Just days after its first public airing at SXSW, the hotly anticipated Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar team-up “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” has arrived in its entirety.
The remix features two new verses from K-Dot. And there’s a new verse from Hov, in which the Brooklyn rap star charters familiar territory. "Up in the clouds/ me and my spouse/ rumors on the ground, getting too loud/ please turn them shits down," Jay-Z raps.
It’s a reworking of a track featured on Lamar’s hit sophomore studio set “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.”
The remix appears on YouTube, where it's accompanied by a black and white still of a young Kobe Bryant taking an in-game breather beside Michael Jordan. The Chicago Bulls legend appears to be talking, his heir apparent from the L.A. Lakers is listening on, with the track's title “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” written beneath it. One wonders what the basketball superstars would make of the association.
Listen to the new track below: