Hurray for a little positivity in hip-hop!  Over a sample of The Isley Brothers’ Lady, Kendrick Lamar let’s you know that, no matter how things seem, good things are around the corner if you believe in yourself.

Some are saying that Lamar has sold out with this one, but I think that couldn’t be further from the truth.  One of the reasons that he is heralded as such a rising star is because he always puts something different out on the airwaves.  In this time when mainstream hip-hop seems to be nothing but ass-shaking, Bugatti-driving, gun-toting, wanna-be-gangstas, it’s nice to hear something that might just be for those people in the struggle for a come-up who might be just a little down on themselves.

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