Kendrick Lamar on Thursday night released a new song called “The Heart Part 4”, which is currently on Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal.
The new track, which is serving as a sequel to the ‘Heart’ demo tracks he ‘put out before his studio albums’, is a continuation of an ongoing series spanning his discography.
The Heart Part 4 https://t.co/C9M7ZH1o4v
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) March 24, 2017
In the new song, Lamar starts off rapping about his success and traveling “round the atlas in this spaceship candy-coated,” but, about halfway through the song that lasts nearly five minutes, his rhymes turn political.
He then launched a dig at the US President Donald Trump, saying:
“Donald Trump is a chump, know how we feel, punk / Tell ’em that God comin’ / And Russia need a replay button, y’all up to somethin’ / Electorial votes look like memorial votes / But America’s truth ain’t ignorin’ the votes / It’s blasphemy, how many gon’ blast for me? / I prophesied on my last song, you laughed at me / Oh when the shit get brackin’, don’t you ask for me / How many leaders gon’ tell you the truth after me?”
Kendrick potentially dissed Drake with an apparent reworking of his ‘Pound Cake’ lyrics:
“Tables turn, lesson learned, my best look / You jumped sides on me, now you ’bout to meet Westbrook / Go celebrate with your team and let victory vouch you / Just know the next game played, I might slap the shit out you / Technical foul, I’m flagrant, I’m fouled / They throwin’ me out, you throwin’ the towel”
Kendrick recently spoke about a forthcoming record earlier this month, saying:
“My focus is ultimately going back to my community and the other communities around the world where they’re doing the groundwork.