1. It’s been a quiet year for Kendrick Lamar, who’s popped up only a handful of times while working on his highly anticipated follow-up to 2012 debut Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City — expected to be released in the fourth quarter.
2. But he just came out of hibernation to team up with experimental electronic producer, and fellow Los Angeles native, Flying Lotus, who’s releasing his own new album You’re Dead! In October. Hear the fruits of their collaboration, “Never Catch Me,” below.
The frenetic, jazz-infused song is the first to be released from You’re Dead!, which will also feature appearances by Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg, and FlyLo’s frequent partner-in-crime, Thundercat.
3. From the looks of it, Flying Lotus, whose last LP, 2012’s Until The Quiet Comes, cemented his status as one of American electronic music’s most exuberant innovators, has really outdone himself. Watch a mind-bending trailer for You’re Dead! below.
Out Oct. 7 via Warp.