Kendrick Lamar is sitting atop the hip-hop throne, but he’s no selfish ruler. The lyrically sharp wordsmith has never had a problem showing love to his peers—especially the increasingly genre-fluid artists of today. The Compton rapper made that much clear when he brought out Rich The Kid for an epic performance of their hit single “New Freezer” at the 2018 BRIT Awards Wednesday night (Feb. 21).
K. Dot jumped on the Rich Forever Music boss’ popular track last fall. With the help of the #NewFreezerChallenge social media trend going viral earlier this year, the song became Rich’s first-ever track to land on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Near the end of the aforementioned BRIT Awards performance, Kendrick even shouted out the release date of Rich’s debut album, doubling down on what was already a pretty significant cosign.
Kendrick Lamar’s spit game is still A1, so he’s not giving up his No. 1 spot just yet. But he’ll likely continue putting on those he deems worthy.HHF takes a look back at seven rappers who’ve received cosigns from the great Kung Fu Kenny.