I won’t front. For some reason, I missed the bus on Kendrick Lamar. It’s not like I didn’t see him though. I heard the buzz from Overly Dedicated, saw the Dr. Dre co-sign, and even wrote about the 2011 XXL Freshman cover. But still, some kinda way Kendrick Lamar’s music always got filed in the “listen to it later” pile (Hey, a person can only listen to so much right?).
Well, today I finally got a chance to listen. That chance came in the form of “HiiiPoWer” (off his upcoming project Section 80). With J. Cole behind the boards, the Compton MC proved that I may have really been missing out.
“Visons of Martin Luther staring at me/Malcome X put a hex on my future, someone catch me/I falling victim to a revolutionary song/The Serengeti’s clone/Back to put you backstabbers back on your spinal bone/You slip you disc when I slid you my disc/You wanted to diss but jumped on my dick…”