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How Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” Took on a Life of its Own

Every movement has its sound.

In 2015, Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” was the galvanizing sound of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Discover Kendrick Lamar’s rise to fame, the origins of the song and the defining protest that cemented the song as the sound of the movement, plus Kendrick’s Pulitzer win and how he changed hip hop.

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Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America airs Sundays Late Night. The Full Season 1 is available to binge now for AMC Premiere subscribers.

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