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Overly Dedicated
Overly Dedicated
Mixtape by Kendrick Lamar

Released

14 September 2010

Recorded

2010 at TDE Red Room (Carson, California)

Genre

Hip hop

Length

69:18

Label

Top Dawg

Producer

Dave Free (exec.), Drop, DudeDawg (exec.), Kendrick Lamar (exec.), King Blue, Jairus "J-Mo" Mozee, Roots, Sounwave, Tae Beast, Willie B, Wyldfyer

Kendrick Lamar chronology

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Overly Dedicated is the fourth mixtape by American rapper Kendrick Lamar, released in 2010 on Top Dawg Entertainment as a free download. The album features guest appearances from Jhené Aiko, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Dom Kennedy and Murs, among others. The album's production was handled by several TDE in-house producers, including King Blue, Sounwave, Tae Beast and Willie B.

The song "Ignorance Is Bliss" features Lamar glorifying gangsta rap and street crime, before he ends each verse with "ignorance is bliss", giving the message "we know not what we do". It was this song specifically that made legendary hip hop producer Dr. Dre want to work with Lamar after he watched the song's music video on YouTube. On the topic of the mixtape's genre, Lamar called it "human music". 

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "The Heart Pt. 2" Kendrick Lamar Roots 4:54
2. "Growing Apart (From Everything)" Kendrick Lamar, Jhene Aiko Tae Beast 3:41
3. "Night of the Living Junkies" Kendrick Lamar Sounwave 3:32
4. "P&P 1.5" Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul King Blue 6:02
5. "Alien Girl (Today, W/ Her)" Kendrick Lamar Sounwave 4:00
6. "Opposites Attract (Tomorrow, W/O Her)" Kendrick Lamar, Javonte Willie B 4:32
7. "Michael Jordan" Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q Sounwave 5:51
8. "Ignorance Is Bliss" Kendrick Lamar Willie B 3:28
9. "R.O.T.C. (Interlude)" Kendrick Lamar, BJ the Chicago Kid Jairus "J-Mo" Mozee 2:43
10. "Barbed Wire" Kendrick Lamar, Ash Riser Sounwave 4:26
11. "Average Joe" Kendrick Lamar Wyldfyer 4:16
12. "H.O.C." Kendrick Lamar Drop 5:17
13. "Cut You Off (To Grow Closer) Kendrick Lamar Tae Beast 6:04
14. "Heaven & Hell" Kendrick Lamar, Alori Joh Tommy Black 3:12
Bonus tracks
15. "She Needs Me (RMX)" Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy, Murs Sounwave 3:16
16. "I Do This (RMX)" Kendrick Lamar, U.N.I Skeme, Brown Sounwave 4:08

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