Fresh off getting MTV’s “Hottest MC” honor, Kendrick Lamar got the Internet going crazy with a collaboration with Jay-Z on the official remix to “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.”
Reveling in the moment, the Compton MC recently caught up with Funkmaster Flex, explaining how the collaboration brought out the best in him. Apparently, K.Dot heard through his camp that Jay liked his good kid, m.A.A.d city debut, so music executive “Big” Jon Platt reached out to Hov to make it happen.
“It’s a great feeling,” the rapper said during his interview on Hot 97. “I always looked up to Jay, being a young boy, being a student of the game, so for him to acknowledge my talents and be on the record, that’s an honor. That’s one of my moments.”
After getting the verse from Jay, he said he HAD to go hard.
“When I heard that thing he sent back, I said to himself, I can’t be no floozy on this motherf***a,” Kendrick laughed. “All them years of being in the studio, all them years of writing, or freestyling, and just being a student of the game, don’t mean sh** if I can’t live up to this track. It didn’t mean nothing if I couldn’t do the best of my abilities to at least stand out in some type of way on the record with him.”
With that said, Kendrick said he went to work, and recorded his verses in 24 hours to record his verses. “I was so excited, it took me a day.”