This Is Kendrick Lamar’s Lost Verse From “Pride”
To the surprise of no one, Kendrick Lamar mania is in full-effect following the release of DAMN., his proper follow-up to 2015's To Pimp a Butterfly. Now, the folks at Top Dawg Entertainment are also joining in the fun.
Shortly after the release of Kung Fu Kenny's newest effort, TDE co-president Punch uploaded a picture of a lost verse from the album's song, "Pride." In the image, we can see a notepad with what appears to be either a rip or a water stain in its top left corner and a verse written in red.
Punch flexed a bit with the photo, captioning it, "Ok. Niggas wanna post they best Kdot pics cause the album out. How about this pic I got from Dot of a lost verse for the song PRIDE. Haaaaa. Yea. #stunt #idontdoitforthegramidoitforwellidodoitforthegram #lol #youfeelsometypeofwaythenaaaaahhhhhhaaaaa #yea."
The notepad reads, "Pride is my biggest sin/I tried to fight it but I never win/Layin' myself down in the beds I made/Karma is always knockin' with capital K's/It started when I was tossin' my life in the sand/Crossin' the street, momma don't you hold my handTime revealing itself my ways are magnified/Same patterns requiring that I never camouflage/Looking at me in shock you found my identity/Asking yourself do I have room 4 empathy."
The very end of the note reads, "Everything is subject 2 Change But not me." You can peep the unreleased Kenny verse for yourself in Punch's Instagram post below.
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