Is that a contradiction? He contradicting himself again?
Kendrick Lamar is contradictory in the sense that he’s from Compton, the home of gangster rap, and yet he’s not a gangster rapper and doesn’t promote it. His raps are not simple, but layered with intricacies, double entendres, and metaphors much beyond what is typically heard in the gangster rap subgenre. The contradiction comes in the conflict between his claim to be a substantive and conscientious rapper and his occasional tendency toward vulgar subject matter, like that typical of Eminem.
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