Over the last few years Kendrick Lamar has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the hip hop community. Within the last two years or so, Kendrick has branched out beyond that genre and proved just how versatile his style can be. His core audience already knew how well he could rap over hard-hitting production, but recently he’s shown that his voice works well over funk, jazz, and pop-influenced records as well.
Though it’s been nearly a year since Kendrick gifted us with untitled unmastered.—his compilation of tracks that didn’t make the cut for 2015’s To Pimp A Butterfly—Kendrick stayed quite busy last year with a long list of guest verses. With guest appearances ranging from R&B albums to pop, radio-friendly records, Kendrick was able to expand not only his range of sound but his audience too.
These are our favorite picks from Kendrick’s most recent guest verses, in chronological order.