Kendrick Lamar Closes 2015 With ‘God Is Gangsta’ Video
Kendrick Lamar is closing out 2015 with a special joint video titled "God is Gangsta," featuring tracks "u" and "For Sure?" from To Pimp a Butterfly.
According to MTV, The Little Homies (Lamar and Dave Free) co-directed the project with Jack Bergert for "u," and PANAMÆRA for “For Sale?” "u" was co-written by Lamar, Taz Arnold and Michael Brown, while "For Sale?" was co-written by Lamar and Arnold.
In the 'u" portion of the video, Lamar is seen drinking heavily in a closed room and dealing with the dark corners of his own psyche. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Lamar admitted that "u" was the hardest song from To Pimp a Butterfly to write. "There’s some very dark moments in there," he told the site. "All my insecurities and selfishness and let-downs. That s--- is depressing as a motherf-----. But it helps, though. It helps."
In "For Sale?", the setting shifts to Paris where Lamar questions his conscience going through a topless nightclub. Much like the track "For Free?", "For Sale?" has Lamar questioning his fame with artistry. "Lucy gone fill your pockets / Lucy gone move your mama out of Compton / Inside the gigantic mansion like I promised / Lucy just want your trust and loyalty," he raps, referring to Satan as Lucy (Lucifer).
Watch Lamar's latest below.