Kendrick Lamar – Alright: 10 Symbols Of Positivity & Hope

“I’m all these kids” Kendrick Lamar

From Hip Hop, to jazzy psychedelic music, through faith in God, the message that Kendrick Lamar conveys in Alright is only about Positivity – whether Fox agrees or not.  That’s the core essence of Hip Hop culture. Read these 10 symbols.

The black and white visual represents perfectly the dark, dazed and confused world that inhabits the mind of the young rapper, Kendrick Lamar. If this album is the place where he expresses his flaws before accepting his inner beauty, this is also the place for his  environment society to face reality; shining lights in a broken glass.

Alright, is the song where Kendrick represents all these kids and really wants to give them hope, faith and positivity, from Compton to all over the world. This video sums up all the dark messages throughout the album, from the gloomy sound of How Much A Dollar Cost, to the scream of despair from U, the fights against discrimination, and even the bad influences of a toxic environment that leads to being Institutionalized. All of this, added to the wrong ways that Youth follows and runs to (“And I Run It” – Cartoons & Cereals), dicted by gangs and street rules (Hood Politics). Despite such a hellish picture, Kendrick still manages to draw hope and faith out of it all:

“But if God got us, then we gon’ be alright.”

1. Joy and Hope For The Kids 

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2. Kendrick Lamar, Hip-Hop messenger

Plenty references are to be found in this music video. First, Kendrick, leader of the new Hip Hop generation, pays tribute to the legends of the past, with a smart reference to Busta Rhymes and his iconic song Everything Remains RawAs he raps for his “dead homies” and people in jail, and, bust a raw freestyle, bumping and having fun in his car (Park that car and we start rhyming yeah bish / The only thing we had to free our mind – Money Tree)

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3 The End of Police’s Injustice and Domination Over Blacks

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4. “This Is Black Super Hero Music”
(Roc Boyz, JAY Z)

For Kendrick Lamar, the ideal superhero would be the one that save people through music. And he stands for that super hero. Besides if you notice, he’d be the first Black superhero in the USA as those in Marvel and DC comics do not count any one, in the originals.

.He goes on, carrying the culture, representing unapogetically the essence of Hip Hop cutlure and the Zulu Nation. He doesn’t even fly, but gets carried away by all these symbols of positivism.

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kendrick lamar and the hip hop culture

5. “Through These Ups And Downs
[…] Keep On Steppin'”

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6. N.E.G.U.S. = King, Royalty

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7. War Against Discrimination

This woman you see, is Miriam Rivera: and she was a man. Her story.

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8. Confessions: “My Rights, My Wrongs, I Write, Till I’m Right With God”

And Please “Don’t Kill My Vibe”

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9. Unity And Love For The Community

(We don’t  want to feel again the same pain and hatred as in The Blacker The Berry)

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They might kill us but like once Kendrick rhymed: you’ll “Never Catch Me”, or like the slaves in Egypt; they can drop your body but never can enslave your soul.

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Marcus Gon

Rédacteur en chef de Sounds So Beautiful, et auteur de l’œuvre Poetically Yours. ,Storytelling, ou l'art de conter une histoire, l'effort de véhiculer un message, l'exploit de communiquer une émotion, ou bien encore le miracle d'inspirer et d'influencer. Sounds So Beautiful, founded by writer and musician Marcus Gon, is the international media, specialized in the music industry, working closely with advertisers and public relations, and allowing emerging artists to develop their career. Poetically yours

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