Kung-Fu Kenny – popularly known as Kendrick Lamar – has released the visuals of Count Me Out – the first track on Lamar’s fifth studio album’s Disc 3. Titled ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’, the three-disc nineteen-track LP was released on May 13th 2022. The track is produced by Kendrick Lamar under the ‘Oklama’ banner, DJ Dahi and Sounwave.
“One of these lives, I’ma make things right
With the wrongs I’ve done, that’s one of you now
With the Father, Son, ’til then, I fight
Rain on me, put the blame on me
Got guilt, got hurt, got shame on me
Got six magazines that’s aimed at me
Done every magazine, what’s fame to me? (And I’m trippin’ and fallin’)
It’s a game to me, where the bedroom at?
Sleep, I ain’t had affairs with that
What’s fair when the hearts and the words don’t reach?
What’s fair when the money don’t take things back?
It’s rare when somebody take your dreams back? (And I’m trippin’ and fallin’)
I care too much, wanna share too much
In my head too much, I shut down too
I ain’t there too much, I’m a complex soul
They layered me up, then broke me down
And moralities dust, I lack in trust (and I’m trippin’ and fallin’)
This time around, I trust myself
Please everybody else but myself
All else fails, I was myself
Out done fear, out done myself
This year, you better one yourself (and I’m trippin’ and fallin’)
Masks on the babies, mask on an opp
Wear masks in the neighborhood stores you shot
But a mask won’t hide who you are inside
Look around, the realities carved in the lies
Wipe my ego, dodge my pride (and I’m trippin’ and fallin’)
Look myself in the mirror
Amityville, I ain’t seen nothin’ scarier
I fought like a pit bull terrier, blood I shed could fill up aquariums
Tell my angels, “Carry ’em” (and I’m trippin’ and fallin’)
Every emotion been deprived
Even my strong points couldn’t survive,” Lamar raps in the Dave Free-directed visuals.
‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’ is a riveting three-disc project by the Pulitzer-winning Compton-bred Kendrick Lamar. Lamar’s first in five years, the album was executive produced by the iconic emcee himself under the pseudonym Oklama. Notably, Lamar’s latest LP is nominated under eight categories at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards.
Watch ‘Count Me Out’ Music Video by Kendrick Lamar here.