Video: Kendrick Lamar x Pharrell Williams In The Studio

Footage of Kendrick and Pharrell in the studio discussing Section 80, with Pharrell naming his favorite joints and praising the production on the project.


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68 Responses to “Video: Kendrick Lamar x Pharrell Williams In The Studio”

  1. Digital Scales Says:

    Woodro – Just Me
    snd.sc/qlAmuh

  2. Cypher Says:

    Pharrell = Dorian Gray

  3. Mini Daddy Says:

    no seas mamabicho

  4. Jackson7 Says:

    Nahright staff love this kendrick lamar nigga deeply…

  5. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    Spitta is the best in the game

    CBC

  6. Tong Po Flo Says:

    Either fuckin’ or fightin’ we gettin’ it oooonnnnnnnn

  7. NovemberEnd Says:

    Kendrick Lamar dope

    not feeling this Section 80 joint as much as other are

    like that Overly Dedicated tape more

  8. Troyvul Says:

    Section 80 was cool, my first real complete listen of his material.

  9. NovemberEnd Says:

    Nahright staff love this kendrick lamar nigga deeply…
    ^^^
    not just Nahright staff

    Dr.Dre…RZA…now Pharrell approval

    hip hop cosigns >>>>

  10. JihaD Says:

    NovemberEnd Says:
    July 15th, 2011 at 10:10 pm
    Nahright staff love this kendrick lamar nigga deeply…
    ^^^
    not just Nahright staff

    Dr.Dre…RZA…now Pharrell approval

    hip hop cosigns >>>>

    ^

    Cosigns<<<<<

    They don't really mean shit anymore.

    JihaD

  11. Deen Says:

    I’m not seeing the Kendrick star quality, but if niggas I respect stay cosigning, I’ll continue listening. I’ve caught the occasional gem here and there already, so it ain’t all bad…

  12. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Cosigns<<<<<

    They don't really mean shit anymore.
    ^^^
    Old niggas riding the coat tails of some new unproven niggas who've been hyped up by blog Hip-Hip aficionados in what's usually an almost desperate attempt to stay relevant in the internet era.

  13. NovemberEnd Says:

    Cosigns<<<<<

    They don't really mean shit anymore.
    ^^^
    Big Sean & Meek Millz disagrees w/ you

  14. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    I’m not seeing the Kendrick star quality,
    ^
    same here

    and that’s coming from someone that was co-signing him since he was K Dot and he was just one of Jay Rock’s weedcarriers from Watts

    I’m suprised by the co-signs he’s gotten, that must be cool to be acknowledged by people you grew up admiring

  15. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    Cosigns<<<<<

    They don't really mean shit anymore.
    ^^^
    Big Sean & Meek Millz disagrees w/ you
    ^
    the Ross co-sign even got people to give Wale another chance

  16. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Kendrick has the skill level & conceptual shit down pat.

    He just needs the proper production to bring it all together with one breakthrough project.

    The Kendrick Lamar EP is his best project IMO.

  17. jerry nice Says:

    Section.80>>>>Kendric Lamar EP

  18. JihaD Says:

    NovemberEnd Says:
    July 15th, 2011 at 10:28 pm
    Cosigns<<<<<

    They don't really mean shit anymore.
    ^^^
    Big Sean & Meek Millz disagrees w/ you

    ^

    No-sign on Meek. He was ALREADY making himself hot, and had a major deal w/o the cop-sign, b.

    FACT.

    But whatever, ask Hittman, Bishop Lamont, Joe Beast, King Tee, Last Emperor, Brooklyn, and Joell Ortiz what a Dr. Dre co-sign is worth to you.

    SMH.

    JihaD

  19. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Cosigns<<<<<

    They don't really mean shit anymore.
    ^^^
    Big Sean & Meek Millz disagrees w/ you
    ^
    the Ross co-sign even got people to give Wale another chance
    =====================================
    Talent got those cats where they are now.

    The music industry Illuminati is just too scared to let a talent come out under his own steam for fear of flopping so they group them with someone established & hope fans on the sure thing will spend $$$ on anyone they feature on a couple of songs with. For a proper fee of course.

    Co-signs get people to notice talent because the labels either have no idea how to break new talent anymore or they just don't care & would rather streamline & shoehorn every new rapper into a few cliche categories to make em easier for consumers to "get".

  20. JihaD Says:

    Oh, and Lifestyle Music >>>>>>

    Waiting on this last session to come back and then it goes for mixing.

    I promise you, this shit is >>>>

    FACT.

    JihaD

  21. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    But whatever, ask Hittman, Bishop Lamont, Joe Beast, King Tee, Last Emperor, Brooklyn, and Joell Ortiz what a Dr. Dre co-sign is worth to you.
    ^
    lmao

    Rakim, Raekwon, and even Busta didn’t really benefit from the Dre co-sign either

  22. NovemberEnd Says:

    I don’t think Dre has a problem staying relevant, I think his problem strangely enough is putting out dope music in a timely fashion

    RZA seem like at this point in his career he could give two fucks about being relevant in Hip Hop, he’ll make music for some soundtrack or spit a few bars for an obscure Wu compilation, and possibly answer the phone If Rae call for some prod. but that’s about it.

  23. Tong Po Flo Says:

    that must be cool to be acknowledged by people you grew up admiring

    ^ This

  24. jerry nice Says:

    Whether co-signs mean shit or not, getting all the props this dude has gotten from two of the greatest producers ever has to be a major ego boost.

  25. JihaD Says:

    E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:
    July 15th, 2011 at 10:38 pm
    But whatever, ask Hittman, Bishop Lamont, Joe Beast, King Tee, Last Emperor, Brooklyn, and Joell Ortiz what a Dr. Dre co-sign is worth to you.
    ^
    lmao

    Rakim, Raekwon, and even Busta didn’t really benefit from the Dre co-sign either

    ^

    I’m saying.

    Throw Eve on that list too, smh.

    Dr. Dre has essentially won with 3 rappers- Calvin, Marshall, and Curtis. The rest of them niggas got bodied.

    JihaD

  26. NovemberEnd Says:

    But whatever, ask Hittman, Bishop Lamont, Joe Beast, King Tee, Last Emperor, Brooklyn, and Joell Ortiz what a Dr. Dre co-sign is worth to you.
    ^^^
    Roffle at this list …you could probably add Slim Da Mobster and Stat Quo to this list as well

    But when I say cosigns >>> …I’m factoring in you have either talent and/or work ethic and not sitting back waiting for Dr.Dre to make your records hot for you, or waiting for Jimmy Iovine to get you bubbling in the streets

  27. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    at least Kendrick’s consistently putting out music though that’s important in the blog rap age

    a lot of other west coast rappers got decent co-signs and had local buzzes but disappered/got shelved

    r.i.p

    Glasses Malone
    Omar Cruz
    Jay Rock
    Mitchy Slick
    Mr. Criminal
    Young Maylay
    Ya Boy
    Clyde Carson
    Guzzle

  28. JihaD Says:

    E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:
    July 15th, 2011 at 10:46 pm
    at least Kendrick’s consistently putting out music though that’s important in the blog rap age

    a lot of other west coast rappers got decent co-signs and had local buzzes but disappered/got shelved

    r.i.p

    Glasses Malone
    Omar Cruz
    Jay Rock
    Mitchy Slick
    Mr. Criminal
    Young Maylay
    Ya Boy
    Clyde Carson
    Guzzle

    ^

    Jay Rock at least has the strange music deal, for whatever its worth. Glasses tho, smh. Fuck is Cash Money doing with bul?

    And Kendrick is strictly a blog rapper– aint NOBODY talking bout him anywhere else. He’s the west coast J. Cole.

    JihaD

  29. Suvio-Blue Says:

    he decent to be 24, nothing special as of now…but that could easily change

  30. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    If Dre farts on you & you take the ball & run with it, you can have a career in this rap shit.

    Ask Jayceon.

    Hell, Bishop Lamont & Stat Quo got more pub then artists on their tier deserve just thanks to the good Doctor.

    It’s up to the artist to use that light & get themselves poppin.

    Cause you know Dre could care less about an artist on his label even if they have a lil buzz.

  31. JihaD Says:

    NovemberEnd Says:
    July 15th, 2011 at 10:46 pm
    But whatever, ask Hittman, Bishop Lamont, Joe Beast, King Tee, Last Emperor, Brooklyn, and Joell Ortiz what a Dr. Dre co-sign is worth to you.
    ^^^
    Roffle at this list …you could probably add Slim Da Mobster and Stat Quo to this list as well

    But when I say cosigns >>> …I’m factoring in you have either talent and/or work ethic and not sitting back waiting for Dr.Dre to make your records hot for you, or waiting for Jimmy Iovine to get you bubbling in the streets

    ^

    True, but whats the signing and co-signing these artists if you don’t do anything with them?

    JihaD

  32. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    Glasses really dropped the balll

    the song he had with Akon and some mixtape track he made were both getting decent amount of radio play on LA radio (just as a refrence point LA radio pretty much never plays any new artists music anymore)

  33. JihaD Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:
    July 15th, 2011 at 10:49 pm
    If Dre farts on you & you take the ball & run with it, you can have a career in this rap shit.

    Ask Jayceon.

    Hell, Bishop Lamont & Stat Quo got more pub then artists on their tier deserve just thanks to the good Doctor.

    It’s up to the artist to use that light & get themselves poppin.

    Cause you know Dre could care less about an artist on his label even if they have a lil buzz.

    ^

    *Turns up blank stare*

    Curtis made that nigga hot– this is acknowledged by ALL parties- Jayceon was on his way to being in the same category as everyone I named.

    And Bishop’s Nigger Noize and CalTROIT projects >>>

    I don’t know what they were thinking with Stat… He shoulda just dropped all those Dre records he said he had when they did nothing with him.

    Jihad

  34. Jackson7 Says:

    after tupac and eminem, Dr Dre is the most overrated figure in hiphop…

    his beats, rhymes and cosigns never really impressed me…

    i aint really fuck with that NWA, eazy e, snoop dogg, or eminem shit..

    Neptunes beats >>>>>>> Dr Dre beats

  35. Jackson7 Says:

    *producers > Dr Dre*

    just Blaze
    DJPremier
    RZA
    Neptunes
    Kanye West
    Heatmakerz
    Araabmuzik
    JDilla
    Madlib
    Black Milk
    Bink!
    Alchemist
    Rico Wade
    Swizz Beatz
    Pete Rock

    etc

  36. Tong Po Flo Says:

    Jay Rock

    ^ Ain’t his album dropping soon tho?

  37. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    *Turns up blank stare*

    Curtis made that nigga hot– this is acknowledged by ALL parties- Jayceon was on his way to being in the same category as everyone I named.
    ^^^

    But don’t act like Dre ain’t give Game his best batch of instros.

    That The Documentary album has the last great Dr. Dre beats on it.

    Higher >>>>>>>>>>>

  38. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Glasses really dropped the balll
    ^^^

    Nah.

    He can’t sing, he doesn’t have ass implants, a vagina or pink hair, his last name isn’t Williams or Junya & he’s signed to Cash Money.

    Fail..

  39. JihaD Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:
    July 15th, 2011 at 11:08 pm
    *Turns up blank stare*

    Curtis made that nigga hot– this is acknowledged by ALL parties- Jayceon was on his way to being in the same category as everyone I named.
    ^^^

    But don’t act like Dre ain’t give Game his best batch of instros.

    That The Documentary album has the last great Dr. Dre beats on it.

    Higher >>>>>>>>>>>

    ^

    Those were all old Curtis songs, tho, b.

    JihaD

  40. ilovemia305 Says:

    $WonDough$ >>>>

  41. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Those were all old Curtis songs, tho, b.
    ^^^

    The Game: “‘Westside Story’ was supposed to go on the All About The Benjamins soundtrack. But Dre was like, ‘Nah, this shit is too hard for the soundtrack. This the first song on the album.’ [That song was written in 2002 but] I never went back and edited the lyrics. We just kept it, and [later] 50 came in, heard the shit, and wrote the hook for it. Wasn’t none of them shits 50’s records. 50 came in after all of the records were already damn near done and he put his 50 Cent on them. I wasn’t [a part of G-Unit yet].

  42. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    The Game: “‘Hate It Or Love It’ kind of came at sort of the mid-way point [of the recording process]. This was probably the beginning of ‘04. I was in Connecticut, I had the beat, and I was on my way to 50’s house. This was right when I joined G-Unit—and it was like three hours from New York to Connecticut—so I was in the back of this fucking Escalade and I was just writing. I write songs backwards. I start with third verse when I write. Because when you write songs from front to back, nine times out of ten times the third verse is the weakest. Why? Because you’re tired. So I start from the back. When I got [to 50’s house], 50 wrote his verse and put it on the front. And then he came up with, ‘Yo, we should say hate it or love it. Call it ‘Hate It Or Love It’ and let’s write a hook.’ And then we wrote the hook just sitting right there vibing, like some old-school, head-bouncing, huddle shit. It was just me and Fif down there.

  43. Heroine Headliner Says:

    spitta spittin dat real shit
    pilot recognize pilot
    im ready fo takeoff
    #jet life
    #burnone

  44. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    The Game: “‘Higher’ was 50’s song, I’m talking about the beat. When I walked in the studio and [I heard the beat], I was like, ‘Who’s shit is this?’ I thought the shit was crazy. Dre was like, ‘I made it for 50, but he ain’t like it, so you can have it if you want.’ So I wrote all three of them verses right there. It probably took like a half-an-hour. That shit was too easy to rap over.

  45. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    The Game: “I was in the studio going through Dre beats, and I came across that beat, and I loved it as soon as I heard it. I wasn’t supposed to be going through the beats, I was going through them unauthorized. [Laughs.] [I went through] maybe like 30 beats. I had to do it real quick because Dre stepped out to go to this little meeting. So I lied to Vito (Dre’s engineer) and told him, ‘Dre wants me to listen to some shit,’ because I didn’t like what he had up for me. It was called ‘Fresh ‘83,’ that’s what the beat was named in Dre’s folder. I guess he thought it was some ‘83 breakdancing shit.

    “Of course, Dre was like he didn’t like it at all. I was like, ‘Give me 30 minutes to write to it.’ So I started writing. Once Dre came back in from a meeting, he heard the first verse, and was like, ‘Oh, we’ve got to finish this.’ When I finished the whole song, I didn’t have a hook—I just rapped straight through. Without 50 on the hook, the song just went straight through. And Dre was like. ‘Nah, we’ve got to break up some of this shit and write a hook.’ And so he called 50, and Fif came in and wrote the hook out. Then the shit was so crazy, 50 wanted on the song. So, my second verse, he kind of took out—it was too many words—but he made it fit him. [The song] was all my verses. All 50 did was change it a little bit to fit him. Not his style, he just changed the words and took out a couple words. He ain’t really change much.”

    Mike Lynn (A&R for Aftermath): “Obviously, [Game] didn’t write 50’s parts. 50 was involved from the beginning because it was one of those times when 50 came to town and was in the studio for about a week. It was Game and 50 doing the beat at pretty much the same time. It wasn’t like 50 had the joint and then just gave it to Game, and then took his verse off. That joint was pretty much all done in the same room. So it was like, ‘Fuck it, let’s try and do this, do that,’ and 50 came up with the hook in that period of time. He had wrote the song, and then we had chopped it up, and added 50’s parts in there, and then he wrote the hook.

  46. Heroine Headliner Says:

    fiddy fell da fuck off
    he aint bout dat life
    he a predicate?
    how, he live in connecticut

  47. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Angelo Sanders (A&R for Aftermath): “’Church For Thugs’ made 50, Jimmy Iovine, and everybody take notice like, ‘Wow.’ I had worked with Just in the past so I reached out to some mutual folks. Just Blaze gave us six records that were incredible and Game had just laid the verses on the ‘Church For Thugs’ beat. When we played it for Dre, he went crazy. He immediately had a meeting with Jimmy Iovine and they played the record at Iovine’s house. 50 ended up recording the hook at Jimmy’s house on his kid’s Pro Tools system. 50 came with that hook right there, Game jumped on that, and they laid that at Jimmy Iovine’s crib. That was the beginning of the G-Unit relationship.

    “But that was our record. It wasn’t like 50 brought us that record. I went and got that record from Blaze, we made the verses on that record, we gave the record to Dre. Dre played the record at Jimmy’s house in a meeting with 50 and them, but at that point it was just a hook. It wasn’t a, ‘Oh, I need to take this song.’ That was, ‘Oh, that’s your artist Dre? He’s signed to us? Let me help him out.’ It wasn’t no, ‘He’s gonna be G-Unit now.’ It was just, ‘Let me do this hook. I like that.’”

  48. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    The Game: “That’s Dre [talking in the beginning]. It’s either Dre or Fif. I can’t remember. I haven’t heard The Documentary since I did that song. We was in the studio for all the songs 50 is on. You know what, 50 was on the hook when I got the beat. It was from 50. And he gave it to me, and I put Nate Dogg on it.”

    Needlz: “I was doing a lot of stuff with G-Unit at the time. [That song] kind of happened out of the blue. I wasn’t really expecting it. I just got a call and it was like, ‘Yo, we want this beat.’ 50 wrote that hook. I’m not sure how much of the verses he did, but I know he did the hook, and he submitted it to Game. I didn’t hear the [original] version, but I got the split. [Laughs.] When you sign the contract, you see who gets what. And I think 50 got a good part of that record. If you listen to it, it sounds like a 50 hook. People don’t really understand that 50 really did take Game under his wing. He did his whole album. He gave up records, you know what I’m saying? Just imagine if 50 had all those records on The Massacre, like ‘How We Do,’ all those records man? It would have been insane.

  49. Mini Daddy Says:

    rip to da boy fiddy

    it hurt when rawse had to murk him and his crew for dolo

  50. JihaD Says:

    @AMP

    That complex article (and all the conflicting responses coming out of Jayceons camp) only proves on thing.

    Curtis wrote those songs, b.

    But its irrelevant, because my point is still the same– Jayceon admitted in that same interview/review that he wasn’t going to drop until he came with actual songs, and Curtis brought those songs.

    FACT.

    JihaD

  51. THE-XFACTA Says:

    Curtis is that nigga, period!!

  52. Mini Daddy Says:

    dis nigga fiddy talking about saving dolphins and feeding babies in zimbabaway

    and donating to african sex camps where dey teach hoes to defeather chickens

    Rozay done ran him out da rap game

  53. Mini Daddy Says:

    woody allen a real nigga

  54. THE-XFACTA Says:

    Why niggas sucking Ross’ dick for? The nigga got the same ole flow on every fucking song saying the same shit.. All the Ross bodied Fif talk is a fucking joke.. Fif been falling off and Ross can’t even sell plat at all.. Not to mention WTF did Ross’ name do for the MMG project? Nada.. Nothing, Zip, Zero.. Ross is a clown.. He’s on every song there is and he still can’t sell shit.. He’s shit is dull and borning.. How many Mc Hammer/BMF recycled songs are we going to get.. That nigga aint the boss of shit but Wale and that Blue Pill nigga..

  55. THE-XFACTA Says:

    Mini Daddy = Ross’ Used Condom Remover

  56. THE-XFACTA Says:

    Niggas kill me on this site and others acting like some rapper is paying them or they are part of their fucking crew or something.. The fuck outta here clown ass fucking nigga! You act like you rub coco butter on Ross’ stomach to help remove his stretch marks.. Why you homo niggas always screaming some other niggas name all the time? YOu aint getting no royalties.. Ross aint cutting you no checks..

  57. big545 Says:

    Rico Wade
    =====
    Cosign

  58. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Curtis wrote those songs, b.
    ==========================
    Hooks, yeah.

    Entire songs?

    That don’t even sound right.

  59. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Jayceon admitted in that same interview/review that he wasn’t going to drop until he came with actual songs, and Curtis brought those songs.
    ====================================
    Dreams >>>>>>>>

  60. THE-XFACTA Says:

    This Lil B nigga is doo doo on a stick.. WTF are niggas seeing in this dude? I must be old or too mature or something cause I just dont get it..

  61. THE-XFACTA Says:

    And this nigga Weezy should have waited a bit longer before he dropped that trash ass mixtape..

  62. THE-XFACTA Says:

    Game is a fucking clown.. Can’t make a song worth shit on his own.. Flow is all over the fucking beat and of course the name drops all over the place.. Niggas was like 6 with NWA dropped, but he’s always yelling out their names like he was there filiming their E! True Compton Story.. The fuck outta here.. I mean the nigga got a butterfly on his face.. #NuffSaid

  63. Samir Says:

    youtube.com/watch?v=Kth0UOU5a_M

    Chappelle talking about the Michael Richards incident, funny shit

  64. hl Says:

    Samir Says:

    youtube.com/watch?v=Kth0UOU5a_M

    Chappelle talking about the Michael Richards incident, funny shit

    ^Hilarious.

  65. JihaD Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:
    July 16th, 2011 at 12:36 am
    Curtis wrote those songs, b.
    ==========================
    Hooks, yeah.

    Entire songs?

    That don’t even sound right.

    ^

    Amp,

    A Song IS the hook and the topic. After that, the verses take care of themselves. If you’ve ever tried to write a song, you’d know this to be true. ANYONE can rap– not EVERYONE can write a song. Jayceon couldn’t write songs– matter of fact, he STILL can’t.

    But whatever. It is what it is. That same Complex Making of you “quoted” shows Jayceon and his own A&R’s contridicting himself over and over again. Even the producers told different stories, and I noticed you avoided quoting Sha Money’s comments from that too.

    But yea, Jayceon wrote Dreams– and it took him 3 years to come up with that song. Think about that.

    Lifestyle Music EP >>>>>>>>>>whatever the fuck your listening to now.

    JihaD

  66. THE-XFACTA Says:

    Rappers dont rap no moe all they do is this… All they do is this… All they do is this…..

  67. Samir Says:

    Damn, watching all these Chappelle clips from his stand-up and show, comedy is definitely missing that level of humor. He needs to do another special ASAP.

    Patrice O’Neal’s recent stand-up is pretty hilarious though. Stuff like that + shows like ‘Louie’ and ‘Curb’ will have to do for now.

  68. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    I noticed you avoided quoting Sha Money’s comments from that too.
    ===========================
    Like Sha isn’t clearly biased.

    Just like you.

    Cause no way do 7 songs make an album.

    “A Song IS the hook and the topic”

    So the verses just take care of themselves huh?

    Ok. If that’s what you’d like to believe, have at it. But real rappers do more then write hooks.

    “ANYONE can rap– not EVERYONE can write a song. Jayceon couldn’t write songs– matter of fact, he STILL can’t.”

    The Doctor’s Advocate says different.

    And what has 50’s song writing abilities gotten him recently?

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