We first became familiar with Steve Lacy as part of The Internet. But in the past six months, members of that band have been releasing solo projects, including front woman Syd and Matt Martians. Steve has produced songs for Big Sean and Jhene Aiko's TWENTY88 project and featured on Kali Uchis' "Only Girl," but this February he released his first body of work as a solo artist, Steve Lacy's Demo.

Steve Lacy recorded and mixed his project entirely on his iPhone, and just a few months later dude has one of the best tracks on Kendrick Lamar's album. It sounds like Steve's vocals open the song (Anna Wise appears with backup vocals later in the song), and his rich, bright production is the perfect backdrop for Kendrick to get introspective. 

Damn, Steve Lacy leveled up.

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