K.Dot recruited 3000 for Good Kid, m.A.A.d city
T.D.E. flagship artist Kendrick Lamar aka K.Dot released his official major debut Good Kid, m.A.A.d city (although Kendrick Lamar EP & the critically acclaimed Section 80 mixtape were released before GKMC), but this marks the five year anniversary of GKMC. With every classic album there are some events that happens behind the scenes that your average music lover may not know.
Well the president of Top Dawg Entertainment Punch took to social media to give us some insight on Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid. He stated that Atlanta’s own and one half of the legendary group Outkast’s Andre 3000 was supposed to be on the album. Punch went into detail on what Andre 3000 song he was supposed to be on and it was one of K.Dot’s singles “Bitch Don’t Kill my Vibe.” Punch explains why the K.Dot and 3 Stacks collaboration never surface. “I remember trying to get 3 Stacks on “don’t kill my vibe”. He couldn’t catch the vibe lol,” he wrote on Twitter. “He was shooting the Jimi Hendrix movie….”
Andre 3000 did not get to appear on the album, however Kendrick was able to play his album for him.”He stood on the couch, put his hand up and said, ‘This is golden’ — he was one of the first person I played the album for,” he said. “It means everything just off the fact I’ve been a fan since day one so for him to say that I’m continuing the legacy and the culture of just the art of hip-hop, making a body of work that stands out and actually means something at the end of the day is a very huge accomplishment for me and confirmation of success.”
Even though the DNA rapper was not able to secure the 3 Stacks feature on “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” he was able to get a name just as big as Andre 3000 in the music industry when Jay-Z was able to lend his services on the remix.