Chicago DJ and turntablist MaddJazz has flipped “King’s Dead” in a new routine for DJcityTV. The former DMC and Red Bull Music 3Style competitor applied his technical scratching and beat juggling to the track.
The hit song from the Black Panther soundtrack boasts an all-star lineup of Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake. The track reached No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was DJcity’s 11th most downloaded track of January.
Shot in Los Angeles, the visual kicks off with K.Dot and Jay rapping from a palm tree while eating corn on the cob. It then cuts back-and-forth between scenes of the rappers in the hood and in the corporate world.
Kendrick Lamar and SZA have unveiled a cinematic video for their recent collaboration, “All the Stars.” The track, which was DJcity’s fifth most downloaded track of January, is set to appear on the soundtrack for Marvel’s Black Panther.
Directed by Dave Meyers and the Little Homies, the African-inspired visual finds K.Dot rapping in a village and walking through a field with black panthers. The video also shows SZA singing and dancing amongst the stars.
Watch it above and download “All the Stars” on DJcity.
Up-and-coming producer Teddy Walton has explained how he made Kendrick Lamar’s hit single “LOVE.” in a new episode of Genius’ Deconstructed. The track, which features singer/songwriter Zacari, peaked at No. 11 on Billboard’s Hot 100. It currently sits at No. 12 in its 30th week on the chart.
Walton is best known for producing A$AP Rocky‘s 2015 single “Electric Body,” and GoldLink‘s platinum hit, “Crew.” He also produced four tracks for Bryson Tiller‘s 2017 album, True to Self.
The Memphis native discusses his production style and recounts how he got to meet and work with Kendrick. He then breaks down the track in FL Studio.
The video finds Rich and K.Dot riding around town in futuristic cars before hitting up a late-night food spot.
In September, Rich premiered “New Freezer” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. During their convo, Rich revealed that K.Dot asked to be on the track after he heard it at a studio session.
“Kendrick came in there,” Rich said. “He asked me to play some music for him, so I played two records that I had been recording off of my album. So I’m like, let me play him ‘For the Birds,’ another record I did. And then I played him ‘New Freezer.’ Right when he heard it, he was like, ‘Yo, like who else on this song?’ It’s just me. He’s like, ‘Yo I gotta get on this one! This shit’s dumb. This goes crazy.'”
Watch the video above and download “New Freezer” on DJcity.
Kendrick Lamar‘s breakthrough 2012 album good kid, m.A.A.d. city is arguably one of the most influential hip-hop albums. To honor its fifth anniversary, Power 106 has examined the album’s samples on its Wax Only series.
good kid, m.A.A.d city, which tells the story of K.Dot’s teenage experiences growing up in Compton, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. The album contains production by top hip-hop producers such as Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, Pharrell Williams, Hit-Boy, Scoop DeVille, Jack Splash and T-Minus, among others.
The 12-track project features singles “The Recipe” featuring Dr. Dre, “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “Backseat Freestyle,” “Poetic Justice” featuring Drake, and “B#tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.”