Kendrick Lamar – Blood Mp3 download
On “BLOOD.,” Kendrick is shot by a blind lady he’s trying to help. The blind woman can be thought of as representing consequences of the damnation referenced in the Book of Deuteronomy. The duality of obeying God and being blessed, or disobeying him and being damned—giving into “wickedness” or admitting your “weaknesses” and submitting yourself to God—play a major role throughout the album.
The outro is sampled from a clip of FOX News reporters criticizing Kendrick’s “Alright” performance at the 2015 BET Awards. Kendrick later responded to the criticism on TMZ Live, saying:
How can you take a song that’s about hope and turn it into hatred? The overall message is ‘we’re gonna be alright.’ It’s not the message of ‘I wanna kill people.’
Kendrick talked about the song in an interview with Zane Lowe at Coachella, and he kept the mystery behind the song secret:
What I can I say about that, without saying about that. It is… one of the most interesting pieces on the record. Man, I don’t even think I can find the wit… to tell you about that record, without telling you about that record. There’s a new life, its a new life.
Lowe: Is it the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?
I can’t tell you that. That’s what I can’t tell you. Come on now, that’s the whole thing.
Lowe: I had to ask though.
(laughs) I know. That’s the whole thing.
Is it wickedness?
Is it weakness?
Are we gonna live or die?
[Verse: Kendrick Lamar]
So I was takin’ a walk the other day
And I seen a woman—a blind woman
Pacin’ up and down the sidewalk
She seemed to be a bit frustrated
As if she had dropped somethin’ and
Havin’ a hard time findin’ it
So after watchin’ her struggle for a while
I decide to go over and lend a helping hand, you know?
“Hello, ma’am, can I be of any assistance?
It seems to me that you have lost something
I would like to help you find it”
She replied, “Oh, yes, you have lost something
You’ve lost… your life”
Is it wickedness?
[Outro: Eric Bolling & Kimberly Guilfoyle]
Lamar stated his views on police brutality
With that line in the song, quote
“And we hate the popo, wanna kill us in the street fo’ sho'”
Oh, please, ugh, I don’t like it