Andre 3000 Was Almost Featured on Kendrick Lamar's 'Good Kid, m.A.A.d City'
"He couldn't catch the vibe lol," said TDE president Punch.
Kendrick Lamar's major-label debut album, Good Kid, m.A.A.d city, turned five over the weekend and to celebrate, TDE president Punch took to Twitter to share a few details from the recording process -- including the fact that Andre 3000 was supposed to be featured on the album.
According to Punch, 3 Stacks was actually supposed to land a feature on Lamar hit "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" but was shooting the film Jimi: All Is By My Side at the time. "I remember trying to get 3 Stacks on "don't kill my vibe". He couldn't catch the vibe lol," he wrote on Twitter. "He was shooting the Jimi Hendrix movie...."
He went on to note that while 3 Stacks didn't end up on the song, Lamar did, however, nab a verse from JAY-Z for the remix.
In 2012, a video surfaced online of Lamar in the studio with 3000 and Dr. Dre as they listened to "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe." In an interview with Well Versed from the same year, the "Humble" rapper discussed what it was like playing his album for 3000 in the studio. "He stood on the couch, put his hand up and said, 'This is golden' -- he was one of the first person I played the album for," he said. "It means everything just off the fact I've been a fan since day one so for him to say that I'm continuing the legacy and the culture of just the art of hip-hop, making a body of work that stands out and actually means something at the end of the day is a very huge accomplishment for me and confirmation of success."
Read Punch's tweets below.
Yo, how is everyone? Let's talk about gkmc for a second. It dropped 5 years ago today. Y'all remember that album?— Punch TDE (@iamstillpunch) October 22, 2017
I remember trying to get 3 Stacks on "don't kill my vibe". He couldn't catch the vibe lol. He was shooting the Jimi Hendrix movie....— Punch TDE (@iamstillpunch) October 22, 2017
Can't help but to think what he would've sounded like on that joint. Then jay did the remix so it worked out lol.— Punch TDE (@iamstillpunch) October 22, 2017