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The Secret History Of Kendrick Lamar's 'untitled unmastered'

The Secret History Of Kendrick Lamar's 'untitled unmastered'

Step In Side Kendrick Lamar's Stomping Grounds w/ Noisey's New 'Bompton' Mini-Doc

He decimated the Grammys, stunned the rap world with a classic album and doubled-down on his awesomeness by dropping an unexpected surprise album, untitled unmastered. The eight-track record was a reward to the Day Ones who have held down Kendrick Lamar from the beginning of his career. Released almost a year after the critically-acclaimed studio album, To Pimp A Butterfly, the small offering instantly flew off the digital shelves. There’s even talk of a physical version of untitled unmastered that we hope (:: crosses fingers ::) ends up in our OKP Store.

When untitled unmastered appeared on Lamar’s Spotify page, Twitter instantly lit up and came to life with the reveal that rap’s ghetto superhero would be dropping new work. After the thanks to LeBron James subsided, the players behind this exciting moment have all sat down to share tidbits and secrets with the hip-hop loving public. While the 28-year-old Compton savant has yet to speak about why he decided to release next material, the likes of Terrace Martin, Sounwave, Thundercat, Anna Wise, Adrian Younge plus a few others have become open books.

As Lamar drops some of the blackest music in the game, according to Cee-Lo, we compiled the best jewels learned from these conversations about untitled unmastered for your perusal. So, without further ado, here’s everything of interest about “The Blacker The Berry” rapper’s ear-opening new album.

Terrace Martin on untitled unmastered‘s Best Producer

Terrace Martin Adds Some Jazzy-Goodness To Kendrick Lamar's "Alright"

After putting in work on “Alright,” “Complexion,” and “For Free?” — just to name a few — Terrace Martin was there from the beginning and helped to push the sonics to another level. His chat with Complex found the Sound Of Crenshaw founder and CEO basking in the glow of more new heat from Cornrow Kenny, but there was another MVP during those Untitled sessions. “I’mma tell you the best producer on untitled. The best producer is Swizz Beatz’s son, Egpyt.”

The 5-year-old son of music royalty had already said he has songs in the chamber when Jay Z, his pops, Kendrick and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith hung out during this year’s Super Bowl. His musicality at such a young age had impressed the ambassador of Locke High, saying, “That little boy. He’s gonna be bigger than everyone. …Representing family, unity, youth, the next, the new, the fresh. That’s what the movement is about.”

Egypt certainly has heads screaming, “Get Top on the phone!” at the top of their lungs with this cut.

Find out the other secrets about untitled unmastered that we’ve learned on Pg. 2…


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