Yesterday (Mar 9), we celebrated the life of The Notorious B.I.G. in honor of the 18th anniversary of his passing. While Kendrick Lamar became the first artist to appear on radio host Big Boy’s new gig over at Real 92.3 in Los Angeles, he also was the only one to spit some knowledge over some of Biggie’s most well-known beats. K. Dot had some choice words about the US government as he freestyled over “The What” from Biggie’s debut album Ready To Die:
“From Compton to congress / It’s set-trippin’ all around / Ain’t nothin’ new but a [few] of / Democrips and Rebloodicans / Red State versus a Blue State / Which one you governin’? / They give us guns and drugs / Call us thugs.”
Kendrick also gave us an explanation as to why he missed out on this year’s Grammy awards. The Compton rapper took home two awards this year for Best Rap Song with “i” and Best Rap Performance, but he explained that he didn’t miss the biggest night in music out of spite. He was busy putting the final touches on his sophomore album, which is untitled.
“I had to turn that album in,” Kendrick said. “I was on a deadline, on the clock.”
Watch the freestyle above.