In this DX Special Report, Associate Producer Ural Garrett explores one of the controversial themes presented on Kendrick Lamar’s fourth full-length album DAMN.regarding Black Israelites.

For those who are out of the religious loop, Black Israelites are a group of African Americans who believe they, alongside Latinos and Native Americans, are descendants of Jacob and the 12 lost tribes of Israel. Besides essentially taking elements from Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Black Israelites have been accused of promoting “black supremacy” and other forms of hatred. 

Whose to say what K.Dot’s true religious ideology is? The references on DAMN. are conjuring up a conversation for sure.