March 23 was quite an exciting day for hip hop fans thanks to the lead up to the release of Kendrick Lamar's new song "The Heart Part 4." Earlier in the day, we were blessed with a cryptic Instagram post from Lamar that hinted at a possible fourth studio project being on the way. And just before the clock struck midnight, K. Dot confirmed that IV would be coming sooner than later with the release of viral diss track, "The Heart Part 4." There are a few theories floating around about who the rapper dissed in particular. But Lamar calling out Donald Trump was explicitly clear.
It's been a while since we've heard from the Compton native, and I have to say that it sure feels good to have him back. After listening to "The Heart Part 4," I can tell that Lamar is well aware of our current state of politics and all of its foolishness. Oh, and he's far from amused — more like "annoyed." And the self-proclaimed "hip-hop rhyme savior" tells us all about it in the surprise track.
Straight out the gate, Lamar lets listeners know just how he feels about the current POTUS, saying:
And as for the 2016 presidential election upset, Lamar claims that he can see right through all of the political theatrics. "Tell him that God comin'. And Russia need a replay button. Ya'll up to somethin'," the rapper continues, referencing Trump and his alleged ties to Russia.
Lamar isn't sweating it too much however, as he's confident that the many Americans outraged will continue to fight until justice is served. He adds, "Electoral votes look like memorial votes. But America's truth ain't ignorin' the votes."
His political stance is clear, and he's not here for any of the Trump administration's shenanigans. His eerie hook throughout the track, "don't tell a lie on me. I won't tell the truth 'bout you," leads me to believe that he has so much more to share with us about everyone he disses in the song — Donald Trump included.
Kendrick Lamar's ready to spill the tea as soon as someone tries to call his bluff. And I'm hoping more than ever that Trump is just the one to try him.