Did white people watch Roots? 8-Mile? They need to watch this. To Pimp A Butterfly is (the one-word review) Operatic.
It's Netrebko and Domingo, the best orchestra, 10,000 hours times a thousand tearducts, dancers and costumes, coming at you all at once it seems...You don't even speak Roman so why are you crying...want to be born again.
Kendrick is a vessel - humble like a spring - his water is not his.
Never minding that, in the moment, you would do anything he says, while you search the screen half-expecting the symphony to pimp up in colours of Compton, courtesy of some little studio co-production, roll credits. Episode 11: How Much A Dollar Cost? Episode 13: The blacker the berry...
Advertisement: Read my books.