By Ray Rahman
Updated April 02, 2012 at 06:29 PM EDT
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Black Hippy

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Dr. Dre’s Aftermath imprint has two hotly anticipated albums in the works — his own 4evaNaDay-delayed Detox and newcomer Kendrick Lamar’s major-label debut. “The Recipe” combines the best of both worlds.

Lamar, the rising star of California’s buzzy Black Hippy collective, went on L.A.’s Power 106 this morning to bow the Dre-assisted track, which will serve as the lead single off his upcoming debut. (Alternately, Dre’s Detox is supposed to include a Lamar cameo, but who knows when we’ll hear that.)

Produced by Scoop Deville, the six-minute slow rider is a thoroughly West Coast affair, with the two Compton rappers highlighting what they consider to be the ingredients to Southern Cali’s greatness: “women, weed, and weather.”

Give the track a spin below and let us know if you agree with all the hype surrounding the West Coast’s post-Game comeback.


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