New Videos: Jay-Z Releases ‘Marcy Me,’ ‘Smile’ & ‘Legacy; Kendrick Drops ‘Love’

New Videos: Jay-Z Releases ‘Marcy Me,’ ‘Smile’ & ‘Legacy; Kendrick Drops ‘Love’

Both Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar dropped long-awaited videos for their 2017 projects 4:44 and DAMN. respectively. The videos continue the spirit of emotional self-expression and social commentary that lead both albums to have such a major impact in 2017. Continue reading New Videos: Jay-Z Releases ‘Marcy Me,’ ‘Smile’ & ‘Legacy; Kendrick Drops ‘Love’

J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar Borrow From the Other for ‘Black Friday’

J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar Borrow From the Other for ‘Black Friday’

Now, a lot of people define “freestyle” as a flow dropped off the top of the head. I choose to use the old school definition, which would be closer to what we call a “flex” or a verse with no purpose other than to show the emcee’s lyrical ability.

Well, in that tradition, and in the tradition of “Black Friday,” both J.Cole and Kendrick Lamar decided to borrow from each other to spit their own dedications to the consumer-driven obsessive horror story that is the day after Thanksgiving. Continue reading J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar Borrow From the Other for ‘Black Friday’