Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé reconnect on their third collaboration, the “America Has A Downside” remix. The unique model of the Kilo Ali-sampling track was on Beyoncé’s seventh album Renaissance, which launched final July and went on to win the Grammy Award for Finest Digital/Dance Album. On the identical awards ceremony in March, Kendrick Lamar took residence three Grammys, amongst them Finest Rap Album for Mr. Morale & the Large Steppers.
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On “America Has A Downside,” Lamar proclaims his standing as an “honorary Beyhive,” whereas nodding to synthetic intelligence-generated copycats. “Even AI gotta observe copyin’ Kendrick / The double entendre, the encore remnants / I bop like tin males, the opps want ten males / Billboard they know to not maintain, rightfully so / Simmer down, I am going, I am going,” he raps on the finish of his energetic verse.
The track marks Beyoncé and Lamar’s third collaboration general, following 2018’s “Nile” from The Lion King: The Present, and “Freedom” from Beyoncé’s 2016 album Lemonade. The latter track additionally obtained a high-energy stay efficiency on the 2016 BET Awards. Two years later, Beyoncé gave “Freedom” a first-time pageant efficiency throughout her headlining set at Coachella, which was additionally seen in her Homecoming music documentary on Netflix.
Years earlier than he grew to become a family title, Kendrick confirmed his affinity for the previous Future’s Youngster member on 2009 track “Beyoncé.” As a method of respect, Lamar additionally shouted-out Bey’s husband and longtime collaborator, rhyming: “Jay don’t be mad at me ’bout this track.” Beyoncé would later put her personal twist on Lamar’s ode, sampling his voice from the track on 2013 monitor “Partition.”