US star raps along to tracks including 'My Name Is' and 50 Cent's 'Candy Shop'
Footage of Kendrick Lamar performing hip-hop karaoke to tracks by his peers such as Eminem and Jay Z has been revealed online.
The footage was shot at rap magazine XXL’s office and sees Lamar joining in on Eminem’s ‘My Name Is’ and ‘Big Pimpin’ by Jay Z. He is also seen performing snippets of two 50 Cent tracks, ‘In Da Club’ and ‘Candy Shop.’
Dre, who executive produced the US rapper’s 2012 album ‘Good Kid, MAAD City’, is returning for Lamar’s third studio LP. “One thing about Dre, you can’t take the music away. No matter how much money he has, he’s always gonna be right there in that studio,” said Lamar of Dre’s recently signed $3 million Beats deal with Apple. “That’s before the deal, after the deal. He’s always locked in there. That’s something that I know personally.”
The follow-up to Kendrick’s Grammy-nominated debut ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, is due this September.