Five Super Dope Kendrick Lamar Rap/Rock Remixes

Categories: Hip-Hop, Mashups

Rock/Rap collabos date back to the earliest days of the hip-hop. The original vinyl of the "Walk This Way" remix should be going on display at the Smithsonian any day now. So should the scalpel that did Steven Tyler's first nose job, but I digress! In 2014, both genres find themselves trying to establish a new sound. Rap seems to have found its new idol though in Kendrick Lamar, while the genre, plainly categorized as Rock, tussles with who'll have the lion's share of groupies and airplay.

Thus far in the Kendrick Lamar era, the CompTown rep has done well to rekindle the flame between the two edgy styles. Earlier this week, Pitchfork announced yet another Kendrick Lamar/Rock combo would drop soon, this one featuring the Australian psych-rockers, Tame Impala. If history is any indicator, then this should be as dope if not more than the last. To hold you over until then, let us give you five of Kendrick Lamar's already super dope rap/rock combos.

5. ZZ Ward feat. Kendrick Lamar - "Cryin' Wolf"

Kendrick ain't the only one responsible for keeping the blues alive. His true to life lyrics can't be described many other ways. Hollywood Records' ZZ Ward exhibits a flow of her own while taking it down to the Delta on the groovy duet that'd make Muddy Waters want to put down a remix.

4. James Blake - "mAAd city" (cover)

Under the alias "Harmonimix," British singer-songwriter James Blake kills this short but cavity sweet alteration of "mAAd city" showing just how well K Dot mixes well with any set of sounds. The added ominous organ in the new mix highlights the darkness of the place we know now as mAAd city.

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