[WATCH] Kendrick Lamar “The Heart Part 5”–Social Media’s Response

The new Kendrick Lamar “The Heart Part 5” single has social media in a total uproar!

Ahead of the May 13th release of his fifth studio album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, our favorite lyrical genius delivered a compelling visual to the continuation of his “The Heart” series.

Lamar took to his Instagram to tease the unveiling of the now-celebrated track.

 

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The five-minute video sees him standing in front of a bloody-red backdrop as he poetically cites his verses over a sample beat of Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You.”

Directed by Dave Free, alongside Lamar, the Compton-bred rapper creatively pays homage to fellow culture giants OJ Simpson, Will Smith, Jussie Smollett, Kobe Bryant, Kanye West, and Nipsey Hussle by morphing into them throughout the controversial clip.

“As I get a little older, I realize life is perspective,” Lamar says in the song’s intro, later leading into lyrics that match Simpson, Smith, Smollett, Bryant, West, and Hussle’s life stories. “And my perspective may differ from yours.”

WATCH the visual for the Kendrick Lamar “The Heart Part 5” single below!

The forthcoming album will be Kendrick Lamar’s last project under Top Dawg Entertainment, also serving as his official reintroduction to the music scene.

Following the premiere of “The Heart Part 5,” fans of Lamar’s have flooded the Twitter timelines with their thoughts and opinions on philosopher artistic re-emergence.

This is what Twitter had to say about the Kendrick Lamar “The Heart Part 5” joint


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