I had to take a break from my upcoming blog on Social Media and get this out.
Let me start off by saying, I’m a Kendrick Lamar fan. In my opinion, he will go down as one of the top 5 rappers in history. I downloaded the ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ album and listened to it non-stop. Of course I got ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ when it was released last year. I realize that there was an album before both of those, but I haven’t gotten around to listening to it.
That being said, I was in the gym this morning and I couldn’t get the damn television to work on the bike, so I turned on my Pandora, plugged in my earpods, and let AWOLnation Radio do it’s job. About 5 tracks in and a few commercials, well…because…I’m cheap and refuse to pay for the ad-free version, Radioactive by Imagine Dragons came on. Now I’m also a fan of Imagine Dragons. I have the ‘Night Visions’ album, which has this track, but not this version. This version features Kendrick Lamar, and damn, it’s hard! The combination of Radioactive and m.A.A.d City was a bit of a nostalgic reminder of Linkin Park and Jay-Z’s Numb vs. Encore. I know this performance was from the 2014 Grammys, but I haven’t heard this version, in an un-live form.
What Collaboration would you like to see that blends the genres, or what collaborations have you seen/heard that are on par with Imagine Dragons/Kendrick Lamar or Linkin Park/Jay-Z?