Kendrick Lamar Lends Fresh Verse to Jay Rock’s Funky ‘Traffic Jam’
Jay Rock’s Kendrick Lamar-featuring “Easy Bake” was among the standout tracks on the rapper’s recent 90059 LP, and on Wednesday Top Dawg Entertainment dropped a remixed version of that cut – titled “Traffic Jam” – that features a new verse from Lamar. “Traffic Jam” gives “Easy Bake” a fresher, brighter funk beat, and Lamar responds in kind with a verse that kicks off with vibrant alliteration and ends with a boast that he’s an all-star like Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul.
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In addition to the new Lamar verse, fellow Top Dawg rapper SZA also plays a more prominent role on the remix than she did on the 90059 version, as her soulful outro from “Easy Bake” becomes the party-starting intro for “Traffic Jam.” The remix, which also contains Jay Rock’s original “Easy Bake” contribution, comes courtesy of producers Antydote, thankgod4cody and Chris Calor, with MixedByAli serving as engineer.
Lamar and Rock recently wrapped up the To Pimp a Butterfly rapper’s eight-date Kunta’s Groove Session tour.