Fort Worth locations featured in Kendrick Lamar’s new video

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The clip for Kendrick Lamar’s ‘N95’ sees the Compton rapper hovering in a crucifix pose above crashing ocean waves, doing a strenuous workout on a rooftop and sitting calmly as a car crashed next to him.

But what perhaps caught the attention of Lamar’s North Texas fans the most was the video’s use of two famous Fort Worth locations.

At mark:53 of the video, Lamar is seen seated in the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum. The black-and-white photo shows the building’s use of natural lighting as the sun silhouettes Lamar and a grand piano.

At 1:24, Lamar is seen descending the steps of the iconic Wet Wall and Quiet Pool located in the Fort Worth Water Gardens downtown.

The location is seen a few more times in the video, with a shot of Lamar turning the bird back towards the camera.

The single “N95” is the first single from Lamar’s highly anticipated fifth studio album, “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,” which was released on Friday.

The music video was the No. 2 trending video on YouTube Music Monday morning, with the top spot being another Lamar music video for the promotional song “The Heart Part 5.”

In 2019, singer Solange also used the iconic Water Gardens landmark in her “Almenda” music video.

Lamar is scheduled to stop at the American Airlines Center in Dallas for the “Big Steppers Tour” on July 23.

This story was originally published May 16, 2022 11:06 a.m.

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David Silva Ramirez is a multimedia generalist journalist at Star-Telegram. He grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and is passionate about covering government, education, local communities and cool features. You can contact David at [email protected] or on Twitter @ByDavidSilvaR.

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