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Kendrick Lamar recorded “Compton” the first night he met Dr. Dre

Kendrick Lamar recorded “Compton” the first night he met Dr. Dre in 2012. Compton was also the first song Kendrick Lamar recorded for his album good kid, m.A.A.d city.

During a Reddit AMA, Just Blaze—the producer of Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre’s Compton—revealed the first night that Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre met, they recorded “Compton,” which was the first song recorded for Kendrick’s major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city and the final song on the album.

The night we did “Compton” was the first time [Kendrick Lamar] ever did anything with Dre / Aftermath – Just Blaze told Reddit.

During a 2012 interview with I-D, Kendrick described how he felt when he first met Dr. Dre saying; “I was very excited, I wasn’t nervous at all. I was more excited because I knew that this was my shot,” he said. “Everything that I worked for, everything that I built up to came down to that moment…that moment, I recorded my first song with Dre, which was ‘Compton,’ which is the last song on my album.”

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