Compton, California-based rapper Kendrick Lamar is on the rise. If you live under a rock and haven’t heard his newest album good kid, m.A.A.d city, we highly suggest you give it a listen. good kid, m.A.A.d city, released earlier this fall, received tremendous reviews and even debuted at number two, selling 242,122 copies in its first week.

With almost a million total sales since its release date,’s newest album should be on everyone’s now playing list.

On February 22, Lamar and Canadian-born rapper Drake released a music video for “Poetic Justice,” one of the albums more popular songs that frequents radio station playlists. Poetic Justice was released as the album’s third official single, and samples Janet Jackson’s song “Any Time, Any Place”. Lamar and Scoop DeVille, who produced the track, chose to sample Janet’s song after it came on the radio during one of their studio sessions. The video is a both dark and visually stunning.

The entire five minute video is beautiful piece of work and portrays a moving story about a flirtation with a girl that is suddenly interrupted by a shooting.

See why Poetic Justice reached the number 7 spot on’s top US rap songs by checking out the new video below…