They had been waiting for him for 5 years. The link to the album just posted on twhiter par Kendrick Lamar told fans to rush to plug in and re-tune their headphones to the streaming platforms they’ve been updating since midnight Friday. Because today is Friday, May 13, What’s got off Mr Moral and the great steppers, the new album of the american rapper who had already given news at the beginning of this week with a confusing clip.
Drowned under the influx of thousands of users, the giants Apple Music et Spotify were the victims of several crashes that prevented some rap enthusiasts from discovering the double album. We have could listen to the whole project.
Conspiracy and war in Ukraine
True to the rapper’s discography, this new album is full of references to current events. Recognized for his sharp and subversive pen, Kendrick Lamar, as usual, offers a critique of a fragmented society. In particular, the rapper addresses the rise of conspiracy theories by religious groups during the Covid-19 crisis. In saviorhe drops: †I saw a Christian say the vaccine sign of the beast, then he caught Covid and prayed to Pfizer for relief”† To belong: †I saw a Christian say the vaccine is a sign of the end of the world and of the Antichrist, then he caught the Covid and prayed to Pfizer for relief”†
the feather of Kendrick Lamar, combative and brilliant, also denounces the behavior of political figures, including Vladimir Putin, whom the rapper has already targeted in The heart part 4. In Mr Moral & The Big steppers il returns to the charge by calling the Russian president by his first name: †making Vladimir nightmares†which can be translated as ‘Vladimir causes nightmares’† The artist here denounces the responsibility of the head of the Kremlin at the outbreak of the war in Ukraine at the end of February.
Exposing transphobia and homophobia
While we knew concerned against discrimination against the African American community, poverty or even mental health, the miracle of Compton now adds transphobia and homophobia affecting the community to the list LGBTQ+† Highlight of the album, the track Aunt Diaries looks back on the transition of his aunt into a man and his nephew into a woman. above a minimalist instrumental,The artist whispers the trajectory of two of his family members and the discrimination they suffered as black and transgender. †He didn’t laugh so hard when the kids started to joke, “Faggot, fagot, fagot.” We don’t know any better High school students without a filter”sings the rapper who reports on the episodes where his cousin was called “pedals” by her classmates.
The artist uses this toself-criticism, to denounce his own actions and prejudices: †Demetrius is now Mary-Ann. I mean, he really is Mary-Ann, went even further, changed his gender for Bruce Jenner, was sure he was living his truth even if it meant seeing a surgeon. We didn’t talk for a while, he seemed more distant, wasn’t comfortable with me, everything was abusive.” or in French: †Demetrius is now Mary-Ann, I mean he really is Mary-Ann, he even went the extra mile, changed his gender for Bruce Jenner, was sure he lived his truth even if it meant going to a surgeon had to. We didn’t speak for a while, he seemed more distant, wasn’t comfortable with me, everything was insulting.”†
This title will surely mark a turning point in the history of rap, this is the first song where a rapper is as popular as Kendrick Lamar confesses his support to the community LGBTQ†
The rapper confesses his cheating
Kendrick’s confessions about deeply personal episodes in his life continue. In this new album, the artist reveals that he had an affair with a white woman while still with his fiancée Whitney Alford, with whom he has just had his second child. The rapper even said he wondered if he was racist in cheating on his wife of African American descent with a white woman.
youOne behavior that he said would outrage his ancestors if they were still around: †I said maybe I’m racist† The ancestors who saw me fuck, it was like a punishment for me” †Whitney asked if I had a problem. I said, “Maybe I’m racist”. Ancestors seeing me fuck was in retaliation”†he sings nervously Worldwide Steppers†
The pair were recently spotted in Ghana, which may negate the rapper’s feared split at the time of the song’s writing.
A spirituality that is so present
Different voices can be heard throughout the pieces: that of the rappers Kodak Black and Baby Keem ubiquitous in the project, from his companion Whitney alfordof the rock band Florence and the Machine, but also that ofEckhart tolle† The writer, today recognized as a spiritual coach, became famous for his work The power of the present moment, published in 1997.
A Back then, the book would remain in the shadows until it became a huge success with American stars makingEckhart tolle their personal spiritual guide. Invited in the early 2000s by Oprah Winfrey who says she felt a revelation by reading the book, the author will gain popularity worldwide. We understand a little better why Kendrick Lamar granted him the role of narrator in several pieces intersected by the theme of spirituality in Mr Moralethe second part of the album.
A family affair
Mr Moral and the great steppers, cIt is also a family affair. In addition to the lyrics that evoke the artist’s love and admiration for his children, his fiancée or even his mother, the rapper Kendrick Lamar also made it a point to invite his cousin Baby Keemrapper and producer who has won no less than four trophies, including ‘best new artist’ and ‘best album of the year’ Grammys† It makes sense that we feel the influence of the young artist on certain pieces such as N95where he otherwise appears as one of the producers.