Kendrick Lamar Gets Shot by a Cop and Takes It With a Smile in ‘Alright’ Video
The next seven minutes of your day are about to hit you hard after watching the black-and-white visual for Kendrick Lamar's "Alright," a track off his sophomore album, To Pimp a Butterfly.
Colin Tilley and the Little Homies create a cinematic, poignant scene as the Compton king welcomes you into a world filled with hatred and discrimination. Kendrick faces the injustice and, as his song echoes, reminds himself that things are "gon' be alright" despite the chaos.
The 28-year-old MC delivers lines from his TPAB cuts "For Sale?" and "Mortal Man" before a rather strong, telling image of himself and his TDE brethren appears. Kendrick, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q and Jay Rock are cruising along in their ride but things aren't what they seem as the camera pans out and cops are actually the carrying the car they're in.
"Tell me who the bitch n---- hatin’ on me? / Jumping on my d---, but this d--- ain’t free / To Pimp a Butterfly, another classic CD / Ghetto lullaby for every one day MC," Kendrick raps, delivering some new rhymes before "Alright" begins.
What comes next is the rapper joyriding in a whip while doing donuts in a parking lot, a crew of dancers contorting their bodies in every which way and a mob of people rocking out to the sounds of the Pharrell and Sounwave production.
Kendrick even glides through the air, hangs upside down and chills on a street light soaring high above the city of Los Angeles. While his daring stunts make him seem like an unstoppable force, unfortunately there is another power that brings his fun to an end. But K. Dot certainly has the last laugh here.
Watch as Kendrick Lamar meets an untimely demise by the hands of a cop in the video for "Alright."
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