Anderson .Paak & Kendrick Lamar’s Collabo Is For Ridin’ Around & Shinin’ (Audio)
One of West Coast Hip-Hop’s hottest, yet rarest collaborations is giving the culture another banger. Kendrick Lamar and Anderson .Paak are sharing their latest funky joint-effort with “Tints.” Debuting on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 radio show, the premiere also featured an interview with .Paak, who described what he’s been up to recently both musically and away from the studio.
This go-round rightfully celebrates the come-up these two overly dedicated SoCal artists have had since in the last decade. The song is about the need for privacy that comes with escalated status and fame. “B*tch, I’m Kendrick Lamar, respect me from afar / I was made in his image you call me a god / Everybody in attendance, I’m about to perform / Everybody get offended by the sh*t I got on / Like, can you buy that, ni**a? / Nine hunnid horse, can you drive that, ni**a? / A G5, can you fly that, ni**a? / I need tints so I can look at the snakes and posers / I need tint ’cause bomb head is non-disclosure / I need tint so I can live with a peace of mind / Without ni**as takin’ a piece of mine,” raps Kendrick in a rare moment of materialism-focused raps.
Back in 2015, .Paak and Kendrick were both featured on the track “Deep Water,” from Dr. Dre’s third solo studio album Compton. Earlier this year, Anderson appeared on “Bloody Waters” from Black Panther: The Album, which K-Dot curated. Andy released his debut solo album Malibu in January 2016 and linked with Knxwledge for two projects.