Kendrick's New Song F'd Me Up

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  • Brad Taste In Music
    Brad Taste In Music 18 days ago +10074

    Oh thanks for clarifying that it was Kendrick. I was unsure if you were crying to that or the new Jack Harlow single

  • Hunter H
    Hunter H 18 days ago +1351

    Kendrick took the drums out before turning into Kobe and Nipsey. Drums are always linked to our heart beat. Rip to the goats.

    • Joe
      Joe 12 days ago +1

      @Dion de Mooy Dope

    • A.R.A.H
      A.R.A.H 12 days ago +3

      @WillTheProdigy you're not reading into it enough, school boy

    • matthias fikre
      matthias fikre 12 days ago +1

      @Dion de Mooy God damn, Kdot always finds ways to blow my mind...

    • WillTheProdigy
      WillTheProdigy 13 days ago +3

      You’re reading too much into it, English teacher

    • Andrew Saucedo
      Andrew Saucedo 14 days ago +1

      No he didn’t

  • Robin Everett
    Robin Everett 18 days ago +1514

    i'm 24 and im black. As i live my life i've had my views about society and life regarding my race as everyone does but never have i ever felt empowered through my own culture. i just finished watching the music video. I'm unfortunately suffering from clinical depression and even though i couldnt relate to alot of the things he was saying it really lifted me up. I've never really had celebrities i looked up to or wanted to meet in person but i'd love to just have a conversation with the man, just at least to tell him how the things he's doing makes more of a difference than he thinks. those are my thoughts and whoever is reading this i wish you positive vibes in your life.

    • John Ramirez
      John Ramirez 3 days ago +1

      good vibes brother

    • Baldfroy
      Baldfroy 10 days ago

      I already felt bad for you when i read the first sentence in your comment. (pray emoji)

    • Onouphrios
      Onouphrios 13 days ago +1

      stay up brother, got a lotta love for you and everyone here in this comment section 🤞🏿

    • Robin Everett
      Robin Everett 13 days ago

      @Zoe (Spooky Anarchist) Amen.

    • Zoe (Spooky Anarchist)
      Zoe (Spooky Anarchist) 13 days ago +1

      It really is difficult, but us and our people are strong. Republicans and bigots can take away our rights, but they cant take away our love for humanity. Stay strong my freind, we are comrades in arms in the fight for tolerance and progressivism

  • SAM
    SAM 18 days ago +541

    When Kendrick finally goes on tour again, I’m buying tickets the first chance I get, I don’t care what the price is, how far away it is. I’m not going to live my life with the regret of not having seen the voice of a generation perform live.
    This is a once in a lifetime artist.

    • 903 WavyBaby
      903 WavyBaby 9 days ago

      @Nerozumim nobody asked

    • CheesecakeLasagna
      CheesecakeLasagna 10 days ago

      @George Hancock If only I could afford even just a plane ticket.

    • perkyy devilus
      perkyy devilus 12 days ago

      voice of a generation im not sure

    • perkyy devilus
      perkyy devilus 12 days ago

      @Nerozumim id prefer that to kendrick lamar too

    • Nerozumim
      Nerozumim 13 days ago +1

      Hmm I would give my tickets in exchange of a Dead Can Dance concert. I was thinking of what concert I would travel far to see.

  • Jack Bruce
    Jack Bruce 18 days ago +366

    Kendrick is a transcendent performer, and the consummate showman. Much like Jared Leto in his Oscar winning role as Michael Morbius. The fact that both the world of cinema and the world of music have had such historic additions to the cultural lexicon in such a short span of time is something future generations will marvel at, and what an honor to be alive at such a time!

    • Papa Milfz
      Papa Milfz 12 days ago

      10 morbillion more tickets were sold, hail the rare fish market

    • Maad
      Maad 13 days ago +2

      it's morbin time

    • Got Charms
      Got Charms 17 days ago +14

      Morbillion tickets sold

    • darth louis
      darth louis 18 days ago +12

      I’ve been making this comparison since Morbius came out. Glad to see others agree

    • LJPH_95
      LJPH_95 18 days ago +1

      Bravo lol

  • 55sombreroman
    55sombreroman 18 days ago +14611

    This review is a good sign for the upcoming album review. Excited for Anthony to give it a 6!

  • Kaj O'Connell
    Kaj O'Connell 18 days ago +555

    I think Kendrick understands the egotism in the line "look what I done for you". He is playing with the idea that no matter what you give, the world is too chaotic and too fucked up to even really appreciate the greats without shitting on them too. A more heartfelt version of contradiction on 'HUMBLE'. This concept was being worked on in his leaked song about Michael Jackson too- How can the greatest of all time still be human and still be fucking up and still, after all that greatness, be left dead and unwanted? Kendrick knows what he's doing - fuck the savior complex criticism.

    • PEERCE
      PEERCE 5 days ago

      @SR47 There’s a difference between an opinion of someone’s character and an assumption of someone’s character.

    • SR47
      SR47 9 days ago

      naaaw all u guys be mad cuz opinion don't be mad cuz opinion :(((

    • fairygarden3301
      fairygarden3301 10 days ago +1

      @PEERCE the man is clearly a big fan of kendrick. doesn’t mean he can’t criticize some of his flaws. that’s his job as a critic.

    • fairygarden3301
      fairygarden3301 10 days ago

      is there not egotism in him regarding himself as one of the greats?

    • WM_ 96
      WM_ 96 11 days ago

      @Megan I felt the same way

  • goober123cool
    goober123cool 18 days ago +360

    “Everything that needs to be said has been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again”
    - André Gide

    • Nerozumim
      Nerozumim 13 days ago +3

      It's because there are walways new people on the block.

  • jonas Bø Cassel
    jonas Bø Cassel 18 days ago +167

    Kendrick paints a picture of radical empathy.
    We can speculate about his motives, but the subject matter remains the same. Radical empathy is what the world really needs, but likely will never get that much of. We got to cherish it when it comes along!

    • jonas Bø Cassel
      jonas Bø Cassel 10 days ago

      @Daylin Louw ​Absolutely! So many layers to this album, as always with Kdot.. This is a theory I have come up with, if you're interested:
      One of the main themes of this album (maybe even its core) is healing and radical empathy. Bob Marley comes to mind...
      I actually think Mr Morale and the Big Steppers is a reference to Bob Marley and the Wailers.
      Unlike a 'big stepper', a wailer is someone who expresses grief or pain audibly, just like Kendrick does in this album. I think the heart part 5 pointed to this connection with Bob Marley, not only in its overall message but also by the inclusion of his hairstyle (natty dread, cath a fire, rebel music etc).
      On 'Purple Hearts' Kendrick sings;
      Crown on Bob Marley (known for being against western materialism),
      wrist on Yo Gotti (Yo Gotti is famous for spending millions on his watch collection).
      On the album cover, Kendrick wears a crown of thorns; a crown that is actually iced, (gold and diamonds I presume).
      This iced out thorn-crown encapsulates both sides of this coin by both being a representation of his Big Steppin' complex AND his bleeding process of grief.
      On 'Mirror' Kendrick sings:
      Do yourself a favor and get a mirror that mirror grievance
      Then point it at me so the reflection can mirror freedom
      This hints at the mirror logic of the album ('Mirror' mirrors United in Grief, Mr Morale mirrors worldwide steppers etc), but I believe this can also be taken literally.
      'Bob Marley and the Wailers' is a mirror. A mirror that mirrors grievance (wailer=griever)
      The Big Steppers are in fact wailers (because of trauma, daddy issues etc), wailers that are tapdancing around the conversation by N95ing it with chains, cars, hoes and whatnot. This album is ultimately about Radical Empathy and healing. Kendrick is helping not only the culture but all of us out of the box. He is literally and figuratively a chain breaker (though not your savior). We must ultimately do the work ourselves.

    • Daylin Louw
      Daylin Louw 11 days ago

      Interesting take! Although I wouldn't say that is the main or only thing he's trying to bring to light. I think that's part of the story; the wheels to the car, when in hind sight there's so much more to it.🤔

    • jonas Bø Cassel
      jonas Bø Cassel 13 days ago +1

      Pancakeman puts it exactly right, Kari :-) just what I meant

    • pancakeman524
      pancakeman524 14 days ago +3

      @kari of course, glad my explanation could reach you :)

    • kari
      kari 14 days ago +5

      @pancakeman524 Wow that makes sense! Thank you so much for the explanation, I appreciate it!

  • Kedo
    Kedo 17 days ago +486

    He will forever be goated for staying true to himself

    • Van Tonez
      Van Tonez 12 days ago

      Yb better

    • Promise Omiponle
      Promise Omiponle 16 days ago

      @Alex Grissom explain how it’s a “token rap verse” lmfao

    • Alex Grissom
      Alex Grissom 16 days ago +2

      @Promise Omiponle yeah, white girl pop with a token rap verse is totally his style

    • Promise Omiponle
      Promise Omiponle 16 days ago +2

      @Alex Grissom his feature was still true to his style and what he stands for lol what are you on

    • fwlpe
      fwlpe 16 days ago

      yeah, and the same thing can be said about kendrick!

  • Bastián Alexánder
    Bastián Alexánder 18 days ago +74

    This track is fucking great, the sample of Marvin Gaye, the goddamn power of the voice of Kendrick, the emotion, that damn soul/jazz vibe, the deepfakes expressing each emotion that drives our current "culture" it's really fucking great.
    Had it on repeat since release, such a great track and amazing way to slap every single fucking living soul and tell em' "I'm back bitches".
    Edit: I meant to say the track is a masterclass of how to express emotion.

    • Jesus Gonzalez
      Jesus Gonzalez 17 days ago

      Ain't that shit crazy tho rappers can spew thier hate all they want and the kids love them for it. Now let Dave Chapple tell a joke and he gets assaulted. It's like the bulk of rappers are tolerated when rapping outside the WOKE aganenda. But a comedian...Thats the difference between US and THEM bro we love fluffy for talking shit Carlos Mencia George Perez.

  • Ireezy 210
    Ireezy 210 18 days ago +79

    Everything was on point except for the depiction of the 3rd verse. He was most definitely embodying the spirit of Nipsey Hussle as if he was being possessed by his soul to send out a message… Either way this is art for rap at it’s deepest expression.

    • Nitsuj
      Nitsuj 11 days ago

      @nebula cause they’re 12

    • nebula
      nebula 14 days ago

      @Bole Top how so

    • batman
      batman 16 days ago

      @Bole Top it is

    • Bole Top
      Bole Top 16 days ago +1

      @batman Kendrick impersonating Nipsey and speaking to his family through that verse is the most cringe thing in 2022.. change my mind..

    • batman
      batman 17 days ago

      There's nothing deep about it

  • Roylee
    Roylee 18 days ago +71

    In 2012, I was going thru a real dark depressing time. I was 17 and went from an extrovert to extremely introverted. The first song i heard from Kendrick was “ I hate you” and his music completely changed my life. The storytelling, the dark thoughts, all that guided me thru some extremely dark times. He wasn’t famous like that yet so to see him in the top 3 of today’s music makes me proud lol

  • Jacob Robert Jude Gregan
    Jacob Robert Jude Gregan 18 days ago +24

    Kendrick is an artist and we don’t all need to come to the same conclusions on what it all means. Take it in, feel how you feel, and appreciate it! That’s what art is all about.

  • Sleep
    Sleep 18 days ago +8046

    I won't post a meme here. Kendrick returning to hip hop like this is one of the most potent statements I've seen in years. It's astounding. So nice to know he hasn't lost his touch. Just such an amazing piece of hip hop.

    • On Mount Pleasant
      On Mount Pleasant 15 days ago

      @Jesus Gonzalez thats not why he got assaulted

    • Jesus Gonzalez
      Jesus Gonzalez 17 days ago

      Ain't that shit crazy tho rappers can spew thier hate all they want and the kids love them for it. Now let Dave Chapple tell a joke and he gets assaulted. It's like the bulk of rappers are tolerated when rapping outside the WOKE aganenda. But a comedian...Thats the difference between US and THEM bro we love fluffy for talking shit Carlos Mencia George Perez.

    • Parzival
      Parzival 17 days ago

      I’m gonna post a meme here. Beenis. Weeeenis. It’s lit.

    • MOJA
      MOJA 17 days ago

      Bro how do I get more of *you* everyday? It's hard, you know.. with work and all that

    • Sleep
      Sleep 17 days ago

      @Chris Hansen's MugshotI really try not to comment much at all tbh. I know I can't convince you, but I really don't care about likes at all. Obviously I comment to get them, every person on the platform does. It's why they exist at this point. I care about likes more when I get them in an opinion or non joke statement tho. Its just nice knowing people agree with you right? I'm not here sweating and refreshing my feed every few minutes, but nobody on yt comments just to comment. If I think of a joke I think is funny, ill comment. I'm sorry if that rubs you the wrong way.

  • Xavier
    Xavier 18 days ago +39

    I can’t even make a joke. This shit was truly fantastic.

    • Jesus Gonzalez
      Jesus Gonzalez 13 days ago

      @Bornåsa vs Cornåsa Sure, is swearing offensive? No matter how you saying it ohh right you did have excuses to justify otherwise huh

    • Bornåsa vs Cornåsa
      Bornåsa vs Cornåsa 13 days ago

      @Jesus Gonzalez so we cant swear now its not about what hes saying its about the meaning

    • Jesus Gonzalez
      Jesus Gonzalez 16 days ago

      @Bornåsa vs Cornåsa Excsues???

    • Jesus Gonzalez
      Jesus Gonzalez 16 days ago

      @Bornåsa vs Cornåsa the word bitch goes against everything woke and current movements of today

    • Jesus Gonzalez
      Jesus Gonzalez 16 days ago

      @Bornåsa vs Cornåsa What about that one bitch don't kill my vibe. The title alone is HATE

  • Wackaz
    Wackaz 18 days ago +29

    Honestly, this made my year. What a spectacular track. You worded my thoughts on this beautiful song perfectly. It's so wonderful to know Kendrick is back after 5 years - he was one of the artists who got me into music, and the only one who got me passionate about lyricism. This track was something straight out of an Andre 3000 piece, which annoys me because I'd love to hear Andre rap over this beat now haha. Hopefully he's on the album.

  • Wackaz
    Wackaz 18 days ago +46

    I don't watch him much anymore, but God bless Fantano: he perfectly embodied my emotional reaction to this track here. I just can't believe Kenny is back and by Friday, we will be listening to his new album after 5 years.

    • axxus
      axxus 15 days ago

      really takes an amazing piece of art for everyone to be moved, Kenny did more than excellent

  • The Official NeonXe
    The Official NeonXe 16 days ago +6

    Such an amazing art. It's music combined with the art. You can see Kendrick has done lots of deep thinking

  • Bandstand
    Bandstand 18 days ago +7892

    Kendrick is so important, he’s able to make those who usually post meme comments give us well thought out praise & intellectual insights. incredible

    • Death Grunt
      Death Grunt 9 days ago

      @batman What makes you think i'm a Kendrick fanboy? I barely listen to him, he's not even close to any of my favorite genres lol, not every black guy is a Kendrick fanboy idk why you would assume that otherwise? I'm simply older than you and just have a better grasp on perspective, and i'm just smart enough to listen to an album once fresh, and pick it up quickly and comprehend it lol Kendrick really isn't that complicated and it's not hard to believe your almighty white upper middle class raised god idol Melon isn't always right when it comes to music made by people who lived in COMPTON, made for and produced by people of a completely different culture

    • Death Grunt
      Death Grunt 9 days ago

      @batman To prove you wrong, anthony's new video, he actually says pretty much exactly what I said. He even said himself that he as a white guy and even as a critic pretty much, can't fully understand his feelings because he didn't grow up in nearly the same environment.

    • Death Grunt
      Death Grunt 9 days ago

      @batman What does that mean? If you believe its completely up tp any random persons interpretation you lose all intended structure or meaning or purpose intended by the artist for any piece of art. That's a really weak, and dumb argument, especially since my comment in itself is an interpretation of an interpretation. That's like a first grade way of looking at music, we've all been there we all get the subjectivity of music to the individual. But as a white guy there's no way Anthony Fantano can fully understand the context and fully empathize. That's just a fact. He even Acknowledges my point in his new video almost like he read my comment lmao

    • Lex
      Lex 15 days ago

      Are you roasting the melon

    • Maxie
      Maxie 16 days ago +1

      @Sam YU you liking neutral milk hotel makes you about as interesting as a wet blanket.

  • Fr n
    Fr n 16 days ago +17

    It's not Kendrick that has a messiah-complex, it's the culture! The performative messiah-complex in this track is still part of his deconstruction of black masculinity and of realness in the hood. The point is not that it's his original desire to be worshipped as a martyr, but that there's a troubled but real cult of martyrdrom that's at the heart of not only gang violence but within the wider culture, 2Pac still being the archetype for this. In order to address this in a meaningful way, he has to tap into this martyr-fantasy, he has to perform a messianic ego, not only to comment on this cult of martyrdom but also to make any meaningful comment at all, it's the only possible way of making a statement, or of having an impact within the hood / the culture, because it's these egos that are being idolized and listened to within the culture. When Kendrick says I want the hood to want me back, this desire is not self-driven narcissistic love, but a relation of troubled but real love within the hood. As he says: I'm doing this for the culture. So this is not only about trying to have an impact but also a reflection about what having an impact means and what it's conditions are. The video makes this super clear: when the face morphs to Kanyes, it's clear that he's not only performing himself but the messianic ego that's part of so many figures within rap, within the culture, but differently from Kanye he is not only taking up that role and pushing it to it's extreme, he's reflecting on it while doing it and he's trying to shift it in a meaningful direction. Yes, Kendrick has a central theme, which is the eternal recurrence of the same in the hood, almost all of his songs do circle around this central theme, and this circling around the theme is a reflection of this eternal recurrence of the same within the hood, but in almost every new song he comes up with a new thought, with a new layer! To me this wasn't the same same Kendrick but even still a new layer.

    • happy gucci
      happy gucci 11 days ago +2

      ☝🏽💯
      Nailed it.
      " I may not change the world - but I will give birth to the mind that will..."
      - Tupac Amaru Shakur
      Kendrick lives that.
      The progeny of Pac come thru!!!!
      🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
      Ps. The Neitzsche reference is chef's kiss .

    • Emilio Ross
      Emilio Ross 12 days ago +2

      man you were right. The album dives deeper into this.

  • ALL- CAPS
    ALL- CAPS 18 days ago +18

    It’s an incredible video, song and production as a whole. What a performance. Can’t wait to see a Light 6 when it comes to the review.

  • Tinkle Me 4 [S]E.X
    Tinkle Me 4 [S]E.X 16 days ago +5

    When Kendrick finally goes on tour again, I’m buying tickets the first chance I get, I don’t care what the price is, how far away it is. I’m not going to live my life with the regret of not having seen the voice of a generation perform live.
    This is a once in a lifetime artist.

  • Phillip Contreras
    Phillip Contreras 16 days ago +2

    It’s what I have on my socials since the beginning, “what I see in the world is the greatness of music and art” this is a masterpiece more then just single but the video to compliment its amazing work. So much to love here, knowing the faces is the educational culture from Kendrick and will always be a master of his craft, I’m a fan since day 1❤️

  • Lukas
    Lukas 18 days ago +1259

    Kendrick is proof that you can succeed and reach mainstream appeal without selling out or losing your political perspective

    • Lukas
      Lukas 15 days ago +1

      @K Y E he’s literally dead…

    • K Y E
      K Y E 16 days ago +2

      @Lukas calling Tupac "not relevent anymore" is very stupid I hope you know that

    • Lefa
      Lefa 17 days ago

      If you have God-tier talent sure

    • R909
      R909 17 days ago

      Also the proof that if you want to put out a political message, you'd better be crazy talented because people won't care if you're not.

    • Lukas
      Lukas 17 days ago

      @This account is pending review true

  • deadboymagic
    deadboymagic 18 days ago +13

    Kendrick has been at this level and constantly improving for over a decade now. It’s time to start mentioning him consistently among the greats like Pac, Nas, Jay etc

    • Anthony Jesel
      Anthony Jesel 16 days ago +1

      His career is already better than Pac…honestly since TPAB

    • Lightning
      Lightning 16 days ago +2

      @fredrick barnes imo illmatic > tpab

    • fredrick barnes
      fredrick barnes 17 days ago +2

      He was on they level after he dropped tpab lol none of those artists you named has a better album than tpab and gkmc (illmatic > gkmc may have a case tho)

    • AJ
      AJ 17 days ago +5

      Imho TPAB is one of the best albums ever made in all of music. So he’s already there with the greats.

  • Brian Greenberg
    Brian Greenberg 17 days ago +5

    Hey Fantano,
    Loved your commentary and ability to define Kenny's lyrics. Your explanation resonated with me. I definitely believe he communicates a strong feeling of love and urgency for change. 1 critique though, the 3rd verse was about Nipsey and was illustrating the way in which he was murdered and also a message he asked Kendrick to deliver via a dream

  • lotxs
    lotxs 18 days ago +37

    Notice Kendrick constantly breathing oxygen throughout the video, something he must do in order to stay alive, a commentary on the futility of life, ART.

    • Professor Pancakes
      Professor Pancakes 18 days ago +10

      First person I've ever seen breathe in a music video. Revolutionary.

  • Brendan Crosby
    Brendan Crosby 17 days ago +39

    I know not everyone listens to lyrics but this is a song you HAVE to listen to the lyrics to appreciate.

  • Elijah Evans
    Elijah Evans 18 days ago +5

    god i love that Kendrick is out here making art. And I'm glad there is a group who truly appreciates art these days. Including my man melon

    • TheAlgorithmLuvsU
      TheAlgorithmLuvsU 13 days ago

      @OX XY Agreed. It feels like the beats were an afterthought in this song. Like all the focus was on the lyrics, which is fine, but it would have worked better as something like spoken word then.

    • Jesus Gonzalez
      Jesus Gonzalez 17 days ago

      Ain't that shit crazy tho rappers can spew thier hate all they want and the kids love them for it. Now let Dave Chapple tell a joke and he gets assaulted. It's like the bulk of rappers are tolerated when rapping outside the WOKE aganenda. But a comedian...Thats the difference between US and THEM bro we love fluffy for talking shit Carlos Mencia George Perez.

    • Jackson Calder
      Jackson Calder 18 days ago +1

      @OX XY legitimately I don't understand how you can call it "weird"?? kendrick has a lot more experimental tracks than this one, this one SLAPS

    • OX XY
      OX XY 18 days ago +2

      @Elijah Evans Obviously it's just my opinion, but its not that I dont UNDERSTAND what the lyrics are saying. There is a cycle of violence that perpetuates itself in black culture, and this causes Kendrick to UNDERSTANDABLY question black culture and reject parts of it ("fuck callin it culture"). Its well presented, like a nicely writ poem. And the poem is read off beat in a few flows and the music is just fucking weird. It's not even experimental in some interesting way. It's just standard and almost lifeless. Again. My opinion

    • Elijah Evans
      Elijah Evans 18 days ago +2

      @OX XY you're welcome to have your opinion. Kendrick is a writer first and a rapper second. I'm guessing since it looks like you ain't from the hood or black then it's hard to relate or understand what exactly he is talking about. Which is fine. Obviously his music can't please everyone. this beat however is amazing. Sampled Marvin gaye and it sounds so clean. Also he definitely raps on beat. It's just not a typical cadence or flow most trap or hip hop artists use.

  • J Gray
    J Gray 17 days ago +2

    I just had my 4th listen to the song (I know, not very high) and 2nd time watching the music video and I swear the lyrics just started clicking for me. The way he delivered the bars, especially towards the end, I don’t know how to explain it, it was just some of the most soulful shit I’ve ever experienced in music. By the last bars “and though my physical won’t see the benefits, the energy that carry on emit still” I was almost in tears.
    Truly beautiful

  • Carestar
    Carestar 18 days ago +1

    Makes me very excited for this Album. He’s such an amazing writer, I can’t compare him to any other artist that puts that much thought and passion into what he says. If this album has the same meditative mood he put on this track, it might be one of my favs.

  • Arthur Garcia
    Arthur Garcia 18 days ago +3

    I’ve cried over this song almost every time I’ve listened to it. It’s so powerful, beautiful and moving.

  • diego :]
    diego :] 18 days ago +4219

    That part with only bass, percussions and Kendrick it’s such a powerful performance

    • Michael Daly
      Michael Daly 16 days ago

      @Joe Biden Jr it’s not made for the radio or to drive around listening to, not about the song it’s about the art and substance

    • Critique Everything
      Critique Everything 18 days ago

      @Fame paved why

    • Terrell Williams
      Terrell Williams 18 days ago

      I thought it was just me. I love that interlude so much.

    • BOULDER
      BOULDER 18 days ago

      Generic trying to be creative

    • 2SAWC 7
      2SAWC 7 18 days ago +4

      @Diddle Figgins you dont get an opinion in this conversation if thats all you view it as

  • Tinkle Me 4 [S]E.X
    Tinkle Me 4 [S]E.X 16 days ago

    When Kendrick finally goes on tour again, I’m buying tickets the first chance I get, I don’t care what the price is, how far away it is. I’m not going to live my life with the regret of not having seen the voice of a generation perform live.
    This is a once in a lifetime artist.

  • Ron Hogan
    Ron Hogan 18 days ago +18

    You explained this song beautifully but you missed the point on that last verse. He did not predict his own death, He used His being to heal the listener by using the imagery of Nipsey to speak not only to His fans but to Nipseys very on family.

  • Tinkle Me 4 [S]E.X
    Tinkle Me 4 [S]E.X 16 days ago

    This review is a good sign for the upcoming album review. Excited for Anthony to give it a 6!

  • Tinkle Me 4 [S]E.X
    Tinkle Me 4 [S]E.X 16 days ago

    This review is a good sign for the upcoming album review. Excited for Anthony to give it a 6!

  • TheAndrewj96
    TheAndrewj96 18 days ago +3045

    Great analysis of an incredible comeback track. However, I will point out something important that got overlooked: The third verse was actually from the perspective of Nipsey. It wasn’t about Kendrick’s hypothetical death. The line “Sam, I’ll be watchin’ over you” helps to confirm this; it refers to Nipsey’s older brother.
    Just thought I’d shed some light on that.

    • rug
      rug 16 days ago

      Also kendrick could be promising TO nipsey to watch over his brother, given that they were close

    • Black Era
      Black Era 16 days ago

      @shotbyfabi they’re look way too deep

    • Chris
      Chris 16 days ago

      double entendre cause he got killed on DAMN, on the track BLOOD, and Sam can be referencing Uncle Sam, huge character in the album To Pimp A Butterfly.

    • Skylar V Smith
      Skylar V Smith 17 days ago

      @Dimitris Souloupoglou he’s clearly talking about his Nipsey’s brother Sam and not the government. Nipsey, Sam, and Kendrick were all close. Also they are not the biggest fans of our government.

    • Omar Briseno
      Omar Briseno 17 days ago +1

      I was about to say….”who’s gonna tell him.” Lol

  • Diava Lite
    Diava Lite 18 days ago +1

    Hi Anthony, i have to say you won me back with this video and everything you talked about in it. The video title and everything was just exactly what i was feeling like when i finished listening to Kendrick's song. I have to say i was sceptical about what he was up to because he didn't release an album for such a long time and boy my impressions of what he was doing were completely wrong. It's exactly like you said it. this man is sweating blood, he pours everything into making this kind of music which takes immense amount of work and time to make. As a musicology major i have to say the amount of his technical prowess especially in understanding rhythm it's just not something anyone can utilize into making something as powerful as this track is. The way he dives into the first verse was just incredible. People have only a glimpse of an idea what a gifted musician he is. damn.. he's probably the most gifted out of all of the U.S. rappers and he still works just the hardest. Thank you for this video.

  • troy francis
    troy francis 15 days ago

    Been years since I’ve watched your videos. Your kendrick reviews are still class. 👌 Kendrick continues to drop magic 🪄.

    • nijuo joing
      nijuo joing 14 days ago +1

      Kendrick new album was not good. I don't want to see melon wearing his gold flannel for that album.

  • Scumbagdoug
    Scumbagdoug 18 days ago +62

    It’s wild that Anthony is actually on a manic tangent by himself and doesn’t even realize he’s been recording himself this whole time.

  • Skylar V Smith
    Skylar V Smith 17 days ago +8

    Kendrick was clearly rapping from Nipsey Hussle perspective in the third verse. How did this reviewer miss such an obvious creative choice Kendrick was making? He switched up his flow to rap to mimic Nipsey‘s cadence, his mannerisms, and his delivery. Having people like this talk and review black culture, who clearly doesn’t understand black culture is part of the problem and is one of the many things Kendrick was highlighting in his song. It’s okay to not understand but don’t speak as if you know when you clearly don’t know what you’re talking about.

    • happy gucci
      happy gucci 11 days ago

      I would have come for him or felt some type of way if he DID speak with authority on a culture that he clearly is not from ( not pretends to be from) He is a fan. Careful not to make a faux pas and imo is learning, FEELING and has a cultural awareness and hopefully sensitivity to Black Culture that has deepened. That is the power of Art.He rates Kendrick as an artist.
      That- I have no doubt.
      To see Kanye's face in there stirred something up in me- and as a fan of Ye- I see the analogy and am wrestling with what Kendrick was shone the spotlight on.
      That is the struggle of being in this world- wanting to transcend ALL limits but at what cost- to self and to win at a culture that hurts more than it helps? Or choose the path of the "Neo" Spiritual path and transcend the expectations that society places upon our minds,bodies,souls...? That life is more than materialism,consumerism... Are my actions advancing myself and my community- or do I surrender "to the evils of Luci"?... Am I losing myself in too much Self??
      I am happy to be reminded of how we create and participate in the society/ world in which we live...I am privileged to hear Kendrick's new reflections and follow him on his artistic/spiritual/ intellectual/ philosophical growth.
      I am glad he is back. Rate the man he is growing into.
      My IQ and Emotional Intelligence went up a few points.

    • Skylar V Smith
      Skylar V Smith 12 days ago

      @Fritz I agree with you. What we have to realize is our words have power especially when we have large platforms. I post a lot of content mainly on my Vimeo but some on my TheXvid. I have a extremely small following but I make sure everything I say is well researched and when I’m incorrect I the necessary corrections. The problem is far too many content creators like this guy poses their options as facts. I wouldn’t had a problem with what he said if that’s how he felt what Kendrick was says. However that’s not what he did. He spoke as if what he is saying is what Kendrick is saying by backing it up with facts that are not real. His words are misleading, there should be consequences for that.

    • Fritz
      Fritz 12 days ago +1

      Not to argue, but posting opinions is not a wrong thing. We're all too human and we're all too wrong, that doesn't mean you're not allowed to express what you feel, problem arises when you think everything you say IS THE RIGHT THING.

    • Skylar V Smith
      Skylar V Smith 16 days ago

      @Alex Corley I haven’t seen his Damn review. This is the first review I watched of his in years. I can’t remember what review he gave that made me turn away from his channel. I remember him being so off I felt disgusted giving him my time. I thought maybe I was misremembering his view so I gave him another chance only to see he still on the same BS. I think a clear sign he doesn’t know what he’s talking about is the fact for his channel to be as big as it is, it’s a bit telling that no rapper ever talks about him or make any references to his channel.

    • Alex Corley
      Alex Corley 16 days ago +1

      Have you seen his Damn. review? He can be a bit obtuse. He missed on hard on interpretations of DUCKWORTH. FEAR. and GOD. so he missed the albums concept entirely. I’d have to rewatch but a couple details I remember are that he suggested that cousin carls voice mail was put out there as truth with no refutation and the fear filled life described on fear is supposed to be something Kendrick suggesting as good thing. And then i remember that he thought he was asking god not to judge him on GOD. and he missed a big part of the story on DUCKWORTH. And thats the most straightforward track story that ties the album so he missed it all.
      Without the video on this one I could understand not seeing the Nipsy angle on a first few listens, but shit it’s right there with it. Bro is dense

  • Tariq Thomas
    Tariq Thomas 18 days ago +1929

    I love that an artist of Kendrick’s caliber and influence is calling for compassion and empathy.
    It means so much, especially for a world that feels so doomed half of the time.

    • Squatch Josh
      Squatch Josh 18 days ago

      @Geekylove 360 I already made the point that others weren't doing as good a job of it in my comment lol

    • Geekylove 360
      Geekylove 360 18 days ago

      @Squatch Josh
      Name me 3 - 5 other big mainstream artist calling for compassion whilst NOT talking smack about women and drugs and violence. I'll wait...

    • DevonEwyMusic
      DevonEwyMusic 18 days ago

      @Ridel Andino I feel like many here would say empathy for all
      And then the list would start getting shorter “actually except for pedophiles, bankers, politicians, police, parents, partners, people in the streets” and that alone demonstrates how quick we are to turn on our own desires and even potential to leave this world better than we found it.
      It’s why people say “this is why we can’t have nice things” because any chance we get to nitpick and actually tear something apart, we do it. That’s why we all have the ability to be sociopaths, and horrible, manipulative and leave others writhing in nothing but pain in trauma. But we don’t. Cause love does overpower in the end, I do truly believe love thrives. It has more of a natural balance than anger. There’s a reason people describe their anger like a fuse, and we know a fuse doesn’t burn forever.

    • DevonEwyMusic
      DevonEwyMusic 18 days ago

      @SSH point still stands. I feel like it even stands stronger being that Nipsey is gone, cause he couldn’t actually be here to deliver that message. But that message can be delivered vicariously through Kendrick. Accept it with an open mind and heart
      This is love. This whole video is love. A peculiar way of saying love yes, but it’s ever so valid.

    • DevonEwyMusic
      DevonEwyMusic 18 days ago +1

      Empathy for Ye
      I want this to be a thing. mental health is so important and I think everyone deserves the right to good mental health just like abortion rights. Not to say Ye doesn’t have the means to get that, but there’s a larger message we need to take from Ye struggling. He’s at that point where it’s not a question about whether or not he wants help, he needs it. And has my empathy and always will.
      Empathy for everyone. Empathy for the people who destroy us. Empathy for OJ? Empathy for will smith? He slapped someone on TV, it’s NOT the worst thing. All we need to do is just…try to understand each other.
      Can we all get behind that?

  • Sa ul
    Sa ul 17 days ago +24

    kendrick in this song in no way feels egotistical. “i want the hood to want me back” isn’t just applying to kendrick it also applies to the other faces. look what they done, jussie smolett wanted to be seen as a hero, Will wanted to be wanted by Jada, Kanye’s trust issues lead him to wanting to stay on his own. Kobe and Nipseys are the same, philanthropist and doing what they can to help the “hood” this song is bigger than kendrick. it’s about the culture

  • Trailer Park Art
    Trailer Park Art 18 days ago

    I think the amazing thing about this song, is watching the video brought me to tears. It was very emotional. But just hearing the song through the speakers is a totally different experience. He did an amazing job

  • Tinkle Me 4 [S]E.X
    Tinkle Me 4 [S]E.X 16 days ago

    Kendrick is so important, he’s able to make those who usually post meme comments give us well thought out praise & intellectual insights. incredible

  • [ T I A]-C0me 0ver L!ve

    Kendrick is so important, he’s able to make those who usually post meme comments give us well thought out praise & intellectual insights. incredible

  • andrew gould
    andrew gould 18 days ago +2242

    when Melon cries, it's different than when other people cry. he doesn't cry often, so you know when a piece of art is so cutting and REAL if it breaks him. that being said, AOTY this Friday

    • Richie
      Richie 11 days ago +1

      @Bacon McSizzle ok you win

    • prozacc
      prozacc 11 days ago

      LOL I WAS RIGHT HE GAVE IT AN 8

    • Bacon McSizzle
      Bacon McSizzle 11 days ago

      @Richie 16/10 it’s a double album. I was closer🏄‍♂️

    • Richie
      Richie 11 days ago +1

      @Bacon McSizzle I called it

    • Richie
      Richie 12 days ago

      @Bacon McSizzle maybe an 8

  • [FRANKIE] H0T Girl L!ve Cam

    Kendrick is so important, he’s able to make those who usually post meme comments give us well thought out praise & intellectual insights. incredible

  • ghost mall
    ghost mall 17 days ago +3

    That was a beautiful eulogy for Kendrick… So, which one of us is gonna tell melon he didn’t actually die?

  • Np X
    Np X 15 days ago +5

    Auntie diaries is going to go down as one of the most influential songs by a hip hop artist for the trans community. 🔥🔥

  • JColl
    JColl 18 days ago

    Fantano, thank you for these critiques. They make me feel less alone/outnumbered in my perspective of music and society. Much appreciated.

  • Tinkle Me 4 [S]E.X
    Tinkle Me 4 [S]E.X 16 days ago

    It’s evident how much heart (pun intended) Kendrick put in this track. An artist can release a single for chart numbers or the radio, but Kendrick always felt like an author with a message to convey. This song was rhythm and poetry at its finest.

  • Real Mckoy
    Real Mckoy 18 days ago +4

    Kendrick, I thank God for this guy!
    Kendrick and J Cole I can honestly say is definitely gifted with an extra touch of musicians skill .

  • Childish Regino
    Childish Regino 18 days ago

    It was beautiful.... I cried so hard while watching, then watched it again. So amazing! Kendrick is the ultimate mc!

  • yourboi44
    yourboi44 18 days ago

    I cried on the first listen I appreciated it the second. This is Kendrick elevated to a level I don’t think we have ever seen a artist.

  • RFCRORYMACWATP
    RFCRORYMACWATP 18 days ago

    I feel so glad to say ive saw k dot live n that was supporting eminem but Kendrick is just on another level and the dude is no one but himself n just drops when he wants turns up n blows us all away with pure art....we need him now more than ever!...damn im glad to be alive

  • annag cocl
    annag cocl 15 days ago

    Kendrick, I thank God for this guy! Kendrick and J Cole I can honestly say is definitely gifted with an extra touch of musicians skill .

  • James Taylor
    James Taylor 18 days ago +11

    Kendrick has had the facing death with content motif in his music since TPAB. In Mortal Man he explains how he himself is a mortal man and talks with another mortal man Tupac. One of the things mentioned is how he had 5 years in his career before he died and at that point Kendrick had been in the rap game for 5 years.

  • Dre Hardin
    Dre Hardin 15 days ago

    👑Kendrick was conducting an orchestra through this album. A seriously tense album 🔥
    The titles, concepts, lyrics, and production are nuanced, expensive and authentic.

  • Anete Konjo
    Anete Konjo 16 days ago

    The whole song is a masterpiece. It had me so emotional. Kendrick is the 🐐

  • comment maker
    comment maker 18 days ago

    what i love about kendrick’s music is the flexibility that comes with interpretation and meaning - i’ve spent the last day reading and learning about the real life implications of the lyrics with Nispey and Jussie and everyone else. yet, behind the reality references is this thematic web of stuff anyone can pull from.
    you being the 30 yo white music critic, you see it as a self-highlighting speech on k.dots purpose as an artist; his undying commitment in a seemingly impossible mission - as a young adult lad myself i take it as a very grey perspective of the world, but one where context allows optimism, how alternate perspective allows positivity within the dark BECAUSE i’m such a horrible nihilist, and my guy kendrick pulls me out that hole.
    i can see it as analysing the life of black celebrities, even celebrities in general - it’s a larger piece on the black collective - it’s like so many different things at once and it’s bloody genius

  • Isak Braut Øvrebø
    Isak Braut Øvrebø 18 days ago

    Kenrick's The Heart series has been amazing through and through, though I'd like to point out that The Heart part 3 will never in my opinion be anything less than his BEST song ever, my personal favorite out of all of his songs in his entire discography.

  • Holly
    Holly 18 days ago +2

    Hope things get better for you, keep your head up ❤️

    • Holly
      Holly 18 days ago

      @lynchmaleideal Agreed. This video got me F’ed up myself after seeing the red around his eyes.

    • lynchmaleideal
      lynchmaleideal 18 days ago +2

      I’m honestly surprised people didn’t pick up on this more, let’s hope he’s all okay

  • Sky
    Sky 18 days ago +628

    I don't think the third verse was meant to be from Kendrick's perspective. With the opening quote, it really feels like this album is going to be about Kendrick trying to approach different topics from other people's perspectives, and I think that the part was supposed to be from Nipsey's perspective, especially with the drums cutting out maybe representing the lack of a heartbeat.

    • Anyssa Moya
      Anyssa Moya 18 days ago

      I never made the connection of the drums cutting out and heartbeat stopping, that's a cool take
      Do you guys remember that leaked track about a year or two ago where Kendrick raps from perspectives of "things"?? IIRC he mentions the Jackson Five song ABC and MLK's "I Had A Dream" speech, and raps from the POV of the song and speech themselves. I think the concept of multiple persepctives is almost for sure going to be a cornerstone of this next album

    • Tu Pimp A Caterpillar
      Tu Pimp A Caterpillar 18 days ago

      Sounds like he’s reviewing the just track itself not so much the visuals

    • jamesvjcs
      jamesvjcs 18 days ago +1

      @justin ratio god "🤡" - 🤓" - 🤓

  • Cyrus Davidson
    Cyrus Davidson 18 days ago

    The way he got permission to use the individual files for I want you and tune them to his exact liking for the purpose of the song speaks volumes to his artistry. Marvin Gaye blend 🫠

  • sarah johnson
    sarah johnson 18 days ago

    Enjoyed your review, full of good points I hadn't considered. I hear your point that Kendrick expecting something (love) in return comes from a place of ego, but the piece didn't come across as egotistical to me.
    As you said, the point of the song is that things haven't changed. While Kendrick paints himself as the victim in the song, it's not that far fetched to imagine gun violence as his demise. Young Dolph was murdered in my city just a few months ago, the issue still feels ever present. Kendrick may also come across as having a 'Jesus moment' towards his murderer, but forgiveness is still the most radical way to address such violence. In a world where hurt people hurt people, we do need more people to stop and just forgive and love. I can understand his desperation at not feeling that love in return.

  • Nico Candela
    Nico Candela 18 days ago

    I think ultimately it’s about perspective. Kendrick asks us to look through his perspective while also himself attempting to look through others’ perspective within the song, specifically with Nipsey during the third verse. There’s more to this song of course but it’s imo the best of the Heart series

  • fat turkey
    fat turkey 17 days ago +4

    I'm kind of surprised that Anthony seems way more emotional when thinking about a song's lyrics to himself, rather than explaining/breaking them down for us.

  • Top Billin Villain
    Top Billin Villain 18 days ago

    I love the dichotomy of Fantano trying to understand Kendricks message, his understanding of it and also being honest from his view point. That being said. There will always be a missing point viewing it from that angle.

  • King 720s
    King 720s 17 days ago +1

    I literally cried this morning when I watched the video for the first time. Was hoping I wasn’t the only one

  • K Scott
    K Scott 18 days ago

    I have listened to some of Kendrick Lamar's music (and loved it) but when I heard this song I knew it was special. I guess from someone who has not fully appreciated (yet) rap music especially from GOATS like Kendrick I get surprised every time I hear his work.

  • aezidoubleu
    aezidoubleu 18 days ago +5

    This song was so incredible. This album is going to be groundbreaking

  • Lucas Tomato
    Lucas Tomato 18 days ago +400

    It’s evident how much heart (pun intended) Kendrick put in this track. An artist can release a single for chart numbers or the radio, but Kendrick always felt like an author with a message to convey. This song was rhythm and poetry at its finest.

    • Image Aristry
      Image Aristry 14 days ago +1

      Most great artist are story tellers, they tell a story about their time, their experience. Not only rap but art in general is suppose to make you feel something. We can’t even explain why it makes us feel, it just hits you, and it shows you the real state of the world or an ideal or a vision of the potential future.

    • axxus
      axxus 15 days ago

      classic R'n'P

    • I D K
      I D K 16 days ago +1

      Seen the damn tour is 100% worth it

    • Abhi Rupan
      Abhi Rupan 16 days ago +2

      @batman tf kinda take is this lmao

    • batman
      batman 16 days ago

      @Skyward he focuses too much on delivering a message and making his music sound deep that he forgets many basics.

  • Coffee and Tattoos
    Coffee and Tattoos 14 days ago

    I'm glad you talked about the video I watched it late at night and I literally thought I was hallucinating from lack of sleep. I almost made a note to make a psychiatric appointment 🤦🏽‍♀️

  • C. Harr
    C. Harr 18 days ago

    This track has hit the planet like a comet. People are TALKING! imagine where we will go after Friday. Thank you, Kendrick!

  • Pat_N_Black
    Pat_N_Black 18 days ago +1

    Can’t wait for this weekend. Ima have his album on steady repeat. Hopefully it will be worth the wait.

  • zuygj bnsv
    zuygj bnsv 15 days ago

    Kendrick, I thank God for this guy! Kendrick and J Cole I can honestly say is definitely gifted with an extra touch of musicians skill .

  • 4zarias
    4zarias 18 days ago +819

    I can’t even make a joke. This shit was truly fantastic.

    • Vlastislav Čokolino
      Vlastislav Čokolino 14 days ago

      @4zarias we're not on reddit my bro🤡

    • 4zarias
      4zarias 15 days ago

      @Vlastislav Čokolino You got ratio’d like 4 times I’m not the one takin the L here bozo😂

    • Vlastislav Čokolino
      Vlastislav Čokolino 15 days ago

      @4zarias L

    • 4zarias
      4zarias 15 days ago +1

      @Vlastislav Čokolino Womp looks like someone didn’t pay attention🤓

  • junktin
    junktin 18 days ago

    Production is great and the story he is telling is incredibly true and beautiful Kendrick really is a musical legend

    • Jesus Gonzalez
      Jesus Gonzalez 17 days ago

      Ain't that shit crazy tho rappers can spew thier hate all they want and the kids love them for it. Now let Dave Chapple tell a joke and he gets assaulted. It's like the bulk of rappers are tolerated when rapping outside the WOKE aganenda. But a comedian...Thats the difference between US and THEM bro we love fluffy for talking shit Carlos Mencia George Perez.

  • Andre Reeves
    Andre Reeves 18 days ago +1

    Just had my shorty over last night and put on the video. By the end I was crying and she was surprised. Seeing Nipseys face and hearing him speak thru Kendrick was beyond powerful

  • Glen Russell
    Glen Russell 18 days ago

    Kendrick needs us, and we need Kendrick! Its bittersweet to exist in a universe where this is true!

  • Dick Mountain
    Dick Mountain 18 days ago

    Kendrick is one of the few popular hip hop artists out there that still gives me hope for the culture

  • Ari Grey
    Ari Grey 18 days ago +758

    Listened so many times. last verse made me cry and I have not felt so much from a song in a while. Kendrick is once again reminding us that good art doesn't come out at lightning speed with a constant schedule and that there is a lot to gain from taking your time.

    • chris jct
      chris jct 17 days ago

      @Mike Hawk an album NEVER should take 5 years to come out, especially when he hasn't been doing ANYTHING in years besides the Black Panther thing 4 years ago

    • Indescribably Stasii
      Indescribably Stasii 18 days ago +1

      @Blonded Helmet he didnt take five years to make an album he took time to heal cause alot of his friends were dying from gang violence. On the song u from damn he was crying because his best friend who is in prison told him to watch over his brother and when kdot was on tour the brother he was suppose to watch was murdered along with three other friends. He was upset that he is trying to make music to change his inner circles lifes but only helps those who didn't grow up how he did.

    • Indescribably Stasii
      Indescribably Stasii 18 days ago +1

      @Hanad Ali that is your perspective. Some of us are emotionally attached to La staples so when they died suddenly we were devastated Kendrick rapping from nips point of view was powerful and Heart felt to those of us that understood nip to be a positive person and for him to be killed by someone in his own set was crazy. Street culture terrible

    • Hanad Ali
      Hanad Ali 18 days ago

      It’s not that good

    • Blonded Helmet
      Blonded Helmet 18 days ago

      or you can drop something in lighting speed and it can still be good

  • Ahmed
    Ahmed 18 days ago +5

    I believe this album is going to be all about the culture and the impactful people in the community (black community) and he's going to talk through their perspective or Kendrick's perspective about them, I remember there was a leaked song that had three stories to tell two of them about MJ and MLK, and in GKMC he talked about stories in his past and in TPAB he told us about his perspective and outsiders perspective on the black community and in DAMN he told us about what he was going through mentally so I think this album mostly going to be not about Kendrick or from Kendrick and that could explain why it's in the form of a novel or the two part CDs ( The CDs could mean it's two different eras or different kind of impactful people/'s personalities) and his blacked out profile photos in social media I can tell this album is going to be massive.

  • Kemal Erdemli
    Kemal Erdemli 18 days ago +6

    you enjoy the music when he's gone. but when he returns, you then realize how fuckin tremendous he is for the fans and the music itself.
    i'm sure if young and hungry biggie, hov and other mount rushmore rappers had the facilities that kendrick has, they would've made even better records than they already have but maybe it's because of I've grown up since then and learned to appreciate music in different ways, but kendrick, objectively has to be THE goat. literally nobody else has done it like him.

  • Justin Lewis
    Justin Lewis 18 days ago

    Fantano no lie… I feel the exact same way about this track everything you highlighted is the exact same things I did… even the repetition in chorus… and then the look at what I’ve done for you… 🔥🔥🔥

  • Kenneth Forte
    Kenneth Forte 18 days ago +1

    This is Respectable Melon man, I can tell that you understand, respect & actually care for the art & message

  • Julie Keast
    Julie Keast 18 days ago +543

    I think this song made me realize just how much I've missed Kendrick in the past couple of years but this song made the wait well worth it.

    • RandomHuman?
      RandomHuman? 17 days ago +4

      @Pyrocinic number 1 hater💀

    • Pyrocinic
      Pyrocinic 18 days ago +1

      Mid song

    • Austin Barker
      Austin Barker 18 days ago +7

      I can’t even put into words how desperate I am for this album to come out

  • Jacob Robert Jude Gregan

    It seems like he cleared the air so he can cover new ground on this next album. He seems to have grown quite a lot spiritually and I can only imagine the things he’s going to get across. He’s maturing! Life does that to people.

  • Maxwell Talley
    Maxwell Talley 18 days ago +3

    God damn, when Kendrick morphs into Nipsey and starts talking to his family about how he’s in heaven. I fucking LOST IT.
    I missed music making me feel this way, and I’m not sure there could be more hype now for this new album.

  • Tropical99
    Tropical99 18 days ago +1

    Phenomenal performance by Kendrick Lamar. Great video and message.

  • Charlie Hill
    Charlie Hill 18 days ago +1

    Even when you're complementary towards Kendrick you still find a way to tell us how much you hate DAMN. 😭💀

  • Oops, all beets!
    Oops, all beets! 18 days ago +414

    Mad respect and love for Anthony and Kendrick, two GOATs not afraid to show their vulnerable side

    • justin ratio god
      justin ratio god 18 days ago

      Lendrick Lamars new single is MID! + BLACK + Lil Dicky better + Shawn Cee better + this u? 🧑🏿‍🌾🧑🏿‍🌾🤓🤓👶👶

    • Dee Znauts
      Dee Znauts 18 days ago +10

      Fantano THE 🐐 no 🧢

    • Blade Maktar
      Blade Maktar 18 days ago +2

      @Hanzo Trolls????

    • Hanzo
      Hanzo 18 days ago +15

      Ignore the trolls you're right 100%

    • G
      G 18 days ago +11

      Anthony is not a goat dawg WTF

  • Kyle Bookout
    Kyle Bookout 18 days ago

    Great analysis! A song that just about knocked me and countless others out. Imagine an interview with Anthony and Kendrick.

  • Pablo Guzmán Ruiz
    Pablo Guzmán Ruiz 18 days ago +1

    Absolutely amazing. An absolute privilege to live through this.

  • Jose Garcia
    Jose Garcia 15 days ago +1

    You're not just a guy lovin' Kedrick's bars out of white guilt!!! Dude, own accountability is not a bad word: word is not divided by the oppressed and the oppressor, and Lamar is quite aware of that. He is insightful and sharp. it's unbelievable that when someone offers a non-manichaean view on things, everybody jumps on to wag the polarized badge.

  • niddg viiut
    niddg viiut 10 days ago

    even when I'm likely to enjoy them. That's depression for you. But this album release is going to be an event for me. I'm going to listen to it as soon as I find enough free time.

  • Tyler Gregory
    Tyler Gregory 18 days ago +233

    If you’ve seen any of his interviews before and after DAMN dropped, especially the Rick Rubin interview, this performance is not surprising. He is literally obsessed with making music, he doesn’t ever stop. He would not release anything that is not up to his standards, and according to his own words, concepts that he came up with can take years to come to fruition. He continuously evolves into a greater person, which evolves him into a greater artist. This album coming out Friday may very well be the best album of all time. He spent 5 years crafting this body of work, it’s not like he spent 6 months on it starting in 2021.

    • Gashacybin
      Gashacybin 18 days ago +26

      @justin ratio god ik ur a bot but using the word black as if its another thing u can ratio people with is a new low

    • Tyler Gregory
      Tyler Gregory 18 days ago +2

      @SHOTTY Was it?? That’s my mistake and that also makes a lot of sense, considering I don’t think DAMN is mentioned

    • SHOTTY
      SHOTTY 18 days ago +4

      The Rick Rubin interview was prior to DAMN. Though

    • justin ratio god
      justin ratio god 18 days ago

      Lendrick Lamars new single is MID! + BLACK + Lil Dicky better + Shawn Cee better + this u? 🧑🏿‍🌾🧑🏿‍🌾🤓🤓👶👶