Kendrick Lamar, the recently crowned “Hottest Rapper on The Planet” by MTV, admits that he was humbled by Jay-Z’s installment for the remix of “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe. A song that was praised in its preview at the South by Southwest Music Festival this year.
The Compton, CA native admits that after receiving Jigga’s installment it made him get hard to the pad, understanding that he had to truly bring it.
During an interview with Hot 97’s Funk Master Flex, Lamar revealed that once he had heard what Jigga had in store for the song, he knew he had to come with it just to stay in the ball park.
“When I heard that thing he sent back I said to myself, ‘I can’t be no floozy on this motherfucker for sure’,” said Kendrick, reports MTV News. “All them years of being in the studio, all them years of writing, all them years of freestyling and just being a student of the game don’t mean shit if I can’t live up to this track, at least by a little bit being beside a legend in it.”
Lamar reveal that it took an entire day to write his verse. He said that he had to come with his A game in order to match what Jay-Z has laced on the track.
“You really can’t prepare. Jay-Z came and just humbled the whole record, so you just gotta go for what you know…I was so excited it took me a day,”