Dying of Thirst

Kendrick Lamar’s deeply intimate writing communicates both personal and universal elements of faith.

Photograph by Annie Leibovitz

ith the 2017 release of his fourth studio album Damn, Kendrick Lamar sent ripples across not only the hip hop community but the entire music sphere. Scores of music blogs and publications dived headfirst into this richly lyricized, darkly complex work that was following one of Lamar’s most acclaimed works, To Pimp a Butterfly. One of…



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