Lamar, Kendrick - Kendrick Lamar Lyrics




I can tell you what it is, I can tell you what it isn't
No more K. Dot, my mother had named me Kendrick
Fuck a stage name, that's the name that I was given
The only thing that I can identify within this bidness
I'm just a good kid from Compton that want to rap
Weighing my options, pick up a Bible or a strap?
I never killed a man, never sold any crack
All I ever did was try to keep my city on the map
But this monkey on my back, y'all don't want me to win
I'm tryna follow dreams, you want me to follow trends
So just to get a dollar, will I sell my soul?
I look the Devil in the eye and tell him, hell no
They say anything worth having is worth the wait
Well I want the world, tell me how long that takes
There's no time like now, I can cut my patience/patients short
or give 'em some more gowns, I don't even want the crown
I just want a peace of mind, and nigga, when I get it
you won't get a piece of mine, won't you mind your own bidness?
A rich nigga buy anything you sell him
A broke nigga believe anything that you tell him
Well I'm a broke nigga
But still I wouldn't listen to you even if your hand was on a Bible quote, nigga
Pfttuh

See I was brought up different
Whatever that my pops said, for sure I'd listen
You said you did dirt, but I can't dig it
It don't concern you if you wasn't born in it
Oh-no-oh-oh
I swear we got to fast-forward...

Before time flies by
My new sound for '0-10 is, why lie?
And if you ain't trying to win, then why try?
Now you can low-ball or give me high five
This is I nigga, look into my eye
Nigga, I am Kendrick... Lamar
Nigga, my name is Kendrick... Lamar
I said my name is Kendrick... Lamar
I changed the name cause I was tired of being like y'all
Now finally I'm ready to tell the world who I are, pfttuh

And that used to be a hell of a task
Now I'm ahead of my class, so go ahead and harass
my character like it don't carry a
confidence that can marry a Halle Berry or Angelina with no cash
I'm bout to cash in my thoughts
Give you a compass, then tell you get lost
What I'm bout to accomplish is something that you can't fathom
Once the 'Eves' come, they quick to stare 'Adam'/at him
Hoping I don't take they bitch, but I'm on some other shit
When I'm done, I'm tryna run the government
They are big dreams
Transition from a rapper to a human being, you can't 'school' a dean
I be tutoring artist-es, leave 'em with no audience
All cause they all oversaw it, my God
Y'all be out partying, I be stealing your audience
All because who I are, Lamar

But my first name, it gotta be Kendrick... Lamar
Nigga, my name is Kendrick... Lamar
I changed the name cause I was tired of being like y'all
Now finally I'm ready to tell the world who I are, now let's go
But we can't go... backwards





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  1. Just Aori

    This song makes me want to go to McDonald's and ask them for their order

  2. isaiah_bruh

    This song makes me wanna tell my dad he's adopted

  3. Sacrifice

    This song makes me want to get robbed by a bank

  4. Pennywise the Clown

    Did anybody else realize that kendrick changed the first two phrases on the spotify version

  5. ZENNYL660

    This song makes me want to order a McFlurry at Burger King

  6. Pascal C

    Who is listening this song in 2020?

  7. MiSfIt __

    This song make me wanna shit in a public bathroom.

  8. Rabi

    This song makes me wanna give my teacher a detention

  9. Hmarichane

    Oussamaramzi gang .. be humble Egyptian accent joke.

  10. Gaming Rat

    This song makes me to put my child for adoption and adopt it

  11. Miszel

    Hala hala szmato bądź pokorna hala hala bądź pokorna
    Tłumaczenie na polski

  12. David

    Why is the start of the song different on youtube then on spotify?

  13. FaZe Mayonase

    1:36 I don't know why this is so funny to me

  14. Rami

    This song makes me want to give the teacher homework

  15. Adam Smith

    Jim Bob sang it better easily..

  16. MagicKzam

    This song makes me wanna go to church and pray for god

  17. ulises carrillo

    Why this isn't a billion yet

  18. Greg55Gaming

    This song makes me want to get the milk and leave my house with my parents inside.

  19. Drift God

    1:05
    They are boppin to how fire the track is

  20. DORITOS IS GOOD

    This song makes me wanna reverse the reverse card

  21. えぐいてええ

    早く曲出してほしい

  22. Alberto Mz

    Esta canción hace que quiera aprender a hablar ingles

  23. Jaskaran Singh

    This song makes me want to write a comment for no reason.

  24. ХХХ AMATЕUR SЕХ VIDЕO - СLIСК НЕRЕ

    🔥🔥🔥
    does this song make you happy in 2020 march
    This voice is beautiful
    0:34 🖤
    👇👇👇

  25. Prabin Mukhiya

    Nobody :
    Everyone on comment be like this song makes me want to......😂

  26. Amore

    This song make me feel like goku

  27. burg _gzz

    Never gets old

  28. - L1K0RN3-

    This artist is like bifty

  29. Tijana Grojić

    0:23 corona has left the chat.

  30. Unbanned

    This song makes me wanna like my comment

  31. Zan4337

    This song makes me want to give my teacher homework

  32. Bigge Smalls

    Now this song would make bigge and pac proud

  33. Levaxy

    This song makes me wanna put Santa on the naughty list

  34. KasTheMan

    This song makes me want to sooth the ointment

  35. The Dapper Banana

    This beat is mean!

  36. The Android Addict

    This song make me wanna wanna

  37. Ezyydubz

    This song makes me want to get my virginity back

  38. Youngking Humble

    This song makes me wanna humble Kendrick

  39. Youngking Humble

    "Adds name to list"

  40. Lieutenant TY xbox

    This song wants me to get the coronavirus, sick

  41. Brandon Moore

    Song is awful dear lord....

  42. Fahmida Huq

    This song makes me want to tell my teacher that the bell doesn't dismiss you

  43. César Santiago

    Nobody pray for me
    Even a day for me
    Way (yeah, yeah!)

    Ay, I remember syrup sandwiches and crime allowances
    Finesse a nigga with some counterfeits
    But now I'm countin' this
    Parmesan where my accountant lives
    In fact, I'm downin' this
    D'USSÉ with my boo bae, tastes like Kool-Aid for the analysts
    Girl, I can buy yo' ass the world with my paystub
    Ooh, that pussy good, won't you sit it on my taste bloods?
    I get way too petty once you let me do the extras
    Pull up on your block, then break it down: we playin' Tetris
    A.M. to the P.M., P.M. to the A.M., funk
    Piss out your per diem, you just gotta hate 'em, funk
    If I quit your BM, I still ride Mercedes, funk
    If I quit this season, I still be the greatest, funk
    My left stroke just went viral
    Right stroke put lil' baby in a spiral
    Soprano C, we like to keep it on a high note
    Its levels to it, you and I know, bitch, be humble

    sit down
    (Hol' up lil' bitch, hol' up lil' bitch) be humble
    (Hol' up, bitch) sit down
    (Sit down, hol' up, lil' bitch)
    Be humble (bitch)
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up) bitch, sit down
    Lil' bitch (hol' up, lil' bitch) be humble
    (Hol' up, bitch) sit down
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up) be humble
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, lil' bitch) sit down
    (Hol' up lil' bitch) be humble
    (Hol' up, bitch) sit down
    (Hol' up, sit down, lil' bitch)
    (Sit down, lil' bitch, be humble)
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, lil' bitch) bitch, sit down
    (Hol' up, bitch) be humble
    (Hol' up, bitch) sit down
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up)

    Who dat nigga thinkin' that he frontin' on man, man? (Man, man)
    Get the fuck off my stage, I'm the Sandman (Sandman)
    Get the fuck off my dick, that ain't right
    I make a play fuckin' up your whole life
    I'm so fuckin' sick and tired of the Photoshop
    Show me somethin' natural like afro on Richard Pryor
    Show me somethin' natural like ass with some stretchmarks
    Still will take you down right on your mama's couch in Polo socks, ay
    This shit way too crazy, ay, you do not amaze me, ay
    I blew cool from AC, ay, Obama just paged me, ay
    I don't fabricate it, ay, most of y'all be fakin', ay
    I stay modest 'bout it, ay, she elaborate it, ay
    This that Grey Poupon, that Evian, that TED Talk, ay
    Watch my soul speak, you let the meds talk, ay
    If I kill a nigga, it won't be the alcohol, ay
    I'm the realest nigga after all, bitch, be humble

    sit down
    (Hol' up lil' bitch, hol' up lil' bitch) be humble
    (Hol' up, bitch) sit down
    (Sit down, hol' up, lil' bitch)
    Be humble (bitch)
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up) bitch, sit down
    Lil' bitch (hol' up, lil' bitch) be humble
    (Hol' up, bitch) sit down
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up) be humble
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, lil' bitch) sit down
    (Hol' up lil' bitch) be humble
    (Hol' up, bitch) sit down
    (Hol' up, sit down, lil' bitch)
    (Sit down, lil' bitch, be humble)
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, lil' bitch) bitch, sit down
    (Hol' up, bitch) be humble
    (Hol' up, bitch) sit down
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up)

  44. Emely rose

    I am a big fan of kendrick, I love his music, style, and everything. And today in class we had a substitute and she said that she was a councilor in a high school, and she said that she had a student that said he wanted to be a rapper. She told us that he worked hard to achieve his goal and he did, and he was kendrick lamar. I honestly don't believe her but she can be right

  45. jeongin yang

    stray kids ✌🏼

  46. Paul SingH

    THE HOLY BIBLE AND ARMIES THAT PROTECT THEM DOES TELL THE PEOPLE TO COMMIT THEIR ACTION AGAINST AND WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHICH IT FROM POINT OF ORIGIN THAT BROUGHT FORT THE SEXUAL ENSLAVEVEMENT OF WOMEN WHEN THEY THOUGHT SLAVE MEANT BLESSED HELPER I DOING GREATNESS TO ALL ON THE PLANET!
    THEIR ARCOLITES TOLD ME THAT, SAYING TTO GO AROUND BREAKING THEIR HEARTS AND MIND SO THAT THEY CAN KILL THEMSELVES AND DO IT AS MUCH AS I CAN IN MY 100 YRS. LIFE SPAN WHICH YOU ALL ARE VICTIMS TO GETTING STARVED TO DEATH WITH NO MEANS OF SURVIVING ON THE FREE PLANET BY THE MEANS OF HELPING YOURSELF RATHER THEY TAKE YOUR LIFE LONG LABOURS IF YOU DON'T DO WHAT THEY ARE COMMANDING YOU TO DO YOUR GOING TO STARVE TO DEATH NOT BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR YOUR LOVED ONES!
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
    ITS SO PURE YOU NEVER HAD TO FEAR DEATH, BECAUSE REBIRTH AND GROWING UP IS SO MUCH FUN!
    DON'T EVER PRACTICE NOT SEEING, HEARING, FEELING BECAUSE SPIRITUALLY YOU'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO HELP THOSE IN NEED THE FREEMASONS ARE REALLY SLAVE MASTER MASON FILL YOUR YARD WITH FRUITS AND VEGETABLE ALL OF YOU AND YOUR LITTLE ONE WITHOUT THEIR HOARDING OF THIS AWARENESS THIS IS NOT THE KING AND QUEENS PLANET IT'S THE NOBODIES WE ALL ARE 1!

  47. *ROADBLOCK *

    This song makes me wanna count bald guys in this clip

  48. Call of Mik3

    This song makes me want to tell my mom to clean her room

  49. zade campbell

    Best song in “2017” comment if u agree DO NOT LIKE

  50. Jérémy Saliou

    It is normal if I don't like this voice it is auto thune ?
    Else seriously beat is good n probably the text but I can really say about this cause I'm french🤷 also I don't speak English

  51. Batman Robinyt

    Is that Shaq at 1:08 middle right

  52. Anthony Buwa-Samuel

    where did he go

  53. Leslie Victor

    This song makes me want to sign into disney.com without my parents permission

  54. Luís Malheiro

    Close 700M views

  55. Nadia Taylor

    Me and him have the same birthday along with Venus Williams witch our birthday is June 17

  56. Hellorr

    This song makes me want to where my socks over my shoes

  57. Im1000IQMAN

    This song makes me want to shave my head

  58. MC EmPac

    This one of the best songs of the 2010s

  59. Mamba Mentality RIP KOBE

    This song makes me want to be rich but act like I'm poor.

  60. name andrei

    This comment section is boring

  61. Jacek Straszewski

    Szmato bądź pokorna!

  62. Mud Chip

    MY LEFT STROKE JUST WENT VIRAL

  63. Patience Vaughn

    everytime i say that near my baby sitter she goes "Yea Yea"
    then i say bitch be humble

  64. Patience Vaughn

    YEA YEA

  65. Antonio Tello

    Everyone in the comments is missing the hole message that this song is trying to convey

    fillipitibell

    Antonio Tello “Ooh that pussy good, won’t you sit it on my tastebuds.” There isn’t nothing deep, just a mf bop of a song 😤😤

  66. ordinary gabe

    This song makes me wanna fire my boss

  67. iigregvp _S

    300k dislikes

    Let’s Humble for this celebration

  68. Laura20_ 03

    2020?
    Who is still listening to it?

  69. P A B L O

    This song wanna make me comment again ohhh too hot

  70. AayBee M

    This song makes me want to tell my teacher that today is holiday

  71. Werewolf

    This song makes me want to say aye after every line I say

  72. Dominique Mayberry

    The Air Pope back airing out wands again 😆

  73. Sankalp Mahajan

    He's lip syncing

  74. Notorious BountyxHunter

    Tbh I’m torn between who’s the goat this dude or Lil Wayne it’s hard man someone tell me sum I don’t know honestly

  75. Akif Hisham

    This song makes me turbocharge a Tesla..

  76. Alino Black

    2020 🎧

  77. Sara Mimi

    Nobody pray for me
    Even a day for me
    Way (yeah, yeah!)
    Ay, I remember syrup sandwiches and crime allowances
    Finesse a nigga with some counterfeits
    But now I'm countin' this
    Parmesan where my accountant lives
    In fact, I'm downin' this
    D'USSÉ with my boo bae, tastes like Kool-Aid for the analysts
    Girl, I can buy yo' ass the world with my paystub
    Ooh, that pussy good, won't you sit it on my taste bloods?
    I get way too petty once you let me do the extras
    Pull up on your block, then break it down: we playin' Tetris
    A.M. to the P.M., P.M. to the A.M., funk
    Piss out your per diem, you just gotta hate 'em, funk
    If I quit your BM, I still ride Mercedes, funk
    If I quit this season, I still be the greatest, funk
    My left stroke just went viral
    Right stroke put lil' baby in a spiral
    Soprano C, we like to keep it on a high note
    Its levels to it, you and I know, bitch, be humble
    sit down
    (Hol' up lil' bitch, hol' up lil' bitch) be humble
    (Hol' up, bitch) sit down
    (Sit down, hol' up, lil' bitch)
    Be humble (bitch)
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up) bitch, sit down
    Lil' bitch (hol' up, lil' bitch) be humble
    (Hol' up, bitch) sit down
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up) be humble
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, lil' bitch) sit down
    (Hol' up lil' bitch) be humble
    (Hol' up, bitch) sit down
    (Hol' up, sit down, lil' bitch)
    (Sit down, lil' bitch, be humble)
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, lil' bitch) bitch, sit down
    (Hol' up, bitch) be humble
    (Hol' up, bitch) sit down
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up)
    Who dat nigga thinkin' that he frontin' on man, man? (Man, man)
    Get the fuck off my stage, I'm the Sandman (Sandman)
    Get the fuck off my dick, that ain't right
    I make a play fuckin' up your whole life
    I'm so fuckin' sick and tired of the Photoshop
    Show me somethin' natural like afro on Richard Pryor
    Show me somethin' natural like ass with some stretchmarks
    Still will take you down right on your mama's couch in Polo socks, ay
    This shit way too crazy, ay, you do not amaze me, ay
    I blew cool from AC, ay, Obama just paged me, ay
    I don't fabricate it, ay, most of y'all be fakin', ay
    I stay modest 'bout it, ay, she elaborate it, ay
    This that Grey Poupon, that Evian, that TED Talk, ay
    Watch my soul speak, you let the meds talk, ay
    If I kill a nigga, it won't be the alcohol, ay
    I'm the realest nigga after all, bitch, be humble
    sit down
    (Hol' up lil' bitch, hol' up lil' bitch) be humble
    (Hol' up, bitch) sit down
    (Sit down, hol' up, lil' bitch)
    Be humble (bitch)
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up) bitch, sit down
    Lil' bitch (hol' up, lil' bitch) be humble
    (Hol' up, bitch) sit down
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up) be humble
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, lil' bitch) sit down
    (Hol' up lil' bitch) be humble
    (Hol' up, bitch) sit down
    (Hol' up, sit down, lil' bitch)
    (Sit down, lil' bitch, be humble)
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, lil' bitch) bitch, sit down
    (Hol' up, bitch) be humble
    (Hol' up, bitch) sit down
    (Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up)
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  78. Yea Im Yello

    this song makes me wanna serve samwiches

  79. Toxicity

    This song makes me wanna write my bosses paycheck

  80. TheWrightOne

    This song makes me wanna tell my teacher to be quiet and do your work

  81. Albertine Adio_Shei

    This song make me wanna tell my teacher give "move my damn clip back up"

  82. random boi

    This song makes me wanna expell the principal.

  83. Your dad

    TELL ME NOT THIS SONG REMINDS ME OF ROBLOX

  84. Lance :v

    Les twins vs Justiciers 👌

  85. KingDaddy2X

    This song makes me want to get arrested and say no you😌

  86. No Name

    Nobody:
    Kendrick Lamar: AY AY AY AY AY AY AY AY AY AY AY AY AY

  87. Dead Braincellz

    This song makes me wanna hangup on someone with out saying bye

  88. Cameron Grady

    this song makes me want to tell an ambulance not to speed

  89. NCF29YT

    100% of the comments have the words “this song”

    NCF29YT

    Master Totie your lies, what do they mean?

    Master Totie

    You wouldn't get it

    El khaladi Mohamed

    Thank you, captain observation !

    NCF29YT

    Master Totie 🤔

  90. Sean Morrison

    1:38 dark souls enemies be like

  91. N.E.F. G.E.

    2:26 pause is that shak

  92. John Kim

    1:32 - why's everyone in this video black except for the kid on the far left

    Drew Eaton

    Token white guy lol

  93. Master Stuff

    This song makes me wanna tell a deaf person to shut up

  94. Víctor Moreno

    Trueno.

  95. EE EE

    This song makes me wanna poop on lunch trays at school call it food and force staff to serve it to everybody else

    Malek Shohatra

    So normal school food

  96. Jadine Cunningham

    2020, anyone?

  97. God Jez

    This makes me wanna tell my parents to sit tf down and be humble