Cause I can hide in the mist, hop out
And crush every soldier you're with,

from Kendrick Lamar – War Is My Love Lyrics on Rap Genius


In this battle he’s fighting, the mist provides enough cover that he can pop in and out of it and destroy an army one man at a time. In theory of course.

Kendrick uses a metaphor illustrated in Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, which describes how to be a good general. In order to be a good general, according to Tzu, one must be a master of disguise. Kendrick plays on this idea by hiding in the mist to defeat his enemies.

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