Kendrick Lamar Turned Personal Tragedy Into Song

01/04/2013
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(CBS Local) Kendrick Lamar, the rapper who emerged from 2012 as the winning rookie, revealed the backstory to a key song off his debut album good kid m.A.A.d. city.

One of the more somber records on the album, "Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst," rips a dramatic moment from Kendrick's real life.

"It hits home as far as the past memories of tragic situations that happened in my life," Kendrick explains to Life + Times' Decoded. "That one particular situation is my homeboy getting smoked while I'm right there. And I'm the last one right there as he takes his last [breath]."

On "Sing About Me" Kendrick raps from the viewpoint from the surviving brother who was thankful for Kendrick's loyalty. more on this story

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