Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre Explain “The Recipe”

Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre Explain “The Recipe”

Kendrick Lamar cooks up a new single with Dr. Dre.

Published April 2, 2012

Kendrick Lamar and his mentor Dr. Dre dominated Internet chatter this morning with a just-released new single called "The Recipe." But the song, which features a rare rapping appearance from Dre, had another name before the West Coast tag-team decided to change it.

“Old title was ‘Women, Weed & Weather,” The good doctor revealed on Big Boy's Power 106 radio show this morning. “That’s the three things you need in life. ‘The Recipe’ is when you mix it all up,” Kendrick elaborated.

"The Recipe" shot to the top five of Twitter's worldwide trending topics shortly after its release. Though it features Dr. Dre, production was handled by LA beatsmith Scoop Deville (Snoop Dogg, Game).

“This track was done by a guy named Scoop Deville, and we just went into the studio and added our elements to it," Dre said. "I mixed it up. Kendrick wrote the words. It came together and we fell in love with it.”

The song is the first single from Lamar's highly anticipated major label debut with Aftermath, Good Kid in a Mad City, due later this year. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Reggie Ugwu


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