“I go by the name Kendrick Lamar. I come from a place called Compton, CA…”

A year since the narrative of good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar’ star is about as high as you can get. Track 10 of the album “Sing About Me” is woven deeply into the album as the song behind “Swimming Pools” and in a storyline perspective, the song that pulls Kendrick away from a beatdown and into retaliation — with casualties involved. Here, with graffiti artist Eddie Peake, Lamar is isolated for the video to “Sing About Me,” dropping an acapella freestyle behind the song’s lone first-person verse.