American rapper Kendrick Lamar released his fifth studio album “Mr Morale & The Big Steppers” on May 13, sending waves across the internet and starting numerous debates among hip hop fans.
After 5 long years, the Detroit rapper returned with an 18-track body of work filled with numerous depictions and performances that cement his deified status in hip hop.
Kicking off the roll out with the release of a new song and video, “The Heart Part 5” on May 8, and days after, the unveiling of the controversial cover art for the new album which shows Kendrick donning a crown of thongs just like the one implied to have been worn by Jesus Christ, Kendrick continued those messiah iterations in the music video for “N95,” one of the songs on the album.
In the video which released on May 14, Kendrick appears to be levitating over water looking just like a black iteration of the impression of Jesus.
Kendrick’s been constantly likening himself to the messiah, albeit in terms of his artistry. Prior to the release of “Mr Morale & The Big Steppers,” he had rapped about being the ‘omega’ in Baby Keem’s Grammy-winning song “Family Ties.”
And on one of the records on the new album, Kendrick raps “Writer’s Block For Two Years* Nothing Moved Me/Asked God To Speak Through Me* That’s What You’re Hearing Now/.”
Check out “N95” video below.