Kendrick Lamar “These Walls” On ‘Ellen’

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Picasso Baby.

Soccer moms got into Kendrick’s groove thanks to his musical act on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today. While a couple danced away, his picture was painted as he recited a live rendition of “These Walls”. To Pimp A Butterfly in stores now.

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  • Datwon

    This nigga is so fucking talented

  • Datwon

    This nigga is so fucking talented

  • nasir

    How can people complain about the state of hip hop when its being lead by people like drake and kendrick, two completely different and amazing artists. That just shows how much diversity hip hop has right now.

  • nasir

    How can people complain about the state of hip hop when its being lead by people like drake and kendrick, two completely different and amazing artists. That just shows how much diversity hip hop has right now.

  • marty mcfly

    Who’s picking out this niggas clothes man? Jaden Smith? Being from Cali, somebody from Compton need to tell him take that sweater off and go put on some fresh shit. Comeonnow, Kendrick dope but he can’t have the west looking crazy.

    • DeadCroaker

      That is black Jesus attire sir

      • marty mcfly

        Then keep that shit at church. Oh yeah and no, I’m not suggesting Kendrick needs to start dressing up like a weirdo either or that clothes is more important then the music but I’m just sayin.

        • DeadCroaker

          LMAO

    • bumasscali

      Nike cortez & A dickie suit you cali niggaz can’t dress.

      • marty mcfly

        Cortez and Dickie’s LOL Gtfoh, even when that was poppin like 25 years ago, niggas didn’t just have one style fool. Cortez and Dickies was a mexican thing (Cholos) in Cali, most niggas never had a dickie suit in there life and if they had some cortez, it was like one pair. Niggas wore khakis but not dickie suits and had on chucks not cortez.

  • marty mcfly

    Who’s picking out this niggas clothes man? Jaden Smith? Being from Cali, somebody from Compton need to tell him take that big ass sweater off and go shopping for some fresh shit. Comeonnow, Kendrick a dope rapper but he can’t have the west looking crazy.

    • PePeToad

      That is black Jesus attire sir

      • marty mcfly

        Then keep that shit at church.

        • PePeToad

          LMAO

    • bumasscali

      Nike cortez & A dickie suit you cali niggaz can’t dress.

      • marty mcfly

        Cortez and Dickie’s LOL Gtfoh, even when that was poppin like 25 years ago, niggas didn’t just have one style fool but its funny how some other parts of the country started wearing the same shit though. Cortez and Dickies was a mexican thing (Cholos) in Cali, most niggas never had a dickie suit in there life and if they had some cortez, it was like one pair. Niggas wore khakis but not dickie suits.

  • DeadCroaker

    Kendrick = Black Jesus

  • PePeToad

    Kendrick = Black Jesus

  • Khaleel

    I’m pretty impressed that someone who can put out such an acclaimed, genre-changing, yet pretty underground-sounding album can still likely go platinum with the same album and find himself on ellen degeneres rapping to white soccer moms. This nigga is impressive

    • marty mcfly

      Yeezus went platinum too and that album I’m sure was a mind fuck for soccer moms.

      • brza

        lol it was for everybody that album was reaching to say the least

  • Khaleel

    I’m pretty impressed that someone who can put out such an acclaimed, genre-changing, yet pretty underground-sounding album can still likely go platinum with the same album and find himself on ellen degeneres rapping to white soccer moms. This nigga is impressive

    • marty mcfly

      Yeezus went platinum too and that album I’m sure was a mind fuck for soccer moms.

      • brza

        lol it was for everybody that album was reaching to say the least

  • Donn

    People don’t appreciate legends when their still alive

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      legend? already? he just got here! lol

      • Donn

        When u do legendary shit like what he’s doing, u don’t need 10 years to prove it. He’s gonna be around for awhile. I think we all know that

        • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

          I mean, Kendrick is on the right path, but if he’s a “legend” what’s Jay Z or Eminem? He’s not sitting at that table just yet.

          If you count “.Section 80”, Kendrick only been in this shit 4 years! FOUR! com’oooon! LOL

          • ih man

            Bruh then how is Drake a legend, cause every Kendrick album is way better than Drakes and I think you know that B Dot.Kendrick > Drake easy

          • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

            I disagree on who’s better, but that’s beside the point.

            The overall impact (not quality) of Drake’s music trumps Kendrick’s. Hell, Jay and Kanye made watch the throne as a statement to him

            Can you honestly say Kendrick is sitting at the same table as Hov, Em and even Kanye?

          • Luke

            Not saying Kendrick is sitting there yet, even tho imo he will DEF be sitting there after another album. You really think Drake makes better music fam? like higher quality? Name one Drake album better than GKMC? Name one Drake album better than TPAB.

          • marty mcfly

            There has been like 50 different rappers that have come and gone that were supposed to be legends that didn’t end up that way. Kendrick will be a great rapper but fast forward to 2025? You don’t know if he’ll still be considered what he is today or not. You take somebody like Game, the nigga sold millions of albums, he got classic 100 – 400 bar freestyles, clearly he can rap his ass off etc… His he a legend? DMX came out strong too, his he a legend? Black Thought, Common, Lupe, Jadakiss, Mos Def, Talib, Ras Kass, Ti, Fab, Budden etc… all these dudes have had fans that made similar claims when they came out about one day how they would be legends…

          • Da Business

            U’re wildin B. Outside of Ras, everyone u mentioned is a legend in their own right. All them cats can tour off of their catalogs until they die.

          • marty mcfly

            Ok cool so its legends all over the place in Hip Hop then. Like I said earlier “the legend” title depends on how loosely you use the word legend. Ras is legend to me because in the mid 90s alot of people tried to front like the west aint have no real MCs. Soul On Ice in 96 came through with that Nature Of The Threat and lit up the underground like a mothafucka. The east respected that shit cause those in the know knew what that album was about.

          • Sommo

            Biggie was a legend off of two albums. Just appreciate he is a living legend. and if you think Drake is a legend and not kendrick I will never respect your rap opinion and not understand how people like you have a job like this

          • brza

            But Drake’s formula is getting tiresome “real quick” rap – harmonize (sometimes terribly) rap – harmonize etc etc! He’s isn’t thinking outside of the box like Kendrick is imo it’s just the same sing along hit records over and over and over

          • marty mcfly

            But it is hits over and over though. When you got one rapper who at one point had 21 songs at the same time on top 40? Thats some shit your likely to never see again in music period. I’m talking ALL artists period. I’m talking thats some shit Michael Jackson aint do. When you got a rapper that has sold 100 million songs in less then a decade? That is some extreme level of artistry that you probably won’t see ever again, in Hip Hop. So when you talk about “legend”? and compare Kendrick to Drake? I mean clearly if you call Kendrick a legend already then wtf is Drake?

          • Iamstillmusic

            All the records he broke are because he’s the most popular rapper not because that mixtape was spectacular. It came and went, it still wasn’t near GKMC or TPAB not even NWTS. Yall are caught up in numbers, worry about the music

          • marty mcfly

            It aint just popularity moving them records. Its also skill involved.

          • Iamstillmusic

            Agreed but the project that broke records was nothing to write home about, that’s why it isn’t significant to me

          • marty mcfly

            Yeah but clearly there are other people out there other then you.

          • Pretty flacko

            B dot name a classic album in drakes catalogue. Kendrick has two! None of drakes albums come close to gkmc or tpab, and that’s just an objective opinion, cuz I’m not a huge fan of either of them niggas

          • Iamstillmusic

            My problem with Drake fans is that they never talk about the quality of his music, only records broken. Is it significant? Yes but IYRTITL was the worst project Drake has ever put out and can’t be compared to the artistry of any of Kendrick project. Our generation focuses in the most popular rapper and not who is pushing the culture forward. Kendrick is an MC, Drake is a pop star. If Drake is a legend so is Kendrick.

          • Sina Mailer Daemon Djavadkhani

            We should be gauging cultural impact , not length of career. Pax And Biggie weren’t in the public eye for long.

      • Vurbz Fenomeno

        Lol..where have u been? Just got here? I think it’s safe to say that if kendrick doesn’t come out with another album..he is already a legend

      • illuminati

        hes definitely a legend. one of the best ever hands down. if hes not a legend then biggie isnt either.

        • marty mcfly

          He’s a legend depending on how loosely you use the word legend because are all the dope rappers that have sold alot of records also legends then? If Kendrick is a legend then Drake must be like a mythological religious level legend then.

        • MassConglom

          Nice point… I agree.

        • Jayson Cadeau

          Great point!

      • Hussle

        bdot playing himself. 3 amazing albums back to back to back. yeah he’s on a legendary path

      • Luke

        If Drake a legend Kendrick is bruh cause Kendrick > Drake fam

    • DeadCroaker

      Legend after two major albums and one independent album.LMAO

    • brza

      I somewhat agree with this statement but then again there are people like ourselves that actually do! Kendrick is on another planet especially when considering what’s flooding the market these days

  • Donn

    People don’t appreciate legends when their still alive

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      legend? already? he just got here! lol

      • Donn

        When u do legendary shit like what he’s doing, u don’t need 10 years to prove it. He’s gonna be around for awhile. I think we all know that

        • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

          I mean, Kendrick is on the right path, but if he’s a “legend” what’s Jay Z or Eminem? He’s not sitting at that table.

          If you count Section 80, Kendrick only been in this shit 4 years! FOUR! com’oooon!

          • ih man

            Bruh then how is Drake a legend, cause every Kendrick album is way better than Drakes and I think you know that B Dot.Kendrick > Drake easy

          • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

            I disagree on who’s better, but that’s beside the point.

            The overall impact (not quality) of Drake’s music trumps Kendrick’s. Hell, Jay and Kanye made watch the throne as a statement to him

            Can you honestly say Kendrick is sitting at the same table as Hov, Em and even Kanye?

          • Luke

            Not saying Kendrick is sitting there yet, even tho imo he will DEF be sitting there after another album. You really think Drake makes better music fam? like higher quality? Name one Drake album better than GKMC? Name one Drake album better than TPAB.

          • marty mcfly

            There has been like 50 different rappers that have come and gone that were supposed to be legends that didn’t end up that way. Kendrick will be a great rapper but fast forward to 2025? You don’t know if he’ll still be considered what he is today or not. You take somebody like Game, the nigga sold millions of albums, he got classic 100 – 400 bar freestyles, clearly he can rap his ass off etc… His he a legend? DMX came out strong too, his he a legend? Black Thought, Common, Lupe, Jadakiss, Mos Def, Talib, Ras Kass, Ti, Fab, Budden etc… all these dudes have had fans that made similar claims when they came out about one day how they would be legends…

          • Da Business

            U’re wildin B. Outside of Ras, everyone u mentioned is a legend in their own right. All them cats can tour off of their catalogs until they die.

          • marty mcfly

            Ok cool so its legends all over the place in Hip Hop then. Like I said earlier “the legend” title depends on how loosely you use the word legend. Ras is legend to me because in the mid 90s alot of people tried to front like the west aint have no real MCs. Soul On Ice in 96 came through with that Nature Of The Threat is lit up the underground like a mothafucka. The east respected that shit cause those in the know knew what that album was about.

          • Sommo

            Biggie was a legend off of two albums. Just appreciate he is a living legend. and if you think Drake is a legend and not kendrick I will never respect your rap opinion and not understand how people like you have a job like this

          • brza

            But Drake’s formula is getting tiresome “real quick” rap – harmonize (sometimes terribly) rap – harmonize etc etc! He’s isn’t thinking outside of the box like Kendrick is imo it’s just the same sing along hit records over and over and over

          • marty mcfly

            But it is hits over and over though. When you got one rapper who at one point had 21 songs at the same time on top 40? Thats some shit your likely to never see again in music period. I’m talking ALL artists period. I’m talking thats some shit Michael Jackson aint do. When you got a rapper that has sold 100 million songs in less then a decade? That is some extreme level of artistry that you probably won’t see ever again, in Hip Hop. So when you talk about “legend”? and compare Kendrick to Drake? I mean clearly if you call Kendrick a legend already then wtf is Drake?

          • Iamstillmusic

            All the records he broke are because he’s the most popular rapper not because that mixtape was spectacular. It came and went, it still wasn’t near GKMC or TPAB not even NWTS. Yall are caught up in numbers, worry about the music

          • marty mcfly

            It aint just popularity moving them records. Its also skill involved.

          • Iamstillmusic

            Agreed but the project that broke records was nothing to write home about, that’s why it isn’t significant to me

          • marty mcfly

            Yeah but clearly there are other people out there other then you.

          • Pretty flacko

            B dot name a classic album in drakes catalogue. Kendrick has two! None of drakes albums come close to gkmc or tpab, and that’s just an objective opinion, cuz I’m not a huge fan of either of them niggas

          • Iamstillmusic

            My problem with Drake fans is that they never talk about the quality of his music, only records broken. Is it significant? Yes but IYRTITL was the worst project Drake has ever put out and can’t be compared to the artistry of any of Kendrick project. Our generation focuses in the most popular rapper and not who is pushing the culture forward. Kendrick is an MC, Drake is a pop star. If Drake is a legend so is Kendrick.

          • Sina Mailer Daemon Djavadkhani

            We should be gauging cultural impact , not length of career. Pax And Biggie weren’t in the public eye for long.

      • Vurbz Fenomeno

        Lol..where have u been? Just got here? I think it’s safe to say that if kendrick doesn’t come out with another album..he is already a legend

      • illuminati

        hes definitely a legend. one of the best ever hands down. if hes not a legend then biggie isnt either.

        • marty mcfly

          He’s a legend depending on how loosely you use the word legend because are all the dope rappers that have sold alot of records also legends then? If Kendrick is a legend then Drake must be like a mythological religious level legend then.

        • MassConglom

          Nice point… I agree.

        • Jayson Cadeau

          Great point!

      • Hussle

        bdot playing himself. 3 amazing albums back to back to back. yeah he’s on a legendary path

      • Luke

        If Drake a legend Kendrick is bruh cause Kendrick > Drake fam

      • PREMERE

        Kendrick has pimped the butterflies…..

    • PePeToad

      Legend after two major albums and one independent album.LMAO

    • brza

      I somewhat agree with this statement but then again there are people like ourselves that actually do! Kendrick is on another planet especially when considering what’s flooding the market these days

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    #KINGKENDRICK

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      Oh, now you’re a fan.

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        I’M NOT A FAN(ATIC) OF ANYBODY!!!! I’VE BEEN A SUPPORTER WHEN HE WAS CALLED K.DOT!!!! NOW GET BACK IN YOUR LIL CUBICLE AND WORSHIP THAT JAY Z SHRINE YOU GOT IN THERE!!!! TIDAL PEDDLER!!!! HA!!!!

        #BENSON #PEDDLER

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • jd

          damn. lmao

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            …………HA!!!! NO CHILL!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

      • KW(1996

        When you going to admit Kendrick > Drake?

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    #KINGKENDRICK

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      Oh, now you’re a fan.

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        I’M NOT A FAN(ATIC) OF ANYBODY!!!! I’VE BEEN A SUPPORTER WHEN HE WAS CALLED K.DOT!!!! NOW GET BACK IN YOUR LIL CUBICLE AND WORSHIP THAT JAY Z SHRINE YOU GOT!!!! TIDAL PEDDLER!!!! HA!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • jd

          damn. lmao

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            …………HA!!!! NO CHILL!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

      • KW(1996

        When you going to admit Kendrick > Drake?

  • MrSkeezyMak

    Rockin the Mr. Rogers sweater

  • MrSkeezyMak

    Rockin the Mr. Rogers sweater

  • Megamind

    We are truly, truly witnessing greatness. Let’s not get caught up in politics of things…Kendrick is one of the greats. I’m happy to be old enough to understand that, yet young enough to still be listening to TODAY’s HipHop music. I’m Old School…and prefer such…but there are a lot of bright moments in the new school.
    Kendrick being the brightest.

    Peace
    Megamind

    • BDP SEX AND VIOLENCE

      Well said, he may not be the greatest, but he’s a bright spot in today’s scene and he be around awhile.

  • Megamind

    We are truly, truly witnessing greatness. Let’s not get caught up in politics of things…Kendrick is one of the greats. I’m happy to be old enough to understand that, yet young enough to still be listening to TODAY’s HipHop music. I’m Old School…and prefer such…but there are a lot of bright moments in the new school.
    Kendrick being the brightest.

    Peace
    Megamind

    • The Reddings-Class

      Well said, he may not be the greatest, but he’s a bright spot in today’s scene and he be around awhile.

  • TRUE T.E.A.M

    Kendrick’s New Artist – https://www.reverbnation.com/kennythomas

  • TRUE T.E.A.M

    Kendrick’s New Artist – https://www.reverbnation.com/kennythomas

  • Hussle

    This guy is just….amazing!!! Hip Hop we got another GREAT one!

  • Hussle

    This guy is just….amazing!!! Hip Hop we got another GREAT one!

  • khaleel

    If kendrick ain’t a legend, big ain’t either

    • that nigga

      you have a point. at this point, they both have the same number of classics, and were/are one of the two biggest rappers in the game (pac/drake). While big had more big records, alotta dudes in the hood are looking up to kendrick in a way that they didn’t big because he speaks on so many issues.

      • marty mcfly

        BIG 2nd album went DIAMOND… Now before you say oh well thats cause he died? The songs were dope as fuck though. Bar for Bar, beat for beat, concept for concept… I don’t know if Kendrick can see BIG as an artist. Even almost 20 years later he’s still lyrically and artistically beyond what most MCs are doing.

        • Eddie 510

          He only went Diamond because Life After Death was a 2 disc album so every time it was bought it counted as 2 purchases

          • marty mcfly

            So that means he went 5x platinum then. There were other 2 disc cds out as well and they didn’t go diamond so whether you wanna give him credit or not or you wanna find a way to rationalize it, the results are still the same. Now if the “new generation” wanna compare Kendrick to BIG (or Pac) then go ahead but as far as me personally being somebody that was a fan of theirs while they were alive, I don’t see those comparisons. Now if Outkast (diamond also) was one person? Then maybe thats a comparison to K dot that Id entertain but Notorious? No, that nigga was just to ill of an MC.

          • Eddie 510

            I agree that Big is one of the greatest rapper bar for bar But Kendrick is one of the greatest rappers out now,which doesn’t mean much in today’s hip hop but they are great in their own right

          • marty mcfly

            I guess…

          • aikens todd

            These youngins just don’t understand. You can’t blame them for the ignorance there’s not too many emcees “underground or commercial” worth mentioning in this era.

          • PREMERE

            Stfu nigga you dont know what your talking about…..

      • aikens todd

        LIFE AFTER DEATH was the blueprint for a successful commercial rap album. Yall niggas don’t even understand how ill BIG was not to mention you can’t compare Kendrick with Big 2 totally different styles. Big changed the game Kendrick is dope but legendary? He’s not quite there yet. The word legend is used way too loosely when it comes to hip hop music.

        • PREMERE

          But we can compare you to bruce jenner you bitch…..

        • PREMERE

          Bruce jenner is your blue print to finally being brave to come out.

  • khaleel

    If kendrick ain’t a legend, big ain’t either

    • that nigga

      you have a point. at this point, they both have the same number of classics, and were/are one of the two biggest rappers in the game (pac/drake). While big had more big records, alotta dudes in the hood are looking up to kendrick in a way that they didn’t big because he speaks on so many issues.

      • marty mcfly

        BIG 2nd album went DIAMOND… Now before you say oh well thats cause he died? The songs were dope as fuck though. Bar for Bar, beat for beat, concept for concept… I don’t know if Kendrick can see BIG as an artist. Biggie was making movies in his songs, not that Kendrick don’t have similar abilities but if you go back now in 2015 and listen to…

        Things Done Changed
        Gimmie The Loot
        Warning
        Me & My Bitch
        Suicidal Thoughts
        Ready To Die

        Somebody’s Gotta Die
        What’s Beef
        Niggas Bleed
        I Got A Story
        Miss U
        Ten Crack Commandments
        Your Nobody Til Somebody Kills You

        Them shits even almost 20 years later are lyrically beyond what most MCs are doing and not to mention BIG was making club HITS and ANTHEMS as well as classics…

        • Eddie 510

          He only went Diamond because Life After Death was a 2 disc album so every time it was bought it counted as 2 purchases

          • marty mcfly

            So that means he went 5x platinum then. There were other 2 disc cds out as well and they didn’t go diamond so whether you wanna give him credit or not or you wanna find a way to rationalize it, the results are still the same.

          • Eddie 510

            I agree that Big is one of the greatest rapper bar for bar But Kendrick is one of the greatest rappers out now,which doesn’t mean much in today’s hip hop but they are great in their own right

          • marty mcfly

            I guess…

          • aikens todd

            These youngins just don’t understand. You can’t blame them for the ignorance there’s not too many emcees “underground or commercial” worth mentioning in this era.

      • aikens todd

        LIFE AFTER DEATH was the blueprint for a successful commercial rap album. Yall niggas don’t even understand how ill BIG was not to mention you can’t compare Kendrick with Big 2 totally different styles. Big changed the game Kendrick is dope but legendary? He’s not quite there yet. The word legend is used way too loosely when it comes to hip hop music.

  • Fuck Mac diesel

    They gonna kill this nigga.

  • Fuck Mac diesel

    They gonna kill this nigga.

  • K1996

    #GOAT

  • K1996

    #GOAT

  • el jim chapo guzman

    There’s a lot of money in poverty… So this chump keeps spreading the wealth, so to speak

    • brza

      lol I am convinced that you CANNOT pass up the opp to hate Kendrick on every post

      • el jim chapo guzman

        He overrated the media made him good.

  • el jim chapo guzman

    There’s a lot of money in poverty… So this chump keeps spreading the wealth, so to speak

    • brza

      lol I am convinced that you CANNOT pass up the opp to hate Kendrick on every post

      • el jim chapo guzman

        He overrated the media made him good.

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