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June 13, 2017

ELEMENT – Kendrick Lamar

 

Current Mood: So, if “I gotta write a blog about Kendrick, I’ma make it look sexy” just because of his recent historic winnings for the culture.

 

It has been almost a year since I have posted, but the inspiration is real today. Today, I wanted to reflect on a mood. It happens all the time you can be in a specific point in your life where things are going tremendously well.  But there it goes, someone or something tries to take you out of your element.  This blog post is dedicated to a rapper whom is the first of this genre to receive the Pulitzer Prize Award. Kendrick Lamar’s song called Element is one that inspires the mood of when you have had it up to here with being gracious in tough situations. Below, you will find the chorus. 

 

 

 Chorus of Element

If I gotta slap a pussy-ass nigga, I’ma make it look sexy
If I gotta go hard on a bitch, I’ma make it look sexy
I pull up, hop out, air out, made it look sexy
They won’t take me out my element
Nah, take me out my element

 

Element Lyric Link: https://genius.com/Kendrick-lamar-element-lyrics

 

Even though, I love the inspirational chorus and the guest appearance from the legendary, Kid Cupri, I would say the most critical part of the lyrics of the songs comes towards the end. The end has a special break down to it where Kendrick just starts describing the types of people who tried to take him out of his element and the ways that they tried .

 

Final Verse of Element

 

Most of y’all just envy, but jealousy get you killed
Most of y’all throw rocks and try to hide your hand
Just say his name and I promise that you’ll see Candyman
Because it’s all in your eyes, most of y’all tell lies
Most of y’all don’t fade, most of y’all been advised
Last LP I tried to lift the black artists
But it’s a difference between black artists and wack artists

Element Lyric Link: https://genius.com/Kendrick-lamar-element-lyrics

 

In this portion of the song, he becomes frustrated and points out the jealous people that he knows are speaking badly on his success. Although, he has yet to react those people who are trying to take him out of his Element to forge a reaction, it is only a warning that the day is bound to come whenever he is mentioned directly. He also recalls in the verse how at first, he was totally for uplifting the culture, highlighting the culture, reaching out to other artists that look like him. He goes on to state that he realized that there was difference between “black artist and wack artists.” At this moment, Kendrick understands quickly understands and relates that in this life, people will pretend and put on facades for the cause.  Case in point, you can love and admire someone from a distance because of your personal perception, but once you have that moment alone the perception contrasts drastically from the original.

 A major take away from this song is to do everything big. If you have a creative idea, want to go for something, or want to make a change, make it your best effort.  When you do your best, it won’t ever go unnoticed and you will feel so much better after the accomplishment.

 

I challenge all readers to end the week within your Element and make it look sexy like Kendrick would.

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