June 17, 1987 in Compton
Compton, California, United States
Kendrick Lamar (born June 17, 1987) is a rapper from Compton, California and is a member of Black Hippy collective along with members Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q. His music is largely influenced by the works of 2Pac, Jay-Z, Nas and DMX. Debuted in 2003 with the Youngest Head Nigga in Charge mixtape as K-Dot, it lead to his signing with TDE. He released the Kendrick Lamar EP in 2009, the critically acclaimed O(verly) D(edicated) mix tape in 2010, a 2011 digital album Section.80, released under Top Dawg Entertainment, and most recently good kid, m.A.A.d city on October 22, 2012.
Thoughts on Songs with Kendrick Lamar
1 year ago
Well not sure but Travis Scott said he came out with the song during the darkest period of his life. I don’t think it’s a love song. Song talks about putting that pussy on a pedestal to die for, video shows dolla dolla bills around pole dancers and goosebumps manifested that he needs the Heimlich. Seems like the supreme power that desire holds when desire gets ahold of you.
2 years 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"