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U2 – Get Out Of Your Own Way ft. Kendrick Lamar

Rapper Kendrick Lamar returns the favor to U2 with his assistance on “Get Out Of Your Own Way.” Kendrick Lamar and U2 are undoubtedly one of the strangest collaborations of 2017. The second the DAMN.

tracklist surfaced with only Rihanna and U2 as the project’s two features, many were curious to where Kendrick and U2 may find a musical middle ground. Nonetheless, they shocked the world with “XXX.” Today, they’ve reunited for a track on U2’s forthcoming project with “Get Out Of Your Own Way.”

U2 just dropped off the latest release off of Songs of Experience, their fourteenth studio album and the follow up to 2014’s Songs of Innocence. It’s exactly what you’d expect from U2, it’s a radio-friendly rock tune that’s aimed to please the 40+ demographic.

However, the interesting part of the song has they included a surprise appearance from Compton’s own Kendrick Lamar. If you’re expecting Kendrick to come through with a high-powered, motor mouth verse, you’ll be highly disappointed. Instead, Kung Fu Kenny pops up on the song’s outro with a profound spoken word piece.

Kendrick offers humility in his few bars, addressing stardom and wealth and the reality that comes with it. If you’re not a huge U2 fan, you’ll still be impressed with Kendrick’s contributions to the song.

Kendrick’s made a significant amount of appearances this week. On Monday, Rich The Kid dropped off the video for “New Freezer” with Kendrick. Prior to that, he popped up on Rapsody’s “Power” video off of Laila’s Wisdom. He was also spotted shooting an upcoming video for “Doves In The Wind” with SZA this past week. Despite the fact he hasn’t really dropped off any new music since his album, he’s still been working.

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