"N95" Music Video
By Kendrick Lamar
Article by Mr. E Da Guttababy
Scene opens on the beach with a young heavily carbonated young boy is watching the waves as a crucified Kendrick floats over the waters towards the young child.
Kendrick Lamar, unlike Young Thug, is actually an artist when it comes to wordplay. So, I would expect this type of imagery when imagining the type of videos he would co-produced. And, I was not disappointed.
The song pretty much calls out cancel culture by stripping everyone of things they pride themselves in: "Take off the foo-foo, take off the clout chase, take off the Wi-FiTake off the money phone, take off the car loan, take off the flex and the white lies
Take off the weird-ass jewelry, I'ma take ten steps, then I'm taking off top five
Take off them fabricated streams and them microwave memes, it's a real world outside (Take that shit off)"
After a whole verse of stripping people naked to their inhibitions, he ends the verse with a question that most people can't answer today:
Most of us live a life where when reunite with people we haven't seen in a long time, we can't even update them to WHO WE ARE. We tell them about our job, which is what we do. We tell them about our children, who are totally different beings. We will even brag about things that happen to us, but, yet to ever tell them about WHO WE HAVE BECOME SINCE WE LAST SAW THEM.
This is why cancel culture is real. When a person show who they are it for the most part is ignored. But, even worse CANCELLED.
And the fact that we aren't even concerned with what's happening in the world we live in says so much. So much that Kendrick in Verse 2 talks back: "The world in a panic, the women is stranded, the men on a runThe prophets abandoned, the law take advantage, the market is crashin', the industry wants
Niggas send bitches to sleep in a box while they makin' a mockery followin' us
This ain't Monopoly, watchin' for love, this ain't monogamy, y'all gettin' fucked"
And he's right we all gettin' Fucked.