The Heart Lamar Analysis

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“Thirty millions later, my future favors/The legendary status of a hip-hop rhyme savior”, Kendrick Lamar boasts at the start of promotional single “The Heart Part 4”, evoking his prominence in the rap world. It’s often considered common knowledge that the Compton golden child is heralded as the world’s best rapper; as of his last two releases, it’s safe to say that this ideology has not shifted in the slightest, and shows that he is as war-ready as he’s ever been. Following the introspective start to his fourth installation in “The Heart” series, Lamar goes on a poking spree, challenging his opposition to the furthest extent. “Go celebrate with your team and let victory vouch you/Just know, the next game played I might slap the shit out…show more content…
He opens the song abrasively, reminiscing on aspects of his Compton childhood and goes on the bare the distinction between his present and past. (“I remember syrup sandwiches and crime allowances/Finesse a nigga with some counterfeits/But now I’m countin’ this/Parmesan where my accountant lives”) These lines entail the ride that Lamar has been on from day one, from a young kid surrounded by all variations of violence in one of the most crime-ridden and notorious cities in California, to a successful, musical visionary that has taken the world by storm one song a time. Released alongside a set of remarkable visuals, the music video for “HUMBLE” sets him into his own category based on overall creativity let alone an argument of superiority solely revolving around music. Dressed in a gaudy preacher’s robe to open it up, Kendrick howls to the moon and sets a tone for the unapologetically boastful cut. Settings in the video transition rapidly, starting out in a cash-filled room in which Kendrick shoots a cash gun while laying down on a table covered in cash, only to add more cash to the
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