Kendrick Lamar has launched a surprise new video, for ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ interlude track ‘For Free?’
Featuring a lot of brass, a choir and a lot of Lamar’s colorful vocals, film sees the cutting rapper ‘haunt’ a mansion. He argues while using occupant – his lover – whilst appearing in open windows or looking at hallway tables, answering and adjusting a long list of complaints around the pair’s relationship.
The video is punctuated with all the phrase “this dick ain’t free”, and isn’t shy in talking sex positions, etiquette and…er… size. The video was directed by Joe Weil & The Little Homies, and made by Sam Canter, Christian Sutton, Haute Culture and Top Dawg Entertainment.
Lamar launched the most up-to-date footage via Twitter, captioned simply ‘For Free’:
Lamar’s also spoken extensively to NME recently, including on his lyrics, commenting specifically within the use of the ‘N-word’.
“The closest I can because of stopping is putting the basis word, negus, on my own album. But I don’t determine if I’m there mentally to halt saying the N-word yet. I dunno, maybe eventually. That’s 27 many years of reversing that word, I probably been stating that since I was one-year-old”, he explained.
The singer also commented a visit to the South African Apartheid-era prison complex where Nelson Mandela happened, and it is influence on ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’.
‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ premiered in mid-March, and peaked at # 1 in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Lamar is touring the US and Canada, and is also set to experiment with the main stage in the Reading and Leeds festivals in the August bank holiday weekend.