Kendrick Lamar captured the attention of the hip-hop world on Sunday after releasing “The Heart Part 5,” specifically due to the deepfake tributes to the late greats Kobe Bryant and Nipsey Hussle.
During the third verse, Kendrick visually transforms into Nipsey Hussle and raps from the fallen rapper’s perspective. “I wake up that morning with more heart to give you,” Kendrick raps on the track. “As I bleed through the speakers, feel my presence. To my brother, to my kids, I’m in Heaven. To my mother, to my sis, I’m in Heaven. To my father, to my wife, I am serious, this is Heaven. To my friends, make sure you countin’ them blessings. To my fans, make sure you make them investments.”
Dot continues, “I seen the pain in your pupil when that trigger had squeezed… And though you did me gruesome, I was surely relieved. I completed my mission, wasn’t ready to leave. But fulfilled my days, my Creator was pleased.”
In response to the creative tribute, Nipsey’s widow Lauren London praised the video. She shared her approval on her Instagram Story on Monday calling the video “Powerful Art.”