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Kendrick Lamar fortunately didn’t succumb to the violence surrounding him during his formative years in Compton: the children tainted by violence, trigger-happy policemen, the overall sense of hopelessness. He’s here, and compared to what could’ve been, he’s “Alright.” The To Pimp A Butterfly highlight finally has a fitting video.

The black-and-white visual is a trip. We move from urban detritus (soundtracked by shards of other To Pimp A Butterfly tracks), to rolling with TDE, to a short-lived joy led by a skywalking Lamar. Watch the Colin Tilley directed marvel above. June hasn’t been a bad month for music videos, aye?

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