“The Blacker The Berry” by Kendrick Lamar (2015)

The two lead up singles to To Pimp A Butterfly got dragged by a large chunk of the internet. It’s important to remember that, considering how lauded the album eventually became. The internet can be a horrible place sometimes…correction; the internet is a horrible place most of the time. “I” was criticized because it fairly… Read More “The Blacker The Berry” by Kendrick Lamar (2015)

“Backseat Freestyle” by Kendrick Lamar (2012)

Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle” is the Black male ego run unchecked…and it’s awesome. In my previous Kendrick post, I mentioned how hip-hop has a swagger that, as a Black man, makes me feel unstoppable in the right context. Certain artists do that for me: Jay, Kanye, Talib Kweli. Ballers have that swagger too: J.R. Smith,… Read More “Backseat Freestyle” by Kendrick Lamar (2012)