By Nolan Feeney
February 9, 2015

One day after winning the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, Kendrick Lamar — who famously lost to Macklemore in last year’s Best Rap Album category — dropped a new song.

Like “i” before it, the Boi-1da-produced “The Blacker the Berry” is expected to appear on Lamar’s highly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city. But unlike “i,” this aggressive track is much darker in its production and lyrical content, with Lamar grappling with race and violence in America.

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