Kendrick Lamar is what we need in music during the decline of our society. Defined as a conscious rapper, poet,and positive figure, Kendrick is definitely a pro at delivering messages through his music. His recent project To Pimp a Butterfly may be the most conscious oriented album he’s released. This past weekend he performed Alright live opening the BET Awards, setting the tone for the show as later we witnessed a speech solely based on the racial tension and turmoil our country is experiencing. Tuesday a visual that matched the exact emotion of the song lyrics was released,which sent viewers into a historic frenzy as discrimination and modern struggles were briefed in a short skit followed by word play and iconic image.