Well, Kendrick Lamar, who has very recently been crowned as a Grammy-winner, has released a new song for our listening pleasure, named The Blacker The Berry.
After i, the song that won Lamar the 2014 Grammy, I began to suspect that he was making a permanent switch into writing introspective lyrics and ditching the anger, and I wasn’t too pleased about that. But, as it turns out, Kendrick can still spit fire when he wants to, and by god he wants to right now. The Blacker The Berry is an angry, visceral song about racial tension in America and the hypocrisy of being mad about policemen killing black youths while condoning gangbanging, and I dig the hell out of it. Kendrick has proven again that he’s the best in the business, and I really, really hope this is on his next full-length release, which is apparently meant to drop sometime this year.
Stay angry, everybody.