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Kendrick Lamar “Not Like Us” Video: Watch

The most eagerly awaited video of the year has finally been released.

“Not Like Us,” Kendrick Lamar's upbeat Drake diss track that topped the Billboard Hot 100 and spent eight weeks on the chart, has had a legendary run. It's been played in clubs and sports arenas, soundtracked children's birthday parties, and inspired an… interesting opening number at this year's BET Awards.

But even though the song dominated the airwaves for two months and Kendrick performed it multiple times at the end of his Juneteenth concert, “The Pop Out,” fans were still hoping the Pg. Lang captain would release an official video. Confirmation that a video was on the way came not long after the show streamed via Amazon Prime, when Kendrick headed to his hometown of Compton and brought the whole town along to be part of the production.

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And after a series of stills from the video leaked last night, Kendrick and Pg. Lang dropped the official video tonight. Directed by Kendrick and Dave Free (who also makes a brief cameo), the video matches the energy of the fun but blistering diss track and brings some of Lamar's lyrics to life. For example, there's a scene where he hits an owl-shaped piñata with a stick, one where he's passed a Bible that he tucks into his jacket, and another where a huge crowd in Compton dances and hugs him as he proclaims, “The city's back up, we gotta get out.”

The highlight of the video, however, comes towards the end of the nearly six-minute clip, when Kendrick poses with his fiancée Whitney Alford and their two children before everyone starts dancing. It's a clear refutation of the claims Drake made in his song “Family Matters,” where he claimed, among other things, that Alford and Lamar were living separately and that he didn't see his children regularly.

It's hard to imagine the song having a second resurgence given how it still dominates the cultural conversation, but this video could extend its winning streak.

Watch the video below.