For all its meme potential and Jude Law's Jude Lawness, The Young Pope didn't quite stick the landing. Paolo Sorrentino's series about the freshly elected Pope Pius XIII is visually compelling and occasionally disturbing, but not exactly a home run, a touchdown, or whatever this is called in golf:
Enter Kendrick Lamar's just-released video for "Humble," directed by Dave Meyers and the Little Homies. This is what The Young Pope
could have should have been! Seriously. Check this shit out:
Who do you want leading the church? This guy Alfie on the left, or the dude responsible for the lyrics "Donald Trump is a chump / Know how we feel, punk? Tell 'em that God comin' / And Russia need a replay button, y'all up to somethin'." My money's on Pope Kendrick.
Pope Alfie only wants to address the people from a distance. Typical. King Kendrick, however, takes a far more intimate approach by employing the use of face-to-face hangouts. Pope Alfie would never.
Why the fuck isn't Pope Alfie riding a bike here? Smh. What a fucking waste.
Cigarettes are a fine snack for when you're feeling peckish and want to dance with death instead of nutrients. But sometimes you want to entertain for a group of friends by whipping up some, you know, actual food. The food in "Humble" looks delicious. Pope Alfie's cigarette snack, however, looks like it could use some seasoning.
Sorry Pope Alfie. The glasses look better on Kendrick.
Lest we forget, Kendrick's "Humble" video also boldly goes where few HBO shows have gone before: the thrilling world of Grey Poupon. If a God existed,
he she would be pleased with this touching nod to mustard history.
*prays endlessly for a Kendrick Lamar x Jude Law collab*