Kendrick Lamar has delivered, my friends. Kendrick Lamar is expected to release his sophomore studio album this year and he has just released a new track from the project called "The Blacker The Berry." Kendrick was criticized last year for his first release from this project, "i." "i" is a song about self-love and positivity, but yet Kendrick was criticized because it wasn't the song people expected after releasing his acclaimed album, good kid, m.A.A.d city. Fans thought he was going commercial and unfairly judged him for a song that only delivered good vibes. It doesn't make any sense if you ask me. Well, this song is nothing like "i." Kendrick was also recently criticized for his comments in an interview with Billboard on the killings of African-Americans this past year:
"I wish somebody would look in our neighborhood knowing that it’s already a situation, mentally, where it’s f—-ked up. 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? It starts from within. Don’t start with just a rally, don’t start from looting — it starts from within."
This song speaks directly to that topic as Kendrick embodies the voice of the African-American community and address a hypocrisy in that community brought on by years of discrimination, hate, and much more. It's a deep track and will easily be a popular topic in the period leading up to his album release. I cannot wait. Enjoy.