A godsend duo unfolds in all-new single ‘Tints‘, which sees funk master Anderson .Paak in another seamless collaboration with rapper Kendrick Lamar.

.Paak, previously nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, proves he’s here to deliver the goods yet again with ‘Tints‘, a funky feel-good ride from start until you hit repeat.

Lamar’s west coast finesse together with .Paak’s vocal vibrations is undoubtedly, an R&B force not to be reckoned with.

It’s a trip aboard the soul train, an upbeat jam boasting a whole lot of g-funk, soul and of course, the essential hint of cosmic jazz.

Tints‘ is the third single from .Paak to tease his highly anticipated album Oxnard, named after the artist’s hometown, and is the second installment to his colossal album Malibu.

Oxnard, a Dr. Dre production, is set for release on November 16 – stay tuned.

In the meantime, get funked below.

— With his debut album set to drop this Friday, Nipsey Hussle releases a long overdue collaboration with fellow South Central MC, Kendrick Lamar, titled “Dedication”.

Dedication is something that both Nipsey Hussle and Kendrick Lamar have plenty of and have exhibited time and time again. With both artists coming from largely similar backgrounds and having uniquely authentic approaches to their brands, “Dedication” is the perfect meeting of the minds.

Nipsey Hussle opens up with a vivid narrative of what dedication is to him over classic DJ Quik-inspired instrumentals. Kendrick Lamar then comes through and provides a different take on the same subject—even giving props to Nip for his constant talks about “flourishing from the streets to black businesses”.

Overall, the “Dedication” is an instant West Coast classic and salute to the hustle—something that Nipsey and K.Dot know all too well.

Be sure to grab Nipsey Hussle’s album, Victory Lap, this Friday or pre-order it now at the Nipsey Hussle official website.

Written by Simo Haier

– Can you believe that it’s been a whole six years since Kendrick Lamar released his classic debut studio album, Section.80?

They say that time flies when you’re having fun and that’s absolutely true in this case. K-Dot has taken us on quite the ride since his “HiiiPoWeR” days. Nonetheless, Section.80 is still relevant, engaging, prophetic, and an all-around masterpiece. This should give you a sense of how far ahead of his time Kendrick has always been.

6 years ? #SECTION80 #TDE @kendricklamar

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just call this sh*t #HiiiPoWeR…

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Check out the full album below. If you’re in any way new to Section.80, you are in for a hell of a treat. I strongly suggest that you listen to the entire album in depth. However, if you can’t for any reason, be especially sure to check out “HiiiPoWeR”, “ADHD”, “Spiteful Chant”, “Blow My High”, and the infamous “Rigamortus”.

Happy Listening!

Written by DJ Robinson