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Strictly Hot Tracks: Kendrick Lamar – “Backseat Freestyle”

If you like rap and didn’t download Kendrick Lamar’s brilliant (and totally free) mixtape Section.80 then, in the word’s of Pusha-T: “What the fuck y’all been doing?” Click the link and download it now, because Kendrick is an incredibly wordsmith who knows his way around and slick beat and isn’t afraid of a catchy chorus.

“Backseat Freestyle” isn’t one of his pop records; instead it sees the rapper setting the world and his peers to rights, with a wonderful verses full of dense word play (not a broken metaphor in sight). Kendrick isn’t the sole star, Hit Boy continues to stake his claim as the hottest producer in the world right now. Don’t focus on the beat for too long or you’ll miss one of Kendrick’s sick transitions as he switches mood and verse structure at will. David Hayter



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