Geraldo Rivera Slanders Kendrick Lamar + Hip-Hop With Weak Response

Sunday, 16 Apr, 2017

The record features collaborations and contributions by the likes of Rihanna, U2, Zacari, Mike WiLL Made-It, BADBADNOTGOOD, the Alchemist, DJ Dahi, "J".

Fox News reporter and life-long finger-pointer Geraldo Rivera has had an issue with Kendrick Lamar ever since he stood on top of a cop vehicle and performed "Alright" at the 2015 BET Awards. "It is so wrong, it is so counterproductive, it gives exactly the wrong message".

"I have no beef with Kendrick Lamar, anyone else in the business, but if you don't have a positive attitude, you're dooming yourself to a life that you profess to despise", Rivera said.

From there he went on to address what his real problem was: hip-hop.

The two opening tracks of DAMN. sampled Rivera's comments and on "YAH".

Meanwhile Lamar's track "HUMBLE" - the first single off the record - has apparently broken the US Spotify record for most daily plays, surpassing 4 million daily streams on Friday, according to Chart Data.

Lamar also makes his views on the current USA presidency clear in more than one track, singing in XXX: "Donald Trump's in office, we lost Barack and promised never to doubt him again, but is America honest or do we bask in sin?"

"But what if I told you...that's not the official version", Sounwave's tweet reads.

The newsman has since responded to the shout out by "the great" Kendrick, who he considers to be the second-best rapper behind Drake. After praising Lamar as one of the greatest rappers of current times, he doubles down on his assessment that the "negative message" in hip-hop is now more corrosive than racism or police brutality. However, later he adds: "I didn't particularly care for the way he mentioned me". "I have no beef with Kendrick Lamar".