Hip Hop Week In Review: Kendrick Lamar, Quincy Jones And Lovebug Starski
In addition to comments from the Rich to Brian and to the Freeway, celebrations of J Dilla and Jermaine Dupri, and DX's take on the death of CDs.
HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, the Kendrick Lamar and Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith the executive production of the Black Panther: The Album was released on Friday (9 February). Also, the legendary producer Quincy Jones in the headlines for his brutally honest Vulture interview, and Hip Hop mourned the death of Lovebug Starski.
Kendrick Lamar's Release of "Black Panther: The Album"
The Black Panther of the soundtrack arrived a week before the much-anticipated film hits theaters. It was executive produced by Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith & Kendrick Lamar, who was handpicked by the film's director Ryan Coogler to improve the project.
"At first, he was going to do a couple of songs for the film," Coogler explained his decision to enlist Lamar in an interview with NPR. "Then he came in and saw a little of the movie, and the next thing I know, that reserves a study, and they were in him."
That is a good thing, and Twitter seems to think the same thing. The 14-track soundtrack is made up of new music from the TDE camp including Jay Rock, "Dead King", with K. DOt and Future, as well as SZA and Kung Fu Kenny, "All of These Stars."
Listen to the Black Panther, the soundtrack here.
Quincy Jones Falls Grenades Vulture Interview
Quincy Jones is, without a doubt, a legend in the music game with his 79 Grammy Awards, not to mention his work on Michael Jackson's 1982 classic Thriller. In a recent interview with Vulture, Jones was very honest and revealed a large amount of information that had everyone talking online and around the water cooler.
He not only claimed that Michael Jackson stole the song, but also expressed his disappointment by T-pain rendition of MJ's "P. Y. T.", also revealed that the only thing that he wished that he didn't know was that killed President John F. Kennedy (What!?).
While some of the revelations might sound like an exaggeration, but few have been confirmed. T-pain agrees with Jones about the resul