Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Track Name: The Blacker the Berry
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I mean. What can really be said about this song by Kendrick Lamar?
Possibly the best ‘single’ released in the year 2015, on one of the Best Albums we have ever heard in the world of Hip Hop. (To Pimp A Butterfly) There are so many sick verses in this one, but we wanna take a moment to focus on the heart of an Aryan. Just what do you think is inside their hearts, other than pure hate?
Hate, is usually described as ‘dark energy’, as negative, rather than positive. It’s black, almost blacker than anything.
How ironic, that inside the Heart of an Aryan, is such black, darkness.
The very thing they hate. Blackness. Kendrick’s pen is so poetic, and some people will overlook it because he gets that mainstream attention. Every blue moon they seem to get it right.
I said they treat me like a slave, cah’ me black
Woi, we feel a whole heap of pain, cah’ we black
And man a say they put me inna chains, cah’ we black
Imagine now, big gold chains 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, jus ‘member dat
Fully commenting on the black experience in Amerikkka, we get what we need. “This plot is bigger than me, it’s generational hatred” – we have to know what we’re up against. To understand how Hip Pop came about, and how we as the audience have a responsibility to tune into what matters. Not just what entertains us. Lyrically, this track is everything.
Thank you Kendrick.
We all needed this – 5 Fists
I’m the biggest hypocrite of 2015
When I finish this if you listenin’ then 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