In addition to platinum records and seven Grammy nominations, Kendrick Lamar wants to be remembered for influencing the culture. The Compton MC reflects on his life and legacy in the visual art piece for “Sing About Me,” a track off his debut good kid, m.A.A.d city. He rides through his city, while artist Eddie Peake creates a mural using lyrics from the song.
The video opens with the following message:
“When the lights shut off, an artist’s dream is that their work will stand the test of time. The ones that influence our culture are the ones we most remember. Here, two powerful creative forces come together to elevate the status quo and lay ground to their legacy. This is their poetry. Sing about them. This is part one.”
Kendrick has a smile on his face as he performs a freestyle with the artwork in the background.
Part 2 of their visual collaboration will drop in January.