Kendrick Lamar – “Backseat Freestyle”

By Tom Breihan / October 16, 2012 - 8:50 am

A radio rip of the track made the rounds yesterday, but now we get to hear “Backseat Freestyle,” the absolutely vengeful new Kendrick Lamar track, unbleeped and decent-sounding. This isn’t a case of Kendrick actually freestyling in the back of a car, going all Black Cab Sessions on us. Instead, it’s Kendrick in a vicious-snarl mode that we haven’t heard too often before, going in hard over a minimal rattle from Hit-Boy, the producer behind “Niggas In Paris.” Hear it below. It’s really something.

Kendrick’s new album Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City is out 10/22 on TDE/Interscope.