Kendrick Lamar put out a new song today (Feb. 8) in a way that no one would probably expect.
On the track, which comes just in time for Black History Month, Lamar digs at the roots of racial oppression from the perspective of a “hypocrite.”
Unless prodded, the TDE rapper has been relatively quiet during the most recent discussions about racism, white privilege and cultural appropriation, but he lets it all out here. He spits at the start, “Been feeling this way since I was 16, came to my senses/ you never liked us anyway, f**k your friendship. I meant it.”
The commanding line kicks in the door to a five-minute historical schooling so powerful, K Dot is almost gasping for air by the end.
Hopefully this one will make the new album.
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