“The Heart Part 4” Track Review
Released March 24, 2017
Genre: Rap, Hip Hop
Kendrick Lamar loads all the bases, and teases the pitcher on this new track. One of the most popular rappers in the game, every move Kendrick makes is carefully watched, so every move of his is carefully made. He pulls every punch on this new track, teasing at his new something that should be dropping “April 7th.” He jumps on both quiet To Pimp A Butterfly–style production in the beginning and sinister 2017 underground a la Denzel Curry style production in this song alone. His flow is cold and calculated and his words are caustic. “I prophesied on my last song and you laughed at me.” There is a lot to unpack lyrically here so I won’t bore you because that’s why I posted the song Point blank period, Kendrick did it again but left plenty to the imagination. Not too much is revealed, but a whole world of plans is foreshadowed.