Meaning Behind the Artwork for Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Heart Part 5’
Meaning Behind the Artwork for Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Heart Part 5’: American hip-hop recording artist Kendrick Lamar returned to music on the night of Sunday with the track ‘The Heart Part 5‘, the fifth installment in his fan-loved series.
The single is set to appear on K.Dot’s long-awaited new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers which will be available on May the 13th. It will also be his final album on TDE. In the video for ‘The Heart Part 5’, the rapper does deepfakes of personalities such as OJ Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Will Smith, Kobe Bryant, and Nipsey Hussle.
The relevant lyrics often corroborate with the person he’s deepfaking, discussing bipolar disorder when he’s doing Ye and murder when referencing the deceased Nipsey Hussle.
It turns out, that even the official artwork for the song has a similar meaning connected to it. As you can see from the Instagram slide above, each hand on the artwork is taken from pictures of the said personalities: OJ Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Will Smith, Kobe Bryant, and Nipsey Hussle
Being the true artist that he is, it’s not surprising that Kendrick was so particular about everything for the first look at his forthcoming album which has got us all excited.