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Monday, February 9, 2015

***NEW MUSIC*** FIRE..Kendrick Lamar "The Blacker the Berry


WOW! Feeling it all from the promo single visuals...lyrics. Everything! I must say I was a bit perturbed when Kendrick Lamar made statements in an interview with Billboard magazine which basically "victim blamed" those who were being murdered;

Quote:

Michael Brown should never have been killed, but he went on to say "but when we don't have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us? It starts from within. Don't start with just a rally, don't start from looting—it starts from within."

Now Kendrick releases the track "The Blacker the Berry" which is the name of a novel by one Wallace Thurman, and it is Fire! The track was produced by by Boi-1da and Terrace Martin and bangs!! (HeadNod) Add in the Reggae verse presented by Reggae artist: "Assasin" and it's Bananas!!!! 

Although I do not like the N word, I do understand that it is still a word that is used for expression by some., however, I hope one day we can find another word because to me, it just nullifies the message! And the message in this song seems to point fingers at those who see a brother as their enemy and are STILL out here killing those who look just like them, all the while speaking truth to power to white supremacy and shedding light on Police Violence and Murder! 

Anywhoo, the track was craftily presented by Taraji Henson of "Empire" fame.  check out the Track and let me know what you think! 

LYRICS:
Everything black, I don't want black
I want everything black, I ain't need black
(?) on black, I ain't mean black
I want everything black

Everything black, I don't want black
I want everything black, I ain't need black
(?) on black, I ain't mean black
I want everything black

Six in the morning, fire in the street
Burn baby burn, that's all I wanna see
And sometimes I get off watching you die in vain
It's such a shame they make 'em crazy
They may say I suffer from schizophrenia or something but (?) made me
Black don't crack my nigga

[Verse 1]
I'm the biggest hypocrite in 2015
Once I finish this, witnesses will convey just what I mean
Been feeling this way since I was 16, came to my senses
You never liked us anyway, fuck your friendship, I meant it
I'm African-American, I'm African
I'm 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 round and wide
You hate me don't you?
You hate my people, your plan is to terminate my culture
You fuckin' (?) I want you to recognize I'm a proud monkey
You vandalize my perception but can't take (?) from me
And this is more than confession
I mean I might just press the button so you know my discretion
I'm guardin' my feelin's, I know that you feel it
You sabotaged my community, makin' a killin'
You made me a killer, emancipation of a real nigga

[Bridge]
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
The blacker the berry, the bigger I shoot
I said treat me like a slave, call me black
(?), call me black
My master said put me in a chain, call me black
I'm marginal, big old chain full of rocks
(?) whip (?)
But all we have is big whips on the block
(?) goons (?), call me black
Remember this, every rap star from the block (?)

[Verse 2]
I'm the biggest hypocrite in 2015
Once I finish this, witnesses will convey just what I mean
I mean it's evident I'm irrelevant to society
That's what you're telling me, penitentiary would only hire me
Curse me till I'm dead
Church me with your fake prophesyzing that I'mma be another slave in my head
Institutionalize my (?) in lies
Reciprocation of freedom only live in your eyes
You hate me don't you?
I know you hate me just as much as you hate yourself
Jealous of my wisdom and cards I dealt
Watchin' me as I pull up, fill up my tank then peel out
Muscle cars like pull ups, show you what these big wheels bout
I'm black and successful, this black man meant to be special
CAT scans on my radar bitch, how can I help you?
How can I tell you that I'm making a killin'?
You made me a killer, emancipation of a real nigga

[Bridge]
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
The blacker the berry, the bigger I shoot
I said treat me like a slave, call me black
(?), call me black
My master said put me in a chain, call me black
I'm marginal, big old chain full of rocks
(?) whip (?)
But all we have is big whips on the block
(?) goons (?), call me black
Remember this, every rap star from the block (?)

[Verse 3:]
I'm the biggest hypocrite in 2015
When I finish this if you listenin' I'm sure you will agree
This plot is bigger than me, it's generational hatred
It's genocism, it's grimy, little justification
I'm African-American, I'm African
I'm black as the heart of a fuckin' Aryan
I'm black as the name of Tyrone and Dareous
Excuse my French but fuck you, fuck ya'll
That's as blunt as it gets
I know you hate me, don't you?


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