Kendrick waited until after his two Grammy wins last night (Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “i”) to drop this newbie, “The Blacker The Berry.”
After receiving criticism for his comments about the events in Ferguson, MO (i.e. “What happened to [Michael Brown] should’ve never happened. Never. But when we don’t have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us?”), Lamar puts his racially–charged thoughts out there once more, this time worded a little differently.
Lamar passionately addresses pride and the perception of his heritage over the old-school-inspired beat curated by Boi-1da and Terrace Martin. “I’m African American, I’m African, I’m black as the moon…Came from the bottom of mankind/ My hair is nappy/ My dick is big/ My nose is round and wide/ You hate me don’t you?/ You hate my people, your plan is to terminate my culture.”
It’s unclear whether or not “The Blacker The Berry” will grace his upcoming studio effort, but it’ll be a shame if it doesn’t.