♫♪  Kendrick Lamar - “The Blacker The Berry”

1. Excerpt from Wallace Thurman’s The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life:

And he also told Emma Lou, during one of their usual private talks, that it was only in small cities one encountered stupid color prejudice such as she had encountered among the blue vein circle in her home town.

“People in large cities,” he had said, “are broad. They do not have time to think of petty things. The people in Boise are fifty years behind the times, but you will find that Los Angeles is one of the world’s greatest and most modern cities, and you will be happy there.”

2. 2Pac: “Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice/ I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots.”

3. From Friday:

Smokey: Older the berry, the sweeter the juice.
Craig Jones: Man, it’s the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.
Smokey: Yeah, well she blacker than a motherfucker, too.

4. Kendrick Lamar’s “The Blacker The Berry”:

• Kendrick Lamar: http://www.kendricklamar.com

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