Days after Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar hooked up for their eyebrow-raising “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” remix at the annual South By Southwest music festival, edited and explicit versions of the song have now surfaced.
While fans initially scuffed over a radio-friendly “Trick Don’t Kill My Vibe” remix release, the uncensored version popped up across the Internet hours later.
During South by Southwest, news broke of a new remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” featuring Jay-Z. Today, In Flex We Trust brings us to the “FINAL CDQ Version,” and along with it comes a new title, “Kill My Vibe”, and a whole lot of radio edits (ahem, “Trick don’t kill my vibe”). At least Jay-Z sounds a whole lot more interested than he did on his last round of bars. Take a listen at In Flex We Trust. Update: Phew, the explicit version is here. Also, the artwork gets a *thumbs up*. (Consequence of Sound)
A couple days ago, Lamar kept close-lipped when asked about how the unexpected joint effort came together.
“Ah, man, I can’t really speak too much on it, I just know it’s in the air right now,” Kendrick told MTV News, laughing. “I can’t — it’s under wraps,” he said when asked about the remix’s origins. It’s all love. That’s the big homey. It’s one of them things, you know, you live up to and one of them moments to really challenge yourself and say ‘OK, that’s how I come in. Always looked up to the greats to be a great.’ So to actually be on a track with him, it’s an accomplishment.” (MTV)
The new record premiered last week courtesy of Jay’s righthand man Young Guru.
During Jay-Z’s engineer Young Guru’s DJ set tonight at SXSW 2013, he played a remix of Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city joint “B***h Don’t Kill My Vibe,” featuring none other than Hov himself. No word on when this will be officially released, but peep the footage above to listen. Sounds super fresh. (Complex)
On the record, Jigga adds his own fresh lyrics after Kendrick’s witty new wordplay.
“Up in the clouds, me and my spouse,” Jigga raps. “Rumors on the ground getting too loud, can you turn them sh*ts down/Can’t hear myself think/Turnin’ this sh*t on, might spill my drink/And don’t ask for the mink/Runnin’ through that b*tch like it’s my house/All up in the hall at the mall/Told you motherf*ckers all I do is ball/No I don’t remember you, I don’t intend to/Empty my memory bank/It’s a million dollars in it/Baby, Hillary Swank/Next to Hillary….” (Vimeo)
Check out the “Don’t Kill My Vibe” remix: