Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut is on pace to sell more than 240,000 copies, by far one of the strongest first-week showings for a rap album this year (Nick Minaj sold 253,000 copies of Roman Reloaded in a week, Jeezy’s Thug Motivation: 103 sold 233,000.) Returning the favor, he’s released another fan appreciation freebie, produced by J. Cole with New York’s Canei Finch and mixed by TDE’s in-house engineer Ali. With the line I pray to god this beat is good enough for Shyne/ If not J. Cole your shit is traaaash/ Well at least my opinion just made everyone laugh, Kendrick cheerfully pokes fun at Shyne, who expressed his distaste for the beats on good kid, m.A.A.d city last week. For more on Kendrick’s album, check out today’s edition of By the Numbers.
Kendrick Lamar, “The Jig Is Up (Dump’n)” (Prod. by J.Cole & Canei Finch)