Kendrick is known for hiding hidden meanings in his songs, but he took things a step further on DAMN. Midway through "Fear," 20 seconds of unintelligible reversed vocals appear. We reversed the clip and found the following hidden message (which echoes the spoken word intro at the beginning of the song):
"Every stone thrown at you resting at my feet / Why God why God do I gotta suffer / Pain in my heart carry burden for the struggle / Why God why God do I gotta bleed / Every stone thrown at you restin' at my feet / Why God why God do I gotta suffer / Earth is no more, won't you burn this mufucka?"
Later, he ends the album with a reversed clip of DAMN.'s final line, which says: "Whoever thought the greatest rapper would be from coincidence / Because if Anthony killed Ducky, Top Dawg could be servin' life / While I grew up without a father and die in a gun fight (Gunshot)."