Kendrick Lamar Drops 'Sing About Me' Video: Part I

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, according to Lamar himself, "definitely true" — "Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst" that was the most haunting. 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.