With the cover art being unveiled earlier this month, you knew it was inevitable that we’d be treated to an audio sample of Kendrick Lamar‘s massively awaited debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city (out Oct. 22).
“Art of Peer Pressure” (something Kendrick is likely all-too familiar with being a non-smoking, non-violent and non-womanizing rapper) begins with festering horns, reminiscent of those heard on WZRD’s “Brake,” before dwindling down into a mellow yet sinister rhythm. As if the hollow drum sequence and sparse riffs don’t echo directly from OutKast’s ATLiens, Kendrick delivers otherworldly rhymes in an effortlessly dexterous flow.
Leaked by Atrilli, it’s yet to be confirmed whether this track will actually appear on good kid, m.A.A.d. city, but it’s what the majority of the Black Hippy’s fan base has been yearning for.