Kendrick Lamar and Rapsody- Complexion(A Zulu Love)

Rapsody

Dark as the midnight hour or bright as the mornin’ sun
Give a fuck about your complexion, I know what the Germans done

Sneak (dissin’)
Sneak me through the back window, I’m a good field nigga
I made a flower for you outta cotton just to chill with you

You know I’d go the distance, you know I’m ten toes down
Even if master listenin’, cover your ears, he ’bout to mention

[Hook]

[Verse 2: Kendrick Lamar]
Dark as the midnight hour, I’m bright as the mornin’ sun
Brown skinned, but your blue eyes tell me your mama can’t run
Sneak (dissin’)
Sneak me through the back window, I’m a good field nigga
I made a flower for you outta cotton just to chill with you

You know I’d go the distance, you know I’m ten toes down
Even if master’s listenin’, I got the world’s attention

So I’mma say somethin’ that’s vital and critical for survival
Of mankind, if he lyin’, color should never rival
Beauty is what you make it, I used to be so mistaken
By different shades of faces

Then Whit told me, “A woman is woman, love the creation”
It all came from God then you was my confirmation
I came to where you reside
And looked around to see more sights for sore eyes

Let the Willie Lynch theory reverse a million times with…

[Hook]

[Interlude]
You like it, I love it (x8)
(Where the homegirl Rapsody at?
I need you to speak your mind real quick loved one!)

[Verse 3: Rapsody]
Let me talk my Stu Scott, ‘scuse me on my 2Pac
Keep your head up, when did you stop loving thy

Color of your skin, color of your eyes
That’s the real blues, baby, like you met Jay’s baby
You blew me away, you think more beauty in blue, green and grey

All my solemn men up north, 12 years a slave
12 years of age, thinkin’ my shade too dark
I love myself, I no longer need Cupid

Enforcin’ my dark side like a young George Lucas
Light don’t mean you smart, bein’ dark don’t make you stupid
And frame of mind for them bustas, ain’t talkin’ “Woohah!”

Need a paradox for the pair of daughters they tutored
Like two ties, L-L, you lose two times

If you don’t see you beautiful in your complexion
It ain’t complex to put it in context
Find the air beneath the kite, that’s the context
Yeah, baby, I’m conscious, ain’t no contest
If you like it, I love it, all your earth tones been blessed

Ain’t no stress, jigga boos wanna be
I ain’t talkin’ Jay, I ain’t talkin’ B
I’m talkin’ days we got school watchin’ movie screens
And spike your self esteem
The new James Bond gon’ be black as me

Black as brown, hazelnut, cinnamon, black tea
And it’s all beautiful to me

Call your brothers magnificent, call all the sisters queens
We all on the same team, blues and pirus, no colors ain’t a thing

[Outro: Kendrick Lamar]
Barefoot babies with no cares
Teenage gun toters that don’t play fair, should I get out the car?
I don’t see Compton, I see something much worse
The land of the landmines, the hell that’s on earth

 

8 thoughts on “Kendrick Lamar and Rapsody- Complexion(A Zulu Love)

  1. I know he’s been receiving strife for some comments made but this album contradicts ay’thang WE/ME trying to cancel him out for.

    If Common had such a rebuttal/album they’d look past that “handshake” too.

    Real Production. Nice album.

    • That’s true Nat. It’s a great song. Kendrick did his thing on this one. We need more songs like this on the radio. We need more uplifting and inspiring lyrics. Common?? He’s been tripping a lot lately. He just wants to make that cash in Hollywood films now. Common spoke the truth about 15 years ago. But now he’s like a totally different person. Money changes a lot of people apparently.

  2. They ain’t ready fo’ ‘dis one, either. The last one he brought with KNOWLEDGE they was trippin’……And uh, “YEAH.” to what’chall said about Common. : / The brothers been over in the other field for a minute, now.

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