The CaPC Digest 87: On Kendrick Lamar with R. S. Naifeh
This episode finds Drew and Tyler reflecting on Kendrick Lamar with R. S. Naifeh. R.S. penned an article for Christ and Pop Culture entitled, Kendrick Lamar’s Real God which discusses a reversal of a popular Christian saying, “God is Real”.
The phrase Lamar uses, “real is God,” comes from Kendrick’s first major studio album, Good Kid, MAAD City. The discussion that follows breaks down the theology of Kendrick Lamar and how it can appear from different cultural perspectives. Songs like, “Alright,” are examined to show how the formative years of Kendrick influenced his influential work.
How we consume entertainment and what we glean from it wraps up the discussion on Kendrick Lamar.