#MCM (Music Crush Monday)- June 15, 2015

It’s time for another #MCM!! And this week, my pick has a double meaning for #MCM… Music Crush and Man Crush.  This man has exceptional talent, charisma, honest lyrics, a relatable appeal to the masses, and recently the #PopStyle credibility to work with 1 of the biggest names in Pop music now (can somebody say #TaylorSquad.  This week’s #MCM for Music Crush Monday goes to……

KENDRICK LAMAR!!!!! (swoon)

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“Alright” by Kendrick Lamar (click for the video)

Lamar gives us a nostalgic vibe with the saxophone horn in the background, evoking a blues vibe as he raps about the struggle and the “hard times like God.”  He assures us through his poetic melodies that even though times are harder than we imagined, and people everywhere are struggling to come up and gather the many remnants of their life together, that WE will be alright.  The individual struggles turn into a collective anthem of redemption….. The penmanship alone evokes community, unity, hope, and a brighter now and future….

When you know, we been hurt, been down before, n****
When my pride was low, lookin’ at the world like, “where do we go, n****?”
And we hate Popo, wanna kill us dead in the street for sure, n****
I’m at the preacher’s door
My knees gettin’ weak and my gun might blow but we gon’ be alright

Kendrick Lamar just gave this generation an Anthem of Redemption…. an Anthem of Hope… an Anthem of Change.  And with all that is going on in the world right now, we certainly need something to lift of heads.  In the words of someone who was surely a mentor and inspiration of Kendrick…..

Keep ya head up, oooo child things are gonna get easier
Ooooo child things are gonna get brighter (Tupac- Keep your head up)

Til next time… Keep Pop in Style
-A.D. Mack #PopStyle

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