“Backseat Freestyle” (Prod. Hit-Boy)

    We’ve heard a live preview and later a 30-second snippet, but now we’re finally treated to Kendrick Lamar‘s “Backseat Freestyle,” a cut taken from his upcoming Aftermath/Interscope debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, in full flesh. The track is produced by G.O.O.D. Music’s Hit-Boy, who envelopes Kendrick’s otherworldy rhymes in weighted bass, hollow knocks and distinctive chimes. This here, folks, is two of hip-hop’s brightest young talents merging for one potential future banger. Press play below. And at loud volume.

    good kid, m.A.A.d city is due out Oct. 22, and can be pre-ordered now on iTunes.