S1E8 – u by Kendrick Lamar

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Oct 4, 201627m | se1 : e8
S1E8 – u by Kendrick Lamar
Oct 4 '1627m | se1e8
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We continue our serialized examination of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly with the album’s next track “u.”
“u” is the album’s emotional rock bottom. It’s one of the most gripping, emotionally vulnerable records in hip-hop. It’s a confrontation of inner demons and insecurities told with an honesty rarely found in the genre.
If forced, I’d have to say “u” is my favorite song on To Pimp a Butterfly. From the unique production and musicianship, the metaphoric division of the song’s structure, the foley sounds of clinking bottles, and the moving execution of its heart-wrenching lyrics, “u” is a crowning achievement on one of the best album’s of all time.
Being a native of Sacramento, California, it’s an added bonus that the second half of “u” was produced by relatively unknown Sacramento musician Whoarei, who was found through his

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