Kendrick Lamar has been killing the Hip Hop game for a while now. The TDE front runner has bridged the gap between underground and mainstream. With his 11 Grammy nominations, he’s due to make an impact this year.
With all the work he has put in this with his most recent album “To Pimp a Butterfly” it’s time for him to enjoy the fruits of his labour.
Kendrick has had an opportunity that many Americans can only dream of. He went to the Whitehouse in Washington, DC and got to meet president Obama. The two me from different worlds sat down and talked about the need for young people to have mentors in their lives and other issue facing inner cities.
It’s good to see young artist like Kendrick Lamar showing an interest in uplifting communities. There’s a of lot Hip Hop out there that glorifies the negativity. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a time and a place for that. Some of it is a depiction of what they see in their communities. But some of it goes too far and helps perpetuate the problems. Kendrick is much more mature than his years. He’s feels a deep responsibility to give back to those less fortunate. He’s got a little of Pac in him if you ask me.
If you listen to his album “To Pimp a Butterfly” you can see in his lyrics that not only is he aware of the struggles and issues going on in America today, but he wants to take action to change things. He’s not calling for a revolution or anything. I’m glad because this man has the ear and heart of the youth. His words carry a lot of weight with his fans, and he has plenty. But you never know… maybe he’ll call us to take on the Whitehouse. Run up in there and it can gown down like on his album cover. Come to think of it, that would be a pretty dope movie!