How Kendrick Lamar Changed the Way Whoarei Heard His Own Music

When the California producer Whoarei first created the song he would title “Loving You Ain’t Complicated,” it was intended for a girl. He wrote it and uploaded it to the internet, a pledge of devotion launched into cyberspace. Little did he know that the Los Angeles producer Nosaj Thing had his eye on him—or that Nosaj would be in the studio with Kendrick Lamar for sessions that would become the Grammy-award-winning masterpiece To Pimp A Butterfly, when he heard the track. Flash forward a few months, and “Loving You Ain’t Complicated” became a part of Lamar’s song “u,” with one minor change: Kendrick sang the refrain as, “Loving you is complicated”…


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