Updated:
Original:

Kendrick Lamar Gets His First Production Credit on ScHoolboy Q's "Blank Face" Album

Produced by Kendrick Lamar? Yeah, that is a thing now.
Author:
DJBooth_logo2x

Kendrick Lamar is just showing off now. From critically acclaimed, Platinum certified albums that have shifted the hip-hop landscape to being bestowed a key to the city of Compton to Earth shaking performances with Beyonce, it seems like the only thing Kendrick hasn't done thus far is produce music...well, until now.

Earlier this week, the production credits for ScHoolboy Q's upcoming album Blank Face LP were revealed and "boy looka here," Kendrick has what we believe to be his first production credit on "Overtime," which features Miguel and Justine Skye and is co-produced by Cardo.

The news of Kendrick's latest feat seemingly flew under the radar, however, some fans did take to social media to express their surprise and congratulations for King Kendrick:

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

5albums-world-roundup-16x9

5 New Albums You Need to Hear This Week on Audiomack

CDQ, Demarco, Bktherula, Lavida Loca, and 5an have albums you need this week on Audiomack.

BOTWWorld155

Sarkodie, Offset Jim & ALEMEDA: Best of the Week

Sarkodie, Offset Jim, and ALEMEDA, among others, had the best new songs on Audiomack this week.

am-world-ah-16x9-1

How Rap Keeps YUNGMORPHEUS Sane

The Miami-bred artist is a Trojan horse in today's underground rap landscape.

What will Kendrick's first foray behind the boards sound like? With a veteran producer like Cardo on the beat, it's easy to envision an orchestral, almost haunting backdrop ruling the day while Kendrick adds a touch of the jazzy, genre-challenging sound heard on To Pimp A Butterfly. Regardless, for fans who were already excited about the return of "Groovy Tony," but were disappointed when they thought Kendrick wasn't a part of the project, this news will only increase anticipation for Q's album release on July 8.

So, is Kendrick serious about stepping behind the boards and sharpening his skills at a producer? That is the real question here. If the answer is Yes, and Kendrick continues to learn from some of the most talented producers in the game (Dr. Dre, Thundercat, Flying Lotus), hip-hop could very well at some point be looking at its most diverse, complex and talented artist of all-time (some would say he's already there). One thing is certain, Swizz Beatz' son can no longer say he's accomplished something Kendrick hasn't.

UPDATE

By @brokencool, native Torontonian

Photo Credit: Carl Neumann

Related

DJBooth_logo2x

ScHoolboy Q "Blank Face" 1 Listen Album Review

More than two years after his new school classic "Oxymoron," Groovy Q is back with an album that's even darker and deeper.

DJBooth_logo2x

ScHoolboy Q is a Lowkey Rap Star After "Blank Face LP" Sales

Drake's "Views" was the only thing standing between Q and another number one album.

DJBooth_logo2x

Kendrick Lamar Tapped as Stephen Colbert's First Late Show Musical Guest

Kendrick Lamar will help usher in a new era for Colbert as he helped cap off the old one...

DJBooth_logo2x

By Any Means: How ScHoolboy Q is Stepping Up His Visuals For "Blank Face"

More than just the music, ScHoolboy has been elevating his visual game leading up to the release of "Blank Face LP."

DJBooth_logo2x

Q-Tip Reveals a Kendrick Lamar Record Influenced Tribe's New Album

And it all starts with a sample from an indie rock duo from Baltimore.