While fans are busy picking apart Kendrick Lamar's new album DAMN., one of the execs from his TDE record label has shared a behind-the-scenes gem.
Punch, the co-president of TDE, used his Instagram page for the ultimate stunt button: a photo a lost verse from album standout "PRIDE," handwritten by Kendrick in red ink.
The lyrics, transcribed by Pigeons and Planes, appear to say:
"Pride is my biggest sin
I tride to fight it but I never win
Layin' myself down in the beds I made
Karma is always knockin' with capital K's
It started when I was tossin' my life in the sand (?)
Crossin' the street, momma don't you hold my hand
Time revealing itself my ways are magnified
Same patterns requiring that I never camouflage
Looking at me in shock you found my identity
Asking yourself do I have room 4 empathy"
Kendrick Lamar's album DAMN. is available at streaming services, digital retailers and physical stores.