I love the way you put it on your eyes/The roses on your face light up the sky
Those lips are colorful all of the time/And girl that’s fine
But I wanna know do you mind/No makeup today (today) (x4)
And girl that’s fine/But i wanna know do you mind
Last week I wrote a little about Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, and his quick rise to stardom. I had mentioned his lyrical content, and the subjects he writes about. I just wanted to expand on his repertoire a bit by discussing another track from his mixtape Section.80. "No Make-Up (Her Vice)" has been running through my mind like Bo Derrick in 10.
Regardless of stepping up my metaphor game or showcasing how old I am, "No Make-Up" is a song about how great Lamar's girlfriend looks without all the cover up. He pleads with her to skip the face paint for a day. A great concept, and again, something you rarely hear rappers talk about. Usually rap songs degrade women, not champion them for their natural beauty. Kendrick Lamar continues to surprise every time I throw on one of his albums. Check out the lyrics on the video below .
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