Swift premieres the music video for Bad Blood (featuring Kendrick Lamar), at the Billboard Music Awards, the fourth single from her #1 album 1989. The elaborate video features Swift as a leather-clad revenge-driven hero dubbed “Catastrophe.” Many of Swift’s famous friends appear in the video, with Gomez playing Swift’s arch-enemy, “Arsyn.” The song is rumored to be about the rift between Swift and Katy Perry.
Power 106FM interviews Lamar about his single Control.
When I went in and did the control verse, I was just having fun. But it’s been 10-15 year since hip hop has been shaken up.
Reed and Jones sue Lamar for $10 million, claiming he has stolen their song, The Thorn, to create his hit Rigamortis. The two musicians are suing Lamar for at least $10 million.
The Thorn isn’t merely part of Rigamortis … IT IS Rigamortis.
Lamar performs a Freestyle rap during Big Boys Neighborhood.
The artist releases It’s On Again, featuring Lamar, from the album, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
I’m very excited to be a part of such a powerful collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer. This is the next chapter in the Spider-Man legacy and we really feel It’s On Again captures the experience, the story—and most importantly—the meaning behind the film, which is that we all have the potential to be extraordinary. There’s a little bit of a super hero in all of us.
Lamar performs Bitch Dont Kill My Vibe at the NBA All Star game from the album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.
Imagine Dragons and Lamar perform Radioactive and Maad City during the Grammy Awards to promote their album’s Night Visions and Good Kid, Maad City.
Lamar and Imagine Dragons perform Radioactive at the Grammy Awards from the album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.
Epps, Graham, Lamar, Mayers, and Shebib are Grammy nominees for Best Rap Song for F**-in’ Problems.
Lamar is a Grammy nominee for Best Rap Album for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.
Lamar is a Grammy nominee for Album of the Year for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.
You have to be ahead of the game each and everyday.
Lamar is a Grammy nominee for Best New Artist.
It feels great. I’ve got some of the best fans, the best family…and that’s who I owe it to at the end of the day.
Miguel and Lamar are Grammy nominees for Best R&B Performance for How Many Drinks?
This experience has been one of the most liberating and fun.
Lamar is a Grammy nominee for Best Rap Performance for Swimming Pools (Drank).
Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar perform Collard Greens on The Arsenio Hall Show to promote their new album, Oxymoron.
Hall interviews Lamar on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about their nolstagic meeting with the late Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur as a child.
My father seen him, I’m two minutes at the house. Down the block, he came and grabbed me, it was pandemonium. He put me on his shoulder, I’m watching Pac and Dre just right there conversing with all the beautiful people out in Compton.
Eminem releases music video for Berzerk from the Marshall Mathers LP 2 album. Featured on the song are Kid Rock and Kendrick Lamar.
Thicke releases the single, Give It 2U, from his album, Blurred Lines.The song features Kendick Lamar as well as 2 Chainz. Thicke:
I reached out to 2 Chainz, because I’m a big 2 Chainz fan and I think Kendrick is amazing. So the funny thing was, my management sent it to Kendrick while I had sent it 2 Chainz. So I already had a 2 Chainz version and then suddenly we hear that Kendrick loves the record and already recorded a verse. And I was like, ‘Oh my god, this is incredible.’ So they’re both on the song now, because it’s just too good.
Lamar performs Poetic Justice during Saturday Night Live to promote his album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.