Kendrick Lamar‘s beasting on Hot 97′s Funkmaster Flex with three, er, two freestyles to “Keep It Thoro,” “Nas Is Like” and “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F*ck Wit.” If our math isn’t adding up it’s because we noticed the second video over the “Nas Is Like” beat isn’t a freestyle. Yeah, we caught that. It’s actually the second verse from good kid, m.A.A.d city’s bonus track “Country Building Blues.” The kid’s still nice on the mic, though. Read more…
Speaking with DJ Funkmaster Flex last night on New York City radio station Hot 97, Clipse and G.O.O.D. Music rapper Pusha T let it slip that Cruel Summer — the G.O.O.D. Music all-star compilation that Kanye West has been teasing since last fall — is set to drop later this summer. “August 7, G.O.O.D. Music compliation coming August 7,” he said. “So fitting, right? Cruel! Stifling!” Pusha, tell us more!
Be warned that, as we learned last summer with Watch the Throne, these sorts of album releases don’t always go as planned. That said, Kanye has been teasing this album since last fall, and the lead single “Mercy” has seen heavy-radio rotation already this summer. A summer without the rest of Cruel Summer would be cruel indeed.