Section 80,

from Kendrick Lamar – HiiiPower Lyrics on Rap Genius


Section 80 is the title of his solo album, and is a reference to Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937 which authorizes the payment of rental housing assistance to private landlords on behalf of approximately 3.1 million low-income households. Commonly known as simply “Section 8”, it is used to refer to housing projects in general, or as we know it, the ghetto.

Section 80 represents the people who were born during the 1980s. Kendrick goes more in depth in “Ab-Souls Outro”:

Section 80…babies: A generation of bliss and disobedience. No they can’t control us. No they can’t control you. No they can’t control us, but we can control each other…

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