For Free? (Kendrick Lamar song)

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"For Free? (Interlude)"
Song by Kendrick Lamar from the album To Pimp a Butterfly
Released March 15, 2015
Length 2:10
Producer(s) Terrace Martin

"For Free? (Interlude)" is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar. It is the second track on his third studio album To Pimp a Butterfly, released on March 15, 2015.[1] A music video for the song was uploaded to Vevo and YouTube on July 31, 2015.


Music videoEdit

The song's accompanying music video premiered on July 31, 2015 on Lamar's Vevo account. It starts with a woman named Hikeah Kareem voicing the introductory spoken word section, a long list of complaints about her "unfortunate" boyfriend, played by Lamar. He appears, face pressed to a window, and proceeds to chase her around the house while rapping and yelling, “This dick ain’t free!” Then, Lamar appears again from behind a window with a live band and pops his head into the bathroom.[2] In the Joe Weil & The Little Homies-directed clip, Lamar takes a number of forms terrorizing his wife who, despite living in a mansion, isn't content. The visual metaphors aligns with those of the song's lyrics, both asserting his own self-worth to a woman and to the marginalizing temptations of "success" in America.[3]


Chart (2015) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 133
UK R&B (Official Charts Company))[5] 24
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[6] 24
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 44


  1. ^ Jeffries, David (March 16, 2015). "To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Video: Kendrick Lamar – 'For Free?'". Rap-Up. July 31, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ Stutz, Colin (July 31, 2015). "Kendrick Lamar Goes 'Looney' Living the American Dream in 'For Free?' Video: Watch". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Archive Chart: 2015-03-22" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "Archive Chart: 2015-03-22" UK R&B Chart. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "Kendrick Lamar – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Kendrick Lamar.
  7. ^ "Kendrick Lamar – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Kendrick Lamar. Retrieved March 27, 2015.

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