On this new snippet that crept up on Soundcloud unannounced and unexplained, Kendrick Lamar rides a rattling trap beat that sounds like Ab-Soul would eat it, with subject matter a little more hard-edged than "i". We're hoping this isn't a false-start--old verses patched over a new beat, a throwaway feature from a TDE affiliate album, or some other trickery--but there's no way K.Dot doesn't have a few knockers like these in the vault for his sophomore effort. Would talk be more positive if he came out the gate with a cut this true to form? Would there be as much talk at all? The questions we get to ponder, that artists have to answer. Stream it while it lasts.
September 25, 2014