Kendrick Lamar Recited An Unreleased Verse From His New Album

K. Dot shares a partial verse that he saved to be “one of those things just for me.”

"It was a few brutal bars after that," Kendrick Lamar chuckled, after reciting what he could remember of a verse that didn't make the final cut of To Pimp A Butterfly on LA's Power 106 earlier this week: No matter how many times I showed him the Eiffel tower, the block was home and Africa was too far for power. Like the powerful song he performed on Colbert last year, he says that particular verse is "one of those things just for me." (Skip to 9:20)

He also talked with the crew about working—or as he puts it, "vibing"—with Kanye West, alternative album titles, and his forthcoming "King Kunta" video, which he recently shot with friends and family at the recently shuttered Compton Swap Meet. "It was a sad moment, lowkey," he says. "Everybody in the parking lot, we was just talking about it like, this is some memories. This is the last moment we'll probably get to celebrate around the Compton Swap Meet."

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Kendrick Lamar Recited An Unreleased Verse From His New Album