For Free? (Interlude)
"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. It features uptempo bebop instrumentals, with Lamar rapping over them. A music video for the song was uploaded to Vevo and YouTube on July 31, 2015.
|"For Free? (Interlude)"|
|Song by Kendrick Lamar|
|from the album To Pimp a Butterfly|
|Released||March 15, 2015|
The song's accompanying music video premiered on July 31, 2015 on Lamar's Vevo account. It starts with a woman (Darlene Tibbs) voicing the introductory spoken word section while actress/model Hikeah Kareem appears as the woman in the video lip-syncing the section. She rants off a long list of complaints about her "unfortunate" partner/pimp, played by Lamar before he appears - face pressed to a screen door - and proceeds to chase her around the estate 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. In the Joe Weil & The Little Homies-directed clip, Lamar takes a number of forms terrorizing his partner. 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.
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||133|
|UK R&B (Official Charts Company)||24|
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||24|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||44|
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- on YouTube