If you have ever been a fan of Kendrick Lamar, you may have noticed that his music often goes beyond simple rap and into relevant issues in society. This is evident on his new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, which features 18 tracks and touches on relevant politics and personal anecdotes.
In the song, Lamar shares a deep and painful memory of his mother being physically abused as a child. He reveals that this memory has haunted him ever since and even today, he still cannot look her in the eyes because he is reminded of her bruised face.
The track also focuses on the ways trauma can repeat itself and how this can be prevented. He speaks on generational trauma and how it can be healed by talking about it, breaking the cycle that is causing this pain in the Black community.
He talks about how he started rapping to cope with the hardships in his life and to heal the scars of his forefathers. He explains that he grew up in an environment that didn't teach him anything about how to be strong, so he started rapping to find a way to cope and to heal the pain in his life.
“Mother I Sober” is a song that aims to break a generational curse that has been causing this type of pain in the Black community. It is a heartfelt song and aims to help other people who have had similar experiences to be able to heal from their traumas.