Kendrick Lamar wants all the smoke.
The Compton rapper is set to return with his first new music in nearly a year. K-Dot joins his cousin Baby Keem on the latter’s new single “Family Ties.”
On the brief snippet, which Keem shared on his Instagram Story, Kendrick proclaims his GOAT status while taking shots at the competition.
“Smokin’ on your top 5 tonight,” he raps.
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The full song, which hits streaming services Friday, is slated to appear on Baby Keem’s upcoming debut album The Melodic Blue.
This marks the first music from Kendrick since his verse on Busta Rhymes’ “Look Over Your Shoulder” last October.
“As I produce my final TDE album, I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint after 17 years,” he wrote in a letter posted on the website oklama.com. “There’s beauty in completion. And always faith in the unknown.”
He did not specify when he plans to drop the follow-up to 2017’s DAMN, only writing, “See you soon enough.”
UPDATE: Baby Keem has released a trailer for the “Family Ties” video starring Kendrick aka Oklama and Normani. Kendrick’s verse can be heard in reverse.