Video: Kendrick Lamar Debuts The Neptunes-Produced “Staircases” At SXSW

    Last August, a photo surfaced online of Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, and promising West Coast newcomer Buddy. Since then, we’ve only heard rumblings of what their time in the studio could have led to, though most were assuming that it was for Lamar’s follow-up to Section.80. Those assumptions were right as he brought out Buddy to help him premiere their Neptunes-backed collaboration, “Staircases.”

    We only have some cellphone footage of the performance right now, but hopefully the overwhelmingly enthusiastic reaction to the track will bring the studio version to light sooner rather than later. I hope so, at least. Watch the footage below. [HHNM]