Cleveland loves LeBron James almost as much as Kendrick Lamar loves himself. But, not quite.
A shout out from Drake. A remix with Remy Ma. A spot on a new Detroit-centric Eminem track. Well-earned comparisons to Kendrick Lamar. DeJ Loaf is the hottest new thing in hip-hop. And it only took four months to get there.
LeBron James returned home to Cleveland and the city was alive with energy and excitement for King James’ big night.
Lamar’s new album is expected out either sometime before the end of 2014 or in early 2015.
In the rather spooky clip, directed by Hiro Murai (Spoon, Childish Gambino, Queens of the Stone Age), a little boy and a little girl awaken from their deathbeds and dance away. And not just any dance, it’s a whole choreographed number.
Prince kept his distance from the fans, appearing only to play his music, which left many fans on Twitter disappointed. But being the once elusive symbol that he is, he surprised fans by calling out Kendrick Lamar to perform with him.
However, last week Lamar’s spokesperson Ray Alba told Dallas News that he had no knowledge of any lawsuit.
Ab-Soul’s Soundcloud hashtags — #leaked, #soon, #TDE — suggest it’s both new and forthcoming.
Our money’s on Madonna, in case you were curious.
Lamar said that he hopes to release his next full-length — containing “i,” one would assume — by the end of the year.