KENDRICK LAMAR’s Response to Racism Is Epic

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♪Music♪, right from its inception has been used as a medium to spread informants across borders. Bob Dylan did that, Bob Marley did so, John Lennon did same, have used music to gush out their sentiments. They simply used their scarce ability to write insightful songs to ensure a creation of a required awareness. Rap is more blatant and unedited because most rappers had to go through the hard life proving how strong they were on being lyricists from the core. Common is a conscious rap king. It used to be the generation of KRS-One, Rakim, TuPac Shakur, Eminem, Lauryn Hill and Nasir Jones executing this at their own flows, style and rhythm but the world of rap now has a new set. The set of J. Cole, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. These guys are realistic story tellers, through rap they speak on and against the varying issues of society. They are not too much of rapping about sex and the greens. Even if they do so, its to satisfy a mixed variety. Their style of dissing is needed to ensure necessary competition but does not have guns like the era of Notorious B.I.G.

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Globalization and modernization seems to be doing little in closing the boundaries created by the varying skin colors of the human race. Racism is not an exception. Kendrick Lamar Duckworth released “To Pimp a Butterfly” early 2015 and its an album more realistic. In the album lies “The Blacker The Berry“, a song strictly screaming up to the whole world how Lamar is proud being tagged a monkey just because he is BLACK. He gives a unique reaction and wears all the features that are used in attacking the black man with pride. Below is the lyrics of a song that battles any racist against black.

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Kendrick Lamar – The Blacker The Berry lyrics

Everything black, I don’t want black.
I want everything black, I ain’t need black.
Some white some black, I ain’t mean black.
I want everything black. [x2]

Six in the morning, fire in the street.
Burn, baby burn, that’s all I wanna see.
And sometimes I get off watchin’ you die in vain.
It’s such a shame they may call me crazy.
They may say I suffer from schizophrenia or something.
But homie you made me.
Black don’t crack my nigga.

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I’m the biggest hypocrite of 2015.
Once I finish this, witnesses will convey just what I mean.
Been feeling this way since I was 16, came to my senses.
You never liked us anyway, f**k your friendship, I meant it.
I’m African-American, I’m African.
I’m black as the moon, heritage of a small village.
Pardon my residence.
Came from the bottom of mankind.
My hair is nappy, my dick is big, my nose is round and wide.
You hate me don’t you?
You hate my people, your plan is to terminate my culture.
You’re f**kin’ evil I want you to recognize that I’m a proud monkey.
You vandalize my perception but can’t take style from me.
And this is more than confession.
I mean I might press the button just so you know my discretion.
I’m guarding my feelins, I know that you feel it.
You sabotage my community, making a killing.
You made me a killer, emancipation of a real nigga.

[Pre-Hook:]
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.
The blacker the berry, the bigger I shoot.

[Hook:]
I said they treat me like a slave, call me black.
Woi, we feel a whole heap of pain, call we black.
And man a say they put me in a chain, call we black.
Imagine now, big gold chain full of rocks.
How you no see the whip, left scars pon’ me back.
But now we have a big whip, parked pon’ the block.
All them say we doomed from the start, cah’ we black.
Remember this, every race start from the block, just remember that.

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I’m the biggest hypocrite of 2015.
Once I finish this, witnesses will convey just what I mean.
I mean, it’s evident that I’m irrelevant to society.
That’s what you’re telling me, penitentiary would only hire me.
Curse me till I’m dead.
Church me with your fake prophesyzing that.
I’mma be just another slave in my head.
Institutionalize manipulation and lies.
Reciprocation of freedom only live in your eyes.
You hate me don’t you?
I know you hate me just as much as you hate yourself.
Jealous of my wisdom and cards I dealt.
Watching me as I pull up, fill up my tank, then peel out.
Muscle cars like pull ups, show you what these big wheels ’bout,
ah
Black and successful, this black man meant to be special.
CAT scans on my radar bitch, how can I help you?
How can I tell you I’m making a killing?
You made me a killer, emancipation of a real nigga.

[Pre-Hook]
[Hook]

I’m the biggest hypocrite of 2015.
When I finish this if you listening sure you will agree.
This plot is bigger than me, it’s generational hatred.
It’s genocism, it’s grimy, little justification
I’m African-American, I’m African.
I’m black as the heart of a fuckin’ Aryan.
I’m black as the name of Tyrone and Darius.
Excuse my French but f**k you — no, f**k y’all.
That’s as blunt as it gets, I know you hate me, don’t you?
You hate my people, I can tell cause it’s threats when I see you.
I can tell cause your ways deceitful.
Know I can tell because you’re in love with the Desert Eagle.
Thinking maliciously, he get a chain then you gone bleed him.
It’s funny how Zulu and Xhosa might go to war.
Two tribal armies that want to build and destroy.
Remind me of these Compton Crip gangs that live next door.
Beefin’ with Piru’s, only death settle the score.
So don’t matter how much I say I like to preach with the Panthers.
Or tell Georgia State “Marcus Garvey got all the answers”
Or try to celebrate February like it’s my B-Day.
Or eat watermelon, chicken, and Kool-Aid on weekdays.
Or jump high enough to get Michael Jordan endorsements.
Or watch BET cause urban support is important.
So why did I weep when Trayvon Martin was in the street?
When gang banging make me kill a nigga blacker than me?
Hypocrite!

Achaab Daniel Abalansa
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Twitter: @AcHaaB_dAn
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