Listen to Kendrick Lamar's Black Rage Anthem 'The Blacker the Berry'

Kendrick Lamar just released the blackest rap song of the year so far, "The Blacker the Berry." It's produced by Boi-1Da, has a hook sung by dancehall star Assassin and a tough beat that's the perfect accomplice for the nonstop gut punch of his lyrics. On the heels of his now Grammy-winning self-love anthem "i," this is a meaningful chess move for the times.


It's really the essence of legit rage and there's a lot here. I'll be digesting this for a minute.

"I'm African-American/ I'm African, black as the moon, heritage of a small village/ Pardon my residence/ Came from the bottom of mankind/ My hair is nappy, my dick is big/ My nose is rounded wide/ You hate me don't you?/ You hate my people, your plan is to terminate my culture/ You're fuckin' evil/ I want you to recognize that I'm a proud monkey."

"I'm black as the name of Tyrone and Darius/ Excuse my French, but fuck you/ No, fuck y'all"



Initial reaction: it's amazing.

By the way, Kendrick Lamar's album is finished, because Cookie said so.

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Clover Hope

oh yeah, also multi-layered, considering he said this