Kendrick Lamar, myself, & ScHoolboy Q using a TMG shirt as a blanket In just a few hours, Kendrick Lamar's debut album 'good kid m.A.A.d city' will officially be available for purchase on iTunes and in stores. To celebrate the release, we're bringing back an exclusive freestyle Kendrick Lamar spit for us, well before he rose to mainstream fame.  In April of 2010, months before the release of his breakout project 'Section.80', Kendrick flew from California, across the country, to perform at two New York colleges in the same day. I met up with Kendrick at his second concert, which was at a very small arts school. A few hours before he hit the stage, we filmed a video interview with in small community room. After the interview finished, we asked Kendrick if he wanted to spit a freestyle for us. He said, sure just give me a few minutes. We spent the next hour backstage eating, talking about Lil B and drawing on the chalkboard. Growing restless, Kendrick and a friend/ little known rapper he brought along for the trip (ScHoolboy Q) called their respective girlfriends on speaker phone to put them on blast.  As Kendrick's set time grew nearer, we all (Kendrick, ScHoolboy, & their DJ) pilled into a mini-van, and drove across the small campus to the venue. Kendrick performed for, at most, 75 fans, while only about 10 actually knew who he was. After Kendrick's set was over, my camera battery was dead from filming the concert on stage for Kendrick. We filled into a back room, where Kendrick calmly asked me for feedback of his performance. After we briefly spoke about that, he said: alright you want that freestyle now? With my camera battery dead from all the filming, I pulled out my iPhone and pointed it at Kendrick. He went on to spit the above freestyle, which months later appeared as a verse on 'Section.80' as "Poe Man's Dream (His Vice)." 
Video | October 21, 2012
Kendrick Lamar – “The Masked Gorilla” Freestyle (Video)

Kendrick Lamar, myself, & ScHoolboy Q using a TMG shirt as a blanket

In just a few hours, Kendrick Lamar's debut album 'good kid m.A.A.d city' will officially be available for purchase on iTunes and in stores. To celebrate the release, we're bringing back an exclusive freestyle Kendrick Lamar spit for us, well before he rose to mainstream fame. 

In April of 2010, months before the release of his breakout project 'Section.80', Kendrick flew from California, across the country, to perform at two New York colleges in the same day. I met up with Kendrick at his second concert, which was at a very small arts school. A few hours before he hit the stage, we filmed a video interview with in small community room. After the interview finished, we asked Kendrick if he wanted to spit a freestyle for us. He said, sure just give me a few minutes. We spent the next hour backstage eating, talking about Lil B and drawing on the chalkboard. Growing restless, Kendrick and a friend/ little known rapper he brought along for the trip (ScHoolboy Q) called their respective girlfriends on speaker phone to put them on blast

As Kendrick's set time grew nearer, we all (Kendrick, ScHoolboy, & their DJ) pilled into a mini-van, and drove across the small campus to the venue. Kendrick performed for, at most, 75 fans, while only about 10 actually knew who he was. After Kendrick's set was over, my camera battery was dead from filming the concert on stage for Kendrick. We filled into a back room, where Kendrick calmly asked me for feedback of his performance. After we briefly spoke about that, he said: alright you want that freestyle now? With my camera battery dead from all the filming, I pulled out my iPhone and pointed it at Kendrick.

He went on to spit the above freestyle, which months later appeared as a verse on 'Section.80' as "Poe Man's Dream (His Vice)." 


latest
mixtapes | March 20, 2019
Listen To 6 Dogs’ New EP ‘Rough Mixes From David’s Basement’

6 Dogs decided to take to Soundcloud today to release 3 new songs for an EP appropriately titled ‘Rough Mixes From David’s Read more ›

Music Videos | March 13, 2019
Watch Freddie Dredd’s “Oh Darling” Music Video

Doomshop’s Freddie Dredd resists one of his more popular songs “Oh Darling” today with a brand new music video for Read more ›

Track | March 13, 2019
Listen To MC Holocaust & Ryan C’s New Song “Dont Take It Personal”

MC Holocaust and Ryan C, aka Freddie Dredd, linked up for a new track. The new song from the Doomshop rappers Read more ›

mixtapes | March 13, 2019
Stream ATL Smook’s New Album ‘Rudeboy Rockout’

Self proclaimed “rude-boy” ATL Smook has been going crazy for a minute now. The emerging Atlanta rapper keeps his foot Read more ›

mixtapes | March 13, 2019
Stream Convolk’s New Album ‘Swan Dive’

Oakland, California alt-rap artist Convolk has been making waves in the underground over the last year. After racking up millions Read more ›

Track | March 11, 2019
Listen To Tommy Ice’s New Song “Hot Cheetos & Koolaid” f. Kevin Kazi, Keshore & Savage Ga$p

Atlanta’s Tommy Ice and Kevin Kazi are one of the best duos in the underground right now. Recruiting Keshore and Savage Read more ›

LOAD MORE
© 2016 MASKED GORILLA