Jul 2012 14

Aside from the fact that Kendrick Lamar is a rising messiah, this latest collaboration with T-Minus off his upcoming debut album good kid m.A.A.d city is a perfect marriage between two of Hip Hop’s most promising practitioners. ‘Swimming Pool (Drank)’ puts Lamar’s schizophrenic genius centre stage and has him balancing the near faultless cross between Outkast and Bone Thugs.

Moreover, T-Minus’ production on this reaffirms the producers position as a key force in mainstream Hip Hop; His work on Drake’s Take Care was outstanding and he’s already proved a successful creator of killer anthems in the past (see: ‘I’m On One’). His sound could potentially help expose Kendrick to a wider audience beyond online, with a style that feels bold yet encompasses the artist he is.

good kid m.A.A.d city is out October 2nd.