This shit is vital, I know you had to
This shit is vital, I know you had to

from Kendrick Lamar – Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Money is vital, so in some ways Kendrick understands the artists who do anything to achieve mainstream success.

He may be mocking them when he says “I know you had to”, suggesting that they don’t have the true talent to be successful without pandering to the masses.

The focus in music needs to be the vision first, and that the money will follow suit if the vision is right and the music is touching people.

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