MC Eiht Explains How He Connected With Kendrick Lamar For "good kid, m.A.A.d city"
MC Eiht is one of the few guests to make Kendrick Lamar's upcoming major label debut.
MC Eiht ended up on the track "m.A.A.d city" for Kendrick Lamar's upcoming major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, releasing October 22nd. During an interview with DubCNN, the Compton, California rapper explained that they connected through some of his relatives and that an idea for the song was already in place by the time they hit the studio together.
“I’ve been hearing about Kendrick for a minute as one of the youngsters coming up from Compton. I had been hearing about him through the grapevine, and it just so happened that we had some people in common – he knew some of my relatives. He was in the studio with some of my folks and I guess they mentioned that they knew and he asked them to holler at me,” Eiht explained. “They gave him my number and about two weeks later, he hit me up and asked me to get on the album. Once we got in the studio, he already had a clear idea in mind about what he wanted the song to be. We vibed in the studio for a while and it was all good.”
Eiht said that people will be "thrilled" about what the produced, and said that the track has some West Coast flavor. "I think people are going to be real thrilled with it. What he wanted from me was that authentic, West Coast Compton flavor, some of that old school Eiht/CMW type of flavor. I keep it old school West Coast for real and Kendrick sprinkled it with some of his lyrical viciousness. It came out hot!“