If anyone can get people to stop gushing over Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco, it’s this guy.
Yes, Kendrick Lamar has finally released his 2nd single to promote his insanely anticipated follow up to Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City.
“You hate me don’t you?”
“You sabotaged my community, making a killing/you made me a killer”
“I’m the biggest hypocrite of 2015”
Certainly a far cry from his ode to self-love “i”, isn’t it? Kendrick sounds shot out of a cannon, fired up and furious but who is he mad at? He seems to takes shots at the record industry, hip-hop, government and the community he grew up in but his true target is revealed toward the end of the song -Kendrick is mostly taking shots at himself. Wait for that last line and try to decipher what it means. He just called himself a “hypocrite” for crying for Trayvon Martin when “gang bangin'” caused him to “kill a n**** blacker than me”.
That can’t be literal can it? Earlier in the song Kendrick warns of a confession but did he really just admit to murder?
Listen for yourself: