Dana Merino: Well, the thing I was thinking about this too it's not like it was somebody on cable news who just happened to say something that they regretted and that they had to go then apologize for. Read our rundown of the producers, songwriters, guests and key themes on KendrickLamar's new LP, 'Damn.
'Last night, the world's most vital, critically acclaimed rapper, Kendrick Lamar, dropped his fourth studio album, Damn. “Blood” This short intro ends with an excerpt from Fox News personalities EricBolling and KimberlyGuilfoyle dismissing Lamar the day after he performed at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Beats from Mike Will Made It, the producer behind Beyoncé's “Formation” and Rae Stemmed's “Black Beatles,” among other hits. Software, an in-house producer for Lamar's label, Top Dawg Entailment, helped put together the “Yeah” beat.
In the past, he's worked on some of Lamar's most vigorous songs, including “King Junta” and “Alright.” With those credits, you might expect a Software and Dali collaboration to be searing and urgent, but the two ended up making a lax, understated beat.
In 2015, Dali spoke with Rolling Stone about working in the studio with Lamar on music that ultimately ended up being shelved. James Blake, who specializes in a morose brand of soul, helped write and produce the track.
Kendrick is aided by an energetic intro from the famous DJ Kid Capri, who defined New York mixtapes in the early Nineties. The song includes a mid-song energy shift where Lamar suddenly lunges forward like weary boxer finding a second wind.
The slow-building, psychedelic epic features ominous vocals by both newcomer Steve Lacy (The Internet's Ego Death, J. Cole's “Folding Clothes”) and hypnotic songwriter Anna Wise, who also appeared on “These Walls.” “Humble”Lamar received a little of backlash for skewering Instagram beauty standards on this, the album's first single.
Amass Washington, the acclaimed jazz saxophonist who also played on To Pimp a Butterfly, assisted with string arrangements. Atari “Love,” a spacious ballad that wouldn't be out of place on a Rihanna album, is perhaps the most conventional moment on Damn.
Lamar, a master of unusual, idiosyncratic flows, chooses to adopt a sing-song, pop-radio-friendly delivery to fit the gentle swells of the instrumental. The Top 40 appeal of this track is no accident: One of the producers and writers here is Greg Kirstin, who has helped Adele, Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry storm the charts.
Kendrick's opening words are spun backwards before he lets out a handful of “I'll beat your ass” threats. Young Exclusive, who co-produced Travis Scott and Lamar's 2016 hit “Goosebumps,” and Mike Hector also claim that they worked on the track.
“Duckworth” Earlier this month, 9th Wonder reminisced to booth.net about how a relatively unknown Kendrick tweeted at him in August 2010. He didn't respond, but coincidentally met Lamar at Rock the Bells in San Bernardino the next day.
The two eventually paired up (alongside Mrs and Warren G) for “Enjoy (West Coasting'),” a track on 9th's 2011 production showcase The Wonder Years. If Kenny Duckworth had died and Top had been imprisoned, he would never have found and nurtured Kendrick into international fame as the best MC of his era.
“This is why I say that hip-hop has done more damage to young African-Americans than racism in recent years. And then to conflate what happened in the church in Charleston, South Carolina with the tragic incidents involving excessive use of force by cops is to equate that racist killer with these cops.
After asked by TMZ Live host, Harvey Kevin if the symbol of Lamar performing on top of a vandalized cop car validates Rivera’s claim of “sending the wrong message,” Lamar said the problem has more to do with the reality of the police killings and then his BET Awards performance. “I think his attempt is really diluting the real problem, which is the senseless acts of killings of these young boys out here.
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And fat chance only the Greeks pay for it. I'm Dana Merino along with Kimberley Guilfoyle, Geraldo Rivera Juan Williams and tom shill.
On the heels of Islamic terror attacks, u.s. officials are warning about a possible strike here at home as July 4th approaches next week. There's been a bulletin issued to local law enforcement.
Former deputy CIA director mike Morrell says he's extremely concerned. There's been people arrested around the United States for being radicalized by Isis.
>> are we winning or losing the fight against Isis at the moment? >> the United States will hold about 14,000 July 4th events across the country this Friday and Saturday.
For Morrell it's a fine line asking people to be vigilant and scaring them, but seems to me he was at a higher level of concern than he has been in the last couple of years. Islamics have a tenfold responsibility to kill during this month.
We're taking in $8 billion a day in tax revenue. >> Geraldo, I think you're agreeing with him in terms of changing the narrative to make it less attractive to be a part of this group is important.
It covers the tushes of the pundits in the anti-terror profession. The Sunnis Muslim extremists some of them funded by Saudi Arabia all Ada, NASA, we know where they live.
The three that Geraldo just mentioned, one of them was a homegrown terrorist. And the other is a lot of people doing this digital warfare.
To work together because these terror tentacles spread across all of our different intelligence agencies? These are going to be things that effect the CIA, the FBI, agencies overseas.
They have to work in conjunction, which is really important in investigation. Also you have to work with local law enforcement.
For example, if there are terror threats specific to New York city they're going to bring the NYPD into the fold. You might be bringing homeland security into the fold.
What is successful to thwart these activities is getting the information to these groups. We have to make sure it is relayed, so they can canvas the area, so they can do follow up.
If the bomb had worked as planned, it would have blown up, The vast majority of these terror attacks it is a nut job that gets a gun like this guy in Tunisia or like the guy with the hatchets with the cops.
How are you going to stop someone who is absolutely self-starting, and he wants to chop a cop's head off? If you're an airplane, if you're in a train station and see a package that is unattended say something.
You have a big event where there're times square or the Boston marathon. You're more apt to understand what's happening instead of being frustrated.
“The New York times” suggested the bigger threat isn't from Muslim terrorists but right wing There's no comparison between these white supremacists and an internationally coordinated movement which is the attacks weren't stopped, we would have had thousands and thousands of deaths.
That's why I'm a big believer in giving law enforcement and the intelligence community all the tools they need to connect the data points, so they can get ahead of this and prevent it. We have to work with law enforcement if we see something.
Just like the lady who found the white supremacist flee. There is no difference in my view between a jihadist and a racist who mass murders in a church.
They have these Facebook pages, and they're telling the world they're going to do something. If it is not Times Square and a package, if you see it online say something.
>> they use social media platforms, which are difficult to trace. They were taking the picture with the beheaded guy in front of an American factory.
Narrative so you have to show them we can kick their rear ends. >> give them a crushing, bleeding defeat on the battlefield.
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So your food won't get stuck and you can enjoy every single bite. Well a slew of GOP presidential candidates have voiced strong disapproval of the supreme court's gay marriage ruling last week.
The question now is how should they deal with the issue on the campaign trail? Focus on a religious liberty fight instead.
In all the dissents the real issue of religious liberty, whether it is going to be under siege, and whether those who disagree with the court's ruling on same-sex marriage are going to come under great pressure to get with the program. Dana you're very close with Peggy Newman.
You remember when Obamacare was confirmed by the supreme court. One of president Obama's favorite things to say is the law of the land deal with it.
Political, maybe, short-term gain to be had by a few of the presidential candidates on the republican side to say they're going to fight this all the way. That's not something that's going to work and it's going to waste a lot of time and energy.
>> I think there are conservatives who can look at this from a different point of view. One of our colleagues wrote a wonderful piece about why conservatives should embrace this ruling and embrace liberty at the fundamental level.
If you live in a state where gay marriage is legal, fine. >> gay people now have a constitutional right to marry whoever they want to.
>> when the president lit up the White House the other night with rainbow colors I guess that his PE dog prerogative. Don't complain if I were to become president and put a nativity out at Christmas.
He and Hillary Clinton ran for president against gay marriage. Allow this kind of hypocrisy, that they can get away with it and act as if they were at the front of the parade when they were out the back.
>> I believe that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. >> then they decided it's fine and light up the White House.
>> the lighting up -- rather this is where Mike Huckabee is wrong. Lighting up the White House in the rainbow colors recognizes that the constitution has embraced it is now the way the constitution will forevermore be interpreted.
Declaration of independence make clear that there is a separation between religion and state, and I think that's where the governor is wrong. You can't bring religion into the state, the secular government that our founding documents enshrined.
The religious freedoms being protected, there's maybe a breach of that. I think the gay community will fight against that because I think they recognize what tax-exempt does for religious organizations, especially churches in this country, to be able to give a lot of money away to help poor people.
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This is why I say hip hop has done more damage to young african-americans than racism in recent years. This is exactly the wrong message, and then to conflate what happened in the church in Charleston South Carolina with these tragic incidents involving excessive use of force by cops is to equate that racist killer with these cops.
It doesn't recognize that a city like Baltimore -- remember Freddy gray? >> the thing I was thinking about this too it's not like it was somebody on cable news who just happened to say something they regretted, and they had to go and apologize for.
At least several hundred, if not a thousand people who all knew this was going to happen and nobody raises their hand and says maybe this isn't the best idea? She's one of the biggest pop stars on the planet but that's exactly the problem.
do you want to play with magic boy you should know what you're falling for do you dare to do this because I'm coming at you like a dark horse >> she's now the dark horse in a Property dispute with elderly nuns.
She made a personal pitch to them in the spring, but after doing research on Katy they don't want her to be the tenant. And I wish Katy Perry would say it's a business deal.
The nuns are saying they had a different deal with somebody who was going to give them a million dollars more for the property. I like there's coming out they're stating their opinion they have objections to it and I feel sad because these sisters at the immaculate heart, five of them are going to be homeless.
>> the other bitter bid as Dana said is a million dollars more. I understand there is a contract for sale but until there's a closing, there's a million ways to beat it.
There's a million things you could say, but I think the deal should go to the highest bidder and it is not Katy Perry. Finally, the pit bull mix from Florida who was voted the world's most ugly dog, that award earned her a “MA” appearance.
Other dogs in the contest were ones with British teeth and bad hair and quasi stood out. >> this is the first spineless dog that I actually found attractive.
>> the great thing about this -- and the reason I think it gets a “good morning appearance” -- is dogs are the great equalizer. Next on the eve of Chris Christie's 2016 announcement we'll debate the nomination and the bid for the White House.
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After planning a presidential run for decades, Chris Christie has released his first presidential campaign video ahead of his big official announcement tomorrow. >> I get accused a lot of times of being too blunt and too direct and saying what's on my mind just a little too loudly.
I know if my mom were still alive, she would say to me I taught you in a trusting relationship you don't hold anything back and if you're going to run for President of the United States and you're going to ask these people for your vote that is the single most trusting thing they can do as a citizen is to give you their support, so you better tell them exactly what you're thinking and exactly what you're feeling. >> a charming and mellow video from a guy known for his bombast and bluster.
He will make his formal announcement tomorrow from the high school he graduated from. Because David wild stein, who has just pled guilty in bridge gate went to the same high school.
I think bridge gate will be the load stone he can not recover from. >> this announcement tomorrow does surprise I think, a lot of New Jersey democrats.
I think going to your high school that's as good a choice as any. Statue of liberty, that's a little different, but going back to your roots, for him, I think it's smart.
I like the reference that he made to his mother and how he was raised. >> Dana mentioned the Statue of Liberty or Kimberly did.
He planned to make his victory announcement there after his reelection. He had a clear path as an insurgent, independent republican for a substantial hunk of the preliminary vote.
>> living in New Jersey for the last ten years, 15 years, my son went to the same high school that he's going to make that announcement from Livingston high school. I loved Chris Christie six years ago.
His stance on the unions with the teachers with the other things. When you dig down there weren't that many changes he was taking credit for that were real.
He pushed a lot of that stuff to it looks good while he was a governor. 10 or 15 years down the road there's going to be a lot of problems in new jersey.
>> I don't like the fact that he never really established the marijuana clinics that they wanted. What they care about is that big squeeze he gave to president Obama.
No investigator has come forward and said they have something that connects Chris Christie to it. Today NBC ended its long time relationship with Donald Trump after controversial comments he made about Mexican immigrants during his campaign announcement.
>> I think NBC frankly -- you know I've had a great relationship with them. Now with my statements on immigration, which happen to be correct, they are going to take a different stance.
What I don't understand is why he wants to be a polarizing figure in America. Now we're going to give Donald Trump grief for it.
Donald Trump's show “celebrity apprentice” was number four on the lineup after “the voice,” “blacklist,” and “celebrity apprentice.” They're cutting ties for this one issue, which he may clarify at some point.
He got the ice skating rink back. He took a garbage dump in the Bronx and made it one of the loveliest golf courses on earth.
He hurt me with these comment about Mexican immigrants. There are 500,000 undocumented immigrants in New York city in the five boroughs.
In the Latino community, I cannot overstate how this has been received so sourly so badly by so many people. He put out a statement today that was trying to explain it more.
On the NBC thing, I think both parties should have actually solved this before because if you are going to run for president, they should had the ties to everything. If you make a comment that is offensive, it is going to have far more consequences than if you'real Sharpton and not running.
Way and I predict they'll be begging him to come back. Pecans and other delicious nuts specially mixed for people with hearts.
Egyptian reality show that had her thinking that she was on a small plane, that she was crashing. They had two guys that were skydivers out the door.
A little 4-year-old girl flying in the backseat of her father's small plane. The dad is the president of Quebec's aviation club, and he took her out, and she absolutely loved it.
>> pr advice for Paris Hilton when an Egyptian reality show calls, no, thanks. He recently passed away and condolences to his family.
>> set your DVR so you never miss an episode of the five. After a series of losses conservatives get a victory at the U.S. supreme court, rebuffing president Obama's EPA moves that experts say would cripple the coal industry.
After chocking up two solid wins supreme court justices went the other way to do in a big ruling against the environmental protection agency's war on coal. The majority ruled that the administration's attempt to regulate the industry into oblivion is not worth the cost.