows to go and support.”

If you’ve had the chance to groove to Sundial, what’s your take on it (Noname Explains Her Diss on Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Kendrick Lamar in ‘Namesake’)? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and stay tuned for more updates.

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Kendrick Lamars Perspective Shift How 50 Cents Insightful Jewel Left a Lasting Impact THEURBANSPOTLIGHT.COM

Kendrick Lamar’s Perspective Shift: How 50 Cent’s Insightful ‘Jewel’ Left a Lasting Impact

Kendrick Lamar’s Perspective Shift: How 50 Cent’s Insightful ‘Jewel’ Left a Lasting Impact

In the realm of hip-hop, artists often inspire one another in unexpected ways. Kendrick Lamar, had his perspective reshaped by none other than 50 Cent.

During an engaging conversation with Nigerian singer Tems, K. Dot delved into the impact of 50 Cent’s words on his perspective regarding consciousness in music. Reflecting on his longstanding admiration for 50 Cent’s music and interviews, Lamar recounted a pivotal moment. Kendrick said 50 Cent once dropped a “jewel” that has stuck with him to this day. He recalled a question posed about whether 50 Cent considered himself a conscious artist. The unexpected response altered Lamar’s vantage point.

“Now, I’ve always studied 50 Cent’s music and watched his interviews, and someone asked if he was a conscious artist,” K. Dot recalled. “He said, ‘Yeah, I’m a conscious artist because I have a conscience.

50 Cent, known for dropping insightful gems throughout his career, had once again left a lasting impression. Lamar acknowledged that amidst 50 Cent’s often gritty and unfiltered content, there existed a profound understanding of duality and consciousness. This realization was a turning point for Lamar, broadening his perception of what it means to be a conscious artist.

In the dynamic world of hip-hop, where creativity thrives and boundaries are constantly pushed, Kendrick Lamar’s is a testament to the power of dialogue and exchange within the genre.

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Kendrick Lamar Seals the Deal on $9M NYC Penthouse

Kendrick Lamar, the celebrated hip-hop icon, is making waves beyond the music industry. The bustling streets of New York City are abuzz with news of his impending acquisition of a lavish penthouse, firmly cementing his presence from coast to coast.

In a recent report by the New York Post on August 22, it was revealed that K-Dot has zeroed in on a magnificent Pierhouse unit within the scenic expanse of Brooklyn Bridge Park. This opulent residential gem, located at 90 Furman Street, stands as a testament to modern luxury, boasting elements like soaring 18-foot ceilings, sleek glass walls, and a gourmet chef’s kitchen that beckons culinary creativity.

Having embarked on a captivating journey of exploration through the city’s real estate landscape, the Compton-bred rapper earlier this month delved into the charming neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights. Here, he embarked on a tour of homes that included a resplendent $9.85 million penthouse featuring four lavish bedrooms. It’s noteworthy that this is the same area where renowned actress Zendaya has secured her own urban haven.

One captivating contender that caught K-Dot’s discerning eye was the 50 Bridge Park apartment, offering an expansive space of 3,533 square feet. This modern marvel stands tall with features such as a private elevator and majestic floor-to-ceiling windows, framing captivating panoramas of the city’s iconic sights. The upscale building also presents a plethora of indulgnces, including a rooftop lounge and a fully-equipped gym, catering to the discerning tastes of its elite residents.

Speculation abounds as to whether the 36-year-old rap virtuoso is at last fulfilling his proclamation from a decade ago, staking his claim as the “king of New York.” While his entourage remains tight-lipped on the matter, the trajectory of his real estate ventures certainly adds a regal touch to his already illustrious career.

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Lil Uzi Vert and JT Get into an Argument after Uzi Allegedly Flirt with Ice Spice 😲🤡

Lil Uzi Vert and JT Get into an Argument after Uzi Allegedly Flirt with Ice Spice

Lil Uzi Vert and JT got into an argument after Lil Uzi Vert allegedly was flirting with Ice Spice. 

A footage showed Uzi Vert and JT not in a good shape as the rapper was making an attempt to make things right with JT. As JT was leaving the show,.Uzi followed her out of the vicinity. However, it appeared they reconciled because two couple left the BET Awards together in peace. 

The rapper also made a comment during the BET Awards night that he’s a better dressed rapper than A$AP ROCKY. While on the red carpet, he chatted with the Billboard and said three rappers influenced him a lot. He mentioned Mike Jones, Kendrick Lamar, and A$AP Rocky.

Uzi said “Mike Jones really helped me be not repetitive in a bad way…Kendrick helped me with my flow, [and] A$AP Rocky helped me with my clothes.”

According to Uzi, he believed that the everything has now changed and that he now dress better than ASAP Rocky. In his word, the rapper said, “I’m flyer than A$AP Rocky nowadays. He can’t touch me nowadays…he know I got them pieces in the corner, but shoutout to Flacko, though.”

What do you think? Kindly let us know in the comments section..

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Ab-Soul Discusses How Kendrick Lamars Departure From TDE Affects Him and His Career

Ab-Soul Discusses How Kendrick Lamars Departure From TDE Affects Him and His Career

Kendrick Lamar leaving the TDE label draws a response from Ab-Soul.

Ab-Soul sat down for a fresh interview with XXL Magazine as he continued the promotion for his comeback album “HERBERT.” The rapper was questioned about a variety of topics, including the time Kendrick Lamar stated that his album “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers” would be his last on the TDE label. 

“Well, you know, I always romanticized the idea of us staying together forever,” he said on how Kendrick Lamar leaving the label impacted his course. “And I say this as Kendrick obviously being my brother, you know? I like how he put it. There’s beauty in completion. And you know, I feel like he reached his space where he felt like he needed to embark on something else. I support him in whatever. He’s incredible. He’s an incredible artist and I support him. I’m behind it 100 percent.”

“Did you guys have a conversation about him leaving or can you share any aspect of how that might’ve gone?” he was asked. I feel like that kind of thing, it just kind of went unsaid just for the sake of making sure we remember the brotherhood first. That we’re brothers first and, you know? He’s still somebody that I can call on and vice versa. And that’s the most important thing versus us tryna get to the bottom of why he would start his own label or whatever you have. our brotherhood is more important to me personally.” 

The LA rapper also addressed the issue of whether poetry is a lost art.

“A lost art? I won’t say that. Lost isn’t the word,” he said. “It’s still a lot of us getting down, getting busy in terms of lyricism in that respect. I’m just here to restore the feeling. To keep that, the hip-hop spirit. The essence of it. The root of it. I feel like that’s mine, one of my purposes, for sure. To remember how it started. Hip-hop is amongst the youngest of genres. I feel an obligation to keep paying homage to the pioneers before me and keeping that vein of hip-hop.”

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Aries Spears Calls This Generation Of Hip Hop "Garbage" & "Dumpster Juice"

Aries Spears Calls This Generation Of Hip Hop “Garbage” & “Dumpster Juice”

Aries Spears Calls This Generation Of Hip Hop “Garbage” & “Dumpster Juice”

Aries Spears, who is obviously not a lover of modern music, is one person who has definitely been offended by the progression of hip hop.

Hip Hop has been criticized over the years by many generations. The current condition of rap culture has come under fire from “Old Heads” who think that this generation of musicians isn’t carrying the lyrical torch of their forefathers, frequently sparking discussions on social media regarding which era predominates. 

Spears was questioned about this generation of Hip Hop in an interview.”Garbage!” said the comedian. “I mean, other than Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole…garbage.”

“If you took the emcees of my era, from the ’90s, I named some of ’em—Biggie, Jay-Z, Nas, DMX, Jadakiss, Big Pun, Big L—you put them up against this young generation of rappers, you would literally have the ’92 Dream Team versus the Special Olympics. Spottemgottem, f*ckin’ Lil Nas X, f*ckin’…who else are the rest of these n*ggas? The Island Boys, Tekashi 6ix9ine, all them n*ggas look like Tim Burton Batman villains.”

“F*ck outta here! Them n*ggas is garbage! Dumpster juice, n*gga!”

In other news, Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears have both been named in a lawsuit. The two are accused of assaulting and grooming two siblings as they were being filmed for sexually explicit acts. Except for his legal team’s denial of the allegations, Haddish has replied to the claims while Spears has kept mute.

What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section.

 

Kendrick Lamar Explains How He Wants His Legacy To Be Remembered

Kendrick Lamar Explains How He Wants His Legacy To Be Remembered

Kendrick Lamar Explains How He Wants His Legacy To Be Remembered

The rapper had a rare interview with 12-year-old reporter Jazzy World just after hitting the Rolling Loud stage in Miami on Sunday. A video of the rapper talking about the widely shared image of a security guard sobbing while he sang “Love” surfaced earlier this week. K. Dot expressed his thankfulness for his ability to move people’s emotions through music.

This week, the complete interview with the Mr. Morale rapper was made available online, and in it, Kendrick discussed how he wants to be remembered in the long run. Kendrick expresses the same optimism for his music’s ability to foster human connection in his response to the security guard.

“Really just an impact to inspire people and always showing them that the duality of life is not such a bad thing,” he stated. “We go through so many volatile situations where we don’t really know how to connect or communicate how we feel so through my music, I wanna make sure that’s the legacy; showing people how to communicate and it’s okay, you know, if you’re not perfect. It’s about accepting the beauty of imperfection.”

He continued, “Do you, be yourself and make sure you love being yourself. It’s gonna be roadblocks, there’s gonna be tribulations but always remember this is a life experience. Accept the experience, appreciate the experience and learn how to move on from things that don’t serve you well. And find your journey, respect your journey and love it.”

Kendrick Lamar Explains How He Wants His Legacy To Be Remembered. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section.

 

Lil Uzi Vert Expresses His Support For Kodak Black In The Midst Of Legal Drama

Lil Uzi Vert Expresses His Support For Kodak Black In The Midst Of Legal Drama

Lil Uzi Vert Expresses His Support For Kodak Black In The Midst Of Legal Drama

Lil Uzi Vert has stepped up to defend his friend Kodak Black a day after he used Twitter to make his case. Kodak was apparently stopped recently while in Florida because the tinting on his windows were too dark. The rapper was reportedly arrested right away after police allegedly found pills inside the car and expired tags during the traffic stop.

After being freed, Kodak has been able to carry on with his career as a performer; most recently, he shared the stage with Kendrick Lamar at Rolling Loud Miami; yet, he hasn’t completely resolved his issues with the police regarding his arrest.

Police apparently discovered over two dozen Oxycodone pills on Kodak when they arrested him, but the rapper’s legal team reportedly claims that they were prescribed. According to reports, Kodak was shot earlier this year, and the prescription is being utilized to ease his agony.

Kodak labeled the accusations “character assassination” and stated that the police pulled him over because of “racial profiling,” on Twitter, Uzi expressed his support.

“Everybody know Kodak Jus got shot I seen this N*gga with his scripts,” Uzi stated. “Idk why he going thru this sh*t still Mannn Wtf going on down there In Broward ? @KodakBlack1k you blessed tho fam you will threw any situation that’s put in front of you [salute emoji][100 emoji].”

Lil Uzi Vert Expresses His Support For Kodak Black In The Midst Of Legal Drama. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section.

 

Kendrick Lamar Wins Best Male Hip-Hop Artist At The 2022 BET Awards

Kendrick Lamar Wins Best Male Hip-Hop Artist At The 2022 BET Awards

Kendrick Lamar Wins Best Male Hip-Hop Artist At The 2022 BET Awards

Kendrick Lamar is the winner. At the 2022 BET Awards on Sunday night, the rapper from Compton, California, was presented with the Best Male Hip Hop Artist trophy.

The annual awards ceremony’s 22nd version took place on Sunday night (June 26). Additionally, winners were Megan Thee Stallion, Anderson.Paak, Bruno Mars as Silk Sonic, and others. K-Dot was named the recipient of the Best Male Hip Hop Artist award for this year after the show. Drake, Future, J. Cole, Jack Harlow, Kanye West, and Lil Baby were among the top names in hip-hop that Kendrick defeated in the competition.

The debut of Kendrick’s latest album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, which dropped in May and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, is among his accomplishments over the previous year. Lil Baby defeated DaBaby, Drake, Jack Harlow, J. Cole, and Pop Smoke to take home the award for Best Male Hip Hop Artist at the previous presentation.

Actress Taraji P. Henson hosted the 2022 BET Awards for the second time in a row at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Chance The Rapper, Roddy Ricch, Lizzo, Latto, Joey Bada$$, 2022 XXL Freshman Doechii, and more artists performed at this year’s show.

A Lifetime Achievement Award For Diddy

Diddy received the same Lifetime Achievement Award that Queen Latifah received in 2021. “Diddy has always been a pioneering force in our community, breaking barriers, achieving unprecedented heights, blazing new trails, and, in so doing, raising the bar for all of us,” BET CEO Scott Mills stated. “His virtuosity is matched only by his range–from music to media, culture, business, and philanthropy Diddy has exemplified Black Excellence. We are delighted to have this opportunity to use our biggest stage to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of our friend Diddy.”

What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section.

 

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Kendrick Lamar Debuts At Number One On The R&B Charts For The First Time

Kendrick Lamar Debuts At Number One On The R&B Charts For The First Time

Kendrick Lamar Debuts At Number One On The R&B Charts For The First Time

Kendrick Lamar is one of the most successful artists in the world, as seen by Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ first-week sales figures. In his first week, he sold about 300,000 units and even reached the top of the Billboard charts. He will undoubtedly remain at the top of the charts for weeks to come, and as it turns out, he is making an impact on genres other than hip-hop.

Kendrick Lamar and his song “Die Hard” will be at the top of the R&B charts this week, according to Billboard. When you consider that Kendrick has never been this high on the R&B Charts before, this is a huge accomplishment. It only goes to show that Kendrick is a versatile artist capable of accomplishing anything he sets his mind to.

This song appears in the first half of the album and features Blxst and Amanda Reifer as guests. Fans flocked to this song as soon as it came out, so it’s no surprise that it’s reached this peak on the charts. Only time will tell how long it will remain at the top.

What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section?

 

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