West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar has pleaded his case for music icon Janet Jackson to consider hopping into his upcoming “Poetiic Justice” music video with a personal public request.
Rather than take the standard approach or go the politically-correct route, Lamar made a request for Jackson to do him a solid and come through for the Drake-assisted hit.
Lamar even went as far to make a personal pitch to the icon, hoping to eliminate the difficult process that often comes with working with a star of Jackson’s stature. “Janet, c’mon, Janet. No paperwork with the managers, contact the managers. This is artist to artist,” he pleaded. “This is a young boy that looked up to you for years. Please, yeah, video, Janet Jackson ‘Poetic Justice.’ It’ll only be right.” (MTV)
Along with Janet hopefully coming through, Kendrick is whipping out the camera lens to record a short film to his good kid, m.A.A.d city LP.
That’s not the only visual element Kendrick has planned. Part of good kid’s appeal are the cinematic skits that piece the album’s music together, so to play off of the album’s strengths the TDE crew are working on a film that will complement the LP as well. “We actually started the visuals for this whole project,” he said. “I called it a short film before I even started the actual foundation of the music.” (MTV)
According to recent reports, Lamar chose “Poetic Justic” as his album’s follow-up single to “Swimming Pools (Drank).”
We know you’ve been wondering what single Kendrick Lamar is going to choose next from his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city. And you will be happy to know that’s none other than the Drake featured ‘Poetic Justice’, produced by Scoop DeVille. The song contains a sample of ‘Any Time, Any Place’ as performed by Janet Jackson and is one of the more popular cuts from the album. We can also confirm that they’re currently planning to shoot a music video for the single, the follow up to the top 10 radio hit ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’. Good choice? (HHNM)
Since dropping a few weeks ago, the West Coast rapper’s new solo effort has sold over 480,000 copies.
West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city dropped 14 spots to No. 32 with 24,500. Moving into his second full month, the rapper’s new studio debut has moved 481,400 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
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