Kendrick Lamar Shuts Lights Off For ‘Sing About Me’ Video: Watch Part One

Compton MC recruited graffiti artist Eddie Peake for the black-and-white visual.

With his critically applauded, epic — and now, Grammy-nominatedgood kid, m.A.A.d city,Kendrick Lamar used rhymes to tell a chilling story of a boy becoming a man in the gang-driven streets of Compton, California. And while every track on the poetic album was almost disturbingly honest, it was the haunting (and “definitely true”) “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst” that hit the hardest.

A narration about the death of his partner’s brother, “Sing About Me” is a sprawling 12 minutes long, which is why, when it came time to release the video on Friday (December 20), Kendrick decided to divide it into chapters.

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