Kendrick Lamar & Drake – Poetic Justice

In Hip Hop by Katie Allen

Off Lamar’s incredible “Good kid, m.A.A.d city” debut album, he and Drake definitely pull no punches on this prominent track. Their lyrics just flow effortlessly against the laid back groove/old skool jam feel to it. Filmed on L.A’s Crenshaw Boulevard the glossy and stylistic video really sets the tone for the song, including a cameo from fellow Cali rapper Dom Kennedy.

You may have noticed the 1993 Janet Jackson sample of ‘Any Time, Any Place’ which Kendrick apparently urged Janet to make a high calibre special appearance, but unfortunately to no avail.