“The Heart Part 4,” today’s brand new blast of propane flame from Kendrick Lamar’s brain, just put the world on two-week notice. This is the most crucial information to glean from this “warning shot” of legendary weaponry, in the mold of 2013’s “Control (Remix)” or 2010’s “Watch Out for Detox.”
Not that Lamar might be going at Drake, a Cold War of potential rap beef bubbling beneath the surface. Nor that he’s the best rapper alive (duh), who already died, so we’re now hearing “a paranormal vibe.” It also isn’t hard to figure where K-Dot would stand on this President, and the post-truth era of America.
April 7th. That’s the date he declares, in the closing couplet of these bellicose bars, we’re getting his first full length since 2015’s universally applauded To Pimp A Butterfly. For music lovers, this news alone, should be more than enough to give us more life. Check back in two weeks. Meanwhile on a March Madness weekend, enjoy this TGIF treat from TDE.