Top 10 Best Kendrick Lamar Songs

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For Free? (Interlude)” (2015): Kendrick’s poetry drops into the middle of “For Free? (Interlude)” like a floating dolly shot — cool, spacey.

Kush & Corinthians (His Pain),” feat. BJ the Chicago Kid (2011): With BJ the Chicago Kid on the hook, the neo-soul vibe of “Kush & Corinthians.

Keisha’s Song (Her Pain),” feat. Ashtrobot (2011): Keisha’s Song (Her Pain)” is an epic portrait so haunting it sticks with you long after you’ve stopped listening.

She Needs Me,” feat. Dom Kennedy and Murs (2010): In the essay collection Promise You Will Sing About Me: The Power and Promise of Kendrick Lamar.

Purple Hearts’ feat. Summer Walker & Ghostface Killah (2022): Only Kendrick Lamar can make a declaration about the ineffable power of love into a pop-worthy earworm.

Hood Politics” (2015): I don’t give a fuck about no politics in rap my nigga,” Lamar tells us on the 10th song on To Pimp a Butterfly.

P&P,” feat. Ab Soul (2009): I’m going through something in life/But pussy and Patrón will make you feel alright.

R.O.T.C. (Interlude),” feat. BJ the Chicago Kid (2010): Not a salute to the school-to-military pipeline, but an ode to every time a passionate person almost stumbled.

The Recipe,” feat. Dr. Dre (2012): In retrospect, Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated collaboration with Dr. Dre sounds like a commercial path he ultimately didn’t take.

The Heart Pt. 2,” feat. Dash Snow (2010): Kendrick samples a famous recording from the late artist Dash Snow for this mixtape cut that served as an introduction to his talents.

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