"The Hillbillies" Earns Kendrick Lamar & Baby Keem Mostly Praise From Twitter

Today's drop marks the cousin's first collaboration in nearly two years.

BYHayley Hynes
Collage Maker-30-May-2023-09-52-AM-1088

Much to his fans' enjoyment, Kendrick Lamar is making his presence felt his month. 2023 has been a quiet year so far for the father of two, following the massive success he found in 2022 with his long-awaited Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers album. He likely won't be turning out a full-length project anytime soon, but he did make his voice heard on the remix of Beyonce's "AMERICA HAS A PROBLEM," which arrived just a few dates into her RENAISSANCE World Tour.

That taste of Lamar was enough to satisfy our itch – for now – but he wasn't done there. On Tuesday (May 30), he and little cousin Baby Keem joined forces for yet another collaborative track. In the past, we've heard them connect on "Savior" from the DAMN. hitmaker's aforementioned LP, as well as "family ties" and "range brothers" on Keem's The Melodic Blue. Now, they've joined forces for "The Hillbillies," which arrived exclusively on YouTube along with a video featuring an appearance from Tyler, the Creator.

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Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar Reunite on "The Hillbillies"

Not only does the OFWGKTA head show off his iconic style and unique dance moves, but he also confirms that the next CAMP FLOG GNAW event will be taking place at Dodger's Stadium later this year. The news was incredibly exciting to Twitter users, who have been praising Tyler for his work. As for Lamar and Keem, not everyone is a fan of "The Hillbillies," though many are pleased with the interpolation of Drake's "Sticky" from Honestly, Nevermind along with the use of a Bon Iver sample.

"It's cool but if this is the single for a collab album then I'm worried," one person expressed, seemingly expecting more from the legendary lyricists. "Yeah that Kendrick Lamar x Baby Keem collab album is bound to happen at some point," someone else chimed in, hopefully speaking the project into existence.

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Keep scrolling to take in more social media reactions to Kendrick Lamar and Baby Keem's "The Hillbillies" collaboration. Which of the duo's joint releases has been your favourite so far? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more pop culture/hip-hop news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.