Undoubtedly, this is the #1 song.
“Sing About Me, I’m Dying Of Thirst” is two songs with one that tells one of the best stories we’ve seen in hip-hop. The first perspective in this song comes from Dave’s brother after Dave was killed in swimming pools; the second one is Keisha’s sister from Section.80‘s “Keisha’s Song,” and the last one is Kendrick’s perspective.
This is modern day poetry at its finest, despite a simple beat. Kendrick’s storytelling ability makes me captivated the entire 12 minutes. The production on this track is an excellent example of the musicality in hip-hop. Taking the Bill Withers sample and turning it into this is amazing.
The poignancy of the song and it being a true story makes it his best song ever. Also, at Day N Vegas, Kendrick ended his set with this song and said it’s his favorite ever, so if you don’t take my word of the legit-ness of the song, take Dot’s.