Kendrick Lamar supplies a spoken word piece over the sounds of The Edge's electric guitar at the end of the song, returning the favour for U2's guest appearance on his "XXX.
" track off the Compton rapper's DAMN
album. Speaking with Rolling Stone
in August 2017, Lamar revealed the two collaborations happened around the same time.
"We had a (different) record we were supposed to be doing together," the hip hop star said. "He sent it over, I laid some ideas to it, and we didn't know where it was going. I just happened to have an album coming out, so I just asked him, like, 'Yo, would you do me this honour of letting me use this record, use this idea that I want to put together because I'm hearing a certain type of 808, a certain drum to it?' And he was open to it."