Jay Rock Drops Off New Song ‘King’s Dead’ Featuring Kendrick Lamar, James Blake and Future [LISTEN]
While the song surfaced yesterday, it's now officially available for streaming in the U.S. Kendrick is also curating and producing the soundtrack for Black Panther, and dropped off the first single, "All The Stars" featuring SZA last week. Jay Rock's addition to the soundtrack premiered on The Breakfast Club yesterday morning.
Produced by Mike Will Made-It, the track features Jay Rock in top form as per usual. "I ain't gon' hold you/ I ain't gon' press you/ Never control you," he spits. "I ain't gon' front you/ Keep it 100, I don't know you."
Kendrick handles hook duties, while Future trades lines with both Kendrick and Jay Rock. James Blake comes in as the track takes a turn before Kendrick closes out the song with a spaced out verse.
Folks are, however, already speculating that Jay Rock may be taking shots at Big Sean on his verse.
"And it's like that, lil bitch/MVP, I get no sleep/No, I don't like that, lil bitch/Bust that open, I want that ocean/Yeah that bite back, lil bitch/Do it bite back, lil bitch?/Need two life jackets, lil bitch," he raps, as Complex points out.
The idea is that the verse is related to both Kendrick's “The Heart Part 4," one which he was presumed to be taking shots at Sean, and Sean's "Control" from 2013, which supposedly sparked the subtle beef between Kendrick and Sean in the first place.
TDE is poised to have another busy year. On top of announcing that SiR is releasing an album, as well as music on the way from ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock announced yesterday that his project will come sometime in 2018 as well. As of right now, the album is untitled and there's no firm idea of exactly when it will arrive.
In the meantime, you can check out "King's Dead" via Spotify below.