Slightly Easier To Forgive An Embarrassing Dad When He Has This Kind Of Pull.

Source: Vulture

President Obama was able to parlay performances by Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae into birthday entertainment for his daughter Malia who happens to be born on July 4th. Not too shabby for an 18th birthday considering the highlight of mine involved warm beer and a stolen street cone.

He also took time to remind everyone about those who sacrifice to protect our freedom. Speaking of which, please take a moment to listen to Frontline Radio, a station featuring songs and stories dedicated to our servicemen/women. It’s pretty special and far easier on the ears than Obama’s singing voice. Aww JK Mr. Prez!

Don’t forget to check out Kendrick’s performance too.

Kendrick Lamar Didn’t Waste Time Being Starstruck At The White House.

Source: Billboard

“No matter how high the pedestal you reach, we all still like a beat…Even the president has got to hear that snare drum.”

If you’re gonna meet The President, make it count…and Kendrick did. Instead of gushing over Michelle’s garden, the rapper talked to Obama about problems in the inner cities and the solutions as well as how mentoring saves lives….Read more here.

Be warned, the video will make you ponder whether or not Kendrick could be convinced into mentoring some wayward adults. If so, the line starts behind me.

Until then, let’s listen to Kendrick Lamar: DNA.

Kendrick Lamar May Want To Bring A Wheelbarrow To The 2016 Grammys.

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Source: E Online

Kendrick Lamar could sweep The 2016 Grammys thanks to 11 nominations! Taylor Swift and The Weeknd have 7 nods each (not too shabby). I’m pullin’ for Kendrick and The Weeknd…I think we can agree Taylor has enough.

However I’ll be watching on February 15th for one category and only one.

Best R&B Album…and all I can say is Leon Bridges better win or ELSE.


Here are the nominees:

Album of the Year
Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Song of the Year
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Wiz Kahifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

Record of the Year
D’Angelo and the Vanguard, “Really Love”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel my Face”

Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Florence + The Machine, ” Ship to Wreck”
Maroon 5, “Sugar”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern
Bob Dylan, Shadows in the Night
Josh Groban, Stages
Seth MacFarlane, No One Ever Tells You
Barry Manilow (& Various Artists), My Dream Duets

Best Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson, Piece by Piece
Florence + The Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Mark Ronson, Uptown Special
Taylor Swift, 1989
James Taylor, Before This World

Best Dance Recording
Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston, :We’re All We Need”
The Chemical Brothers, “Go:
Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me”
Galantis, “Runaway (U & I)”
Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now”

Best Rock Performance
Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Florence + The Machine,”What Kind Of Man”
Foo Fighters, “Something From Nothing”
Elle King, “Ex’s & Oh’s”
Wolf Alice, “Moaning Lisa Smile”

Best Alternative Music Album
Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
Björk, Vulnicura
My Morning Jacket, The Waterfall
Tame Impala, Currents
Wilco, Star Wars

Click here for a full list and watch the show on February 15th.

In The Video For “These Walls”, Kendrick Lamar Jockeys For A Spot On DWTS With Dance Partner, Terry Crews.

Source: Vulture

In what appears to be an episode of Cellmate Story Time Kendrick finds himself in a sticky situation after a wild house party…and by “sticky situation” I mean onstage in a terrible talent show with Terry Crews.

It’s naughty and NSFW but hilarious and I have a feeling none of these guys minded how long it took to shoot this video.

Especially comedian Corey Holcomb at the 2:40min mark.

Why Students Who Receive Scholarships Inspired By Their Favorite Artists Are Guaranteed To Succeed.

Congratulations to Hamza Qureshi! The very first to receive The Be Alright Scholarship.

Source: MTV

It’s not directly affiliated with Kendrick Lamar but it was inspired by him after his recent trip to a Tech High School in Jersey.

I have maintained for years that if you embed a musician in a classroom or in this case, give a scholarship inspired by an artist, students are guaranteed to succeed! Why? When you believe in music the way some of us do, you would never be able to live with yourself hearing a song by that artist and knowing you screwed up the chance of a lifetime! Every time you were in a store or in a club or how about if your friend was like, “I just found this artist I love!” your heart would sting. A constant reminder of how you let that artist down and yourself and that would be the worst. So you wouldn’t, you WOULD succeed… because guilt. 🙂