Everything You Will Love in Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5”

Everything You Will Love in Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5”

Kendrick Lamar once again proving he’s the GOAT with The Heart Part 5, swooning both fans and non-fans with culture-rich raps.

As you may know, fans have been excited for Kendrick Lamar’s upcoming album “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers”. However, and to everyone’s surprise, the rapper decided to release one track ahead of the schedule! 

On May 8, Kendrick Lamar dropped “The Heart Part 5” video. If you are a fan then you ought to know this but here’s to those who don’t. “The Heart” series is a continuation series Kendrick has been doing since 2010. The tracks never belong to any album and he releases it sporadically throughout his career. So, this is no surprise really but it did surprise us!

In The Heart Part 5, the rapper employs a sample of Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”. It reflects on his life and the lives of other well-known Black men which is the overall theme of the song.

But let’s not stop there because the music video becomes a hot trending topic! Thanks to the deepfake technology, Kendrick Lamar morphs into O.J. Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Will Smith, Kobe Bryant, and Nipsey Hussle in this video. 

He means it to show that Kendrick Lamar’s story is not his alone. On the other hand, there are many out there that live like him. As you can expect from the rapper, the song is full of deep messages. If not careful, you might miss a lot of these things the first time around. 

Some of them we noticed are:

Will Smith’s Oscar Slap Reference

Kendrick Lamar raps “In the land where hurt people hurt more people / F*ck callin’ it culture,” as a reference to Smith expressing hurt over Rock’s joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Paying Respect to Kobe Bryant

“Reflectin’ on my life and what I done / Paid dues, made rules, change outta love,” he raps as a nod to Bryant’s outstanding NBA achievements and contributions to the sports world.

Message to Nipsey Hussle’s Brother, Blacc Sam

Kendrick Lamar was close to Nipsey Hussle when the rapper was alive. And through this video, he gave a message to his late friend’ brother, Blacc Sam, to continue his older brother’s legacy. He says, “And Sam, I’ll be watchin’ over you / Make sure my kids watch all my interviews / Make sure you live all the dreams we produce / Keep that genius in your brain on the move.”

Next reading in Entertainment, Kendrick Lamar’s 5th Album “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers”

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