Did Kendrick Lamar Rap on Too Many Flying Lotus Beats?
By Philip Cosores
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!
“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.