Kendrick a Lyrical Genius

Kendrick Outshines Fellow MMG rappers on Power Circle

Check out the reason Kendrick won this week’s Rap Genius Lines at: The Boom Box

The winning line:

“Hell’s fire, I never lie, you will never grind/ I know the prior they running by us when we do crime/I know that Section 8 wanna discontinue my moms/When they heard that Ohio State gave us thirty racks in July,” – Kendrick Lamar, “Power Circle” Lyrics

Haven’t heard Power Circle?  Check it out HERE.

Basically Kendrick was the only rapper on the Power Circle song that went away from the standard tough talk and added a lesson in imagery, phrasing, cohesions, and flow.

Kendrick worries that his newfound fame and drawing power will not amount to anything but getting his mom kicked out of her home.  Kendrick though adds an additional layer talking about OSU and bringing a play on words with “prior” talking about Terrelle Pryor who got in trouble back in 2010 for accepting illegal gifts during his time as a running back.

Kendrick keep killing it!  Keep showing the other less emphasized, yet utterly needed facets that hip-hop lyrics can bring!

Kendrick a Lyrical Genius

Comments 6

  1. Semi Auto

    Kendrick you crack the code so well in rap, I haven’t had this much exitement since eminem or nas. You inspire me to constantly sharpen my craft on the grindstone and keep me reinventing myself. Thanks to artist like you and black hippy, I own cyphers in my community

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