Tired of sitting around waiting around for Kendrick Lamar
to release the long overdue follow up to his universally acclaimed, monumentally successful 2012 album good kid, m.A.A.d city
on Dr. Dre
's Aftermath Records
? Well fret no more since, even though there is a follow-up album from the Compton artist promised sometime in the near future with a lead single ("i") scheduled for release in a week, there is now a full-length Kendrick Lamar sequel of sorts from Oakland based Hiero Imperium
who has taken the LA hip-hop artist's vocals and melded them with golden era TV soundtracks.
The prolific producer known for his work with Chosen Few
and Pep Love
, The Hieroglyphics
, as well as his own instrumental album/movie Full Melt
, has taken a break of sorts (well, a fun detour at least) with his just unveiled project: the free mixtape Kendrick Lamar Burton
that innovatively mashes up the vocals of Kendrick Lamar with the instrumentals of familiar 1970's and 1980's TV show themes.
Among the ten tracks included on Kendrick Lamar Burton
are "Sing About MeGyver," "Trek It
To You," "Kojak Lamar" and the lead single/video "She Reads Me" (see/hear below) which juxtaposes Lamar's "She Needs Me" with a reworked version of the Reading Rainbow