Sherane a.k.a Master Splinter's Daughter

Album: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (2012)
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  • Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar opens his debut Good Kid, M.A.A.d City album with this Tha Bizness produced cut. He tells a of a sexually-driven relationship between his 17-year-old self and a young seductress named Sherane. Lamar recalled to Complex magazine: "I was in Atlanta when Tha Bizness gave me the beat. Immediately I got a vibe where I wanted to talk about a specific girl back when I was growing up. A specific story that leads down the line into the album. I got the track and I started writing and I went back home and laid it down."

    "These songs, they come naturally for me to write off the experiences I grew up with," Lamar continued, "and the things I been around. It was just what we were going through. It's easy for me to write [real] stories rather than making up a crazy story."
  • Sherane pops up again on the track "Poetic Justice" when Lamar digs deeper into the electricity between them.
  • So how does Sherane feel about her depiction as Kendrick's teenage crush? "It's funny because it's a weird thing when I go back to the neighborhood and the homeys know who I'm talking about. It be a big joke, and I've been hearing things that she's more excited and surprised that I put her in the song more than anything," K-Dot told MTV News. "That's the funny part about it. It's all love though. I ain't got no ill will."

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