Kendrick Lamar

Fresh off two Grammy wins for his latest single “i,” Kendrick Lamar surprised fans this week with the release of a new single called “The Blacker The Berry.”

Like “i,” the new single gives listeners things to think about over a boom-bap beat from Boi-1da, where he celebrates his African-American heritage and tackles issues of hatred and racism.

“Came from the bottom of mankind / My hair is nappy, my d*ck is big, my nose is rounded / You hate me don’t you / You hate my people, your plan is to terminate my culture / You’re f*cking evil / I want you to recognize that I’m a proud monkey / You vandalize my perception, but can’t take style from me.”