The Blacker the Berry

New Music: Kendrick Lamar – ‘The Blacker The Berry’

Fresh off his two Grammy wins for “i,” Kendrick Lamar unexpectedly drops a bombshell with his new song “The Blacker The Berry.” The Compton MC provides some food for thought on the racially-charged track, which is quite a departure from the self-love-promoting “i.”

Over the boom-bap beat, produced by Boi-1da, he declares himself “the biggest hypocrite in 2015,” celebrates his African-American heritage, and tackles hatred and racism head on.

“You made me a killa / Emancipation of a real ni**a”

“Came from the bottom of mankind / My hair is nappy, my dick is big, my nose is rounded / You hate me don’t you / You hate my people, your plan is to terminate my culture / You’re fucking evil / I want you to recognize that I’m a proud monkey / You vandalize my perception, but can’t take style from me.”

Hear King Kendrick snap.