We’re big fans of Kendrick, and Money Trees has got to be one of the best tracks off his acclaimed album. The inspiration for the beat will suprise you, Kendrick’s producer lists his favourite bands as Fleet Foxes and Beach House. Chilled, ambient, California surf-type music.
He actually sampled a Beach House tune that formed the core beat of Money Trees. It’s great to see him distort the sample and layer up the track getting it to the final, great tune. You’ll never hear the track the same again.