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Kendrick Lamar: The Blacker The Berry

Kendrick Lamar: The Blacker The Berry (Prod. by Boi-1da, The KOZ & Terrace Martin)

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The Blacker The Berry


After picking up two Grammys last night, King Kendrick takes advantage of this time to release a new single, “The Blacker The Berry” from his upcoming album. The artwork says it all, but wait until you hear the music…Crack! The Boi-1da, The KOZ & Terrace Martin produced track is so far beyond what we are hearing right now in mainstream hip-hop. Kendrick is speaking truth and throwing himself under the bus at the same time. Take a listen to the single below and check out the lyrics to the third verse.

I’m the biggest hypocrite in 2015
When I finish this if you listenin’ sure you will agree
This plot is bigger than me, it’s generational hatred
It’s genocism, it’s grimy, little justification
I’m African-American, I’m African
I’m black as the heart of a bad wordin’ Aryan
I’m black as the name of Tyrone and Darius
Excuse my French but bad word you, bad word ya’ll
That’s as blunt as it gets
I know you hate me, don’t you?
You hate my people, I can tell because it’s threats when I see you
I can tell because your ways deceitful
Know I can tell because you’re in love with the Desert Eagle
Thinkin’ maliciously, he get a chain then you gone bleed him
It’s funny how Zulu and Xhosa might go to war
Two tribal armies that want to build and destroy
Remind me of these Compton Crip gangs that live next door
Beefin’ with Piru’s, only death settle the score
So don’t matter how much I say I like to preach with the Panthers
Or tell Georgia State “Marcus Garvey got all the answers”
Or try to celebrate February like it’s my B-Day
Or eat watermelon, chicken and Kool-Aid on weekdays
Or jump high enough to get Michael Jordan endorsements
Or watch BET cause urban support is important
So why did I weep when Trayvon Martin was in the street?
When gang banging make me kill a nigga blacker than me?