Kendrick Lamar appeared his new single "Humble" the previous evening (March 30) with an indulgent music video. The track and video have been generally adulated, however there has been some striking reaction to the record. Women's activists have censured Kendrick's verses in the second verse of "Humble."
“I’m so fucking sick and tired of the Photoshop/Show me something natural like afro on Richard Pryor/Show me something natural like ass with some stretch marks,” Kendrick raps on the tune.
Numerous ladies communicated disillusionment and shock over "Humble" via web-based networking media, taking note of that Kendrick was putting down a section of females trying to inspire others. A portion of the pundits are fanatics of Kendrick's work, yet they fondle he misses the mark while tending to subjects identified with ladies.
“Yal know I love Kendrick & Humble is ah-mazing. BUT that man is hella problematic when it’s comes to women. More specifically Black Women," one Twitter client composed.
Online networking, especially Twitter, has been loaded with contentions over Kendrick's verses and aims since "Humble" dropped. Some K. Speck supporters guaranteed faultfinders were requesting a greater amount of Kendrick than they accomplish for generally rappers. Many of the women's activists communicated the estimation that Kendrick's misogyny is similarly as destructive as the more unmitigated cases heard in hip-hop.
“You guys just can’t handle that people (namely women) don’t like Kendrick despite his benevolent, incense coated misogyny,” another Twitter user said.
The video was directed by Dave Meyers and The Little Homies, the previous in charge of incalculable notorious music recordings himself, the last for a few Top Dawg Entertainment recordings, including Lamar's generally outstanding. Together, they created a PSA including the rapper and Barack Obama a year ago.
The video is a gorgeous cannonade, and Lamar raps in a consistently clipped, monotonic manner. It's no wonder that in its first 90 minutes on YouTube, "Humble" generated nearly 500,000 views on YouTube.
His fourth album, still untitled, is expected to be released April 7.