Kendrick Lamar dropped his new single, “The Heart Pt. 5.”
Social media is going wild, especially since he also dropped a visual with it. In the video, Kendrick raps from the perspective of prominent Black celebrities like Kanye West, Will Smith, and OJ Simpson. Kendrick also rapped from the POV of the late greats, Kobe Bryant and Nipsey Hussle.
In the part where K. Dot “transformed” to Nipsey, he speaks to the “Hustle And Motivate” rapper’s family. Kendrick even sent a message to the man accused of killing Nipsey, Eric Holder. He raps, “I seen the pain in your pupil when that trigger had squeezed/And though you did me gruesome, I was surely relieved/ I completed my mission, wasn’t ready to leave/ But fulfilled my days, my Creator was pleased.”
Nipsey’s team showed Kendrick, love. J. Stone and The Marathon Store shared the Nipsey clip from the video. Lauren London, Nip’s partner, also shared her approval of the video by reposting it and said, “powerful art.”
Take a look:
Check out some social media reactions:
When Kendrick Lamar turned into Nip and Kobe pic.twitter.com/0yGZcdjMXE
— Chris (@__chris22__) May 9, 2022
I hope Kendrick Lamar hopefully triggers a cultural reset in Rap. Too many guys think they’re good, They aren’t. Too many guys think they run this shit, they don’t.
— RNB TOMI (@rnbtomi) May 9, 2022
I just finished this new Kendrick Video
— Denzel Curry (@denzelcurry) May 9, 2022
A close look at Kendrick Lamar writing down his bars for "The heart part 5" pic.twitter.com/T0numRrJZj
— They Want Me Dead Like Pac (@KingMosesDaGod) May 9, 2022
Kendrick’s new album, Mr Morale And The Big Steppers is out on May 13th.