The song die hard is a powerful and thought-provoking piece of music that has captured the attention of many music enthusiasts. It explores a variety of themes such as resilience, strength and determination that resonate with individuals who have experienced setbacks in their lives. It also reflects the importance of having strong relationships that you are willing to fight for.
The first line of the song begins with a reference to the Declaration of Independence, stating that “we hold these truths to be self-evident, all men are created equal.” This is a clear indication of the racial injustices that persist in our society. Lamar uses his platform as a rapper to address these issues, sparking discussions and instigating change.
Throughout the rest of the song, Lamar discusses various aspects of his personal life including his relationship with Whitney Houston and his struggles with sex addiction. He also touches upon police brutality, emphasizing the frustration that many marginalized communities have with law enforcement.
The song also features a shoutout to the late Nipsey Hussle, with Lamar seemingly encouraging listeners to perceive the good in others despite their flaws. The song is produced by Sounwave, DJ Dahi and Lamar’s cousin Baby Keem, along with songwriters Blxst and Amanda Reifer. It was released as a single from Kendrick Lamar’s fifth studio album, Mr. Morales & the Big Steppers on August 9, 2022. It is the third and final single from the project to be sent to rhythmic contemporary radio.