Kendrick Lamar is trying to uplift and inspire the world – and he’s doing a bomb-ass job.
The 28-year-old TDE rapper just hit us with his new video for “Alright,” a heartfelt song about Kendrick wanting to get away from all of his problems. Convincing himself – and us, for that matter – that everything has to be alright in the end, K. Dot begins by giving us several black-and-white visuals of real-world issues that aren’t going anywhere anytime soon in this Collin Tilley and The Little Homies-directed video.
Kendrick also just won the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist nod during this weekend’s BET Awards, and kicked off the show with this same joint, which he performed with a flourishing American flag in the background.
In case somehow you haven’t heard it, “Alright” appears on Kendrick’s second studio album, To Pimp A Butterfly. Watch Kendrick quite literally rise above it all in the visual up top and leave your thoughts below.
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2015 BET Awards Red Carpet Arrivals
31 photos Launch gallery
1. Fabolous and Kelly Rowland hit the carpet.
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2. Big Sean kept it casual.
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3. Kendrick Lamar was cool in his striped tribal shirt and simple black jeans.
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4. Nicki Minaj got glam in all black.
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5. Brandy got playful in this black and gray number.
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6. Michael Ealy was handsome in tan.
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7. Christina Milian looked amazing in this pantsuit.
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8. Amber Rose and Blac Chyna were white hot in these coordinated ensembles.
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9. Hey, Michael B. Jordan!
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10. Ciara and Russell Wilson made their first red carpet debut as a couple.
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11. Love Wins.
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12. "Empire" star Bryshere Y. Gray got bold with color.
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13. Morris Chestnut looked dapper as always.
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14. Gabrielle Union looked flawless!
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15. Janelle Monae maintained her classic beauty.
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16. Angela Simmons graced the carpet in a mini dress.
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17. Michelle Williams looked like royalty in green.
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18. Host Tracee Ellis Ross brought the heat in this white number.
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19. Chris Brown kept it fun in shorts.
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20. Diggy Simmons chatted with Terrence J.
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21. Naturi Naughton looked amazing in this printed dress.
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23. Lisa Raye stayed true to her white obsession.
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24. Flo-Rida and Natalie Rose.
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25. La La Anthony played with prints.
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26. Bobby Valentino hit the carpet.
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27. Laverne Cox slayed in this pantsuit.
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28. Letoya Luckett came through.
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29. Lil Mama rocked a pantsuit.
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30. Brittany Daniel graced the carpet.
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31. Nicole Ari Parker looked beautiful in her white gown.
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