Kendrick Lamar

"The Blacker the Berry"

Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope

Fresh off scoring two ­Grammys for his self-love anthem "i," Lamar flips to beast mode on the ­serrated "The Blacker the Berry," an aural manifestation of ­#blacklivesmatter. Over an ominous, attacking Boi-1da beat, Lamar swings at racial injustice, letting rage break his usual cool veneer. Feel uncomfortable after ­listening? That's the point.

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