News__ Kendrick Lamar Poetic Justice

February 22, 2013 | By

You need to hear this. We mean see this.

The video for Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice," ft. Drake off of Good Kid m.A.A.d City is a cinematic tale of love and tragedy. The video pans across LA's iconic Crenshaw neighborhood while Lamar and other Black Hippy members like Dom Kennedy and Jay Rock drink 40's and play dice. Gunfire sends the crowd into a chaotic scramble and Lamar rushes to protect his girl, but to no avail. A shot from above pictures the two lovers laid out on top of each other on the concrete streets. The iPhone in the fallen girl's hand shows a missed call from Drake, who is pictured sitting on a hotel room bed next to a different woman sleeping nude.

As a literary device, Poetic justice is the fateful punishment of vice or sin. Where that sin lives in this video is somewhat unclear, but Drake's phone call rings to the girl's phone, implying that the three might have been involved in some kind of love triangle. In this case the graphic portrayal of that poetic justice layers into the connectivity Lamar has been building between film and his critically-acclaimed album. The one stark question that remains after watching it? Whether Drake's eyebrows were always that far apart or not.

Watch Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice," ft. Drake below and tell us your thoughts, on Drake brows or otherwise.

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