Wow, I really did not see this one coming. Possibly one of the biggest hip-hop names emerging out of 2012, Kendrick Lamar teams up with pop queen Lady Gaga for an unexpected chilled out new version of the ballad, "B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe". I had some mixed feelings when debating whether or not to post this; now I really love Kendrick Lamar, buy Lady Gaga is straight mainstream pop music, despite her electronic edge. After listening a more then a few times to really analyze it, despite the unmastered sound quality, I think it cuts away her superficial pop star image away. This raw voice contrasts perfectly with Kendrick's raspy voice.
Kendrick Lamar featuring Lady Gaga – B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe
The video has a retro low grade vibe that highlights Gaga's stardom in South America, showing in the director's words Lady Gaga "chillun in Rio, and backstage in Colombia". The collection of shots acts in the vintage wash acts as the perfect imagery for the mellow epic collaboration. Lady Gaga has worked with Zedd, Madeon, and now Kendrick Lamar. And for this, just tossed it up online in a tweet. What's next for her? What do yout think of this collab? What artists do you want to see work together? Do you think Gaga killed the vibe? Enjoy!