DJ Kid Capri Hints Kendrick Lamar May Release More Music

So is NATION. a real thing or nah? 

We've got so many thoughts and suspicions about Kendrick Lamar. Following the release of his album DAMN., fan theories began to spread of another project coming relatively soon titled NATION., a play on Lamar's ongoing theme of religion.

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While DJ Kid Capri didn't confirm the theories, he did speak with Mass Appeal about his contribution to the album and what fans can expect from the Compton musician. "[TDE] reached out to me, and asked me if I could come meet up with Kendrick," he said about the creative process. "So we sat down and we figured it out. I came to the studio and recorded a lot of stuff, they took what they wanted, placed it where they needed to place it. I think they’ve got some more stuff—there are some more things—coming out later, but for right now, that’s what happened."

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The legendary DJ acts as a narrator of sorts on the album, coming in just before "ELEMENT." He also drops the Instagram-quotable line, "Ain’t nobody praying for me! Y’all know what happens on earth stays on earth" before bringing in Kung Fu Kenny. After listening to the project as a whole with the rest of the world on Friday (April 14), the producer explained why DAMN. is worth the hype.

"The fact that he didn’t overdo it with me, but made me the narrator of the album, I thought that was brilliant for two reasons," he explained. "One, it shows the authenticity. But it also brings another level of bringing East coast and West coast together. One of the records I did with Slick Rick and Snoop Dogg, “Unify,” on my last album Soundtrack to the Streets, was the same kind of concept. So, you know, that thing he said that last time with the whole “king of New York” thing, I think it helps level that out."

Capri added there was a lot of material not used for the album, but thinks something else will be on the horizon for fans. As far as new material, the rapper presented a short three-part film, The Damn Legend of Kung Fu Kenny, during his performance at Coachella.

"There’s a gang of stuff that hasn’t been used yet," he said. "That’s why I said I think he’s doing something later on, or he might be doing something for his show, but there’s a lot of stuff that I put out there."

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Tucked neatly behind her dark sunglasses, the songstress began her set strapped to a mustard yellow guitar with a host of back-up musicians accompanying the 21-year-old on her first solo journey with "Tiny Desk." She previously appeared on the performance series in June 2018 alongside collaborator Daniel Caesar to bring their single "Best Part" to life.

The singer began with "Going (Interlude)," a low-tempo song ushering a heavy-hearted feel into the 18-minute-performance. Keeping with the melancholy vibes planted by the first single, Gabriella Wilson – best known by her three-letter-moniker –  delivered a stunning rendition of "Feel A Way." With two-final transitions, the singer-songwriter concluded her act with "Focus," a throw back from the 2017 EP that gained her worldwide recognition, H.E.R. Volume 1.

Switching from strings to keys, Wilson sat peacefully before a keyboard playing the melody she crafted for the crowd favorite. Chaperoning the performance to a close, Wilson and her background singers played a vocal game of tag as the band jazzed up the slow beats until the set officially wrapped.

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Cardi B To Join James Corden On A Forthcoming "Carpool Karaoke" Segment

Your rapper’s favorite rapper Cardi B is slated to make her debut on “Car Pool Karaoke” with James Corden, Billboard reports. The Late Late Show host teased the upcoming episode, which airs Monday (Dec.17) via Instagram along with a small schedule of the show’s upcoming guests.

 

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In addition to the “Money” rapper, Amber Heard and Armie Hammer will also appear on the same episode. Corden is closing out the last leg of 2018 strong by having a slew of other prominent stars on the show on the last week before the program goes on break for the holidays. The likes of Gwen Stefani, RuPaul, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Blunt, Leah Remini, Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others will be featured on the show after Bardi’s Monday episode.

To say the least, we're sure the British talk show host and the newly minted Grammy-nominated rapper are going to have the time of their lives.

The 26-year-old's now estranged husband Offset, along with the other members of Migos were guests on the beloved show. Joining Corden as he drove through the streets of Los Angeles, the trio performed a slew of hits including "Walk It Talk It"  while also giving a nod of praise to past hits, including Whitney Houston's "Wanna Dance With Somebody."

With all the fun Migos had with Corden, we can only imagine what shenanigans James and Belcalis are going to get into.

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Previously, the pair hit the studio for an eight-track project that pays respect to their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. It was surprise-released in October and effortlessly fuses ATL's aura on the soundscape. Now, the "Peace Sign" video puts that decision into cinematic motion.

"Atlanta offers a certain attitude and a sauce that I can't explain, and it is a little bit in 'No Limit,' it is a little bit in 'TNT.' I'm literally talking sh*t, man," he said in an interview with The Fader. "I'm popping sh*t that I haven't popped, like really ever. And that's what being in the moment creates. When you have months and months to think about it and you begin to analyze all the people who you need to think of and what you want this entire project to work out, you'll lose certain elements of your spontaneity an incredible culture that just happens in the moment. I didn't give that space. I really was honest with the feelings, I was honest with the conversation and I was really in the moment. And I thank Zay for that."

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