Kendrick Lamar - Alright (Terrace Martin Remix) Feat. Pharrell

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December 15, 2015 12:58
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Alright (Terrace Martin Remix)

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Terrace Martin reworks Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" with a jazzier arrangement.


Terrace Martin worked extensively on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly, adding much of his jazz sensibility to the dense project, but "Alright" was one of the moments that broke out of the noodling with a loud and fierce declaration. There are still jazz players on the record, but it's propelled primarily by a pounding sub-bass-line.

Today, we've been given a revision of the record, pulling it back into the cerebral knots of TPAB's most complex records. Martin transforms the bassline from percussive to wandering, adding vocal samples and sax soloing in an instrumental bridge. It's more of a trip, but it's no less powerful.

Quotable Lyrics:
Uh, and when I wake up
I recognize you're lookin' at me for the pay cut
But homicide be lookin' at you from the face down
What Mac-11 even boom with the bass down
Schemin', and let me tell you 'bout my life
Painkillers only put me in the twilight

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