Imagine if your two favourite rappers defied political, geographical ,and artistic boundaries to finally collaborate? One can only imagine the non-stop adrenaline rush of hearing Tupac Shakur spit bars with DMX, or the juggernaut that would become of Young Jeezy collaborating with his idol in Ghostface Killah. Yes, one can dream.
However, some crazy fool who goes by the username of ‘Gibberish’ has tried to make his dream a reality. The BandCamp user has constructed an entire album of Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino mash-ups. The album is titled good boy, d.E.E.p Web which is an obvious nod to both Kendrick’s masterpiece 2012 album, good kid, m.a.a.d. city, and, for some reason, Death Grip’s controversial phallic-covered record, No Love Deep Web.
The album is 16 tracks long and features Kendrick’s erratic bars mixed over the top of instrumentals from Gambino’s 2013 record, because the internet. The album lacks any bars from Gambino himself nor does it feature the soul, g-funk influenced instrumentals of Kendrick’s latest work. This may be disappointing for some.
However, it does show the sheer potential that could come of a collaboration between these two immensely popular MCs, who surprisingly have never shared a recording studio before.
Good boy, d.E.E.p Web is a definite boost to what is already a tsunami of hype leading up to the release of Gambino’s third record, Pharos, which is due to be released sometime this month.
Check out this mashup record below.