Nina Simone once questioned how can one be an artist and not reflect the times. Kendrick Lamar–unlike some of his musical peers–continues to use his sophomore album To Pimp A Butterfly and the videos he releases as a vehicle to reflect what is often missing from music and art.
For ‘Alight,’ K.Dot teams up with director Colin Tilley for the black-and-white visual. Chock full of symbolism and images of police brutality and violence against the African-American community, Young Kendrick soars through the sky, almost like a guardian angel over his L.A. community, until he makes the ultimate sacrifice.
TDE members ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul make cameos in the nearly seven minute clip, and while there are moments of hope sprinkled throughout, King Kunta had an agenda and definitely made his point clear.
Peep the video below.