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13461799, Thanks for the reply.
Posted by Nodima, Fri Jun-03-22 05:02 AM
Obviously I'm just gonna re-read that post and see all the typos, half-thoughts and small errors/missing letters throughout but always appreciate a good word. I just realized a while ago I don't have the sort of hustle it takes to make a career out of it without networking properly, but I do still really miss writing being central to my day-to-day.

For what else it's worth, I've been finding it interesting that the people I hear at work (a bar) and after work( ...a bar) bringing this album up in public are almost entirely white folks or local rappers/producers who feel, sorta like I said at the top, a kind of duty to wrestle with Kendrick on sight whether they like it or not. To the caucasity angle, maybe it has something to do with all the time we spent listening to Dashboard Confessional as kids. To the other, what else are you supposed to do (other than listen to me recommend giving that same level of attention to the new Billy Woods album)?

Most of the black folk I've overheard or talked to about this album have had more of a BWhat reaction to this album in my small sample size, wishing it had more hits and didn't have mud like "We Cry Together" and "Auntie Diaries" on it. There's just not enough time in the day to dedicate to Kendrick's therapy session.

But in general terms, Kendrick's too big to reduce to a black/white thing, right? Anecdotal evidence and personal hunches will never mean much, we'll just have to see what the culture says 5, 10, 20 years from now.

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