Eminem, Kendrick, & Dre on Straight Outta Compton Soundtrack

The Straight Outta Compton Soundtrack is set to be a heater, but you should have already assumed that. But now we know a little bit more for sure as the biopic’s director, F. Gary Gray told MTV News:

“Dr. Dre, it took him 15 years to step out and say, ’I want to do music again’ in the way that he’s doing it. The soundtrack is insane. Seriously, it’s incredible.”

He goes on to say that Kendrick Lamar and Eminem are among the many great guest stars. I hope we’ll be blessed with a majority of all-new original songs and perhaps, fingers crossed, even an Em x Kendrick collab!?

Kendrick Lamar x Stance Socks

Stance Socks continues to do big things (and has a deal lined up with the NBA for next season) and their latest move is with none other than Kendrick Lamar.

Here’s a first look at the limited edition 200 pair release of the TDE socks that reps Kendrick and his whole crew. More details via 2db.

Kendrick Lamar Reebok Ventilator

Here is the first official look at Kendrick Lamar’s first shoe with Reebok — the Kendrick Lamar Reebok Ventilator.

And as you’ll notice, Kendrick plans to bring Crips and Bloods together with the shoe’s blue and red combo, inspired no doubt by his hometown of Compton. I dig the concept and it’s carried out well fashionably too. Look to see these on the streets in the U.S. soon for $143 and it looks like in the U.K. right now on Europe retailer Sneaker Baas.

ICYMI: Kendrick Lamar “Alright” [Music Video]

Kendrick Lamar responds to Geraldo Rivera

Hip hop is not the problem, our reality is the problem.

– Kendrick Lamar to Geraldo Rivera’s comments saying he’s a bigger threat to the black community than racism (…)

Kendrick with the lawyered zing back at Geraldo for his comments against him after the “Alright” video. Any need for debate here? Just good to see Kendrick stand up in this way.

How can you take a song that’s about hope and turn it into hatred?

– Kendrick Lamar (via TMZ)

Kendrick Lamar “Alright”

Shot in the Bay, masterfully by Collin Tilley in black and white, and a powerful mini-movie from Kendrick Lamar for “Alright”.

There’s some strong statements in this one on police brutality, along with an ending I didn’t see coming either. It’s super dope overall and some of these cinematic shots of San Francisco really drive home the scale of this video. And you’ll see how it progresses in general from that opening shot of the city. TDE cameos too so enjoy!

*Tibs Fav.

ICYMI: “Alright” (with a new verse) at the BET Awards