We haven't heard anything new from Kendrick Lamar since last year's Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, granted it was one of the biggest albums of 2022, and he did follow it with an iconic world tour. Seeing as there were seven years between that and his previous project, DAMN., it remains unclear when the Californian plans to grace us with more of his renowned penmanship. Regardless, fans will be happy to know that a previously unreleased track from a decade ago has leaked online this week.
You may have heard part of the song, dubbed "It's Alive (Pyrex)" during Lamar's appearance in a Beats by Dre commercial in 2013. As HipHopNMore notes, the spot told a story about the father of two working in the studio with Dr. Dre. While they're certainly both legends in their own right, they couldn't seem to make music magic the way they were craving. Of course, the NWA alum's high-quality headphones and Beats Pill speaker were able to save the day, putting them on the track toward a No. 1 hit.
Unreleased "It's Alive (Pyrex)" Song Boasts Production from Dr. Dre
Fans had a positive reaction upon first hearing the song in the commercial, and many were disappointed to see its failure to arrive on streamers in the years since. There's a pair of verses layered over the Dre-produced beat, which Lamar and his collaborator likely never expected the public to hear. The "HUMBLE" hitmaker's fanbase appears to be loving his throwaways from 2013 specifically, as other recent leaks came in the form of "Crooked" and "Burn."
In other exciting K. Dot news, the 35-year-old was confirmed as one of the headlining artists at this year's Austin City Limits music festival. Other noteworthy hip-hop and R&B artists on the lineup include Kali Uchis, Lil Yachty, Coi Leray, and GloRilla. As for other headliners, names include Hozier, The 1975, Shania Twain, The Lumineers, and Mumford & Sons.
Revisit More of the West Coast Duo's Collaborative Efforts
While the Beats commercial effort was never officially released, we have heard the two lyricists come together on more than one occasion over the years. Popular titles to come from them (and other collaborators) include "The Recipe," "Genocide," and "Compton," among others. Check out the mysteriously leaked version of "It's Alive (Pyrex)" on Twitter above. Afterward, tell us which Kendrick Lamar x Dr. Dre joint track is your favourite in the comments.