Earlier this week we got the pleasant surprise of an unexpected new track from Alicia Keys ft. Kendrick Lamar and produced by Pharrell, titled “It’s On Again”. It’s a nice song with a nice hook and beat, but Kendrick definitely steals the show. Sounding like he’s about to murder someone, Kendrick opens the track with a monstrous 16 bars that the rest of the track never really has a chance to live up to. Given what happened when Big Sean featured him on a track and now this, we imagine there will soon be a reluctance from musicians to let Kendrick on their tracks.
Kendrick has been keeping it pretty lowkey so far in 2014, presumably at work on his upcoming album. These bars just got us stoked all over again.
“It’s On Again” is set be released on the The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack, dropping April 22nd.