My favorite song by Kendrick Lamar, without a doubt, is “u”. This song captures all sorts of feelings and emotions that Lamar deals with. He discusses his problems such as depression and him not being able to love and appreciate himself. I feel like the main idea of this song is his struggle with self love. He repeats “Loving you is complicated” many times, which is Lamar talking to himself about his struggle with self love. He blames himself throughout this song, saying “I know depression is restin' on your heart for two reasons n***a”. He puts hate on himself by stating “No you ain't shit, you say you love them, I know you don't mean it”. This is Lamar blaming himself for not being there for his friends and family when he is away. Another point made in this song is Lamar blaming himself for not being there for a loved one before their passing. He also discusses how when he’s on the road or on tour, he has everything he wants, such as women, drugs, and alcohol, but when he goes back to Compton, with his friends and family living in rough situations, reality strikes. He is sad and uncomfortable with the fact that his friends and family are unable to get out of Compton. On the closing line Kendrick lamar says “The world'll know money can't stop a suicidal weakness”. This line explains how Kendrick tries to numb his pain with money, but it doesn’t work, he is still depressed. He’s saying that no matter how much money you have, it won’t make you a truly happy person. This is one of my favorite lines from To Pimp A Butterfly. It’s so heavy and powerful. In conclusion, this song is incredibly meaningful to me. The way Kendrick Lamar puts together all of his problems into one song leaves me astonished.