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Watch Hit-Boy Explain How He Made Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Backseat Freestyle’

Producer Hit-Boy recently sat down with Genius for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Kendrick Lamar‘s “Backseat Freestyle.”

Though not a top-ten Billboard hit, Hit-Boy notes in the video that the energy of the track still leads to moments that are “too epic.” He highlights the way that the sing-along hooks ride over the track’s scattershot percussion as particularly impressive.

Hit-Boy’s three-year stint in the G.O.O.D. Music camp yielded top-ten Billboard chart productions like Kanye West and Jay-Z collaborations “N**gas In Paris” and “Clique.” Working with Kendrick Lamar in 2013, the Los Angeles-native producer notes in the clip that he felt a brotherhood with Compton-bred K. Dot, making the collaborative process relatively simple. He takes us through the production layers that comprise the track, showing a deceptively simple brilliance to Lamar’s bell-ringing, sing-along club anthem.

Watch the making of “Backseat Freestyle” above.

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MaddJazz Flips ‘King’s Dead’ in New Routine

Chicago DJ and turntablist MaddJazz has flipped “King’s Dead” in a new routine for DJcityTV. The former DMC and Red Bull Music 3Style competitor applied his technical scratching and beat juggling to the track.

The hit song from the Black Panther soundtrack boasts an all-star lineup of Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake. The track reached No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was DJcity’s 11th most downloaded track of January.

In 2013, MaddJazz appeared on DJcityTV’s acclaimed Chicago episode of the Cutting Room, alongside DJs Trentino, Big Once, Boi Jeanius, and Flipside.

Watch him flip “King’s Dead” above.

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Related: Watch Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake’s ‘King’s Dead’ Video

Watch Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake’s ‘King’s Dead’ Video

King's Dead

With the premiere of Black Panther upon us, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake have dropped the video for “King’s Dead.” The track, which appears on the movie’s soundtrack, was DJcity’s eleventh most-downloaded song of January.

Shot in Los Angeles, the visual kicks off with K.Dot and Jay rapping from a palm tree while eating corn on the cob. It then cuts back-and-forth between scenes of the rappers in the hood and in the corporate world.

“King’s Dead” serves as the second single off Black Panther: The Album and follows the video for Kendrick and SZA‘s “All The Stars.” The soundtrack was curated by Kendrick and features a star-studded lineup that includes Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Swae Lee, and The Weeknd.

Watch the video above and download “King’s Dead” on DJcity.

Related: Watch Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s ‘All the Stars’ Video

Watch Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s ‘All the Stars’ Video

Kendrick Lamar and SZA have unveiled a cinematic video for their recent collaboration, “All the Stars.” The track, which was DJcity’s fifth most downloaded track of January, is set to appear on the soundtrack for Marvel’s Black Panther.

Directed by Dave Meyers and the Little Homies, the African-inspired visual finds K.Dot rapping in a village and walking through a field with black panthers. The video also shows SZA singing and dancing amongst the stars.

Watch it above and download “All the Stars” on DJcity.

Related: Watch Teddy Walton Explain How He Produced Kendrick Lamar’s ‘LOVE.’ Feat. Zacari

Watch Teddy Walton Explain How He Produced Kendrick Lamar’s ‘LOVE.’ Feat. Zacari

Up-and-coming producer Teddy Walton has explained how he made Kendrick Lamar’s hit single “LOVE.” in a new episode of Genius’ Deconstructed. The track, which features singer/songwriter Zacari, peaked at No. 11 on Billboard’s Hot 100. It currently sits at No. 12 in its 30th week on the chart.

Walton is best known for producing A$AP Rocky‘s 2015 single “Electric Body,” and GoldLink‘s platinum hit, “Crew.” He also produced four tracks for Bryson Tiller‘s 2017 album, True to Self.

The Memphis native discusses his production style and recounts how he got to meet and work with Kendrick. He then breaks down the track in FL Studio.

Watch Deconstructed above.

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Watch Kendrick Lamar’s ‘LOVE.’ Video Feat. Zacari

Kendrick Lamar has unveiled a stunning video for his single “LOVE.” featuring Zacari. The track is currently No. 25 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

The artistic visual finds K.Dot experiencing the highs and lows of a romantic relationship. It follows his videos for “ELEMENT.,” “LOYALTY.,” “DNA.,” and “HUMBLE.

Watch it above and download “LOVE.” on DJcity.

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