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Kendrick Lamar - HiiiPower

[Intro: Kendrick Lamar]
Everybody put three fingers in the air
The sky is falling, the wind is calling
Stand for something, or die in the morning
Section.80, HiiiPoWeR

[Verse 1: Kendrick Lamar]
Visions of Martin Luther staring at me
Malcolm X put a hex on my future, someone catch me
I'm falling victim to a revolutionary song, the Serengeti's clone
Back to put you backstabbers back on your spinal bone
You slipped your disc when I slid you my disc
You wanted to diss but jumped on my dick
Grown men never should bite their tongue
Unless you eating pussy that smell like it's a stale plum
I got my finger on the mothafuckin' pistol
Aiming it at a pig, Charlotte's web is going to miss you
My issue isn't televised, and you ain't gotta tell the wise
How to stay on beat, because our life's an instrumental
This is physical and mental, I won't sugar coat it
You'd die from diabetes if these other niggas wrote it
And everything on TV just a figment of imagination
I don't want plastic nation, dread that like a Haitian
While you mothafuckas waiting, I be off the slave ship
Building pyramids, writing my own hieroglyphs

"HiiiPoWeR" is a song by American hip-hop recording artist Kendrick Lamar. It was released on April 12, 2011 as the lead single from his independent album "Section.80". The conscious hip-hop song was released as the first promotional single for the album. While the album itself garnered positive reviews (achieving a Metacritic score of 80 and an XL rating from XXL), "HiiiPoWeR" also drew significant acclaim for its lyricism and depth. HipHopDX gave it the Verse of the Year award and XXL called it "one of the finest tracks of the year". The song, produced by fellow American rapper J. Cole, contains samples from Pharoahe Monch’s "Simon Says", Kanye West’s "So Appalled" and Sixtoo’s "Duration Project Part 9". Kendrick Lamar mentions that when he and J. Cole were creating "HiiiPoWeR", which was their first collaboration, he sat in for about 25 mixes of the song. Speaking on J. Cole's work on the song, Lamar says, "His production is crazy, man. The first time we locked in, he played about 10 beats. I wanted 11 of ‘em." The song features additional vocals from late singer-songwriter, Alori Joh.

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