Kendrick Lamar & Lady Gaga’s Shelved good kid, m.A.A.d. city Moment Surfaces (Audio)

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Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga are more than simply label-mates. Yes, each artist are among the flagship, platinum, and award-winning acts within the Interscope Records family. But moreover, the Pop chameleon and King Kunta are collaborators. In fact, before Imagine Dragons, Alicia Keys, Dido, or even 50 Cent was clamoring to work with the Compton creative genius, Gaga was on board for “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.”

However, in a somewhat controversial move, Gaga’s version of good kid, m.A.A.d. citys fifth single did not make the platinum major label debut. Instead, the New Jersey songstress released her take on her own, subsequently receiving K-Dot’s blessing.

But that wasn’t all. Today, approaching three years since G.K.M.C. released, the other Gaga/Lamar track surfaces.

“PARTYNAUSEOUS” has Gaga on the chorus (and a rap-like delivery later in the song), with Kendrick kicking rhymes about Crips and Bloods, survival, and love.


With good kid garnering some of the greatest critical acclaim in recent years, how would including this moment have changed things?

Do you think Taylor Swift’s recent (and record-breaking) collaborative work with Kendrick was any impetus as to why Heads are hearing this 2011-2012 moment, now?

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