A recap of the top a hundred songs & prime 50 artists of the Pop Songs airplay chart’s first 25 years. It’s on “Concern,” near the top of the album, that Kendrick Lamar finally states his thesis of RATTLING.: “Within 14 tracks, carried out over wax / Wonderin’ if I’m livin’ through concern or livin’ via rap.” The observe is sort of eight minutes long, but it surely doesn’t feel that method, given the tune’s many actions—a voicemail sermon from his cousin Carl Duckworth, a section of looped vocals that sound like Lamar is speaking in tongues, an inventory of all of the ways a younger black man could die, a refrain about rising above all of it.
(He pulls the SUV door shut together with his left hand as a result of his right arm is bandaged in a sling.) Within the second half of the clip, he raps … Read the rest