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Blistering.

In both lyricism and production, this is the single word that sums up “Never Catch Me” the new song from Flying Lotus featuring verses from Kendrick Lamar, released in anticipation of Flying Lotus’s upcoming album You’re Dead!, out on Oct. 7.

Two prolific artists in their respective mediums — Kendrick Lamar in rap and Flying Lotus in hip-hop beat production — come together on “Never Catch Me” to transcend genre norms.

To the point when Kendrick Lamar, through layered vocals, sings “you’re never gonna catch me, no,” you can tell he’s not trying to make a statement regarding other rappers trying to match his skill. Rather, it’s a statement about his own creative work outliving himself and, in that way, his own mortality will never catch him.