Kendrick Lamar puts his life on the line in the name of love in the cinematic video for his latest single “Poetic Justice,” featuring Drake. The song samples Janet Jackson‘s 90’s hit “Any Time, Any Place” and shows up on K.Dot’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘good kid, m.A.D4.D. city’ — which was released four months ago. The video for “Poetic Justice” is said to play off the classic 1991 “Boyz In The Hood” movie, but with iPhones.
Kendrick told MTV News he really wanted Janet to be in the video — “This is a young boy that looked up to you for years. Please, yeah, video, Janet Jackson ‘Poetic Justice.’ It’ll only be right,” he said — and even though she didn’t do the cameo, which honestly would have been pretty epic, the Hip Hop newcomer still has something decent on his hands.
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