Kendrick Lamar’s ‘HUMBLE.’ Beat Was Originally Intended for Gucci Mane

By Abby Hassler

In a recent interview with NPR, producer Mike WiLL Made-It revealed some surprising news about Kendrick Lamar’s lead track, “HUMBLE.” from the rapper’s latest album, DAMN.

Produced by Mike, the producer explained he had originally created the beat in “HUMBLE” for Gucci Mane.

Related: Coachella Weekend 2 Highlights: Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga

“I made that beat [last year] when Gucci Mane was getting out of jail. I made it with him in mind,” Mike revealed. “I was just thinking, damn, Gucci’s about to come home; it’s got to be something urgent that’s just going to take over the radio. And I felt like that beat was that. I ended up not doing it with Gucci and I let Kendrick hear it.”

The rest, as they say, is history.

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From Radio.com

Rascal Flatts Drip Pan
Harry Styles Drip Pan
5 Greatest American Idols Drip Pan

Listen Live