KENDRICK LAMAR - The Blacker The Berry

This single was released on Feb 9, 2015.
I loved the production and the message in this song. The rap and the hooks felt really interesting and worth the listen. Kendrick has brought in a new perspective to his songs, but slightly similar to his previous records. The rhythm felt smooth and simple, however I wished that there were some better hi-hats and snares which would have taken the song to another level.
SongRating: 7.5/10

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Scale: Bb Minor

Time Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 89
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[VERSE]
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Everything black, I don't want black
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I want everything black, I ain't need black
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(?) on black, I ain't mean black
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I want everything black


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Everything black, I don't want black
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I want everything black, I ain't need black
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(?) on black, I ain't mean black
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I want everything black


[VERSE]
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Six in the morning, fire in the street
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Burn baby burn, that's all I wanna see
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And sometimes I get off watching you die in vain
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It's such a shame they make 'em crazy
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They may say I suffer from schizophrenia or something but homie you made me
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Black don't crack my nigga

[VERSE]
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I'm the biggest hypocrite in 2015
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Once I finish this, witnesses will convey just what I mean
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Been feeling this way since I was 16, came to my senses
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You never liked us anyway, fuck your friendship, I meant it
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I'm African-American, I'm African
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I'm black as the moon, heritage of a small village
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Pardon my residence
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Came from the bottom of mankind
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My hair is nappy, my dick is big, my nose is round and wide
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You hate me don't you?
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You hate my people, your plan is to terminate my culture
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You fuckin' (?) I want you to recognize I'm a proud monkey
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You vandalize my perception but can't take style from me
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And this is more than confession
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I mean I might just press the button so you know my discretion
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I'm guardin' my feelin's, I know that you feel it
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You sabotaged my community, makin' a killin'
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You made me a killer, emancipation of a real nigga

[BRIDGE]
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The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
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The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
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The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
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The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
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The blacker the berry, the bigger I shoot

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I said treat me like a slave, call me black
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(?), call me black
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My master said put me in a chain, call me black
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I'm marginal, big old chain full of rocks
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(?) whip (?)
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But all we have is big whips on the block
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(?) goons (?), call me black
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Remember this, every rap star from the block (?)

[VERSE]
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I'm the biggest hypocrite in 2015
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Once I finish this, witnesses will convey just what I mean
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I mean it's evident I'm irrelevant to society
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That's what you're telling me, penitentiary would only hire me
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Curse me till I'm dead
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Church me with your fake prophesyzing that 
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I'mma be another slave in my head
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Institutionalize my (?) in lies
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Reciprocation of freedom only live in your eyes
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You hate me don't you?
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I know you hate me just as much as you hate yourself
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Jealous of my wisdom and cards I dealt
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Watchin' me as I pull up, fill up my tank then peel out
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Muscle cars like pull ups, show you what these big wheels bout
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I'm black and successful, this black man meant to be special
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CAT scans on my radar bitch, how can I help you?
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How can I tell you that I'm making a killin'?
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You made me a killer, emancipation of a real nigga

[BRIDGE]
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The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
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The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
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The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
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The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
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The blacker the berry, the bigger I shoot

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I said treat me like a slave, call me black
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(?), call me black
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My master said put me in a chain, call me black
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I'm marginal, big old chain full of rocks
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(?) whip (?)
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But all we have is big whips on the block
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(?) goons (?), call me black
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Remember this, every rap star from the block (?)

[VERSE]
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I'm the biggest hypocrite in 2015
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When I finish this if you listenin' I'm sure you will agree
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This plot is bigger than me, it's generational hatred
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It's genocism, it's grimy, little justification
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I'm African-American, I'm African
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I'm black as the heart of a fuckin' Aryan
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I'm black as the name of Tyrone and Dareous
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Excuse my French but fuck you, fuck ya'll
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That's as blunt as it gets
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I know you hate me, don't you?
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