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Did Kendrick Lamar Rap on Too Many Flying Lotus Beats?

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Kendrick Lamar (Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Kendrick Lamar (Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

By Philip Cosores

While the creative love affair between Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar seems to be in full swing, things may have grown chilly in music making paradise.

The history between the pair includes Lamar recruiting the L.A.-based electronic guru for help in his Yeezus support slot, using FlyLo’s visual collaborator, Kahlil Joseph, to direct his short film, and FlyLo in turn booking Lamar for a track on his upcoming October 7 release, You’re Dead!

But did Lamar go too far with their friendship? Maybe, according to Pitchfork (via Hot New Hip-Hop).

Related: Kendrick Lamar Has 30 to 40 Songs for New Album, Which Could Come Out This Year

“We’ve been working on stuff together,” Flying Lotus (AKA Steven Ellison) said in an interview with the popular website. “I went on tour and he recorded a bunch of my songs. I don’t know if he’s gonna use them or not, but he recorded a bunch of stuff, which is why there’s no Captain Murphy album out yet. He took all my beats!

“He took, like, 12, 13 of my tracks, man,” the producer elaborated. “I think he recorded all of them, too. I just don’t know if they’re ever gonna see the light of day.”

While this hurts the time-frame of Flying Lotus’ rap alter-ego Captain Murphy’s next album, it certainly adds to the intrigue surrounding the upcoming Kendrick Lamar album, which is expected before the end of the year.

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