This week, Kendrick Lamar stirred emotions with his powerful yet controversial performance at last Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Elsewhere, Drake appeared on TNT’s Inside the NBA and rapped a segment of his “Back To Back” single while Shaquille O’Neal provided the beat and lastly, Kanye West’s “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” and “Pt. 2” leak online following their premiere at the “Yeezy Season 3” event at Madison Square Garden.

Kendrick Lamar Puts On Epic Performance At Grammy Awards

Kendrick Lamar took to the stage to perform a medley of hits off his highly rated To Pimp A Butterfly album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards last Sunday (February 15). The Compton, California rapper, who led the field with 11 nominations, won five Grammys at the event, including Best Rap Album, beating out J. Cole, Dr. Dre, Drake and Nicki Minaj. During his performance, which has since attracted both praise and criticism, K. Dot performed “The Blacker The Berry,” “Alright,” and the debut of “Untitled 3,” all while shackled in chains.

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Drake Raps “Back To Back” While Shaquille O’Neal Beatboxes

Drake appeared on TNT’s Inside the NBA last Sunday (February 14) alongside the sports program’s panel of Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Kenny Anderson, Charles Barkley and Ernie Johnson. During his appearance, Drizzy was goaded into rapping his Grammy-nominated Meek Mill diss track “Back To Back” by Shaquille O’Neal, who provided the beat using his own beatboxing skills.

Kanye West’s “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” & “Pt. 2” Leak Online

Just 24 hours prior to the release of Kanye West’s seventh solo album The Life Of Pablo, two of the LP’s songs leaked online. Titled “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” and “Pt. 2,” the former features Kid Cudi while the latter features a guest appearance from new G.O.O.D. Music signee Desiigner. The versions posted to HipHopDX appear to have been pulled from Kanye West’s “Yeezy Season 3” event at Madison Square Garden, where he premiered the album in conjunction with his latest Yeezy fashion line.

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This week’s Top 10 is as follows:

  1. Kendrick Lamar’s “Controversial” Grammy Performance [Video]
  1. Check Out Drake Rapping “Back to Back” While Shaq Beatboxes [Video]
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  1. Check Out Kanye West’s “Father Stretch My Hands” Pt. 1 & Pt. 2
  1. Did Jay Electronica Diss Kendrick Lamar & 50 Cent In “Curse Of Mayweather?”
  1. 50 Cent Fires Back On The Game For Posting A Picture With Lloyd Banks [Video]
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  1. Fan “Fixes” Kanye West’s “Wolves” f. Vic Mensa, Frank Ocean & Sia
  1. DXDAILY – Kanye West Begs Mark Zuckerberg For $1 Billion [Video]
  1. Drake, Common, Wiz Khalifa & More Read Mean Tweets [Video]
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  1. Waka Flocka Defends Dj Whoo Kid Against Meek Mill Beef [Video]
  1. Young Thug Read Lyrics To “Best Friend” [Video]

To view last week’s Top 10 Hip Hop Singles report, click here.

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