Kendrick Lamar, one of hip-hop’s legends-in-the-making, chats with SoulCulture about his verse on The Heart Pt. 2, designating it as his favorite, “hands down.” Sure enough, this song is the reason I’m a fan of Kendrick’s. It’s one of those rare, raw and passionate hip-hop songs…never to be duplicated, only frequently enjoyed. Enjoy.
“Sittin’ in the studio, thinkin’ about which mood would go right now. Freestyle or write down…whatever. And still to come up clever, I just need to free my thoughts and Lord knows that I know better. But I ain’t perfect. I ain’t seen too many churches or know them testament verses. You should either hear me now or go deaf. Or end up dead, die trying and know death. Might end up dead, swallow blood, swallow my breath. F*** a funeral, just make sure you pay my music respect, n**ga.”
If you haven’t heard his Overly Dedicated EP, I suggest you quit depriving yourself.