Posts Tagged ‘Kendrick Lamar’

Kendrick Lamar pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With just hours left before Kobe Bryant‘s final game in Los Angeles, who better to pay tribute to Kobe than a Los Angeles native, hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar? This song, “Fade To Black,” which was written by my main man Scoop Jackson, goes through the entire Kobe history, detailing all the highlights, and explaining why Kobe has meant so much to Los Angeles. And I love the moment before the song starts when we see Lamar struggling to even grasp the concept of Kobe leaving. He’s not the only one who feels that way…

VIDEO: Fade to Black

Phil Jackson Has Advice For Kendrick Lamar

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Twitter went crazy two nights ago when rapper Big Sean‘s latest single, “Control,” was played on the radio here in New York. What had hip-hop heads spinning was a verse on the track by rapper Kendrick Lamar, who basically threw down a (NSFW) lyrical gauntlet against many of his contemporaries, from Drake to Wale to J. Cole.

In another line in the song, Lamar claimed that he was hard for anyone to handle, saying, “If Phil Jackson came back, still no coachin’ me/ I’m uncoachable, I’m unsociable.”

Many wondered which rapper would be the first to record a response. But as it turns out, the first response came from none other than Phil Jackson, via Twitter…

(via B/R)