Throwback Thursday: Kendrick Lamar “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”

So hopefully, like the rest of the world, you have immersed yourself in the awesome that is the new Kendrick Lamar album. The minute “To Pimp A Butterfly” dropped, the internet has had a week long meltdown and found sanctity in this album. Article after article has popped up analysing it. And you should too. It is a strong piece, with excellent production and a slew of black consciousness lyrics that feel well timed and welcomed. And that Tupac interview! Very rarely does an album live up to the hype around it, and this delivered greatly. If you disagree, that’s fine but you can’t deny this album’s impact on the music scene this year. In honor of that, I am picking one of Lamar’s most infamous tracks from the stellar “good kid, m.A.A.d city”. Admittedly, I was not a fan of this video when it first came out, but in retrospect, this rapper always had something bigger and better to say. It’s the cliché of a hip hop music video party, but at a funeral. I really hope that Lamar’s recent collaborations with Flying Lotus lead to some beautiful videos coming out this year. Because this latest album deserves it. Directed by Steve McClean.


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