Kendrick Lamar has lent his talents to the latest Mistah F.A.B. track ‘Survive,’ providing a guest verse.
Delivering lyrics that speak of impoverished areas, violence and desperation, it’s the latest material to come from Lamar.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Mistah F.A.B. commented, “I reached out to Kendrick about a year ago like, ‘Yo Cousin, I need you on this record. He said it was no problem and got it to me the next day.”
“Kendrick is hella talented. I just love that the world is embracing him the way that he is because he’s been a star, it’s just that it took a long time for the world to see it. TDE [Top Dawg Entertainment] has such a great situation in how they play off each other and support each other.”
Also featuring on the track is Chicago singer Kobe Honeycutt and Slaughterhouse member Crooked, who finishes the song with a poignant verse.
Lamar’s surprise record ‘Untitled Unmastered’ was released on March 3 and is the Compton rapper’s fourth full-length release, following on from last year’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’, which was picked as NME’s second favourite album of 2015.
‘Survive’ will feature on Mistah F.A.B.’s Son of a Pimp 2, out May 27 via Empire. The album will also include the likes of Snoop Dogg, Raekwon and Schoolboy Q. Listen to ‘Survive’ below.