6 Songs That Prove Kendrick Lamar Is In Love With Africa

5. How much does a dollar cost?


How much does a dollar really cost? That’s a question Kendrick grapples with following an encounter he has with a homeless man. He raps about an experience he had in Johannesburg when a homeless, drug-addicted man asked him for ten rand (roughly equivalent to a dollar at the time). Kendrick’s storytelling ability on the To Pimp a Butterfly track is at its most potent here as he shares his guilt at brushing the man off – particularly after he’d shared a bible verse with him.

‘It blew my mind,’ Kendrick told MTV. ‘These are moments. It’s more than just handing somebody a dollar. Me talking to him, was simply a thank you from God. I felt God speaking through him to me.’


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