Lamar’s “Alright” is the “National Anthem” for the BLM movement

Aiden Kremer

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December 8, 2021

  The influence of Black culture in America is nothing short of prevalent — MLK, Malcom X, Rosa Parks  —- are all activists who have influenced the standards we have today in society. We are always trying to move forward. 

   One figure that does not get enough recognition is Kendrick Lamar. After putting out his 2015 studio Album ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ it should go down as one of the most influential albums in history. 

  Lamar speaks on racial injustice, the unjustified killings of young black teens, and the unfair arrests and sentencing of Black people. This album contributed to the respark of the BLM movement in 2016. 

   “Alright” was the “National Anthem” for the movement. In the song, he asks about where is the Black “American Dream” —-   

“What you want you, a house? You, a car?
40 acres and a mule? A piano, a guitar?
Anything, see my name is Lucy, I’m your dog”

Kendrick should receive more credit for the best studio album that ties with the issues in America.