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Here's a crash course on Kendrick Lamar's most unheard of bars from HipHopDX's own Michael Trampe.

Kendrick Lamar (formerly known as K Dot) has been doing his thing for years, but some people are only familiar with his career post-"Control" verse or his Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City album.

I had the pleasure of assisting TDE with promotions about five years back and watched K Dot transform into Kendrick Lamar. It was amazing to see such a talented artist break into the industry first hand.

With that said, I've put together a list of eight songs that I think every Kendrick Lamar fan should hear and they probably haven't.

Enjoy!

Kendrick Lamar – “Fuck A Hook”

Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock & MICrophone Tone – “Cruel” (Prod. Nachural, Scratches By DJ No Phrillz)

Kendrick Lamar ft. Freeway & Joe Budden – “Ride Up"

Kendrick Lamar – “Kurupted”

Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock & Ab-Soul – “Mandatory”

Kendrick Lamar ft. Ab-Soul – “For The Girlfriends” 

Kendrick Lamar – “World Negatives”

Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock & Lil Fats - "We Don't Play"

 

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31 Comments

  • IHateMorgy

    unheard LOL! any real K Dot fan has these on their ipod. minus the first freestyle video obv

  • capthatskank

    KING LOS > KENDRICK.. look that dude up

  • DaRealMrLRP

    Only one on this list I have heard was World's Negatives... I love that track too.

  • Megalo

    Cartoon and Cereal with Gunplay is like my favorite Kendrick song and kinda flew under the radar

  • nigles

    More Kendrick dickriding.

  • Anonymous

    Pleeease. Reciting some prewritten bars is hardly GOD-like. Show me an off the top freestyle with the same power, but none of the BITCH ASS RAPPERS can truly freestyle anymore. It's recital class in this bitch...

  • Anonymous

    "I'm so far ahead of my time, I got people 5 years from now pressing rewind." I like how the sun is just beaming behind him, something God like there I tell ya!

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  • Anonymous

    "Today" - Both versions. His most underrated song.

  • tony

    Mike, you better stop reading the comments and stick to posting. Commenters will eat you alive just because they have no life...

  • Truth Is.....?

    Honestly these songs been out for a min and had their shine already. other sites and people are just late on kendrick's shit. its kinda like how you can determine who fucked with him from the start or those kids that start listening to him when he dropped ignorance is bliss or swimming pool. (Dick riding gets u pregnant!)

    • Anonymous

      do you even get the point of this article? it's to expose his early material to those who don't know.

  • Chris

    Rapper Shit-Kendrick Ft. Ab-Soul

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  • tito

    This hip hop thing generated by social media is ridiculous. Talking about unheard bars of a guy who is not even 30 years old and is still alive....smh

    • Mike Trampe

      I think you are missing the point of why i did this article. Did you read the intro? Did you read my explanation? I had the pleasure of working with Jay Rock years back and saw K Dot transform into what he is now. I feel these tracks were unheard to the majority, so i did a list. Not sure what you are trying to get at or prove with your comments? But yes, i do articles all the time of unheard music, new music, holiday playlists, etc....And of course the title is supposed to bring in attention, thats what a title is for. Appreciate your comments. Thanks.

    • titooo

      Mike, so will HHDX make a new article everytime someone release some unheard bars of any other mc. I can understand that kind of articles if it's about an artists that will no longer make any music, but what's really unheard about those videos? It's not like nobody heard it or saw it before so the title of the article is just trying to call people attention.

    • Mike Trampe

      To TITTY MAN: DX isn't my my site, i don't own it. I DO cover new artists everyday and support the incredible underground scene in Philadelphia (my home city). Appreciate your comment, but please do a little research before you accuse me of anything. Thanks

    • titty man

      To Mike how about looking up newer artist and spreading them on your site? Ever thought of posting newer releases that sound different besides. How many guns and bullets will enter another man over a instrumental?

    • Mike Trampe

      Thanks for the comment, Tito. Question - Someone has to be dead and over 30 to have songs that some people haven't heard? The list wasn't put together to glorify him or put him on a pedestal. I had the pleasure of hearing a lot of his music early in his career and wanted to share it with the readers, that's all.

  • Anonymous

    What ca yall say...he was anointed by Dr. Dre himself. Compton's Finest Dr Dre>>>>>Kendrick 'K.dot' Lamar

  • TB12

    Don't forget lyrical gangstas

  • Anonymous

    some of them i didn't knew, thx. TDE my favourite rappers at the time

    • Mike Trampe

      Dope, glad you got to hear some stuff you haven't in the past. #Salute and thanks for reading/listening.

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