Watch: Kendrick Lamar Debuts New Song as Last ‘Colbert Report’ Musical Guest

After a lighthearted interview, Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar hit the The Colbert Report stage as the Stephen Colbert ‘s final musical guest on Tuesday.

We bid farewell to the late-night Comedy Central satire after 10 seasons, as Colbert will take over as the host of CBS’ Late Show when David Letterman retires in 2015.

Kendrick seized the opportunity with a powerful live performance of a currently untitled new song.

He was joined by Terrace Martin on saxophone, Thundercat on electric bass, and accompanying vocals by Bilal and Anna Wise .

In the song, which is hopefully set to appear on Kendrick’s forthcoming third album , compares perspectives expressed to him by an Asian man, an Indigenous man, a black man and a white man.

Enjoy the performance above and see the full lyrics below via :

(What did the Asian say?)
A peace of mind
That’s what the Asian said, I need a divine
Intervention was his religion and now I’m surprised
Him believing in Buddha, me believing in God
Asked me what am I doing, he said “taking my time”
Meditation is a must, it don’t hurt if you try
See you thinking too much plus you too full of yourself
Worried about your career, ever think of your health?
(What did the Indian say?)
A piece of land
That’s what the Indian said, I needed demand
Telling me longevity is in the dirt, buy some property first
Profit a better dollar with generational perks
Equity at his best, really, you should invest
These tangible things expire, don’t you expect
Income with so much outcome and yes
Look at my heritage, we blessed
(Now what the black man say?)
A piece of nookie
That’s what the black man said, I needed to push me
To the limit, satisfy my hunger
Do it all for a woman, hair cut to a wool
We like to live in the jungle, like to play in the peach
What you saying to me?
He said “homie, come back to reality for a week”
Nookie is power, cut on a new chick every night
I wouldn’t be prouder, you should allow it
(What the white man say?)
A piece of mines
That’s what the white man wanted when I rhyme
Telling me that he selling me just for $10.99
I go platinum from rapping, I do the company fine
What if I compromise? He said it don’t even matter
Make a million or more, you living better than average
You losing your core following, gaining it all
Put a price on my talent, I hit the bank and withdraw
Hit the bank and withdraw, hit the bank and withdraw
Put myself in the rocket ship and I shot for the stars
Tell me what you accomplished and what he said to the boy
I’mma make you some promises that you just can’t ignore
Your profession anonymous as an artist
I don’t target your market
You ain’t signing your signature when I throw you my wallet
Alot of rappers are giving their demo all in the toilet
World tour, your masters, market, I need ya
Terrace Martin

[Saxophone Interlude]

I holler, “What you do? What you say?”
I shall enjoy the fruits of my labor if I get freed today

What the black man say?
Tell ’em we don’t die, tell ’em we don’t die
Tell ’em we don’t die, we multiply
Tell ’em we don’t die, tell ’em we don’t die
Tell ’em we don’t die, we multiply
Tell ’em we don’t die, tell ’em we don’t die
Tell ’em we don’t die, we multiply
Tell ’em we don’t die, tell ’em we don’t die
Tell ’em we don’t die, we multiply

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