[NEW MUSIC] Kendrick Lamar- “i”
It’s catchy, it’s funky, it’s uplifting Kendrick Lamar’s first single i, from his upcoming sophomore album has hit the web-streets. It’s all positive vibes as he flows over a sample of the Isley Brothers’ 1973 soul hit That Lady, rapping about self love in a chaotic world that might overtake you.
I done been through a whole lot /trial, tribulations but I knew God/satan want to put me in a bowtie/ pray that the holy water don’t go dry yeah yeah /as I look around me /so many mutherfcvkers want to down me /but ain’t no needle never drown me/ in front of a dirty double mirror they find me and i love myself/the world is a ghetto big guns and dickie signs/ i love my self/ but it can do what it want whenever it want i don’t mind/i love myself /he says I gotta get up like this world is a suicide/ i love myself/ like one day at a time sun gon’ shine
i is the Compton native’s first single since his 2012 a platinum-selling breakthrough album, good Kid, m.A.A.d City. Lamar has yet to announce a name or when he will release his sophomore album but the Cali MC tells Rolling Stone to expect “aggression and emotion” .