In this weekly column, MC/DJ Hesta Prynn pairs pop culture stories with an original playlist.
Walter White has alienated nearly everyone in his life during his ascent to drug kingpin. Similarly, Kendrick Lamar has recently entered into a feud with, well, everyone. This week's Five n Five pairs songs from rappers that Lamar has dissed with characters from everyone's favorite show, Breaking Bad. Let's face it, it's lonely at the top.
1. Jesse Pinkman -- "House Party" by Meek Mill
Sample lyric: "Gotta be a natural born star, doing shit that money can't. Welcome to my house party."
All that's missing from Pinckman's suburban open-house lifestyle is a high school senior bouncer selling red cups at the end of the driveway.
2. Saul -- "Trouble on My Mind" by Pusha T
Sample lyric: "This is for the critics, who doubted the chemistry. Two different worlds, same symmetry. And this black art, swee the wizardry. When you at the top of your game, you make enemies. You'll never finish me."
Better call Saul.
3. Gus Fring -- "Ambition" by Wale
Sample lyric: "Ambition is priceless, it's something that's in your veins"
Gus Fring was Walt's benefactor, then friend, then enemy. Mirroring Walter White's story of a self-made man who worked for the benefit of his family and ultimately became addicted to the game, Fring was arguable one of the greatest TV villains of all time.
4. Walter White -- "Started from The Bottom" by Drake
Sample lyric: "Boys tell stories 'bout the man. Say I never struggled, wasn't hungry, yeah, I doubt it. Started from the bottom now we here."
The unofficial theme song for the series, substitute some words here and there and Drake is telling the story of Walter White.
5. Hank -- "I Got This" by Big K.R.I.T.
Sample lyric: "Now I suppose I'm doing quite alright ever since I blew/ Don't be worrying about mine, player/ Worry about you."
Hank and Walter have finally been brought face to face. We've seen this character at his worst and best both physically and professionally. The end of the series may hinge on him.