New (Old) Music: Kendrick Lamar & Lady Gaga – “PARTYNAUSEOUS”


In order to appreciate this post you need to first time travel back to 2012, before the vast majority of Americans knew the name Kendrick Lamar. With the release of good kid, mAAd city on the horizon, music writers from every corner of the globe are looking for original headlines about the new king of West Coast music. Fans got in on the action too, filling forums with rumors and gossip about who young Kendrick might collaborate with on his new record. One unlikely choice, Lady Gaga, actually did get recruited for the record, but when the album hit stores that October, her contributions were nowhere to be found.

This week, nearly three years after Kendrick’s debut hit stores, Gaga’s long lost collaboration with “King Kunta” found its way online. “PARTYNAUSEOUS” is a laid-back track that is perfectly accented with just the right amount of snare. Gaga’s contribution is minimal, but her presence is felt throughout the unique track. The only reason it was left off Lamar’s record is likely due to the fact it sounds very little like the rest of the album, and for a record like good kid, mAAd city, cohesion is key. You can stream the track below.

Not all fans know this, but Gaga was originally slated to appear on “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” as well, but for one reason or another she was replaced by vocalist Anna Wise instead. Comment below and let us know if you think “PARTYNAUSEOUS” should have made Kendrick’s debut.

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  • K. Bennett

    Already taken down. :-(

  • K. Bennett

    Nice. I also found the version of Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe with her… eh… glad she wasn’t on it. It’s kinda awesome that is the song people really found him off of and she didn’t even make the cut.