This is pretty fascinating to read. I know nothing about the race relations in America. I have no idea what Kendrick Lamar is making his music for, I kinda just presumed he wanted to make some shit and it got popular - and things progressed from there.
I gotta say, I am happy I don't have the connection you do with these artists; I like reading what you think of them, but for me - I just like the music. Ignorance is kinda bliss in this instance I guess.