Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle

Kicking off the the new year in the right direction, Kendrick Lamar drops off the visuals for his Hit-Boy-produced track "Backseat Freestyle." Keeping his "Eiffel Tower" lyric in mind, Kendrick hits up Paris, France so viewers can get a better picture of the size of the monument before giving us a taste of his life in Compton. Completed with an eye-catching cameo from Sherane, check out the video up top and let us know what you think. good kid, m.A.A.d city is available now and if you haven't already purchased it, you can do so by clicking here.

By: Richard Brooks / Music Videos / January 3, 2013 / 5365 Views
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  • Master Splinter

    Either the music videos or the short film will be separate representations of kendrick's body of work or kendrick needs to get a different director and dp. I hope its not just me who thought this is not at all what i imagined the music videos to visually look like whilst i was listening to the song. Kendrick dad is definitely not what i imagined him to look like, all golded up and shit with a compton snapback on the fuckkkk! and sherane, nicee but the fuckkkkk where did that come from, those interludes were just straight wack in terms of the narrative! however, still a dope video thou, just not what i expected.

  • gotheem

    What they know bout dat OTHER nigga in Paris, ya bish.

  • Master Splinter

    Either the music videos or the short film will be separate representations of kendrick's body of work or kendrick needs to get a different director and dp. I hope its not just me who thought this is not at all what i imagined the music videos to visually look like whilst i was listening to the song. Kendrick's dad is definitely not what i imagined him to look like or be, all golded up and shit with a compton snapback on the fuckkkk! and sherane, nicee but the fuckkkkk where did that come from, those interludes were just straight wack in terms of the narrative and character! i definitely hope the music video are a separate thing to the actual short film, if he releases one. The only person i know whose done this short film shit well is kanye.. however, still a dope video thou, just not what i expected..

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  • Art

    thank you!

    TDE has god awful aesthetics/ art direction

    SPEND SOME DAMN MONEY ON SOME QUALITY

    dont let the videos kill the music

  • Ksmith

    Kinda confused as to how a music video could kill the music. I haven't ever listened to a song then dislike a song I already liked.

  • Domino

    God dammm thats Sherane ? no wonder dude was trippin ...

  • KENDRAKE LAMAR

    ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • nipthahustla

    I want your body...I want your body...

  • Abdi

    i thought it was only me.. the aesthics for all of kendricks music videos have been "c" average. the dude dropped a classic album, add a classic and top notch short film and music videos. kendrick would make his mark in all history books. come on now kendrick, drop jerome from our videos.

  • huh?

    im pretty sure TDE doesnt want to be GOOD music and spend all their money making things look pretty for you. listen to the music and be quiet

  • Jimmy

    Sorry Martin Scorsese, what did you have in mind for the video then?

  • DontChangeAnythingThough

    I was just thinking full colour would of been better, with him actually rapping in the backseat of a car with his boys (TDE) , then with it like skipping to show scenes to make a story and occasionally cutting back to him rapping in the car, and with him having fun while rapping (smile on his face kind of) abit like a scene when everyone is in the car in 8 Mile

  • http://twitter.com/dant323 Dan Turner

    This is a clear-cut differentiation b/w this guy an that ASAP guy, at least when comparing 'contemporaries'; in other words less is better.

  • bruhbruh

    I didn't understand a goddamn word you said, man. FUck you dan turner.

  • BRUHBRUH

    FUCK EVERYONE ON THE NORTHERN SIDE OF THIS THREAD. INTERNET MAKES YALL SO SRS. THE VIDEO IS SO TITE. PLEASE SIT DOWN AND STOP H8ING SO GODDAMN MUCH. IF NOT, THEN SHOW ME YOUR FUCKIN ROLLING STONE CREDENTIALS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000139160343 Bo Bun

    The whole second verse though? Hahaha.

  • django

    anyone else notice fake me out drake towards the end of the video in that american flag scene?

  • http://twitter.com/dant323 Dan Turner

    It's an implicit comparison b/w this video, lead video from widely acclaimed gkmc and ASAP Rocky's new lead video for his overly hyped, yet to be seen (acclaim), album LLA. His was overly ambitious for a mediocre song in my opinion. I think te comparison is fair since they are on a song together, be it a weird radio pushed one in fuckin problem, I ne'er really got why Kendrick was on that, I mean I do but when you compare the two one shouldn't be on the others songs. If you can't respond to someone's opinion or ask respectfully for clarification, grow up bro, this is teh internets

  • TopBananas

    IDK that Schoolboy Q - There He Go video was nice and Swimming Pools was great aesthetically

  • georgejefferson

    go direct a fan video then bre, fuck all of you haha just enjoy the art for what it is

  • georgejefferson

    haha its teh internets but u iz illiterates

  • Dennis
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