One of 2012's most highly acclaimed albums,good kid, m.A.A.d. city
, is continuing to carry the hype into the new year with the release of Kendrick Lamar's
new music video for "Backstreet Freestyle."
In contrast to the world of glitzed-up hip-hop music videos, this one takes a minimalist route as it's composed of black and white shots in Compton and Paris.
Lamar has proclaimed the album itself to be a "short film" of sorts, and this video hosts some familiar characters - Kendrick's dad stars in a midway sketch and Sherane does, well, exactly what you might imagine Sherane to do. The video was directed by Jerome D., Dave Free, and Kendrick Lamar. Watch below: