Kendrick Lamar is making a powerful statement in his latest video for ‘Alright,’ rapping about war based on apartheid and discrimination.
In the video, released on Tuesday evening, the Compton rapper starts off screaming loudly, followed by his intro: “I remember you was conflicted, misusing your influence. Sometimes I did the same, abusing my power full of resentment, resentment that turned into a deep depression.”
Director Colin Tilley tells MTV that he “wanted to have this m.A.A.d. city concept in there first. It basically shows the state of everything that’s going on in the world right now. It’s also showing how one man can basically spread positivity through all of the madness that’s going on and how everything is gonna be alright.”
When the beat drops, Lamar can be seen bumping in a car with his boys ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock. “Tell me who the bitch ni**a hatin’ on me? / Jumping on my dick, but this dick ain’t free,” he raps.
At one point in the 7 minute video, the Compton native delivers some dope stunts, including floating through the sky and standing on a light pole in Los Angeles.
But the tone shifts at the end of the video, when Lamar gets shot and falls several feet from the top of a light pole. “It shows that, at the end of the day, we’re all human and that nobody’s untouchable,” the director said. “Whenever anyone’s life is being played with – whether it’s on camera or in real life – it’s a touchy subject. So, that’s why we chose to make it more of a fantasy and make it more like a dream – not necessarily a good dream or a bad dream. In that particular scene, it’s definitely a bad dream. So, we didn’t want to use a real gun. I felt like the police with his fingers as a gun was much more powerful.”
Check out the video below.
Remy Ma And Chris Brown Team Up To Celebrate Black Women
An ode to the pretty brown girls … yasssss!
Remy Ma is showing love to the girls that need it most with her new single “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)” featuring Chris Brown. Sampling of Mint Condition’s “Breaking My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)”, the song gives all the nostalgia feels with an updated tweak by Ma who declares her empowering look at self-love. “As a proud black woman, I wanted to highlight black women and celebrate our beauty and strength,” Remy stated in a press release obtained by HH.
What’s also special about the track is the fact that Remy invited fans via her socials to choose the cover art for “Melanin Magic,” as she wanted to broaden the conversation about ‘inner and outer beauty while celebrating both.’ Here’s the winner…
You can stream and purchase “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)” here: http://smarturl.it/MelaninMagic and cop Remy’s forthcoming album 7 Winters & 6 Summers when it drops later this year.
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