Producer Syk Sense, a recent guest on our Beat Break interview series and one of the four individuals responsible for crafting Kendrick Lamar's "The Heart Part 4," doesn't have a beat placement on Kendrick's forthcoming album (rumored to be released on April 7), but he is familiar with the album's soundscape.
In an interview with podcaster EricTheYoungGawd, the Nashville native described the beats as "that hard shit," adding "it's not like that jazzy sound you would think."
"I got homies who produced on there that produced some crazy shit, I'm talking about big. It's some of the hardest shit I ever heard. And the fact that it's connected to Kendrick as well makes it that much better. I haven't heard the songs he did with the beats, but I've heard the beats. We've got some pretty heavy new guys on here that's really going to make for themselves off these beats."
When pressed to elaborate further, Syk offered the following: "It's fucking Memphis fucking—I don't even know what to call it." While we can't say for sure what that will sound like, the thought of Kendrick over Juicy J production is more than enticing.
While the fan response to Kendrick previously revealing that the album is "urgent" and will speak on God was mostly mixed, the initial reaction on social media to this latest nugget is overwhelmingly positive.
This past weekend, a rumored tracklisting for the currently-untitled album surfaced on Pastebin, but based on Syk Sense's comments about Kendrick's employment of "new guy" producers, it's more than likely fake.
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