In addition to mentor Prince, Erykah Badu, Questlove and Robert Glasper, R&B trio King welcomed another star to its growing constellation of fans during the Hollywood Forever stop on the group’s current tour. Sitting front and center in the balcony of a packed house: R&B legend Stevie Wonder. “Just the fact that he heard the music and it spoke to him, it was our wildest dream, as we’re such big fans”, stated Paris Strother, who along with twin sister Amber and sister in song Anita Bias comprise King. Paris added, “He asked if we could collaborate with him, which obviously made my whole life.” As fans look ahead to that creative combustion, they’re currently relishing the group’s debut album, “We Are King”. Released in February on the group’s own King Creative label, the love-themed disc reached No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s Heatseekers Albums chart and also landed in the top 10 on the Independent Albums chart. In addition to extended mixes of three songs from the trio’s critically acclaimed 2011 EP “The Story”, the 12-song album includes the new single “Carry On” and premieres today. Up next for King: continuing it’s tour, which includes first time shows at SXSW (Spotify House on March 14; Stereogum on March 16) and new dates for shows in the UK, Ireland and Japan. Rapper Kendrick Lamar’s surprise project, “Untitled Unmastered “, was released unexpectedly last Friday, sparking an internet firestorm that focused on what, if anything, it all meant. The eight tracks, all linked to a specific date but otherwise untitled, some taken from Lamar’s television performances and some apparently left over from sessions for his last album, “To Pimp A Butterfly”, were captivating in their variety and cohesion, with Lamar in top form throughout. Many were the end result of sessions with Lamar’s primary collaborators Terrence Martin, Thundercat, Anna Wise and Soundwave, while others brought a different vibe to the proceedings, with Hit-boy, Cee Lo Green, and producer Swizz Beatz’s five-year-old son Egypt all contributing to the project as well. Needless to say, the project is worth a listen. For rapper Kanye West, CD releases are apparently a thing of the past. The Chicago native took to his Twitter timeline to discuss his stance on physical music releases. He wrote, “I was thinking about not making CDs ever again, only streaming”, he stated before referencing the cover art for his 2013 release “Yeezus”. “The Yeezus album packaging was an open casket to CDs r.i.p.” Sources previously reported that Def Jam and Universal were working with West on several possible release strategies for his seventh studio effort “The Life Of Pablo” and that a physical version was due. Beyoncé may be an international superstar, but she’s also a mom and that means occasionally having to show up for school related functions for her daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Of course, when Bey does the PTA, she doesn’t just show up with cupcakes. On Saturday night, Queen Bey performed at a fundraiser for Blue Ivy’s elementary school and needless to say, she rocked the house. Clad in a black and gold tiger print dress, Bey performed a medley of her hits including “Crazy In Love”, “XO”, “Single Ladies” and even a cover of “I Will Always Love You”, the song Whitney Houston made famous.