Kendrick Lamar reveals ‘These Walls’ video – watch

The latest from 'To Pimp A Butterfly' is a 'black comedy'

Kendrick Lamar has launched a video for ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ track ‘These Walls’, subtitled as a ‘black comedy’.

The lively video opens in a prison, progressing to a feisty house party in an eight-minute adventure that expands on the album version of the track, including with an added interlude.

Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ was released in March this year, and his third studio album has already seen five singles, of which ‘These Walls’ is the most recent, released in mid-October.

Previous single ‘Alright’ recently found itself at the heart of a racial equality march in America, with J Cole commenting that Lamar may have the power to stop LA gang culture. Lamar replied:

“That’s a lot of responsibility. I definitely think that God put something in me that I’m not even aware of, I know it’s there and I know it has the power to not only conquer what’s going on in LA, but also a little deeper and further than that. I just don’t know when.”


Last week, Lamar performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, playing cuts from the album including a first ever live performance of ‘For Free?’, also from ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’.

Watch the video for ‘These Walls’ (which, lyrically and during parts of the video, is NSFW), below: