Flying Lotus Releases ‘Eyes Above’ With Blistering Kendrick Lamar Verse
If you have listen to Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly, you should be familiar with “Wesley's Theory,” which nicely kicks off the LP. The track was produced by Flying Lotus, an experimental producer in his own right. Recently, Lotus (real name Steven Ellison) revealed that he has another verse from K. Dot, which he's released to the masses.
The remixed “Eyes Above” is a special collaborative song that grew out of the pair’s recording sessions. A previous version -- sans Kendrick -- can be heard on Lotus’ 2014 effort, You’re Dead! On that same album you can hear the Compton rhymer rap on “Never Catch Me.”
“There’s actually another track that he did on this album that I had to take off for political reasons, but it was a really cool thing,” Lotus told Pitchfork last year. “He came to the house and laid it down and killed it. He didn’t come with no entourage or nothing. It was real special to me.”
On “Eyes Above,” Kendrick spits a blistering verse that recalls some of his poetically-charged lyrics on TPAB.
“I could collide a kaleidoscope with the stars and the moon / The moment I morph in my mood / These are the gorgeous of tunes / Police reported then tried to sort it with criminal views / This is intentional fuel,” he raps.
The song is short but sweet. Listen to Kendrick Lamar’s verse below.