I pimped a butterfly

Rap music is culturally black music. We say what is on our mind and our hearts, give or take rhythm we care less. We voice out our feelings, tell our story and incite discovery of identity, change, purpose and sometimes inadvertently our disabilities.
I was very eager to listen to Kendrick’s new album. The title of the album and tracks caught my mind. I was blown away and proud as his momma would have been. He could not have been ‘the biggest hypocrite of 2015’, I am sure some African leader would beat him to it with a big margin.
There have been many movements and what I would like to call agitations, from as far as I can remember the times of Martin Luther, to change negative black image but it seems to be like the melanin too thick to wash away. Kendrick touches on many issues apparent in predominantly American black societies (like in Institutionalized, These Walls), took us back to where we coming from by painting a picture of where we should be headed (like in King Kunta, i) and then uses the rest to talk about himself (reflections, aspirations and projections like in Complexion (a Zulu love), hood politics) and then inspire hope and every positive traits that could come with it (like in the blacker the berry). When he is all said and done you would appreciate his passion, talent and skill.
I can’t put a description to what a J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar album collaboration would be like, heck! I would not even try.


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