Lamar had originally hoped Nas would be available to feature on his good kid, m.A.A.d city track ’Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst’, telling Vibe that he simply never got the chance to give the rapper a call.
“I never really got a chance to reach out to him. I was so wrapped up in getting the music done, samples cleared and mastered – there was so much going on,” he said.
That dream may still be kept alive, however, as the hip-hop upstart added: “(It was) the only thing that I had a vision for but in due time, God willing, for sure”.
And it could very well become a reality, as Nas has spoken previously of his admiration for Kendrick Lamar too. He recently told Esco: “No disrespect to nobody else in rap music, but Kendrick Lamar. I’m really happy about his record. I needed that. His record reaches you. It gives you hope.”
Watch a video of the moment Lamar first heard Jay-Z’s verse on the ‘Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe’ remix below: