Kendrick Lamar – The Blacker The Berry
JESUS CHRIST, Y’ALL.
People who were worried about “i” signaling a turn toward pop music weren’t listening closely enough. There’s a definite revolutionary spirit at the heart of the self-love anthem. But Kendrick came and made a song that spells out his feelings in explicit detail for those of us on the slower end.
“The Blacker The Berry” is simply everything. Lyrically dense, riotously angry, wryly self-deprecating. And all wrapped up in Kendrick’s charismatic delivery.
As if that wasn’t enough, the Boi-1da production absolutely slaps. Here’s an overtly political rant of a track that won’t kill the mood at a party. Only K-Dot and D’Angelo can pull that off.