Poverty In 'To Pimp A Butterfly, By Kendrick Butterfly'

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Kendrick Lamar wrote and performed the song ”i” it was his first single for his album “To Pimp a Butterfly” this song he addresses the struggles in the ghetto/hood reading this will show you why the critical lens is Cultural. There are many different struggles in the ghetto/hood that could turn into depression, but all of the different of struggles used will form together as one which is poverty. This song was intended to uplift African Americans in the hood/ghetto. The topics are things like police brutality, schooling ,prison, and single parent households.This argument will contain why all of these struggles come from poverty. The biggest issue is poverty because it is the issue everything revolves around. Without poverty, not as many African …show more content…
For his last album “To pimp a Butterfly” he won a grammy for the best hip hop album. Around the world “To Pimp a Butterfly” is held in high regard. Kendrick Lamar’s subject matter is unlike no others his subject matter comes from where he grew up Compton, California. Compton is known as a place with high crime rates and poverty and according to neighborhoodscout.com Compton is accountable for 34% of California’s crime rate. So around the time Kendrick Lamar grew up a lot of riots were going on in California. With the events going on in the world “To Pimp a Butterfly” was very pertinent album. Kendrick Lamar addressed racism, prison, poverty and depression in the …show more content…
Around the time Kendrick Lamar released “i”, there were a lot of police murdering people. This song would be very relevant in many different times. All because of the poverty and struggles in the hood and there has always been problems with the police and African American With the amount of death in the hood in the article "1 Black Man Is Killed Every 28 Hours by Police or Vigilantes: America Is Perpetually at War with Its Own People” that article was by Adam Hudson. That’s from stereotypes to murdering African Americans. “This common stereotype has erroneously served as a subtle rationale for the unofficial policy and practice of racial profiling by criminal justice practitioners” that was written by ”Welch, Kelly. In the article "Black Criminal Stereotypes and Racial Profiling." That’s a cultural problem in the black community and in that article it

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