Young Metro provided the beat, Future killed it, and now Kendrick Lamar hops on “Mask Off” to perfect it. The single has already proved its popularity, climbing the Billboard charts to as high as the 5 spot.
The original was already the flames and with this new verse from Kendrick Lamar, we can only expect the song to climb higher on the Billboard ladder.
Giving us a little hint of the drop earlier on Twitter this morning, how could one not be hype for the Future x K. Dot collaboration?
An hour later, DJ Envy from The Breakfast Club went ahead and dropped a preview for us on his Instagram teasing us before releasing the full song a little later on his radio show.
Since the full song drop, I’ve already blown a headphone and had my neighbors ring my doorbell trying to get me to stop playing it.
The collaboration doesn’t surprise me at all as it was only a matter of time that these two careers would cross paths as they did at Coachella this year.
Kendrick and Future have been sonic geniuses in 2017. Kendrick giving us DAMN. and Future gracing us with two back to back projects HNDRXX and Future. To my ears, it’s a collaboration that was more than necessary.
Like how can two completely different styles come together to finesse an already hot song and not destroy it?
The FBG x TDE teamwork has never been done before now. Can we expect more projects from the different hip hop crews?
Twitter has proved that the song has gotten a lot of traction both bad and good.
Could it be a trash collabo?
Or maybe it’s just a combo we haven’t heard before?
This one guy thought K. Dot’s verse on Mask Off was weak.
To be honest, I thought Kendrick brought a little bit of consciousness to a song that was purely about drugs, partying and sex. It takes a lot of talent to change the meaning of a song.
Here’s an excerpt from Kung Fu Kenny’s verse, tell me what you think?
I’m ’bout to live my life through Dave Free (swear to God)
She said she broke down when Prince died (it’s alright)
Bitch, my hair down, Prince live through me (I am Prince)
Get your ass up and be inspired (get inspired)
You know how many bodies in the street? (how many?)
Take the mask off so you can see
Same exact feels after I heard this one.
Here’s the full bar.
Platinum, platinum, platinum Gotta look at self and ask what happened
How y’all let a conscious nigga go commercial
While only makin’ conscious albums?
Haven’t heard the remix yet? Check it out below and let us know what you think about the FBG x TDE collab.