Kendrick Lamar - Backseat Freestyle (Prod. Hit-Boy)
Though Kendrick Lamar starts “Backseat Freestyle” by comparing himself to Martin Luther King, Jr., this new single from good kid, m.A.A.d. city is less voice-of-a-generation than it is a challenge to other rappers— specifically, try and keep up. The song, which features jabbering production from Hit-Boy, is the kind of technical showcase that launched Kendrick to the top of everyone’s list last year. The way he structures this track is particularly clever; there’s a hook, but because the beat is consistent throughout, it’s less of an energy amplifier than a place for the listener to catch their breath, since oxygen is something Kendrick never seems to need. When he reaches the third verse, he starts growling, larynx contracting in an aural reflection of the dominance on display.
Helllla wish I was going to the show tonight… =TSource: