Not even a week ago, the king of Compton, holder to the key of the city, the self-said “Kung Fu Kenny”, came through on Friday, blessing his fans, critics, haters and (little-to-none) competition with a follow up to his last known entry of “The Heart”.
Too be blunt, Kendrick is number one; no doubt. The progression of the tracks instrumentals, how clear each instrument; chord, key, drum kick, everything sounds fitted to a particular part of the song for Kendrick to lay down some of the illest bars as well as nab the number one Hip-Hop song of 2017 for me…so far.
Throughout the track, Kendrick displays his change of voice to captivate the listener into each area of his ‘Heart’ that he will be telling-all about. He gives insight into how he receives himself as a return of the lost Rap prophet, Tupac Shakur, exposing those who “tell a lie on” him and…DISSING THE FUCKING SHIT OUT OF BIG SEAN AND DRAKE. Yeah he gives Trump a shout but knowing that Kenny has gone for the one man in Hip-Hop who needs to be put in his place, satisfies me.
Too quote a friend on his reaction to the track, “The subject matter he’s talking about, it’s so impressive. His rapping is above and beyond anyone in the ‘Rap Game’ right now”. And I completely agree. Not even Drake or any of the ‘Lil’ rappers can go against the “The Five Foot Giant”. Only MC’s like Tech N9ne, Meechy Darko, Eminem, Royce Da 5″9 and fellow TDE signee, Ab-Soul could go bar-for-bar with the Compton MC.
So, yeah. Kendrick’s’ latest single and hopeful promotional single for his sophomore LP, I’m praying, is to arrive on April 7th and “The Heart Part 4” was a perfect track to gain the worlds attention again.