Kendrick Lamar – “God is Gangsta”, He Pimped The Game Cause He Loves The Player
If being born sinner means being the opposite of a winner, in this game of life, haunted by the evils of Lucy, with enslaved mindsets running for self-destruction, a powerful yet subliminal message might be to free the souls of Redemption seekers, in thirst of a “Hiii Power” (searching for the Most High).
Releasing a short-film titled God is Gangsta was clever from Kendrick Lamar and his team, as this is the perfect time to promote again To Pimp a Butterfly considering the approach of Grammy Awards. Besides the Grammy’s this is a way to put God at the end of 2015 and at the beginning of 2016, as “If God got us, we gon’ be alright” (Alright – Kendrick Lamar).
Finally, this is also the anticipated follow-up to the short-film “Behind These Walls“.
1 – From Baptized In A Pool Full Of Liquor…
In “God is Gangsta”, we watch a young man “Baptized in a pool full of liquor“. Desperate, Kendrick looks like he’s losing himself, drunk and spiteful, sipping a bottle of sorrow and anger, liquor that tastes like a strong whiskey.
Besides, let it be said that Kendrick shows an acting performance that does justice to one of the most heartfelt track ever released: U. This proves how much of a great actor he can be.
2 …To Baptized In A Pool Full Of Holy Water
The more we watch it, the more we understand a subliminal message behind this short-film. Short sentences are being displayed, and put together, they describe the journey one had to take before figuring out the Gospel Truth.
This is likewise the journey of young and naive caterpillar, who craves for, women, fame and money.
2 a. Women,
2 b. Being a star (Every Nigger Is A Star)
2 c. The run for Money,
These elements recall the lyrics in ‘How Much A Dollar Cost’,
3 God Is Gangsta, An Actual Punchline
When you eventually read the last sentence, “You played the game, I pimped it”, you actually understand the subliminal meaning behind this title/punchline “God Is Gangsta”.
Kendrick’s message is that Faith in God might be powerful enough to be a Game Changer: pimping the game of an evil cycle that consists in money and lust, into a virtuous cycle that sets you free in the end, this is the goal.
Kendrick is a Game Changer, and he plans to make it clear putting God first;
As we’re made of dust, this must be the only way to make it to stardust, and bloom.