Kendrick Lamar Details The Moment He Heard Jay-Z's "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe (Remix)" Verse

Kendrick Lamar says it took a day to craft his "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe (Remix)" verse, comments on Jay-Z's verse.

For Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar it was game on once he received Jay-Z’s verse for the newly-released “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix).” Kendrick spoke with HOT 97 personality Funkmaster Flex last night (March 18th) and detailed the moment he knew what Hov had in store for the song lyrically.

"When I heard that thing he sent back I said to myself, 'I can't be no floozy on this motherfucker for sure'," said Kendrick, reports MTV News. "All them years of being in the studio, all them years of writing, all them years of freestyling and just being a student of the game don't mean shit if I can't live up to this track, at least by a little bit being beside a legend in it."

The TDE spitter later revealed that it took an entire day to create his “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)” verse after receiving Jay-Z’s much-anticipated piece of the puzzle.

"You really can't prepare. Jay-Z came and just humbled the whole record, so you just gotta go for what you know…I was so excited it took me a day,” Kendrick shared.

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67 Comments

  • toppa shot

    I miss those days when artists vibed together in the studio more. Jay mailed his verse in, but I bet it would have turned out even better if they actually recorded together. And for those saying Jay got killed is stupid. I'd understand if both artists were in their 20's or early 30's in their prime. Jay is old enough to be Kendrick's father. If Jay was 26 again then we could have a real debate.

  • jason

    Gay-Z was wack as fuck on that song. He singlehandedly ruined the song. When I listen to the song now, I just fast-forward Gay-Z's verse.

  • YESSIR

    KENDRICK LAMAR IS THE NEW GOD MC (RAKIM,NAS,JAY Z)

  • Anonymous

    Name a song were JAYZ Kills the other rapper... NONE Biggie Klled him on the few tracks they did Eminem killed him renegades Nas kills him on black republicans and sucess Foxy Browns kills him on that sunshine record (haha) But... Jay-Z never really has be known for his crazy verses just more of his hustler spirt

    • zerocool

      many people think Em killed Hov on that track which is made more impressive by the fact that its virtually the same verse he used on the recording with Royce

    • Anonymous

      You European? Quite the Freudian slip there buddy.

    • YESSIR

      YOU GUYS KILL ME WITH THIS EMINEM GUY. HE IS EASILY THE MOST OVERRATED RAPPER EVER!!! ROYCE KILLED EMINEM ON AT LEAST 10 TRACKS. NO ONE MENTIONS THAT??? SHOOT, EMINEM AINT NO NICER THAN TALIB, BLACK THOUGHT OR EVEN PHAROAH MONCH. YALL JUST OVERSENSATIONLISE THE GIBBERISH HE RAPS CAUSE HE WHITE.

  • Fuck Marcy

    We all know whose verse's better.

  • Kyle

    Kendrick Lamar details the moment he first had sex

  • Kyle

    Kendrick Lamar details the moment when he got his first A+ as a child

  • Anonymous

    jay-z killed my vibe too, fuck that piece of shit

  • Anonymous

    jay killed my vibe...bitch!

  • BLACK

    OK...NEXT THEY WILL TALK ABOUT MAKING AN ALBUM TOGETHER THAT WILL NEVER COME OUT.

  • shitwas hot

    all verses were nice.. if i had to judge k.dot took it with the 3rd verse..but to break it down disrespects the song as a whole.. respect it for what it is..a great collabo

  • Danny

    Why are people talkin' about Kendrick murdering Jay on this track? Obviously he's not gonna let Jay outshine him on his own track "It took me a day" ..

    • Me

      Time doesn't matter. it's the finishing product matters. Now if it took you a long as time and it was crap that's ridiculous. Hell, it took Biggie days to write Juicy.

    • ETK

      do you think it takes every lyrical rapper 2-6 hours to come up with verses? smh I mean I agree they both did great, to me it isn't about who outshone the other, but the fact it took Kendrick a day means nothin'.. it can take hours just like it can take weeks for lyrical emcees to come up with good shit

  • AON_HipHop

    Too bad Jay's verse was whack as hell

    • Anonymous

      im sure you would have spit some real hot fire especially after 20+ years of rapping you would have just destroyed this track right?

  • Anonymous

    Ja Rule gonna murk this nigga for putting wack ass jay-z on the remix instead of him. The Mighty Ja gets very angry every time he's not called for a remix. RULE! It's Murdaaaa!!!

  • Anonymous

    KENDRICKS LAST VERSE MURDERED GAY-Z'S CAREER FO REAL THO.

  • Juancho

    mannn. kendrick > hova on this track

  • MarkoBejlis

    I'm making $86 an hour working from home. I was shocked when my neighbor told me she was averaging $95 but I see how it works now. I feel so much freedom now that I'm my own boss. This is what I do, Rich45.com_

  • Bill Nye

    I don't feel like Jay brought anything special to the table on this track..the saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" definitely fits my attitude toward this collaborative effort.

  • Anonymous

    Grab your nuts, Kendrick, you ethered Joe Camel

  • Anonymous

    "He killed jay-z and is still very humble" The only person who ever made Jay look average on a track was Eminem on that Renegade song.

  • Y!KES

    wow...song aint even 2 weeks old and we have the formula on how it was created, everybody has an opinion, people already tryin to take sides on "who killed it"...smh... see... this is why this generation WILL NOT progress! yall are in your own way, and you let these so called hip hop media vultures dictate everything! Let the music live for at least 2 months before you over analyze it and destroy its beauty. Song is a possible classic but the way your programmed it wont stay fresh that long to BECOME classic material! you wont/cant let it. Song comes out on a monday, its on EVERY hip hop site, blogs, its on youtube, niggas already got the lyrics to it, niggas making top GOAT list almost immediately, they start comparing rappers, name dropping, top 5 list etc etc, and before friday hits yall are so emotionally drained over the song your not even taking it serious anymore!! what a fuckin waste on everybody behalf! yall act like fuckin savages and these media vultures encourage you to keep acting crazy so you wont pick up on how their playing the shit outta you! This internet lifestyle forces yall to take & take & take and not give NOTHING back to the culture/genre your apart of, but yall wonder why the radio sucks, nobody sells, and your so fuckin miserable! Dont fuckin care? Im talkin too much? cool, truth hurts though! take your ass to mtv.com and finish ruining pop culture, ruin rock n roll or something just get the fuck from outta here! You got a promising young EMCEE on the rise with one of the Greatest EMCEES alive on the same track...and yall tryin to figure out "who killed it"...man gtfoh!! I cant be the only one sick to death of that way of thinking in hip hop! Yall are oblivious to the term appreciation when it comes to rap music/hip hop...admit it...then kick fuckin rocks cause you ARE the problem man...

    • Anonymous

      Dudes are really saying they don't have time to read a passage, but have time to log on, search, read, scroll, type, submit. Truly the ADD, microwave era.

    • djsteez

      aint nobody got time for dat

    • lol

      im w puffy..dont got time for that essay

    • Anonymous

      "the word classic has been thrown around so much the past 5 years that it doesnt mean shit anymore..." then.......... "Kendrick killed that over paid fuckin bum on that song, the nigga had no biz on it anyway cause the song is a classic" ^ smh at duke Or is it Duche (douche)? Great comment Y!KES, you got them going off the cliff in single file like lemmings.

    • j

      Well spoken Y!kes. PUFFY, Duchethagreat, many others like them are blind toddlers who may never fully grasp on the true shit that you speak of. Most people of this Internet/Millennial Generation don't care about real issues because they are too self-absorbed, delayed, attention-deficit, and fucking spoiled due to various reasons.

    • Duchethagreat

      First off Yikes, u soundalike a bitter nigga from the PAC-Big generation. I'm from that generation n reading ur stupid ass comments made me smh.1. This is the Internet generation so everything is at their fingertips, over exposed n over examined. Not their fault.2. Kendrick killed that over paid fuckin bum on that song, the nigga had no biz on it anyway cause the song is a classic. And 3. Jay Z is 50% of why shit is fucked up now with radio n the industry, him n Lil Wayne, and might I remind u when PAC, Big during the golden age of hip hop Jay Z wasn't sellin albums like those dudes n Nas....so STFU!!!!

    • Anonymous

      this is the ADD generation nobody listens to anything for more than 2 weeks nowadays...and the word classic has been thrown around so much the past 5 years that it doesnt mean shit anymore...

    • Free leaonard peltier

      @y!kes, goods point well made. @Puffy, The irony of your comment is that you lack the patience y!kes was alluding to in his "piece" and you just went full retard. Read his piece and learn a thing or two my g

    • Anonymous

      i read the whole thing and i think he makes some great points

    • PUFFY

      bruhh. you know damn well nobody is gonna read this whole thing, learn how to summarize and cut too the point that your trying to make faster.

  • uselo123

    Kendrick is amazing damn.

  • alphsof22

    I decided to buy his album. He is humble and extremely talented, he deserves his hype

  • D00ris

    He killed jay-z and is still very humble. congrats king kendrick Lamar

  • nounour0

    a great new rapper who loves what he does, good for hip hop

  • Lancus

    Yeah he really killed him and it's universally approved so far

  • dentaldamboy

    Another song ruined by Jay-Z. Jay's verses on Suit and Tie, Clique, Talk that Talk, 3 Kings and HAM have been a complete embarassment. Hang it up old man.You can't compete with the youth and energy of Young Money. YMCMB, we have the rap game by the clit.

    • HAHA

      we have the rap game by the clit. ____________ yeah bec everyone over there pussy lmaoooo kinda set yourself up for that ha that said the only one over there being looked for is drake..hes the ONLY one over there w bars now..

    • TheCal

      You're a dumb fuck lmaoooo

  • James

    Could he ride his dick any harder?

    • James' tutor

      You were bouncing on my dick last night while I was trying to teach you your "times-tables"...clown.

    • Anonymous

      a terrible verse? Up in the clouds, me and my spouse Rumors on the ground gettin' too loud Please turn them shits down, can't hear myself think Turbulence, shit, almost spilled my drink In the White House with a mink Running through that bitch like it's my house All up in the hall like a mall Told you motherfuckers, all I do is ball No, I don't 'member you, I don't intend to empty my memory bank It's a million dollars in it, baby, Hilary Swank Sittin' next to Hilary smellin' like dank Presidental pardon, name one nigga out there harder than him I'll wait I've been in my weight like 20 years straight I've been on my vibe like 20 years straight Don't fuck up my high, fuck up my high Nights like this, I could fuck up a pie Still be straight (still be straight) Fall back, bitch, I got a lot on my plate Don't waste my breath I don't know how many moons a nigga got left Back to this joint, smokin' this shit like I'm tryna' prove a point I'm the highest, the highest title, numero uno Kill my vibe, that's your motherfuckin' funeral

    • John Doe

      How is he on his dick? all he said is hes on a track with Jay Z so he knew he had to go in. I wonder what would happen to you if you made a rap song with Jay Z lol...

    • James

      It was a terrible verse. Simple as that. This nigga's acting like he killed it.

    • BP

      you're an idiot, Hov is about the biggest name he's collaborated with yet

    • OUCH!

      no,he cant but im sure u want 2!