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Kendrick Lamar Shares New Single "i"

Last Wednesday, Kendrick Lamar announced that the first single from his upcoming album would drop soon.

One week later, “i” has dropped. And it’s everything I hoped for.

The song is produced by Rahki and mixed by TDE’s Ali.

The track opens with a boastful introduction, “THIS IS A WORLD PREMIERE”, and moves to a melodic verse from Kendrick. During the chorus, Kendrick cries, “I love myself” over a sample of “That Lady” by The Isley Brothers. The jazzy track flows into an intense breakdown around the three minute mark and ends in a wild bass solo. It’s a peculiar structure for a rap track, but nothing Kendrick can’t handle. Let’s hope Kendrick continues to preview the new album.