The King is back! As we inch closer to Kendrick Lamar’s highly-anticipated newest solo album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. Release date of Friday, May 13th.
Kendrick gives us his ridiculously crazy and artful new video that he co-directed with Dave Free. For his newest single, The Heart Part 5. Which is the latest in his always popular and critically-acclaimed, The Heart, series. Which he first started back in 2010. A little over a decade ago. As one off singles prior to the release of each of his album’s.
The crazy dope new video. Finding Lamar shape shifting his face from different various black men. Such as O.J. Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett and Will Smith. To finally late great fellow L.A. greats Kobe Bryant and Nipsey Hu$$le. With Lamar’s ferocious and stellar bars often brilliantly aligning with the figures head that he face morphs into. To tell their stories and how society has placed silence silence on most of them. For how they try to express their traumas and feelings.
The funky sparse track. Which also brilliantly samples Marvin Gaye’s 1976 classic, I Want You. So it can highlight Lamar’s rhymes, poetics and art. Even more. His last verse truly feeling like Nipsey reincarnated through him. Actually spitting the rhymes. Showing how ahead that Kendrick is as not only an emcee, but just overall music artist period. Compared to his peers and why he has been among mine and so many others favorites, if not absolute favorite emcee or music artist period. For nearly the last 15 years or more.