Kendrick Lamar Freestyles Over Notorious B.I.G.'s 'The What'

Ramona Rosales
Kendrick Lamar photographed on Dec. 3, 2014 at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Ca.

On the 18th anniversary of Notorious B.I.G.'s death, Kendrick Lamar paid tribute to the late rapper by spitting a freestyle over a few Biggie beats, including the Method Man-assisted "The What."

On the freestyle -- which Lamar spit on Big Boy's new radio show on Real 92.3 -- he boasts about his talent and being the "only n---a next to Snoop that can push the button."

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Lamar's sophomore major-label studio album is slated to drop on March 23. The title and track list of the 16-song album -- except for single "The Blacker the Berry" -- are untitled (or perhaps it's titled Untitled). It's available for pre-order on iTunes now.