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Kendrick Lamar – “I”

Kendrick Lamar is back with "I," the first single off his still untitled sophomore album.

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Kendrick Lamar is back with “I,” the first single off his still untitled sophomore album. Most music fans will immediately recognize the Isley Brothers sample of “Who’s That Lady.” The lyrical content revolves around loving and believing in yourself despite the desolate nature of the world surrounding us (“the world is a ghetto…”).

The song structure features an instrumental breakdown/jam session in the final minute. Overall, you get the feel of an album cut that Outkast might have done in their heyday. Make no mistake — this will not blow you away or come off as a triumphant first single. For now, we’ll just have to remember the excellent good kidd m.A.A.d. city and have faith this track fits into the grand scheme of K-dot’s second album concept.

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