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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar

tempo: 75 bpm

bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm75 bpm to 80 bpm

the DJ's Take: A straight smash - club-friendly beat with a notable & distinctive vocalist that will get heads nodding on a hiphop or pop night.

On a side note, Kyrie Irving probably thinks the footage of Kendrick riding his bike in the video is ridiculous.

And an interesting background piece from this NPR interview: apparently Mike WiLL Made-It intended the beat for Gucci Mane when he got out of jail. Didn't happen, Lamar heard it, and the rest is history.

If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing or mashing up with:

2U - David Guetta, Justin Bieber
Cry Me a River - Justin Timberlake
Believer - Major Lazer, Showtek
Everyday - A$AP Rocky ft. Rod Stewart
She Knows - NeYo
Whatcha Say - Jason Derulo
Ridin' - Chamillionaire
No Matter What - T.I.

Bump up a couple bpm's and this could work with Kanye's Devil In A New Dress.

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