Kendrick Lamar - Little Johnny Lyrics




[Kendrick Lamar]
Uh, yeah [coughs]
Kendrick Lamar, uh

Yeah I can reconcile being depressed real bad
I'm a thinker, not a drinker, but still I Hennessy drag
Alcohol numbs the pain like when novocaine stabs
in your arteries, pardon me but my city go mad
Via Compton California, corners with coroners and karma on 'em
Colors corresponding to gangs upon us
Common corrupted Crip and Pirus cripple the city
Triple the crime, Bible nor the Qur'an can save
Welcome, don't be afraid, your city similar right?
Where the choppers kidnap the night and police silence your rights
Stare at the sky, wonder will you live to see twenty-five?
I'm twenty-two, at twenty I knew I was against the odds
This kid named Jonathan was monitoring
his momma and sister, his older cousin, he honored him
Anonymous bodies on his burner was astonishing
To Johnny, he might have been a modern day rider then
he walking outside again, he see the lifestyle of an active member
Pull out a MAC-11, now his eyes is big
Fascinated by mayhem, what's his cousin to say now?
He wanna be from the hood that he's from and that's one
more gangster under the family tree, took 'em under his (wings) like KFC
Crip crazy, rocking matching T-shirts that says "the hood made me"
No love, just spread slugs, that's the policy, the leader and the prodigy
Now shorty doo-wop, holding a oowop, hanging with rah-rahs
with blah-blahs that sit on the block catching fades and licks
Going on missions with lunatics, a ninth-grade menace
Thugging for six months, smoking like six blunts an hour
The power of banging, he was walking from... [gunshots]
Little Johnny

[Outro: Malcolm X (Kendrick Lamar)]
"I think you'll find, sir, that there will come a time
when black people wake up and become intellectually independent enough to think for themselves
as other humans are intellectually independent enough to think for themselves
Then the black man will think like a black man and he will feel for other black people
and this new thinking and feeling will cause black people to stick together
And then at that point you'll have a situation
where when you attack one black man, you are attacking all black men
and this type of black thinking will cause all black people to stick together
And this type of thinking also will bring an end
to the brutality inflicted upon black people by (black people)
And it is the only thing that will bring an end to it
No federal court, state court or city court will bring an end to it
It's something that the black man has to bring an end to"





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Kendrick Lamar Little Johnny Comments
  1. epic win

    For all we know Captain America could’ve been a racist before he was frozen. Stay woke fellas 👁

  2. ZevenBeats

    bro i been looking for this for so long after seeing those memes

    Dorian Munns

    ZevenBeats extendo?

    ZevenBeats

    yeah lmao

    Ryan Crawford

    ZevenBeats bro same.

    AAlphaGamingAA

    ZevenBeats what memes?

  3. Melanin Senpai

    Im here from all those hotep memes

  4. Gwrightproductions1

    I really miss this flow. That Kendrick EP, OD, Section 80 etc Kdot.

  5. Eric Jesse

    Classic DOOM beat.

  6. Jon Doe

    The outro rings sumthin real deep...#RIPNIPSEY #NIPSEYMINDSET...✊

  7. Mpumelelo Bangose

    His album 'DAMN' got going back to church

    His music is too powerful

  8. DEE YASHARAHLA

    Johnny don't wanna go to school no mo

  9. jwizzo

    We need more storytelling lyrical Kendrick in 2019!

  10. Torrien Culberson

    Uh
    Yeah
    Kendrick Lamar
    Uh
    Yeah I can reconcile being depressed real bad
    I'm a thinker not a drinker but still I Hennessey drag;
    Alcohol numbs the pain like where Novacane stabs
    In your arteries, pardon me but my city go mad
    Via Compton California, corners with coroners and karma on em
    Colours corresponding to gangs upon us
    Common corrupted Crips and Pirus cripple the city
    Triple the crime, Bible nor the Quran can save;
    Welcome, don't be afraid, your city similar right?
    Where the choppers kidnap the night and police silence your rights;
    Stare at the sky, wonder will you live to see twenty-five?
    I'm twenty-two, at twenty I knew I was against the odds;
    This kid named Jonathan was monitoring
    His momma and sister, his older cousin, he honoured him;
    Anonymous bodies on his burner was astonishing
    To Johnny, he might've been
    A modern day rider then
    He walking outside again, he see the lifestyle of an active member
    Pull out a MAC-11 now his eyes is big
    Fascinated by mayhem, what's his cousin to say now?
    He wanna be from the hood that he's from and that's one
    More gangster under the family tree, took 'em under his wings like KFC
    Crip crazy, rocking matching T-shirts that says "The hood made me"
    No love, just spread slugs, that's the policy, the leader and the prodigy;
    Now shorty doo-wop, holding a oowop, hanging with rah-rahs
    With blah-blahs that sit on the block catching fades and licks
    Going on missions with lunatics, a ninth-grade menace
    Thugging for six months, smoking like six blunts an hour;
    The power of banging, he was walking from...(gunshots)
    Little Johnny


    [Outro: Voice of Malcolm X and (Kendrick Lamar)]

    I think you'll find, sir, that there will come a time
    When black people wake up and become intellectually independent enough
    To think for themselves as other humans are intellectually independent enough to think for themselves
    Then the black man will think like a black man and he will feel for other black people
    And this new thinking and feeling will cause black people to stick together
    And then at that point you will have a situation
    Where when you attack one black man, you are attacking all black men
    And this type of black thinking will cause all black people to stick together
    And this type of thinking also will bring an end to the brutality inflicted upon black people by (black people)
    And it is the only thing that will bring an end to it
    No federal court, state court or city court will bring an end to it
    It's something that the black man has to bring an end to

    MUSIC VIDEO

    GENIUS VIDEO

  11. FandumbSamurai

    The ritual captain murphy

  12. Brandon S

    RIP little johnny

  13. Dimonte Johnson

    "Bruh you stillll bumpin thi..."
    "To dis DAY!" 😂😂😂

  14. John LennonWasThug

    Kendrick Lamar & MusicalJacko my favorite music artists

  15. ZOE SMITH

    Lyricisms Lyricology Lyricular Lyrichophytrist Lyriculture Lyriculom Lyricologist Lyricalation Lyricultural Being) Lyricaclist LyricAmerica Lyricola Lyrichocolate Lyricolor Lyricompany LyricLLC) Lyrically Lyricaloustic emphelyrica) There is no such thing is wrong spelling, jus like life is just as it is,Jhow wIN, (R)are you put it.

  16. BlancoPop

    Throwback

  17. KB Kim

    Johnny doesn't wanna go to school no more no more

  18. awgesh!t

    why isn't this on spotify

  19. torthug ninja

    *Fire* 🔥🔥

  20. Catrina Smith

    This is the Art Of Story Telling THE GOAT just E40 and Cube is just as great at it FR FR

  21. mr sk

    Cole > 2×kendricks

  22. CVSKIIT

    How do i get my music promoted on this channel?

  23. TINTIN NEWS !!!

    Sofa kompagni ka ik få nok af sig selv så self laver de en reklame dee vare mere end er min !! Wow Just wow !!

  24. Nazier Wright

    God bless America, we all learned something👇🏾

  25. Zachary Battles

    Kendrick is 31. So if he was 22 this came out 9 years ago

  26. Tray Ross

    Malcolm x was on point respect to the ANCESTORS we gonna get are north American CONTENT back

  27. FandumbSamurai

    The ritual by captain murphy

  28. Elson Bardowell

    If you know Kendrick you'll know this verse is not new. This is pre G.K.M.C kendrick

    Elson Bardowell

    People be going crazy for the new Kendrick but that Kendrick Lamar EP C4 O.VERLY Dedicated Section 80. Kendrick was FAR more superior....comparing those to GKMC.AND Damn is eh still fire but nothing like his old work

  29. The Ladies Man

    Dope and set up.

  30. phillyflyboy

    shits slick

  31. 2wonkenobi

    That old heat

  32. Ashanti Uhuru

    Is that dilla super crazy

  33. Rob Vermaelen

    crazy soundselection

  34. Proccs

    old school vibe i love it

  35. Anthony Schmid

    The shots caught me slippin. .

  36. rolando c

    wasn't this from jay electronica?

  37. MetaDIME

    "I'm 22 at 20 I knew I was against the odds"..........let that line sink in

  38. Daniel Thomas

    Johnny caught a body yesterday out hustling

  39. Marcus Sopris

    Sounds like old Kendrick bro

  40. Isaiah Kuzviwanza

    That Malcom ending is the best !

  41. Tristan Andrews

    Right 1drake
    2 Kendrick lamar
    3j cole
    4Big krit
    5 Kevin Gates
    Im talking stories lyrics word play punch lines n the thing about my top five all r different

  42. Doedaman614

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  43. Marcus F.

    Classic. Youth wake up please. I got one. You too.

  44. Donnell Smith

    I remember hearing this the first time. Cruising with all my friends on the cali coast. Thank you for bringing back some good memories.

  45. Mikhail Robinson

    Where's this Kendrick gone to??

  46. HeKnowDissed

    Dear Moleskine (Remix)

  47. Ari Franks

    Yo check out the Devils Lyric by Anima88 gives you those deep vibes as well.

  48. Jay Els

    Lotta lupe in this.

  49. Deron Castro

    Dwij - Love Signs (Original)

  50. YungNando

    Real niggas know this is kdot and not Kendrick Lamar

  51. Tibor Stuver

    He walkin outside again

  52. OG Blizzy

    Wtf is this

  53. MA'AT SUN CHILD

    Oldie but goodie...😀😀

  54. Ijantzf

    https://youtu.be/uZ3LNedVoCg bump my new song drop a comment

  55. Jack Colafella

    “Johnny caught a body yesterday out hustlin...”

  56. No Name

    Kendrick lamar has lyrically gotten weaker . He needs to go back to this level of lyricism . This was when he was lyrically the best

  57. King Klobb

    For everyone in the comments that needs to be educated, this is Just Blaze's beat that he made for Jay Electronica for Dear Moleskine. Not a Flying Lotus produced beat

  58. Tosin Esan

    i know but am different

    https://soundcloud.com/esan-tosin

  59. britney coyle

    johnny littles girl aint a girl no more

  60. Lazy Ass Stoners

    Anybody else gettin blazed listening to this?
    Jay Electronica "Dear Moleskin" had the same beat

  61. djef ardeur

    old is gold!

  62. Antwan Kirk-Hughes

    All the segregation and devastation that I have been facing. Is a blessing a true lesson for the gifts that God has waiting.

    So the thunder from the rumbles has grace with my chi. The cross is like crossland if a Zulu takes heeds.

    My pen bleeds when it leads to a higher beat. The pain is grown and holy strong when the wrath breaks free.

    The tapping of the willows in the windows would drown your seat. The watery grave and the plank will weigh down your scene.

    So the scene and the swing is loss that stands on top of the car. I feel it perfect how it's working and gonna touch ya jaw.

    It took a couple of minutes to savory you raw. So you & your picasso can visit Ir.

  63. MGang TV

    Nothing is better than promoting sounds posting classic shit from legendary artist of our generation.

  64. SlackAlot

    *CAPTAIN MURPHY*

  65. Nabil Saeed

    Uh
    Yeah
    Kendrick Lamar
    Uh
    Yeah I can reconcile being depressed real bad
    I'm a thinker not a drinker but still I Hennessey drag;
    Alcohol numbs the pain like where Novacane stabs
    In your arteries, pardon me but my city go mad
    Via Compton California, corners with coroners and karma on em
    Colours corresponding to gangs upon us
    Common corrupted Crips and Pirus cripple the city
    Triple the crime, Bible nor the Quran can save;
    Welcome, don't be afraid, your city similar right?
    Where the choppers kidnap the night and police silence your rights;
    Stare at the sky, wonder will you live to see twenty-five?
    I'm twenty-two, at twenty I knew I was against the odds;
    This kid named Jonathan was monitoring
    His momma and sister, his older cousin, he honoured him;
    Anonymous bodies on his burner was astonishing
    To Johnny, he might've been
    A modern day rider then
    He walking outside again, he see the lifestyle of an active member
    Pull out a MAC-11 now his eyes is big
    Fascinated by mayhem, what's his cousin to say now?
    He wanna be from the hood that he's from and that's one
    More gangster under the family tree, took 'em under his wings like KFC
    Crip crazy, rocking matching T-shirts that says "The hood made me"
    No love, just spread slugs, that's the policy, the leader and the prodigy;
    Now shorty doo-wop, holding a oowop, hanging with rah-rahs
    With blah-blahs that sit on the block catching fades and licks
    Going on missions with lunatics, a ninth-grade menace
    Thugging for six months, smoking like six blunts an hour;
    The power of banging, he was walking from...(gunshots)
    Little Johnny

    Nabil Saeed

    Outro: Voice of Malcolm X and (Kendrick Lamar)]

    I think you'll find, sir, that there will come a time
    When black people wake up and become intellectually independent enough
    To think for themselves as other humans are intellectually independent enough to think for themselves
    Then the black man will think like a black man and he will feel for other black people
    And this new thinking and feeling will cause black people to stick together
    And then at that point you will have a situation
    Where when you attack one black man, you are attacking all black men
    And this type of black thinking will cause all black people to stick together
    And this type of thinking also will bring an end to the brutality inflicted upon black people by (black people)
    And it is the only thing that will bring an end to it
    No federal court, state court or city court will bring an end to it
    It's something that the black man has to bring an end to

  66. Someone who's a weeb for fun

    I just now heard this song?

  67. Tshpvng

    The day ones will remember this joint 🔥

  68. C Dreezi

    Johnny think books ain’t cool no more

  69. Jubessin

    Jeez that jay electronica beat

  70. Edd Phil

    Children of the atom, Wind in my sails > kendrick version

  71. DeeJay VEVO

    First person to make an instrumental to this song hmu

    Edd Phil

    This is captians murphys children of the atom

  72. TrillJonny

    Kendrick’s music really makes feel something inside

  73. Youtube Viewer

    Wierd that i was just looking for this song after, i dont even know how long and this video was uploaded not even a week ago.

  74. Handwork Creative

    The Kendrick voice i like

  75. Carlos Moreno

    I see corn roll Kenny in the title I click on it.

  76. Marlo Plowden

    What other beats has this sample been used in??

  77. Dakir Thompson

    Fuck the song that Malcolm X clip was everything!! That’s why I fuck with Kendrick. This song is not for everybody. It’s for the kids in a similar situation that he came from, for the johnny’s

  78. david michaelove

    lamar is the master.. but joey badass & kid cudi rules too.
    and at times.. knows better to combine fresh PERSONAL Views.

  79. Piotrek Labecki

    It reminds me sing about me

  80. Dareece Walker

    Thanks for the Section 80 flashback!

  81. Lui G

    Damn where the fuck you be getting all these underground Kendrick tracks bruh!?

  82. Leo Borgelin

    I give all my respect to Kendrick, but I'll keep my Pride in Kanye's house

  83. James_c_1992

    Somthing seems off almost like its not even kendrick i could be wrong but ive herd alot of his songs and ive never herd him sound like that

    Ancient Sumerian

    This is what his core music sounded like before he went mainstream back in 2012...

  84. Richard Edwards

    If your blind you wouldnt know this the old story telling kendtick

  85. Ashiskuubi ETETE

    Yoooooo what’s the sample at the end

  86. Arief Danial

    I'm a simple man, I see Kendrick Lamar I click.

  87. Gwrightproductions1

    Old, but greatness on a track is timeless. #kdot #Jayelec

  88. phillycash Plato Pompeii

    You must be new to Kendrick music if you just found this , atleast you took the journey, enjoy the movie

  89. Volume Burner

    In yo arteries pardon me......

  90. Jade Moreno

    His voice is lower,might be autotune change? Idk

    Gwrightproductions1

    No Autotune is here... And old Kdot rapped like this more. Listen to the OD mixtape

  91. Tray Hamilton

    The end🙌🏽

  92. Quiet Edge

    new beat available. I would appreciate if everyone could check it out and let me know what you think
    https://youtu.be/d_bSatyiGz0

  93. Marquis _I

    Can Indie artist get promoted on here also?

  94. Diana J

    black people sticking together? dont think i will see that in my lifetime

  95. Promoting Sounds

    Amazing story telling tune <3 Is Kendrick in your top 5? Let me know your lists im always interested!

    Jur De Brouwer

    All time rappers:
    1 2pac
    2 biggie smalls
    3 Nas
    4 eminem
    5 Ice cube

    Rappers today:
    1 kendrick lamar
    2 joey badass
    3 hopsin
    4 big sean
    5 j cole

    Top five lists are too short, because I didnt even mention denzel curry, rtj, the game, snoop dogg, big L, vince staples, asap Rocky, mobb deep nor DMX.

    Jaden The Music Freak

    Kendrick Lamar is actually in my top 5 favorite mainstream rappers:
    1. Kendrick Lamar
    2. Childish Gambino
    3. Post Malone
    4. Lil Wayne
    5. Cardi B

    Jur De Brouwer

    @Jaden The Music Freak wow you just called kendrick lamar and 4 pop artists

    Jaden The Music Freak

    @Jur De Brouwer They're all rappers too (Even though I can see why you think Post Malone isn't)

    Jur De Brouwer

    @Jaden The Music Freak well I have no reason to judge the artist you enjoy.