The Pulitzer Prize-winning social commentator rapper returns after five years with “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,” an album about what’s broken on the inside.

Kendrick Lamar N95 video features Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Barry Gipson
2 min readMay 17, 2022


How this “Average Joe” Got Inspired

A couple of weeks ago on Instagram while in Las Vegas, I discovered this “Average Joe” track on Kendrick Lamar’s newest album. Which many of his loyal fans have anticipated over the last five years.

Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers hit streaming platforms out of all days on Friday the 13th. Just last week. Since then I couldn't help but discover the rest of his album tracks like N95 on YouTube.

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This also happens to be a special treat for fans in the Dallas Fort Worth Area Paying special attention to his new N95 video release. What I find most interesting is also that May is designated as Mental Health Awareness Month.

Coincidence or Nah? If so, I see what you did there Mr. Morale. Either way, local DFW KDOT fans have recently pointed out one of the locations which happen to be a very relaxing green scenic view.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Botanical Research Institute of Texas
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The Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas is a 120-acre treasure. One of the largest centers for botanical exploration and discovery in the United States. Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Cultural District.

The video is fascinating by the way. Not only from a sonic but also a visual experience. His art is clearly on another level as a Big Stepper in addition. This also stood out to me as the video only had clips of this location among other various locations he hung out at.

Big Stepper can mean many things to many people. For instance, the urban definition might be that of a slight overachiever. For me, however, on the other foot, it means the distance he covers to create his art. See example N95.

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Barry Gipson

A Dallas Cowboys fan sharing Fantasy Football advice for the NFL 2023 season. A pivot in content.