@kendricklamar - The art of peer pressure
Mixed media on canvas
20” x 16”
By Jeremy Tolbert <a href=”http://artfulnessisbliss.tumblr.com/”>(Artmanjay)</a>
Kendrick Lamar x Jean-Michel Basquiat mash up piece that’s a part of my series , tentatively titled “For The Love of Art: A Retrospective Homage Through Grayscale”.
fyeahblackhippy asked: Hi. I love you. I am puttin' you on my page to share in as a family since we are all linked. Did I mention I love you? 'Cause your tumblr makes me happy. So fuckin' happy. That's all. #HiiiPowerFamilyStrong.
Thank you! I truly appreciate it.
Kendrick Lamar - Bend Ya (feat. Frank Ocean)
Kendrick Lamar - Westside, Right On Time ft. Young Jeezy (Prod. by Canei Finch)
DJ Khaled - They Ready (Feat. J. Cole, Big KRIT & Kendrick Lamar)
"I am so excited to announce that a record I’ve been working on has now become a collaboration with @KendrickLamar for HIS ALBUM," she tweeted to her 28 million followers.
Mother Monster later added, “@KendrickLamar and I are dropping the record on SEPT. 6. It’s called PARTYNAUSEOUS,” before the two started teasing the track. The Black Hippy rapper wrote to Gaga, “This song. Sounds like your ready to rally in Compton with me. is this true?” He also told the pop star to “take the lead” with revealing details to fans.
After their friendship was made public throughout the blogosphere last month, the two were spotted hanging out backstage at the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. Kendrick caught up with the Source at the festival to speak on the relationship and a possible collaboration. It could happen, “God willing,” he said at the time. “For now I just like the friendship thing.”
Lamar’s major label debut album, “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” drops Oct. 2. Lady Gaga’s third studio album, meanwhile, will be named “ARTPOP,” but a release timeframe has not yet been announced.
Kendrick Lamar and Black Hippy announced their signing to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records in March 2012, a decision that was made on the strength of the imprints seeing their vision. During an interview with CBC.ca, K. Dot explained that they decided to go with the imprints because they had a history of fostering artists’ creativity and encouraging growth.
"When [2010’s] (O)verly (D)edicated came out, we were shopping because that’s when the money wasn’t a factor – the numbers were crazy. So it was about who understood the vision. And Dre and Jimmy Iovine understood. They were just banking off talent, like Eminem. They understand how the growth of an independent company, like Aftermath, can develop into something that becomes its own Interscope, and that’s what we’re doing with Top Dawg Entertainment. We want to develop artists and put out solid albums like Eminem did with The Marshall Mathers LP and 50 Cent did with Get Rich or Die Trying – they’re records that stood the test of time. They understood that."
He also addressed Frank Ocean’s coming out letter, stating that he supports the Odd Future crooner for being true to himself and not caring what others think.
"Yeah, he’s being his own individual. I respect him for coming out with it, knowing it’s a lot of tough-acting rappers out here that got the same secksuality and scared so they’ll go stage a front. I respect that man more for being aware. And nobody should say nothing about it, especially the rappers because you can shun him forever or whatever, but you’re wearing Versace, Louis Vuitton, Dolce. … These people you wearing have the same secksuality. That’s the crazy part. Yeah, I respect that man."
Kendrick Lamar performs at the Pitchfork Music Festival and hits the Chicago press circuit