2 Chainz also released a new album this weekend ‘Rap Or Go To The League’, his fifth studio already, that has a new Pharrell collaboration on it on the tune ‘Momma I Hit A Lick’ featuring Kendrick Lamar. I hope he releases the tune as his next single cuz it’s a banger! Make sure to cop the single on iTunes and check out the below.
2 Chainz – Momma I Hit A Lick feat. Kendrick Lamar (19′)
Mike WiLL and Pharrell collaborated again on the new Creed II Soundtrack on the tune ‘The Mantra’ produced by Mike WiLL featuring Kendrick Lamar, make sure to cop it on iTunes and check it out below.
Let’s talk about “Alright” for a second. It has become our generation’s protest song.
When you wrote it, did you have that in mind? Did you think of it as a protest song?
No. You know what? I was sitting on that record for about six months. The beat’s Pharrell. And between my guy Sam Taylor and Pharrell, they would always be like, Did you do it? When you gonna do it? I knew it was a great record—I just was trying to find the space to approach it. I mean, the beat sounds fun, but there’s something else inside of them chords that Pharrell put down that feels like—it can be more of a statement rather than a tune. So with Pharrell and Sam asking me—Am I gonna rock on it? When I’m gonna rock on it?—it put the pressure on me to challenge myself. To actually think and focus on something that could be a staple in hip-hop. And eventually, I came across it. Eventually, I found the right words. You know, it was a lot going on, and still, to this day, it’s a lot going on. And I wanted to approach it as more uplifting—but aggressive. Not playing the victim, but still having that We strong, you know?
Missy Elliott – WTF (Where They From) (Official Video) (2015)
Directed by David Meyers. A legend returns through the medium that helped us first recognize her greatness. The video for “WTF (Where They From)” proves that Elliott can still be the bold innovator that most of the world learned about nearly 20 years ago with her debut video, “The Rain.” Teaming with director David Meyers, this time Elliott leaves behind the hyper-real settings she famously inhabited for songs like “Get Ur Freak On” and “Lose Control,” and instead appears in more grounded locations like city streets and Metro stops. Still, she looks like a visitor from the future, sent to reflect the possibilities of boundless creativity.
Kendrick Lamar – Alright (Official Video) (2015)
Directed by Colin Tilley & The Little Homies. Through his twenties, prolific director Colin Tilley has specialized in glossy hip-hop videos like Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” and DJ Khaled’s “No New Friends.” For Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” he creates a starker experience befitting one of the most ambitious albums by a major artist in recent history. In the nearly seven-minute piece, Lamar emerges as a charismatic but vulnerable superhero, flying through the city and doing donuts in a parking lot as a kid gleefully sits shotgun. While the video for “Alright” owes some debt to filmmaker (and previous Lamar collaborator) Khalil Joseph in its editing, sound design and imagery, Tilley rises to the challenge of matching Lamar’s beautifully complex and conflicted vision.
Power 106 L.A. kicked off their annual holiday event with the Cali Christmas concert live at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. The evening was packed with star-studded performances from the likes of Chris Brown and Tyga, Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy, DeJ Loaf, Travi$ Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, Post Malone, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Logic and Skeme.
Pharrell was also among those stars who graced the stage last night and he blessed the sold-out crowd with some great performances of his smash hit record “Happy,” and also brought out Kendrick Lamar where they two performed their hit single “Alright” for the very first time together.
Kendrick Lamar performs “Alright” on Austin City Limits. Episode premieres January 9th on PBS. Check your local PBS listings for airdates and times.
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