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Do “The Heart Part 4″ & “Control” Share The Same Sample?

Kendrick may have opened up "The Heart Part 4" with an easter egg.

Album Reviews

Pleasure Principle: 30 Years Of Loving Janet Jackson’s ‘Control’ Album

Here's to saluting the anniversary of Janet Jackson's classic career defining set.


Janet Taught Us: Favorite Janet Jackson Dance Videos

Janet Jackson is the complete package. If she wasn't topping the charts with her slow jams, she was burning the stage up. She's the…


Papoose Agrees Kendrick Lamar’s BET Cypher Diss Was Directed at Him, Not Drake

It was going on a month since the last Papoose diss track made its way online. As Papoose quietly bathed in his summer's post-diss track…


Opinion: Why Drake Needs To Respond To Kendrick Lamar’s BET Cypher Diss

Hey, Drake and Kendrick. Don’t stop now. It’s come down to this: You must deliver on what would undoubtedly be the most intriguing rap battle…


Exclusive Stream: Rain City Riot ‘Control’ EP

Producer-on-the-rise, Rain City Riot takes the house and garage music of Berlin's bustling underground techno scene and puts it all on display with his two-track…


Listen: Did Ab-Soul Inspire Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ Verse?

Kendrick Lamar's chest-beating verse on Big Sean's "Control" rattled the hip-hop world and seized RSS feeds, rap conversations and even TMZ cameras. It was an…


No Kendrick Lamar For Kanye West’s New York City Yeezus Tour Dates?

The self-proclaimed "King of New York" -- aka Kendrick Lamar -- is heading out on tour with Kanye West this fall, but don't expect to…


Jay Electronica: “I Was Gonna Use ‘Control’ for My Album”

VIBE caught up with Jay Electronica while in Croatia for the Outlook Festival. Electronica, who is featured alongside Kendrick Lamar on Big Sean's…


Kendrick Lamar Explains: What We Learned From His Interviews This Week

In the wake of his rap-earth-shattering verse on Big Sean's "Control," Kendrick Lamar made the interview rounds this week, appearing on Power 106's Big Boy’s…


T.I. Backs Up Kendrick Lamar’s Lyrics on “Control”

"I'm Makaveli's offspring, I'm the King of New York, King of the Coast, one hand, I juggle them both," rapped Kendrick Lamar in…


Talib Kweli on ‘Control’: ‘Kendrick Lamar Represents the Best of What’s Happening’

"I'm Makaveli's offspring, I'm the king of New York." -- Kendrick Lamar on Big Sean's "Control" Those are the Kendrick Lamar lyrics…


Q&A: Fabolous Talks Allen Iverson’s Retirement And The Real ‘King Of New York’

Despite postponing the release of his sixth studio album, Fabolous receives a warm welcoming upon arriving to the summer's final EBC game at Harlem's Rucker…


In “Control” – Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ Goes Platinum

Maybe Kendrick Lamar had a point when he anointed himself king.
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