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Kendrick Lamar Preaches Self-Love On 'i': Listen

K. Dot knows it's important to love yourself.

Kendrick Lamar is back and he's got a lotta love to share. The cover art for "i" (which shows opposing gang members in unity) had us wondering what, exactly, K. Dot would be rapping about on the first single from his good kid, m.A.A.d city follow up, and he's definitely keeping it positive in the middle of mayhem.

"i" produced by Rahki, incorporates a sample of the Isley Brother's 1973 hit "That Lady," and in the between the catchy and positive hook "I love myself," K. Dot spits about the madness in the world...that still can't bring him down.

"They wanna say it's a war outside/ And a bomb in the street/ And a gun in the hood/ And a mob of police/ And rock on a corner/ And a line full of fiends/ And a bottle full of lean/ And a model on the scene," he spits. "These days of frustration keep ya'll on tuck and rotation/ I duck these cold faces....Dreams and reality is peace/ Blow steam in the face of the beast/ The sky can fall down/ The wind can cry now/ The strong in me, I still smile."

So what are you gonna do? "Lift up your head and keep moving? Or let the paranoia haunt you?"