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For Free? (Kendrick Lamar song)

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"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] 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
Genre
Length 2:10
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Terrace Martin

Contents

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]

ChartsEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
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

ReferencesEdit

  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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