“I transform with pressure; I’m hands-on with effort,” he raps.
The Australian pop star dropped the track, which includes an 8-bar verse from Kendrick, alongside a video last night (September 5). Lamar’s verse, which delivers inspirational nuggets like “letdowns will get you, and the critics will test you / But the strong will survive; another scar may bless you” is absent from the video, which features longtime Sia collaborator Maddie Ziegler.
Sia released her last album This is Acting back in January, scoring a Billboard 100 No.1 for her song ‘Cheap Thrills’.
Meanwhile, Lamar has had a busy summer, performing at President Obama’s final 4th of July celebration at the White House and working on videos for Schoolboy Q and TDE’s latest signee Lance Skiiiwalker.
Watch the Compton rapper freestyle in a video by Nabil.