Kendrick Lamar – I: testo e video ufficiale

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Aggiornamento: è uscito il video ufficiale che accompagna il nuovo singolo di Kendrick Lamar intitolato I. Il filmato è stato diretto da Alexandre Moors, e mostra l’interprete per le strade della sua Compton, per raccontare le battaglie quotidiane della sua gente (scontri con la polizia, suicidi, abusi domestici)… Cliccate sull’immagine per vedere la clip.

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Scritto originariamente il 24 ottobre 2014

Si intitola I il nuovo brano del rapper statunitense Kendrick Lamar (già Top 40 nella radio americane), che anticipa l’uscita del nuovo disco ancor senza titolo, che dovrebbe uscire entro la fine del 2014, e che farà seguito al precedente Good Kid, M.A.A.D City rilasciato nel 2012.

Come affermato dall’artista in occasione del programma radiofonico condotto da Big Boy Neighborhood, I è un singolo ma un antipasto di ciò che sarà il nuovo album ed il suo suono.

Questo pezzo, viene trasmesso dalle emittenti radiofoniche nazionali a partire da oggi, venerdì 24 ottobre 2014, ed è stato prodotto da Rahki.

La canzone inizia con un sample di “Who’s that lady” degli Isley Brothers, e prosegue con parole di vero amore, a cominciare da quello verso se stessi.

Sprigiona amore anche il lyric video, che mostra tante persone fare l’ormai consueto gesto a due mani che formano un cuore. Per vederlo cliccate sull’immagine sottostante dopo la quale, trovate le parole in inglese. Quì potete ascoltare il solo audio.

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Testo I – Kendrick Lamar (Digital Download)
(Intro)
“We got a young brother that stands for something! We got a young brother that believes in the all of us! Brother Kendrick Lamar! He’s not a rapper, he’s a writer, he’s an author! And if you read between the lines, we’ll learn how to love one another! But you can’t do that… — (Right on!) — I said, you can’t do that without loving yourself first…”

I done been through a whole lot
Trial, tribulations, but I know God
Satan wanna put me in a bow-tie
Praying that the holy water don’t go dry
As I look around me
So many motherfuckers wanna down me
But ain’t no nigga never drown me
In front of a dirty double-mirror they found me

And I love myself
(The world is a ghetto with guns and picket signs)
I love myself
(But it can do what it want whenever it wants and I don’t mind)
I love myself
(He said I gotta get up, life is more than suicide)
I love myself
(One day at the time, sun gon’ shine)

Everybody looking at you crazy (Crazy)
What you gon’ do? (What you gon’ do?)
Lift up your head and keep moving (Keep moving)
Or let the paranoia haunt you? (Haunt you)
Peace to fashion police, I wear my heart
On my sleeve, let the runway start
You know the miserable do love company
What do you want from me and my scars?
Everybody lack confidence, everybody lack confidence
How many times our potential was anonymous?
How many times the city making me promises?
So I promise this

And I love myself
(The world is a ghetto with guns and picket signs)
I love myself
(But it can do what it want whenever it wants and I don’t mind)
I love myself
(He said I gotta get up, life is more than suicide)
I love myself
(One day at the time, sun gon’ shine)

They wanna say there’s a war outside and a bomb in the street
And a gun in the hood and a mob of police
And a rock on the corner and a line full of fiends
And a bottle full of lean and a model on a scheme, yup
These days of frustration, keep y’all on ducking rotation
I duck these gold faces, post up fee-fi-fo-fum basis
Dreams of realities peace, blow steam in the face of the beast
The sky can fall down, the wind can cry now
The strong in me, I still smile

And I love myself
(The world is a ghetto with guns and picket signs)
I love myself
(But it can do what it want whenever it wants and I don’t mind)
I love myself
(He said I gotta get up, life is more than suicide)
I love myself
(One day at the time, sun gon’ shine)

Walk my bare feet (Walk my bare feet)
Down, down valley peak (Down, down valley peak)
I keep my fee-fi-fo-fum (Fee-fi-fo-fum)
I keep my heart undone (My heart undone)

And I love myself
(The world is a ghetto with guns and picket signs)
I love myself
(But it can do what it want whenever it wants and I don’t mind)
I love myself
(He said I gotta get up, life is more than suicide)
I love myself
(One day at the time, sun gon’ shine)

I went to war last night
With an automatic weapon, don’t nobody call a medic
Imma do it ‘til I get it right, I went to war last night
I’ve been dealing with depression ever since an adolescent
Duckin’ every other blessin’, l can never see the message
I can never take the lead, I can never bob and weave
For my nigga that be letting ‘em annihilate me
And the sound is moving in a meteor speed
From a hundred to a billion, lay my body in the street
Keep my money in the ceiling, let my mama know I’m free
Give my story to the children and the lesson they can read
And the glory to the feeling of the only unseen
Seen enough, make a motherfucker scream, “I love myself!”

I lost my head, I’ve must misread what the good book said
Oh woes keep me, it’s a jungle inside
Give myself again ‘til the well runs dry

Fonte: MetroLyrics (potrebbe essere sbagliato, per il testo corretto consigliamo di guardare il lyric video)