Buddy Feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Staircases” (Prod. By The Neptunes)

03.28.12 6 years ago 17 Comments

They’ve teased us with photos from recording sessions, and now, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell deliver their first musical collaboration–linking up with P’s artist and K. Dot’s fellow Compton MC Buddy for his new track “Staircases.” Buddy’s verse, delivered in a laid-back, conversational flow, is unassumingly well-written and a good fit for Pharrell’s loungey production (which would sound at home on any N*E*R*D album). But as he’s wont to do, Kendrick can’t help but outshine his fellow rapper on the track, embracing his weird streak to concoct a guest performance heavy on detailed imagery. If not immediately arresting (and weakened by a flat chorus), “Staircases” is a pleasantly smooth record, another well executed “metaphor about ambition.”

Buddy Feat. Kendrick Lamar- “Staircases” (Prod. By The Neptunes)

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