Goddamn I feel amazing, damn I'm in the matrix
He’s feeling heeeella good, but it’s cloyingly artificial…
“Red or blue pill, you live and you learn,” as Hov once wrote. It’s also reminiscent of this line from his appearance on Drake’s Take Care track “Buried Alive Interlude,” with Kendrick envisioning fame as a paradise—like the matrix inside reality.
The contrast of red and blue pills in The Matrix could be evoking either the Bloods/Crips colors or the mars lights that Kendrick would have encountered daily in Compton.
He is also aware he’s in the matrix, so he knows reality is more than his ‘bitches, maserati and twenty-five lighters on my dresser’.
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