Kendrick Lamar unveiled an eight minute clip for “These Walls” today. Titled “Behind The Walls: A Black Comedy,” it’s more of a short film than a music video. The clip is narrated from the perspective of an inmate in prison who relates the story of how he ended up behind bars. During an interlude in the crisp funk of “These Walls,” Terry Crews and Kendrick execute a synchronized dance to iHeart Memphis’ breakout smash, “Hit The Quan.” Colin Tilley directed the clip, and it ends with a “to be continued…”.
“These Walls” appeared on To Pimp A Butterfly, which came out in March. Kendrick recently performed the album with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C.; read about the show here.