Flying Lotus - Never Catch Me ft. Kendrick Lamar / by Cameron Jarvis

This one starts out kind of dark, but I love the transformation from sadness to joy, and little kids who can dance are always a plus. This song and video always reminds me of the awesome things that these musicians are putting out. I remember anticipating this Album in 2014 with all it's powerhouse guest artists, and then Kendrick coming out with To Pimp a Butterfly soon after with Thundercat and Kamasi Washington doing great work on both, and Kamasi coming out with his huge album The Epic around the same time. It's just a really exciting time to be seeing all these musicians working together. Its similar to how 'Top 40' pop musicians work with a nebulous group of producers and songwriters and arrangers and end op producing an ever-replenishing catalogue of pithy songs that all generally sound the same, except it's the complete opposite end of the spectrum. These people are sharing ideas and producing monster albums that borrow sounds and talents, but are unique, complex, and extremely relevant. Oh what a time to be alive!