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Killer Mike Joined Glasses Malone And Kendrick Lamar On “Thuggin’”

“If I don’t got it I’ma make it/ Still don’t got it, I’ma take it.”

August 05, 2015

Earlier this year, Glasses Malone recruited Kendrick Lamar for “Thuggin.’” The song opened with an intro courtesy of Tupac, and the laid back beat included hints of the soft guitar employed by Tupac on the classic “Thugz Mansion.” It wasn’t surprising to find Kendrick on the track—after all, Kendrick had an entire conversation with Tupac on To Pimp A Butterfly.

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The latest version adds another fearsome rapper in the form of Killer Mike. His verse, compact and tightly structured, contrasts nicely with Malone’s growly interjections and Kendrick’s heady excursions.

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Killer Mike Joined Glasses Malone And Kendrick Lamar On “Thuggin’”