June 17, 1987 in Compton
Compton, California, United States
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is from Compton, California and known as an American hip hop recording artist. His rapping starter under the moniker K-Dot and a mixtape got him local attention and led to him signing with the Carson-based independent record label called Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). He made the Kendrick Lamar EP in 2009, followed the critically acclaimed O(verly) D(edicated) in 2010. He is also known as a member of the Black Hippy collective along with Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q.
3 months ago
Kendrick is just trying to show the truth behind an unhealthy relationship by being raw and sharing his personal struggles between wanting an unhealthy physical relationship based off of sex, phyiscal touch and sight ("fatal attraction is common and what we have common is pain")and between keeping it real and building a relationship off of communication ("communication save relation") Throughout the song he shares his mental struggle of wanting to give in to his human nature or trying to stick it out for this girl he really likes. Because the definition of poetic justice is the fact of experiencing a fitting or deserving retribution for ones actions. And kendrick knows this so to stay accountable with himself he puts it it in a song. "But i could never right my wrongs 'less i write it down for real". The flower hes talking about is the relationship and hes asking; how can you trust it if it was grown in a dark room, basically off of the wrong foundation and intentions. And he knows so many people struggle with this so he wrote this in hopes of saving others relationships "breathe slow and you will find gold mines in these lines"