Kendrick Lamar, has emerged out of the plethora of new artist that are currently giving hip-hop a fresh fade…
The Compton raised MC caught my attention with the song “Heaven & Hell” / “The Get Away”. The video complimented the flow of the song in a harmonious fashion. I believe I first saw the video on the Thegrayway.net, which is one hell of a blogsite. Nonetheless, I fell down the magical internet rabbit hole and a handful of Kendrick Lamar youtube videos later- I was a fan.
The video “She Needs Me“, was the one that stood out to me. A song! A real song! A concept, lyrics, video, and a beat… solid. And quite honestly, it was a fitting song for some personal relationship mumbo-jumbo… I digress.
To show my appreciation for the song, I put it on my facebook and on my twitter; you know, like any abuser of internet content via social networking… or appreciator of modern art…tomato- tomäto. And now the video is on my blog…
Well, it seems my appreciation for art is pails in comparison to a good friend of mines (in fact I call her big sis) and talented artist within her own right. Kristina Thomas.
Ms. Thomas, the Howard University graduate, USC graduate student, and film producer extraordinaire, decided to take her favorite Kendrick Lamar song, “Growing Apart”, and produce what I have dawned as:
“a sensual dramatic interpretation of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Growing Apart'”.
The video is wild. I could go on for days about how respectable it is that she took this initiative and how dope the idea came out as a finished product,
but good art speaks for itself!
Here is the video to “Growing Apart“.
Much respect to both Kristina Thomas and Kendrick Lamar.
good art is always appreciated.