Chris Brown "Autumn Leaves" (ft. Kendrick Lamar)

Chris Brown 'Autumn Leaves' (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Chris Brown isn't exactly most people's favourite human, but he got some help from a far more likable friend on "Autumn Leaves," which features Kendrick Lamar.

The tune is a slow and steamy soul number, and the highlight comes when K.Dot enters for a verse at the 2:23 mark. The first half has him adopting a robotic delivery for some lurching, start-stop lines, and his voice rises to a gravely snarl towards the end. His part lasts for a 80 seconds — fairly substantial as far as guest verses go — so this might be enough to convince some folks to break their anti-Brown boycotts to stream the track.

This comes from Brown's album X, which is due out September 16.