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Kendrick Lamar's unreleased guest verse on Kanye West's 'All Day' surfaces online - listen

West will release his new album 'So Help Me Go' later this year

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A Kendrick Lamar guest verse thought to feature in an upcoming remix of Kanye West's 'All Day' has surfaced online.

'All Day' was premiered by West at the Brit Awards in February, with the Chicago rapper later airing the studio version, which features Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney.

A preview of the Kendrick Lamar remix of 'All Day' surfaced recently, with the full guest verse now airing. Listen below.

'All Day' is lifted from West's forthcoming album 'So Help Me God', expected later this year.



Kendrick Lamar recently released his new album 'To Pimp A Butterfly' last month. It was the follow-up to 2012's acclaimed 'Good Kid, MAAD City'.

In the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, the Swedish radio host behind the Tupac Shakur interview sampled on ['To Pimp A Butterfly' speaks about the LP and how his recording came to feature on the release.

Mats Nileskär interviewed the late rapper Shakur in November 1994 for Sweden's P3 Soul Broadcasting Corporation. Snippets of the interview were later used in 'Mortal Man', the closing track from Lamar's record.

"Kendrick's version puts subtle variations on my original interview," Nileskär continues. "['To Pimp A Butterfly'] is a wonderful album that I feel so grateful to be involved in, in an indirect way. The way Kendrick changes his voice in his music to create characters in his songs, he's like a virtuoso jazz instrumentalist."

Nileskär adds: "The sound on the album is coming from an environment of Los Angeles sounds that the likes of Flying Lotus and Shlohmo have been pioneering for a few years now, but Kendrick takes it to another level."

"It's an important, important album, sonically and politically. What we've seen in America recently is the seeds of a new civil rights movement being sown. I really feel that this album is its soundtrack."

Lamar has also revealed that he and Prince hit the studio together last September, but they didn't have enough time to finish their collaboration. Lamar was at Prince's estate in Minnesota last year for the Yahoo live stream to mark the release of Prince's two releases: 'Art Official Age' and 'PlectrumElectrum'.
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