May 13, 2016


Kendrick Lamar Hops on Mistah F.A.B.'s 'Survive' Track: Listen

Kendrick Lamar continues to show love to fellow Cali rappers on the simply-titled "Survive," his collaboration with Oakland's Mistah F.A.B. Produced by Tha Bizness, the introspective track also features Long Beach MC Crooked I (from the rap group Slaughterhouse) and Chicago R&B singer Kobe Honeycutt.

K-Dot opens the song with a remarkable verse that reflects on growing up in a tough neighborhood and being trapped in your own thoughts:

"You ever been a victim of being a prisoner inside your own mind? / The bright lights of the street lights will make you go blind / Handicap your senses, you was just an apprentice of watching n-ggas jump fences / Now you in the Olympics and your hurdle was high enough to clear the tallest of clothes lines"

"Survive" is the latest track off Mister F.A.B.'s forthcoming Son of a Pimp album, which arrives on May 27. Kendrick also cooked up a feature on Beyoncé's anthemic Lemonade cut, "Freedom."

Listen to this episode of Fuse's Back of the Class podcast, where we discuss the current state of conscious- and street-rap (it begins at the 2:40 mark):