Before there was the gold-selling good kid m.A.A.d. city, and before there was the critically acclaimed mixtape Section 80, a 16-year-old Kendrick Lamar dropped a tape by the name of Hub City Threat: Minor Of The Year spitting over popular instrumentals.
It wasn’t too long ago that an untitled track from the aforementioned tape surfaced online and word of a entire project from a teenage K. Dot started doing the rounds. While the tape at the time never fully surfaced, today the good folks at The Masked Gorilla have finally managed to uncover the full tape.
Whilst tracks 1, 5, and 8 are missing from the stream, you can download the full mixtape here.
Take a listen below and let us know what you think about the rhymes of a pre-TDE Kendrick.