This Kendrick Lamar Short Film Features Compton Residents Rapping

By: Christopher Magsambol - Jan 28, 2016
References: rollingstone & hypebeast
In anticipation of its upcoming award show, the Grammy's released a Kendrick Lamar short film which shows Compton residents rapping the lyrics to the artist's hit 'Alright.' The video opens with sunny skies and flashes of local establishments, followed by a series of acapella verses of the Grammy-nominated track that is performed by a diverse group of people from Lamar's hometown.

As various lines are recited by different people, the song is spliced together to create one unified performance. Alright's recognizable snare and saxophone begins to play quietly in the background underlaying the song's verses. The video ends with the uplifting mantra of the chorus repeated enthusiastically by a large group as well as Lamar himself. The short film concludes with loud chants of "Compton," reinforcing the rapper's love for his hometown.