Compton, California’s Kendrick Lamar initially rapped as K. Dot and released a series of mixtapes under that name. Youngest Head Nigga in Charge (2003), Training Day (2005), and C4 (2009) preceded his decision to go by his birth name. Overly Dedicated, released in 2010, was the first Kendrick Lamar mixtape and fared well enough to enter Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart that October. Lamar’s first official album was released the following year; Section.80, issued on Top Dawg Entertainment, entered the Billboard 200 at number 113. From 2009 through 2011, he appeared on tracks by Big Pooh, Jay Rock, Tech N9ne, and Game. A 2011 concert with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Game found the trio dubbing him “The New King of the West Coast,” something Dre endorsed again by signing Lamar to his Aftermath label. His official debut, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, landed on Aftermath a year later, with guest shots from MC Eiht, Drake, and Dr. Dre.

Flying Lotus Reveals Video "Never Catch Me

Flying Lotus Debuts “Never Catch Me” Video

Warp Records have shared the video for “Never Catch Me ft Kendrick Lamar” from the Flying Lotus album, You’re Dead due out Oct 7th. The video was directed by Hiro Murai and expands on the fantastical dream state imagery that was explored in the video for “Until The Quiet Comes”. This weekend independent records stores:

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Flying Lotus' new album 'Your Dead!' reviewed by Northern Transmissions, the LP comes out October 6th

Review of Flying Lotus’ New LP ‘Your Dead!’

Los Angeles-based Steven Ellison, better known as Flying Lotus, has been pushing the boundaries of IDM, hip-hop, and jazz since 2003. From the Dilla-indebted boom bap of 1983 to the murky, alphabet soup of Cosmogramma, Flying Lotus has always managed to exist on a completely different plane than his peers. On October 7th, Ellison returns with his:

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Flying Lotus Shares New track "Coronus, The Terminator" + Announces 'You're Dead!' Tumblr IRL event in LA, New LP 'You're Dead!' Out 10/7 Via Warp, On Tour

Flying Lotus Shares “Coronus, The Terminator”

Flying Lotus is sharing a new track off his forthcoming record You’re Dead! titled “Coronus, The Terminator.” The track showcases Flying Lotus’ production and vocal prowess and is yet another segment in the journey into the psychedelic unknown of the afterlife lead by Flying Lotus. This follows the:

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Flying Lotus shares new track "Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)" + 'YOU'RE DEAD!' out 10/7 Via Warp

Flying Lotus shares new song “Never Catch Me”

“Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)” is the first single from Flying Lotus’ forthcoming album, ‘YOU’RE DEAD!’ due October 7 on Warp Records. You can listen to the track below. Flying Lotus will embark on a full North American tour this fall. Check out:

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More Acts For Optimus Primavera Sound 2014, including the Pixies, The National, Kendrick Lamar, and Mogwai. The festival takes place in Porto June 5th-7th.

More Acts For Optimus Primavera Sound 2014

The first festival shows for newly reformed British band Slowdive, New Yorkers Television with their master piece “Marquee Moon”, Spoon’s effervescent pop, who have a new record, the third reincarnation of Slint claiming their crucial role in the appearance of slowcore,

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