The Blacker the Berry: The Book

A book visualizing the historical and social context of Kendrick Lamar’s song, “The Blacker The Berry”  By Hannah Sellers | Words by Cole Cuchna, Dissect Podcast


Kendrick Lamar is a rapper known in part for socially conscious music about his conflict-ridden inner-city upbringing and experiences with racial injustice. His music is dense, often misunderstood and misrepresented. This project breaks down the song “The Blacker The Berry” from Lamar’s critically acclaimed album To Pimp A Butterfly. Through factual analysis, lyrical interpretation and visual approximations, this book uses “The Blacker the Berry” to portray contemporary social issues and provides historical context to deepen our understanding and empathy about racial injustice in America. Join our newsletter to stay informed about the production of this book.

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