Chatter in the hip hop world has been consistent surrounding Kendrick Lamar since Monday night when Big Sean dropped uncleared Hall of Fame song “Control” featuring the Compton rapper and Jay Electronica. Not only did Kendrick refer to himself as the “king of New York” in his dense verse, but he also listed out a slew of rappers by name who he considers his peers. But what about the artists he left off?
The summertime always makes us feel lusty and libidinous (we’re convinced it’s because everyone’s half-naked). In any event, even the hottest hookup moments are made friskier by the perf soundtrack — and here, we’ve rounded up our top twenty-five most aurally erotic tunes on the planet. From tried-and-true gems like Kings of Leon’s “Sex on Fire” to new school scorchers like Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice,” we swear these jams will have you winning.
Robin Thicke‘s Blurred Lines LP just dropped today and signs are pointing towards it being the biggest album of his career. It is seemingly well-positioned to topple Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail when next week’s SoundScan figures are released, thanks in large part to the buzz created by the worldwide success of the album’s title track. And if you’re looking for inside dirt on the writing and recording of the LP, you’re in luck. None other than Robin Thicke himself recently sat down with VH1 here in our New York headquarters to give us the scoop about Blurred Lines in the latest installment of our Track-By-Track series.
We are grooving into summer and it’s our fifth week of the Battle Of The Summer Jams. The last round was an Icona Pop face off with the group’s two singles, “I Like It” and “Girlfriend.” Readers weighed in and awarded “I Like It” the champ with 57 percent of the vote. This week we are going to slow things down with some silky R&B action. It’s time to put Ciara‘s comeback single, “Body Party,” to the test. How will she fare against “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” by Kendrick Lamar? Listen and vote!
Missed the BET Awards last night in Los Angeles? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
J.Cole doesn’t walk in the room like he’s a star. The way he moves you can tell he has an affinity for struggle. The struggle keeps him grounded in the southern soil of North Carolina. And although he’s overcome much of what plagued his upbringing, he never wants to forget it. The I’m-still-Jermaine-with-the-chipped-tooth humbleness is what makes it impossible for people to not want him to win. Read more…
Hip hop acts have been in full effect at Hangout Fest the past two days. The Roots turned a crowd of 10K into a dance party while Public Enemy proved to thousands packed in the Boom Boom Tent that ”911 Is A Joke.”
Then there were these three, um, aspiring young rappers who entertained the audience while they waited patiently for everyone’s favorite substitute teacher Kendrick Lamar to jet in after he missed an earlier flight.
VH1′s very own Model Employee host Chrissy Teigen has just signed on to be our model correspondent on the sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Chrissy will be joining Jersey Shore‘s Vinny Guadagnino, Miss Alabama USA Katherine Webb and many more as part of our
attractive elite team of eyes and ears on the ground at Hangout Music Festival May 17-19. Read more…
What if we could arrange for you to watch Stevie Wonder kick in the chorus of Kendrick Lamar‘s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” live from the comfort of your living room. Okay, we can’t guarantee that collaboration, but we can give round-the-clock coverage of the Hangout Music Festival from Gulf Shores, Alabama where both K.Dot and Stevie will be performing sets along with Kings of Leon, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons and so many more. Read more…