Jam On It: Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Terrace Martin Remix)

Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” owes itself to the cohorts he recruited to round out the album’s nuances — from Flying Lotus and Thundercat to Pharrell and Anna Wise, “TPAB” is illustrious from top to bottom through its careful curating. Among those cohorts, Terrace Martin released an edit of KDot’s “Alright” today, stripping it down to its jazz components and mellowing out its bass line to a heavy reverb. Martin’s sax wails beside Kendrick’s vocal jabs, the two creating a sense of yearning as the hook continually reminds us that, ‘we’re gone’ be alright.’

Nina Tabios

Nina Smoove aka Champagne Ninang. Certified hooligan. $F Bay Area born and bred.

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