Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5 (download). The new song comes just as we await the release of his forthcoming album, Mr Morale & The Big Steppers. The project follows up his Grammy-winning project DAMN.
This is Lso first time a solo K-Dot track has been listed as a pgLang release, in conjunction with TDE, on streaming services.
A music video was released alongside the track. The clip, directed by Dave Free and Kendrick Lamar, has Lamar’s face morphing into the likes of O.J. Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Kobe Bryant, Will Smith and Nipsey Hussle.
The shape-shifting visual starts with the quote “I am. All of us,” which is attributed to oklama, a nickname that the Pulitzer-winning rapper has been using in recent months.
As I get a little older, I realize life is perspective and my perspective may differ from yours,” Kendrick opens the song. “I want to say thank you to everyone that’s been down with me. All my fans, all my beautiful fans, anyone who’s ever gave me a lesson. All my people.”
Throughout the video, Lamar’s face takes the shape of other celebrities, and as Lamar’s face swaps to that of West, he spits the line “friends bipolar” at the 1:55 mark. His face also molds into those of OJ Simpson, Jussie Smollett, Will Smith, Kobe Bryant, and the aforementioned Hussle. The Nipsey portion of the video features Kendrick spit the line “and Sam I be watching over you,” as he raps from the perspective of the late rapper, and throws out an apparent ode to his brother Samiel Asghedom, a.k.a. Blacc Sam.
Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5 (download) below.