2012 is ages ago in Internet days so not many will remember that Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga were once set to release “PARTYNAUSEOUS” as a single from good kid m.A.A.d city. Whatever happened – she said creative differences with his team, he said…well, nothing – we never actually received the song…until now.
1. Where it would’ve fit into the context of GKMC is up for interpretation. The song isn’t great, but it’s nowhere near as out of place as “Now Or Never” with Mary J. Blige. That song is still as god-awful as the first time I heard it play.
2. Kendrick sounds much more comfortable alongside Taylor Swift than he does around Gaga. That’s not so much an indictment of Gaga as it’s a nod towards Kendrick’s growth over the course of a few years.