Turns out Kendrick Lamar sounds pretty great over a pop track, so here’s some more of that. 

We first got wind of rumors of a Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga collaboration back when Good Kid, Maad City was still being recorded. Early on, the original, Gaga-assisted “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” leaked, and surprisingly, it was more soulful than what ended up on the LP. 

Today we get to hear “Party Nauseous”, another track from the lost Gaga-Lamar sessions. It’s nowhere near the seamless collaboration that their “Vibe” duet would be—both Kendrick and Gaga are phoning it in here. So it isn’t some tragedy that “Party Nauseous” was left off GKMC, but when he hear their “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”, we wish that the two could have worked out their “creative differences” for the common good. Listen to both tracks below:

“Party Nauseous” featuring Lady Gaga:

“Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” featuring Lady Gaga: