Kendrick Lamar leak: Eight unheard songs surface online

This does not appear to be an official release and the 'EP' tracks have no coherent order

Christopher Hooton
Sunday 30 September 2018 09:33
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Kendrick Lamar appears to have been the victim of a sizeable leak of unreleased songs.

Eight never-before-heard tracks hit the internet overnight on Saturday, featuring guest verses from SZA, Busta Rhymes, Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad and Ab Soul.

It is unclear where they stem from, and neither the nickname the collection is being circulated under, “Bad Kid Chill City EP”, nor the artwork (which seems to have been created by a fan) are official.

The tracks, which may be demos and only half-finished, sound as though they were recorded during different parts of Lamar’s career.

“Gang Member” would seem to be of Good Kid Maad City era, while “Heroin” featuring SZA sounds closer to DAMN./Black Panther soundtrack.

The tracks being passed around as a collection are as follows:

1. Gang Member

2. The Only Nigga

3. Want In Life

4. Loved Ones (featuring SZA)

5. Own This City

6. Heroin (featuring SZA, Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad, & Ab Soul

7. Look Over Your Shoulders (featuring Busta Rhymes & Michael Jackson)

8. Swimming Pools Alternate

The Independent has contacted a representative for Kendrick Lamar for comment.

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