Song For A Friday Night, August 17, 2012: Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools (Drank)”

Kendrick Lamar may just be the new Busta Rhymes of hip-hop. No they don’t rap anything like each other, but both are certified ‘characters.’ Lamar is full of idiosyncrasies, made more evident by excellent, though ‘intoxicating’ single “Swimming Pools (Drank).” Since it is a Friday night and people love to get wasted on the weekend, “Swimming Pools (Drank)” should go right along with most drunken activity.

Why the relation of “swimming pool” and “drinking” – well because ole boy is drinking so much that he’s swimming in the alcohol. It’s been in his family and he keeps taking shots, sips, and downing the bottle.  This cut is so rich in the booze, you don’t have to drink one drop to be ‘drunk’ off it’s message.

In all seriousness, this cut is well produced and catchy. And interesting and notable moment is when Lamar becomes his conscience on the second verse.  Remember I said he had his idiosyncrasies?

Here’s the link to my review of the single on

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