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Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker The Berry

  • Artist: Kendrick Lamar
  • Track: The Blacker The Berry
  • Producer: Boi-1da and Terrace Martin
  • Album: To Pimp a Butterfly

On Sunday, Kendrick Lamarpicked up two GRAMMY awards for 2014 single i. Today, with guns blazing, he set fire to the internet. To celebrate the much-deserved wins with his fans, TDE's bread and butter emcee has released a brand new record, The Blacker The Berry. Undoubtedly inspired by American author Wallace Thurman's 1929 novel (and a popular lyric from Tupac's Keep Ya Head Up), this is a fierce, hard charging record, produced by Boi-1da and Terrace Martin, that tackles race relations in America. "I came from the bottom of mankind. My hair is nappy, my dick is big, my nose is round," spits the Compton native, like a great comedian, self-deprecating and overtly honest. One listen won't be enough. Two won't cut it, either. Start with five or six, and then go from there. And for those wondering what Kendrick's forthcoming, untitled new album will sound like, rest assured, that sweet, sweet juice is on the way.



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