Proper earlier than he dropped DAMN., Kendrick Lamar launched a non-album monitor known as “The Coronary heart Half 4,” the fourth in a long-running sequence of loosies. And now, 5 days earlier than the discharge of his obvious double-LP Mr. Morale & The Large Steppers, Kendrick is again with “The Coronary heart Half 5.” It’s a decidedly sparse and funky monitor, one which places a vivid highlight on Okay.Dot’s verse.
The music additionally arrives with a video directed by Kendrick and Dave Free that’s only a close-up of a really long-haired Kendrick rapping the lyrics, with one twist: Over the course of the clip, his face morphs into different Black celebrities together with O.J. Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Will Smith, and the late Kobe Bryant and Nipsey Hussle. It begins with a quote from his new alter ego oklama: “I’m. All of us.” Test it out beneath.