Producer: LoveDragon
Album: To Pimp a Butterfly

The most tender song off To Pimp a Butterfly is all about modesty and realness at-ease: “I could see your insecurities written all on your face/So predictable your words, I know what you gonna say/Who you fooling?” An anti-fronting PSA as reprieve from the chaotic thanatos of an album that's otherwise bloodshot and insecure in more than half of its grand pronouncements. “We live in the Laugh Factory every time they mention your name” is the sort of compassionate sonning that endears Kendrick Lamar to old heads, good kids, parents, and street preachers alike. —Justin Charity