On Thursday night (Jan. 8), Kendrick Lamar premiered his newest song "Untitled 2" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
His writing skills shine through as he flows from verse to verse flawlessly. "Untitled 2" also stays true to the jazz routes he has used on his newest album To Pimp a Butterfly and showcases Lamar's talents lyrically and musically. The song starts out mellow and funky but by the end of the five minutes, Lamar is rapping faster and angrier. Toward the end, Lamar calls TDE the "mafia of the West" and refers to himself as "Corn Row Kenny" multiple times.
"Corn row Kenny / So many plays on me I finesse / Palisade views with some sex / I lost a lot of love for missionary / This the first time I reac t/ Me and Top is like a Kobe and Phil / A father figure play with him, he get killed / Play with me and he will kill you himself / TDE the mafia of the west," he spits.
Lamar has kept busy writing since releasing his extremely successful album To Pimp A Butterfly. The newest song from Lamar is not off his Grammy-nominated album, instead he brought something completely new to Fallon last night and to his fans. Lamar did a similar thing when he performed "Untitled" on The Colbert Report in December 2014.
Lamar also sat down for an interview with Jimmy Fallon and spoke about his 11 Grammy nominations which almost led him to having just as many as Michael Jackson, who had 12 nominations for Thriller Lamar was extremely humble as he spoke about not wanting to exceed Jackson's record.
"I wouldn't want to go past that, though," said a humble Kendrick. "I can't fathom being as great as Michael without putting out the work, so 11 is perfect."