Kendrick Lamar is all the rave, and we can all thank the Hip Hop gods for that.
In Kendrick's brief career, he has proved himself as an amazing talent, and in 2012, his album good kid, m.A.A.d city was a landmark album that showed his unprecedented range as an emcee. Through his latest release, as well as his previous releases, Kendrick's strongpoint lies in his beat selection, and the ability to rhyme over anything from contemporary Hip Hip beats, to club friendly trap sounds, to ambient synths, to vintage funk and soul samples.
In his 2009 release entitled Kendrick Lamar EP, the song Celebration produced by Soun Wave uses the melodic vibes of Roy Ayers as the soundtrack to Kendrick's upbeat, reminiscent ode to his fond memories. Soun Wave does an excellent job incorporating the vibe work of Roy Ayers, as well as the vocals, and Kendrick is his usual dynamic self on the lyrics.
Listen to the Roy Ayers version, as well as Kendrick Lamar's interpretation of the song. This EP released for free, so please download this EP, especially if you are new to Kendrick Lamar's music.
Roy Ayers – Hummin'
Kendrick Lamar – Celebration
Download: Kendrick Lamar EP
Written by: @Haylow