Kendrick Lamar Steals The Crown With Feature On Jay Rock's 'King's Dead'

Lawrence Kim
January 13, 2018

"I've been ready, my whip been ready/My bitch been ready, my clique's been ready/My shit's been ready, my checks been ready/My shot's on full, that's Armageddon/I got pull, I hope y'all ready/My tank on full, you know, unleaded/I gotta go get it, I gotta go get it", Jay Rock spits.

Khruangbin, a Texas-based trio, melds African and Middle Eastern influences with '70s-style funk.

Fresh off "All the Stars" with SZA, Kendrick Lamar teams up with Future and Jay Rock on "King's Dead", the latest song off Black Panther: The Album.

Speaking of Future, I really want to talk about his part in this track, because it's what I'm referencing when I call the track weird.

"King's Dead" is the second single off Black Panther: The Album, the soundtrack for Black Panther that is being curated and produced by Kendrick, Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, and TDE. Jay Rock was flawless, and Future was as Future as he's ever been, even bringing back the "Codeine Crazy" falsetto for a few bars, but all of that is just a distraction until the next time Kendrick breathes on the record. James Blake comes in as the track takes a turn before Kendrick closes out the song with a spaced out verse.

The single, produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and Teddy Walton, is also the first single from Rock's upcoming album, to be released by Top Dawg Entertainment and Interscope Records. For one, Future is the only one to noticeably use autotune, which I don't mind as an artistic effect, but it sounds too cloud-rap for a track meant to be raw and aggressive.

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