Kendrick Lamar has been making 2015 his year, thanks to the release of his dynamite new album, To Pimp a Butterfly. Earlier in the year, he released the video for “King Kunta,” which was shot at the Compton Swap Meet. And for the new, black and white clip for “Alright,” he takes on a series of impressive stunts. There’s a lengthy intro featuring skateboarders, smashed windows, car fires and police harassment, but the video transitions first to Lamar and his crew doing donuts in a parking lot in San Francisco. He then levitates upside down, glides through the air, perches himself atop a streetlight in Los Angeles, and even takes a dramatic fall in the end. All the while, breakdancers show off some impressive moves in front of a monolith of boomboxes. Watch the Kendrick Lamar “Alright” video below.
Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly is on our list of the Best Albums of 2015 So Far.[Top Dawg Entertainment]
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.