Kendrick Lamar has dropped a powerful new track, “The Blacker The Berry” that includes our very own Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco on the hook. The sturdy presence of dancehall could be heard on Kanye West‘s album Yeezus, launched in 2013 which had a collaboration with Assassin and samples from Capleton, Popcaan and Beenie Man. This is massive! Have a listen.
Kendrick took home two Grammys last night. His single “i” received Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song. While everybody else continues to be obsessing over last night’s Grammy Awards, Kendrick Lamar decides it’s the right time to drop a brand new record off his extremely anticipated untitled album. “The Blacker The Berry” has K. Dot delivering aggressive and hungry bars over dark production from OVO’s go-to Boi-1da. The rapper tackles some social points once again, with acceptable timing given it’s Black History Month. For those that have been hating on Kendrick’s first single “i”, this one ought to undoubtedly satisfy you.