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"Kendrick - To Pimp a Butterfly discussion - Redux"


  

          

Let's try this again.

Talk about the album. What you like, don't like, etc. Not other people's reactions or potential reactions to it. It's that simple.

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Mar 16th 2015
1
Live version of "i"
Mar 16th 2015
2
It's still up on Spotify and to buy on Amazon Music.
Mar 16th 2015
3
such a confusing rollout
Mar 16th 2015
9
theres a lot here...but
Mar 16th 2015
4
the best and most accurate take I've read yet.
Mar 16th 2015
6
This is a great reaction....explains a little the way I feel
Mar 19th 2015
242
"critics wanna mention that they miss when hip-hop was rappin...
Mar 16th 2015
5
RE: Kendrick - To Pimp a Butterfly discussion - Redux
Mar 16th 2015
7
Yeah
Mar 16th 2015
125
Like I said, it isn't what I wanted but I like it.
Mar 16th 2015
8
I think everyone expecting something harder.
Mar 16th 2015
12
      You misspelled "better"
Mar 16th 2015
30
           Can you not?
Mar 16th 2015
49
You know it's a problem when i say its a classic on first listen n/m
Mar 16th 2015
10
do not like the following:
Mar 16th 2015
11
That conversation is extremely strange.
Mar 16th 2015
15
this won't be in my rotation long
Mar 16th 2015
13
yup, a huge bummer.
Mar 16th 2015
14
RE: this won't be in my rotation long
Mar 16th 2015
18
      RE: this won't be in my rotation long
Mar 16th 2015
21
I love the Jazz influence
Mar 16th 2015
17
RE: I love the Jazz influence
Mar 16th 2015
26
RE: I love the Jazz influence
Mar 16th 2015
52
      lol at that comparison
Mar 16th 2015
88
           I know, I know, sacred cow
Mar 16th 2015
101
                People's Instinctive Travels did not have more structured songs than LET
Mar 17th 2015
180
                     I don't hear it...
Mar 18th 2015
190
                          RE: I don't hear it...
Mar 18th 2015
213
                               RE: I don't hear it...
Mar 18th 2015
214
                                    RE: I don't hear it...
Mar 18th 2015
215
It's great.
Mar 16th 2015
22
: - (
Mar 16th 2015
23
He just lost his A-List celebrity musician status with this album.
Mar 16th 2015
24
maybe for you he did, but that's about it
Mar 22nd 2015
289
I concur
Apr 06th 2015
395
What a great album!
Mar 16th 2015
25
Amazing album!!! Just one listen and it's a 10. Lesson gonna hate.
Mar 16th 2015
27
^Mods, we have someone sad, not talking about the album
Mar 16th 2015
29
This is gonna be in rotation for long time. No ones topping this in 2015
Mar 16th 2015
34
      It's definitely built for humid drinks
Mar 16th 2015
37
           Every album can't be about anime
Mar 16th 2015
39
                *Dances to "shitty jazz rap fusion" Pandora station*
Mar 16th 2015
42
                     Agreed. It'll be interestiing to see how this influences Lupe's next
Mar 16th 2015
44
                     Who's Lupe? Btw, I love a shitty Jazzmatazz meets Sugafree fusion
Mar 16th 2015
45
                     To Pimp A Butterfly is a magnificent piece of work. 10/10
Mar 16th 2015
46
                     hahaha
Mar 26th 2015
335
                     I like To Pimp A Butterfly more than GKMC. MUCH MORE.
Mar 16th 2015
47
pretty much
Mar 17th 2015
164
a bunch of corny ass niggas scared to see a nigga they didn't champion
Mar 20th 2015
266
So do y'all like "... and then you shoot your cousin" more?
Mar 16th 2015
28
tpab isn't as bad. but it's pretty bad.
Mar 16th 2015
31
RE: So do y'all like "... and then you shoot your cousin" more?
Mar 16th 2015
38
"and then you shoot your cousin" was HORRIBLE. this is a classic
Mar 22nd 2015
288
and let's not front - he earned the right to make this album
Mar 16th 2015
32
Fine review, but Let's leave all this extra shit out of it:
Mar 16th 2015
35
some context:
Mar 16th 2015
40
      I hear you, but that's the problem with you kids:
Mar 16th 2015
43
           Don't know about this one
Mar 16th 2015
58
                Debatable, point still stands tho
Mar 16th 2015
61
                     I agree with you.
Mar 16th 2015
91
eat shit
Mar 16th 2015
80
eat shit
Mar 16th 2015
81
respect your opinion; re: em; some disagreements
Mar 16th 2015
85
I couldn't disagree more, lol
Mar 16th 2015
126
Everything you just typed is wrong. laughable
Mar 22nd 2015
293
you're white, white acting or not black
Mar 23rd 2015
301
not at all what i expected
Mar 16th 2015
33
It'll be back up on iTunes shortly
Mar 16th 2015
36
It's back up on iTunes. nm
Mar 16th 2015
48
I enjoy this more than GKMC based off first listen
Mar 16th 2015
41
me too
Mar 16th 2015
89
      Well considering GKMC was traditional hip-hop production...
Mar 16th 2015
90
           maybe i shoulda said "pleasing to my ears"
Mar 16th 2015
97
                What I meant by traditional was...
Mar 16th 2015
100
                     RE: What I meant by traditional was...
Mar 17th 2015
147
surprised people think it's terrible.
Mar 16th 2015
50
Man, first they was some pimps...Then some aliens or some genies...
Mar 16th 2015
51
RE: Man, first they was some pimps...Then some aliens or some genies...
Mar 16th 2015
53
      you might like one and hate the other
Mar 16th 2015
54
      To clarify...that's how some people in these threads sound.
Mar 16th 2015
57
           You have your order wrong, though.
Mar 16th 2015
76
                first they were "more traditional" then they were "less traditional"
Mar 18th 2015
197
Guys, most of you are saying its great to classic
Mar 16th 2015
55
I think he's rapping more on here than Common on EC
Mar 16th 2015
56
Common rapped on every song on Electric circus except one.
Mar 16th 2015
83
      He never heard Electric Circus.
Mar 16th 2015
119
      Remember when you said To Pimp A Butterfly was shit?
Mar 20th 2015
275
      he actually rapped his ass off more in EC's open than he has ever since
Mar 17th 2015
178
           RE: he actually rapped his ass off more in EC's open than he has ever si...
Mar 18th 2015
217
You mean Aquemini to Stankonia?
Mar 16th 2015
60
hmmm my point was
Mar 16th 2015
64
      That flew over my head lol
Mar 16th 2015
66
      wasn't ATLiens OutKast's experimental album?
Mar 17th 2015
172
Yeah, lots of insecurity and hips-plaining
Mar 16th 2015
69
      you're trying too hard. Not sure why.
Mar 16th 2015
94
           Nah, the album tried too hard. I keep it 1000
Mar 16th 2015
111
                translation: Someone's loving hard
Mar 22nd 2015
286
Andre 3k, The Roots, Thelonious Monk, Gil Scott Heron...
Mar 16th 2015
59
I like this album so much, I'm about to go full O_E.
Mar 16th 2015
62
talk about it.
Mar 16th 2015
63
you better get it in Claw
Mar 16th 2015
67
Let's meet for brunch tomorrow, just because
Mar 16th 2015
72
its an absolutely beautiful album Doc,been mostly avoidin all xtra noise
Mar 16th 2015
136
speak on it Doc...curious to know your thoughts
Mar 23rd 2015
299
I never would have expected a freestyle fellowship album
Mar 16th 2015
65
lol...or digable planets first album "Rebirth of Cool"
Mar 16th 2015
68
to be fair, i'm only halfway through it
Mar 16th 2015
70
      The album is just noise, mostly. Not much going on. n/m
Mar 16th 2015
71
           we disagree. strongly.
Mar 16th 2015
73
                Cool, thing is, I'm a fair listener
Mar 16th 2015
75
                     yeah, same here. I shouldn't have to make myself like something
Mar 16th 2015
78
                     RE: Cool, thing is, I'm a fair listener
Mar 16th 2015
116
                          I don't think there's a more intellectually/artistically insecure person
Mar 17th 2015
168
                               Lulz
Mar 17th 2015
187
                                    As if I come to the internet to make friends lol smh...and 2nd of all
Mar 18th 2015
194
I heard that FF influence too. Whether intentional or not.. crazy album!...
Mar 17th 2015
141
Fellowship been in his DNA SINCE OD
Mar 17th 2015
158
i just wanna know if the King Kunta hype was deserved
Mar 16th 2015
74
RE: i just wanna know if the King Kunta hype was deserved
Mar 16th 2015
86
ALL these beats are dope as hell, i need instrumentals asap.
Mar 16th 2015
77
RE: its missing a badu feature imo, fav. track is 'for sale?'
Mar 16th 2015
79
that's not her riffing on mortal man?
Mar 18th 2015
195
Should be two post about this album. Like or dislike.
Mar 16th 2015
82
Good idea actually n/m
Mar 16th 2015
127
I like "i" more in the context of the album
Mar 16th 2015
84
I love the i live track
Mar 16th 2015
87
the bet sounds like way less of a mess to me.
Mar 16th 2015
93
But yall listen to County Building Blues though?
Mar 16th 2015
92
halfway through this outstanding
Mar 16th 2015
96
So disappointing..kendrick dropped the ball
Mar 16th 2015
95
this album is getting BETTER with repeated listens
Mar 16th 2015
98
O_E right
Mar 16th 2015
99
so far so great n/m
Mar 16th 2015
102
Not bad, a little underwhelming though
Mar 16th 2015
103
RE: he spitting his ass off on 'how much a dollar cost'
Mar 16th 2015
104
A+....the clones of 'kast
Mar 16th 2015
105
^^^^ sees it
Mar 16th 2015
120
agreed.
Apr 05th 2015
390
2 listens in..flows MUCH better now. still not an album i'd play
Mar 16th 2015
106
His inflection on "For Free?" is kinda..
Mar 16th 2015
107
reminds me more of some playa shit, like:
Mar 18th 2015
207
could be like this...
Mar 20th 2015
269
RE: Kendrick - To Pimp a Butterfly discussion - Redux
Mar 16th 2015
108
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Mar 17th 2015
142
Exactly. n/m
Mar 21st 2015
279
I'm really liking the album
Mar 16th 2015
109
I see the Bada$$ comparison
Mar 16th 2015
112
      That Joey record is being taken for granted
Mar 16th 2015
114
           Joey isn't cool with the Hip-Hop tastemakers...the Lesson hates him.
Mar 16th 2015
118
           eh
Mar 16th 2015
121
           uhh.. but there were mostly positive responses in the album thread
Mar 18th 2015
189
           I think Joey got overshadowed by Lupe too...
Mar 23rd 2015
294
           where do you come up with these things?
Mar 23rd 2015
302
           shit, not by me....
Mar 16th 2015
122
                Aye aye!
Mar 17th 2015
146
                yup-worst era of rap is middle of last decade, Im glad rap has recovered
Mar 17th 2015
166
                agreed
Mar 18th 2015
200
                I agree that from '02 to like '09 was an extremely lean time for...
Mar 18th 2015
205
the only song Im iffy on is Momma
Mar 16th 2015
110
i look forward to when my ears/mind grasp the album...
Mar 16th 2015
113
update
Mar 20th 2015
261
dope album
Mar 16th 2015
115
Flying Lotus
Mar 16th 2015
123
This shit gets better and better
Mar 16th 2015
134
      Agreed
Mar 17th 2015
139
      ^^^
Mar 17th 2015
143
      some shit I wrote on RYM about it
Mar 17th 2015
144
           Nice!
Mar 17th 2015
150
      Yeah, I'm with you.
Mar 17th 2015
148
      Yeah it is
Mar 17th 2015
152
      RE: I've tried to tune out everybody else's opinion...
Mar 17th 2015
167
This album is amazing... It's also why artists are afraid to be creative...
Mar 16th 2015
117
can you inbox me the mp3 of the colbert song?
Mar 16th 2015
133
also I agree with your post completely
Mar 17th 2015
145
AGREE WITH EVERYTHING
Mar 17th 2015
159
I agree 100 % with this
Mar 18th 2015
204
      RE: I agree 100 % with this
Mar 19th 2015
258
           RE: I agree 100 % with this
Mar 20th 2015
272
some of yall need to go back and relisten.
Mar 16th 2015
124
RE: some of yall need to go back and relisten.
Mar 17th 2015
154
on point!; re: gkmc
Mar 17th 2015
160
perfect post man
Mar 23rd 2015
296
the worst songs on here are King Kunta
Mar 16th 2015
128
listening w/Genius...this album just took me over!!
Mar 16th 2015
129
^^^this is key^^^
Mar 16th 2015
131
A WHOLE lot of perspective!!!
Mar 16th 2015
132
about to go do that!
Mar 17th 2015
161
So I just did this... And it transformed the album
Mar 17th 2015
185
nerd (c) O_E
Mar 18th 2015
199
      right? lol.
Mar 19th 2015
234
RE: i thought 'hma$c' was a convo with GOD
Mar 18th 2015
220
I'll throw this out there
Mar 16th 2015
130
funny... it reminded me of is dead
Mar 16th 2015
135
RE: funny... it reminded me of is dead
Apr 04th 2015
388
+ 1 on the BM comparison
Mar 21st 2015
278
      RE: + 1 on the BM comparison
Apr 04th 2015
389
Lucy = Lucifer
Mar 16th 2015
137
RE: Lucy = Lucifer <---- no way breh.
Mar 17th 2015
138
      lol
Mar 17th 2015
140
      ^^^CRACKED THE CODE
Mar 17th 2015
165
After my second FULL, uninterrupted listen, this shit is NICE
Mar 17th 2015
149
RE: After my second FULL, uninterrupted listen, this shit is NICE
Mar 19th 2015
230
This shit is great...
Mar 17th 2015
151
ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!...Life After GKMC
Mar 17th 2015
153
After 1st listen I immediately liked it - it's much more musically
Mar 17th 2015
155
Listened to it a few times. I fall in the middle.
Mar 17th 2015
156
After one Listen this is is beautiful
Mar 17th 2015
157
Yep
Mar 18th 2015
201
few more listens in and this shit is even more INCREDIBLE
Mar 18th 2015
222
      Im a dozen listens in easy and songs are still revealing themselves
Mar 21st 2015
277
Off one listen I'm in camp "this is awesome, game over, shut down 2015"
Mar 17th 2015
162
This album is excellent...heard it three times
Mar 17th 2015
163
Alright be on repeat like a mug!
Mar 21st 2015
280
skimmed through it yesterday before work & wasnt feeling it
Mar 17th 2015
169
Yup...I think it's imperative to give it a full spin
Mar 17th 2015
171
Is that track he did on the Colbert Show on the album?
Mar 17th 2015
170
nope. a crime against humanity that is
Mar 17th 2015
173
      you can DL a rip of it
Mar 17th 2015
175
      Mp3 of performance or studio version?
Mar 17th 2015
176
      you have a good quality version by chance??
Mar 18th 2015
196
      It needs a studio version release.
Mar 18th 2015
210
Didn't like it at first...
Mar 17th 2015
174
NY Times review...(SWIPE)
Mar 17th 2015
177
someone explain this to Heinz re: that quote.
Mar 18th 2015
209
RE: NY Times review...(SWIPE)
Mar 19th 2015
231
half way thru and this sounds like a bizarro SugaFree album
Mar 17th 2015
179
https://youtu.be/N3F1wgG70Qw n/m
Mar 17th 2015
181
Bitch where was you when i was walking?
Mar 17th 2015
182
^^^^ sees it
Mar 18th 2015
198
      he does that a few times on here
Mar 19th 2015
232
           RE: he does that a few times on here
Mar 19th 2015
235
           YUP. he swallowed the whole Rap Universe
Mar 20th 2015
267
           Earl next week too
Mar 20th 2015
276
           RE: he does that a few times on here
Mar 24th 2015
318
real talk though: i really don't like suicidal musicians
Mar 17th 2015
183
This album kicks your ass.....
Mar 17th 2015
184
Verry good album
Mar 17th 2015
186
Kendrick, the world is yours my friend
Mar 18th 2015
188
i love this record.
Mar 18th 2015
191
first thoughts
Mar 18th 2015
192
"You ain't gotta lie to kick it man" <--fucking w me right now
Mar 18th 2015
193
"how much a dollar cost" was done by flylo right?
Mar 18th 2015
202
RE: "how much a dollar cost" was done by flylo right?
Mar 18th 2015
203
RE: "how much a dollar cost" was done by flylo right?
Mar 18th 2015
206
Alright is SOOOOO dope
Mar 20th 2015
265
      maaaaan I wanna make this my high school's School Song
Mar 20th 2015
271
RE: No, by a newcomer named LoveDragon
Mar 18th 2015
221
This is fantastic.
Mar 18th 2015
208
What bonuses do you get buying the physical cd?
Mar 18th 2015
211
Just a poster from Best Buy
Mar 18th 2015
212
      I didn't get a poster! Best Buy be on that Bullshit
Mar 19th 2015
236
DAMMIT PHARRELL.
Mar 18th 2015
216
I really like this
Mar 18th 2015
218
someone let me know when the instrumentals are released
Mar 18th 2015
219
RE: someone let me know when the instrumentals are released
Mar 19th 2015
228
this shit is dope
Mar 18th 2015
223
RE: Kendrick - To Pimp a Butterfly discussion - Redux
Mar 18th 2015
224
i was waiting for your review my dude.
Mar 22nd 2015
285
he good real good
Mar 18th 2015
225
Woah
Mar 18th 2015
226
RE: Kendrick - To Pimp a Butterfly discussion - Redux
Mar 19th 2015
227
LOL
Mar 19th 2015
238
goddammit...
Mar 19th 2015
229
This is where I am
Mar 27th 2015
341
If you don't like this album you don't like rap.
Mar 19th 2015
233
RE: If you don't like this album you don't like rap.
Mar 19th 2015
237
damn if you don't like self-serious pseudo-intellectualism
Mar 19th 2015
239
      to each his own
Mar 19th 2015
243
           it is a bit far and quite ridiculous, I agree
Mar 19th 2015
247
I like the album, but just... no. That statement is wrong.
Mar 19th 2015
240
wow, think you could be any MORE obtuse?
Mar 19th 2015
251
More like if you don't like this album don't talk music with me.
Mar 19th 2015
259
smh
Mar 20th 2015
263
Pretty much
Mar 20th 2015
264
RE: If you don't like this album you have bad taste
Apr 13th 2015
405
So...who has the best version of Colbert track?
Mar 19th 2015
241
This album is an absolute fucking masterpiece
Mar 19th 2015
244
basically.
Mar 19th 2015
246
RE: This album is an absolute fucking masterpiece
Mar 19th 2015
248
How Much A Dollar Cost?
Mar 19th 2015
256
I agree completely
Mar 19th 2015
249
RE: I agree completely
Mar 19th 2015
257
      Great Explanation
Mar 20th 2015
260
Mortal Man might have topped Sing About Me
Mar 20th 2015
262
Preach
Mar 22nd 2015
291
laying it on a bit thick, per the OKP way
Mar 24th 2015
311
Pitchfork: On Kendrick Lamar & Black Humanity *link
Mar 19th 2015
245
Why didn't they have this guy review the album though?
Mar 19th 2015
250
parts of this are like g-funk for the new decade
Mar 19th 2015
252
finally got to smoke to this. production reminds me of 2001.
Mar 19th 2015
253
An Exegetical Study Of To Pimp A Butterfly [swipe]
Mar 19th 2015
254
and there you have it (c) average joe
Mar 19th 2015
255
complexion is a killer track.
Mar 22nd 2015
292
my interpretation of the beginning of the album differs.
Mar 20th 2015
270
      RE: my interpretation of the beginning of the album differs.
Mar 20th 2015
273
           I completely forgot about the Macklemore thing.
Mar 20th 2015
274
                RE: I completely forgot about the Macklemore thing.
Mar 21st 2015
281
Only members of TOTUS would deny this album's greatness
Mar 20th 2015
268
I'm not a fan I give it an A for effort C for execution
Mar 21st 2015
282
Getting paid off Spotify. Broke the record for # of streams in a day (sw...
Mar 21st 2015
283
this made me smile
Mar 24th 2015
314
So who on here said he lost his A-List card?
Mar 22nd 2015
284
RE: So who on here said he lost his A-List card?
Mar 23rd 2015
295
i like TPAB musically as a whole album more than GKMC
Mar 22nd 2015
287
GKMC sounds so BASIC now that TPAB is out...i gave it a listen
Mar 23rd 2015
306
      Perfect way to describe it.
Mar 24th 2015
315
      Hip Hop in general sounds amateurish in comparison
Mar 25th 2015
324
      RE: Hip Hop in general sounds amateurish in comparison
Mar 26th 2015
336
      RE: Perfect way to describe it.
Mar 25th 2015
330
           RE: Perfect way to describe it.
Mar 25th 2015
333
                RE: Perfect way to describe it.
Mar 25th 2015
334
      listen to Section 80 now after this... LOL
Mar 25th 2015
329
Haven't felt this way since MBDTF
Mar 22nd 2015
290
wow. I'm here to take a really big L.
Mar 23rd 2015
297
I applaud this
Mar 23rd 2015
300
lol you were shitting HARD on this the first day out
Mar 23rd 2015
305
I was. It sounds really different. I was really disappointed at first
Mar 23rd 2015
307
      you listening to too much of that Drake....
Mar 24th 2015
310
glad you're enjoying it now
Mar 24th 2015
312
This is incredible...I haven't been this blown away
Mar 23rd 2015
298
a review in two aphorisms
Mar 23rd 2015
303
Incredible and I love how he kept it so LA
Mar 23rd 2015
304
for those asking for a good quality version of the colbert track
Mar 23rd 2015
308
Thanks for that, btw
Apr 07th 2015
396
I'm sorry but...
Mar 23rd 2015
309
I take it as him writing a poem to 2Pac over time
Mar 25th 2015
325
I love the poem.
Mar 28th 2015
346
still blown away a week later; when's the wax dropping???
Mar 24th 2015
313
First listen: thought it was weird, disjointed, confused
Mar 24th 2015
316
First week sales are in. 319k
Mar 24th 2015
317
those numbers are without physicals right?
Mar 25th 2015
323
      RE: those numbers are without physicals right?
Mar 25th 2015
326
           RE: those numbers are without physicals right?
Mar 25th 2015
327
                RE: those numbers are without physicals right?
Mar 25th 2015
328
                     Interscope ruined the release
Mar 25th 2015
332
Great album, Tetsuo & Youth companion piece and thats no knock
Mar 24th 2015
319
When your "favorite" track constantly changes
Mar 24th 2015
320
It varies day to day for me too.
Mar 24th 2015
321
These walls!
Mar 26th 2015
339
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Mar 25th 2015
331
RE: When your "favorite" track constantly changes
Mar 26th 2015
337
Same thing I've been saying to people.
Mar 28th 2015
345
This guy is in a league of his own right now
Mar 24th 2015
322
album is incredible. period point blank.
Mar 26th 2015
338
There is no studio recording of Untitled from Colbert says Terrace Marti...
Mar 26th 2015
340
I love this album. It makes me feel good about hip-hop,
Mar 27th 2015
342
phenomenal. AOTY. "back to the drawing board" type material
Mar 28th 2015
343
wow this is the most lauded album thread I've seen on here
Mar 28th 2015
344
i wish a studio version of Untitled replaced Momma
Mar 29th 2015
347
Do you dislike Momma or do you prefer the Untitled song?
Mar 30th 2015
350
      RE: Do you dislike Momma or do you prefer the Untitled song?
Mar 31st 2015
356
      Momma isnt bad at all, its just my least favorite track
Apr 02nd 2015
381
Still playing the album from front to back damn near everyday
Mar 29th 2015
348
Me too...
Mar 31st 2015
358
Is it too early to say "CLASSIC"?
Mar 30th 2015
349
it's really good
Mar 30th 2015
351
Isn't this The Roots album we've been waiting for?
Mar 30th 2015
352
I've been really curious to hear ?uestlove's thoughts on this album
Mar 30th 2015
353
Boy....oh BOY! This shit is incredible!
Mar 30th 2015
354
RE: Boy....oh BOY! This shit is incredible!
Mar 31st 2015
355
Reviews coming soon
Mar 31st 2015
357
lulz
Apr 01st 2015
360
      How's that new Action Bronson?
Apr 01st 2015
362
           Is Bronson to Ghostface as you are to a Pitchfork writer?
Apr 01st 2015
367
                No, but you are to O_E as Iggy Azalea is to Kendrick Lamar
Apr 01st 2015
370
                     This link will change your life
Apr 01st 2015
371
                          Almost as much as this one will yours
Apr 01st 2015
372
                               Bronson is good. A solid B.
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                                    You mean 'B' as in (B)wahahahahaahahahahahhahaha
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                                         Medium technical support doesn't count as an editor
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                                              What makes you saddest: OE's success or Bronson's awful album?
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                                                   Naw. You trying to prove your writing career to me is the saddest
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                                                        Hey, don't hate me because I'm beautiful.
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                                                             You're welcome again
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                                                                  Happy to help.
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                                                                       We won't worry about you until you hit 50,000 posts
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                                                                            I'm worried about you right now.
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                                                                                 I'll read your review.
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Kendrick on Hot 97
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Mortal Man gotta be one of the best closer ever
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^^^
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its so unapologetically, confidently, and humbly Black....
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Imma wait for a road trip to buy it and listen to it.
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road trip you will never forget
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King Kunta video
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exactly what I hoped the video would be
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comments I made about GKMC, circa early 2013:
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If tjhis album had come out in summer of 1994. How would it have done?
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2 weeks now at #1
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it's a very wonderfully disjunct album
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For those adding "Untitled", where are you putting it?
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it kind of sort of works after mortal man
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^^^^^^^^^
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it's like trying to add Cartoons & Cereal to GKMC
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I added to the end... but the funny thing is we heard it
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      Can Somebody put me on to "Untitled"...I got "Never Catch Me"
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           from post 308 above *link*
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Gone Gold
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man whos buying that garbage ass wale album?
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Robert Glasper on His Role in Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly (la...
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WOW
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I agree each time it gets better
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I get one album like this in each decade
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1. ": - ) "
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2. "Live version of "i""
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i would have preferred the studio version much like i did with common's "the food" and i'll probably just replace it when i put it to the ipod for the car.

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3. "It's still up on Spotify and to buy on Amazon Music."
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Gonna give it a second spin later today.

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9. "such a confusing rollout"
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from what I'm hearing it was just some epic miscommunication - someone will prob get fired for it.

but the sad thing is, this morning I saw on FB that the album dropped on iTunes
went to iTunes for the instant cop...only to find the pre-order
had to have it for the morning commute so i hit a torrent instead
so unless I found the album to be genuinely exceptional (i didn't), I'm not going back to make the purchase purely for support (which i actually do believe it or not - i can't ignore leaks because i'm impatient, but i still support the shit i love @ release)

which is all to say - there are real consequences of flubbing a digital rollout

  

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4. "theres a lot here...but"
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there are some records that i can't wait to begin unpacking after a single listen
this one has a ton to unpack, but its not really enticing me to do so for some reason

I don't know if thats because of how meandering it is sonically
or if its not as verse-heavy as i wanted it to be

but I feel like the process of getting to know this record is going to feel like more of a task than a pleasure.

as i said before, i think its one of the most well-made albums I've heard that has the least amount of replay value. its easy to hear many of these really lush tracks and when its over say "ok i get it" rather than "whoa, what did i miss??"

  

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6. "the best and most accurate take I've read yet."
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5. ""critics wanna mention that they miss when hip-hop was rappin..."
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muthafucka if you did then Killer Mike would be platinum."

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7. "RE: Kendrick - To Pimp a Butterfly discussion - Redux"
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It's been said already but FlyLo's hands are all over this album even though he only produced the first track. It's basically a continuation of You're Dead! production-wise. I don't see this being as successful as the last album commercially but I'm diggin' the hell out of it. He pulled a DP Blowout Comb Pro-Black type of LP for his second major label release.

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125. "Yeah"
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>It's been said already but FlyLo's hands are all over this
>album even though he only produced the first track. It's
>basically a continuation of You're Dead! production-wise.

Never Catch Me sounds great as a bonus track/epilogue for the album.

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8. "Like I said, it isn't what I wanted but I like it."
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I wanted a "harder" sound. Not gangsta or anything, and I'm glad he's expanding or whatever but sometime I wish the more talented rappers would so quickly tire of just rapping over dope beats.

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12. "I think everyone expecting something harder."
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Which is why the shock reaction. The outro from Blacker the Berry was more representative than anyone could've imagined.

I wonder what will become of the track from the Beats commercial.

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30. "You misspelled "better" "
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I don't think "harder" is the issue


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49. "Can you not?"
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nm

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10. "You know it's a problem when i say its a classic on first listen n/m"
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11. "do not like the following:"
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that corny "interview" or whatever it was at the end of mortal man
live version of i sounds out of place
i like james fauntleroy, but i kinda wish ronald isley was doing all of the singing on how much a dollar cost


outside of those three things, i love this album

  

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15. "That conversation is extremely strange."
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The live version of "i" does feel outta place. I like the instrumentation a lot and the stronger background vocals but... I'd rather have an "updated" studio version.
I'm with you though. I'm really digging this album.

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13. "this won't be in my rotation long"
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super let down. i like maybe 4 tracks max.

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14. "yup, a huge bummer."
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18. "RE: this won't be in my rotation long"
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I've excluded those on which I am lukewarm and the ones (one) that are unquestionable fire, which of these do you not like.

King Kunta

Institutionalized

These Walls

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Alright

Hood Politics

How Much a Dollar Cost

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21. "RE: this won't be in my rotation long"
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institutionalized
dollar
hood politics
wesley theory
blacker berry

them the only joints i really like. the rest im cold on or flat out dislike. he really whiffed with this one.

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17. "I love the Jazz influence"
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The production so far is so nice! You can tell Terrace Martin was involved. I don't understand how people don't like this album. I get it if you are a mainstream type of person but if you love hip hop this album is a present.

  

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26. "RE: I love the Jazz influence"
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i really liked that influence on the Colbert track
but for some reason it doesn't feel as balanced or fitting throughout the album as it did on that track alone

  

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52. "RE: I love the Jazz influence"
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I'm reading these reactions thinkin, "yall niggas must not have liked The Low End Theory"

  

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88. "lol at that comparison"
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smfh

this has absolutely nothing in common with LET

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101. "I know, I know, sacred cow"
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My point was:
Kendrick is being criticized here for going from an album with more structured songs (GKMC, People's Instinctive Travels) to following it up with an album that's more of a meandering, jazzy vibe record (like The Low End Theory). Fair criticism...but it's just a bit ironic to me.

I don't care enough about the Golden Age Canon to place this in it. I'm just seeing a parallel that I find interesting.

See also: Brown Sugar/Voodoo.

And I love TLET, but please, let's not try to pretend that "Excursions", "Buggin' Out", "Rap Promoter", "Vibes & Stuff", "Infamous Date Rape", "Jazz", "Skypager", and "What?" are these well structured SONGS that we're accusing TPaB of being devoid of.

Keep shaking that head, player.

  

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180. "People's Instinctive Travels did not have more structured songs than LET"
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Their debut album was far more esoteric, bugged-out and in some ways jazzily meandering than Low End Theory.

People's had a couple almost 'novelty hits' in Bonita Applebaum & Left My Wallet In El Segundo, with I believe 'Can I Kick It?' being the key album cut fan favorite eventually released as a single or considered one.

But the rest of the album wasn't one that the general rap audience was bumping heavy front to back like that.

The album was long as fuck plus got pretty weird at the end.

People's Instinctive Travel was also not hailed as a major masterwork of the genre that the group would have a hard time following.

It was a cool little record of a newer, younger Native Tongue group that was critically not viewed on the level of 3 Feet High & Rising or even Sex Packets while commercially not on the level of Black Sheep's debut a year or two later.

Low End Theory was Tip growing up a bit in life while gaining some experience in the studio, taking cues from what really worked on the first, streamlining the songs into palatable stand-alone cuts all between about 2:30 to 4 minutes long (Description of a Fool was like 6 minutes & I dare you to give me 2-4 bars of it off the top of your head) but still sharing a cohesive thread/feel for a full album with a run time of 45-48 minutes rather than 65-68, compensating for the jazziness of the samples by cranking up the bass thump & drum crack to then-unprecedented heights which allowed the streets (in the peak of the beepers-and-car-stereo age) to 'boomitandyaboomitandyaboomitinyajeep' at a level that signified you were there half a mile before you arrived.

Low End Theory was actually Tribe putting their bid in to compete as one of the major rap groups of the era along with your PEs, NWAs, De Las, Naughtys, etc......they weren't quite viewed as such yet in 90/91.

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190. "I don't hear it..."
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Unless you count the "sgt peppers"-esque repetition of the "Push it along"-groove throughout the album, I don't see much difference in terms of *structure*. There are actually several songs on "LET" that lacks hooks in the conventional sense and seems to rely more on subtle *musical* hooks (those songs are undeniably more effective to me on LET than on Peoples... where it's the poppy songs that are the standouts) than "song-type" ones.

However, I agree with you 100% that the aesthetitc ATCQ projected on "Peoples..." was one of a more bohemian/"alternative rap" whimsy than the more "pure" Hip-Hop one on "LET", I just don't think structure has anything to do with it; they are both quite conventional in that regards.

And BTW, the resaon the jazz-elements on "LET" works so well compared with the more time-typical jazz-rap style is that the infusion of jazz-samples aren't there to project a bohemian/"alternative" aesthetic but rather seems to be used for the exact same reason people sampled James Brown (or fucking Mountain or anything for that matter) earlier which is where all those Dream Warriors/(early)Galliano/Us3/first Digable Planets etc. type records failed...

EDIT:And on vinyl, the time-difference isn't too notable; the cd (and possibly tape)-version of Peoples added a bunch of bonus-tracks which I guess make it appear weirder than it really was (yes, in 1990, I think it's fair to use the vinyl as the norm)

  

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213. "RE: I don't hear it..."
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>Unless you count the "sgt peppers"-esque repetition of the
>"Push it along"-groove throughout the album, I don't see much
>difference in terms of *structure*. There are actually several
>songs on "LET" that lacks hooks in the conventional sense and
>seems to rely more on subtle *musical* hooks (those songs are
>undeniably more effective to me on LET than on Peoples...
>where it's the poppy songs that are the standouts) than
>"song-type" ones.
>
>However, I agree with you 100% that the aesthetitc ATCQ
>projected on "Peoples..." was one of a more
>bohemian/"alternative rap" whimsy than the more "pure" Hip-Hop
>one on "LET", I just don't think structure has anything to do
>with it; they are both quite conventional in that regards.
>
eh, People's had all those Jarobi call-and-response interludes, the songs were longer, there's musical vamps in spots long after the rhyming stops (See "Description of a Fool" which goes on for like 3-4 minutes after Tip's done or the fade-out/call-back of the beat on "Youthful Expression"), there were samples (think Jimi's "Rainy Day, Dream Away" before "Go Ahead In The Rain" or the baby crying bit before "Push It Along") that introduced or became a coda (beat switch/return for a bit on "Fool", the EWF "Brazian Rhyme" open/close on "Mr Muhammad") on songs that weren't actually a part of the principal part of the cut, etc.

I'd venture to guess there's easily more bars rapped on Low End Theory than on People's despite a nearly 20 minute difference in running time.

People's was a bit more in that '89/90 'sonic collage' production approach like 3 Feet or Nation before evolving trends, money and the Gilbert O'Sullivan/Biz lawsuit changed the course of the genre right around the time Low End was dropping.

>And BTW, the resaon the jazz-elements on "LET" works so well
>compared with the more time-typical jazz-rap style is that the
>infusion of jazz-samples aren't there to project a
>bohemian/"alternative" aesthetic but rather seems to be used
>for the exact same reason people sampled James Brown (or
>fucking Mountain or anything for that matter) earlier which is
>where all those Dream Warriors/(early)Galliano/Us3/first
>Digable Planets etc. type records failed...
>
Agreed wholeheartedly.....but the fact that Tip, Bob Power and whoever else really elevated things from a bass/drum level can't be discounted either.

>EDIT:And on vinyl, the time-difference isn't too notable; the
>cd (and possibly tape)-version of Peoples added a bunch of
>bonus-tracks which I guess make it appear weirder than it
>really was (yes, in 1990, I think it's fair to use the vinyl
>as the norm)

Vinyl was never the norm for American kids at the time unless you were a DJ, at least on a consumer 'what-are-the-kids-listening-to' level.

That was the height of the Walkman, Boombox and car tapedeck era.

Vinyl in the U.S. was being phased out by then, many of the biggest music-retail stores stopped carrying much vinyl by this point.

I'd say People's was in the final stretch of the cassette era in its prime, I had People's on cassette so can't recall what got cut from the vinyl version.....I think the CD was the same length as the tape (though I recall 'De La Soul Is Dead' & 'The Cactus Album' had extra tracks from the cassette versions I owned)>

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214. "RE: I don't hear it..."
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>I'd say People's was in the final stretch of the cassette era
>in its prime, I had People's on cassette so can't recall what
>got cut from the album version.
>

Description of a fool, Pubic Enemy and Go ahead in the rain are the bonus(?)-tracks on the cd. Remove those songs and the difference in length is probably only a few minutes.

I didn't buy cds until '92 in any genre of music and while I played lots of cassettes due to the whole "local tapetrading"-thing with others in my school, vinyl was pretty much it because cassettes started to sound like shit after you played them a lot and you couldn't move the needle to the song you wanted to hear and so on-since I bought a lot of used vinyl cheap, that was important-I don't think they even sold used cassettes here except in flea-markets and shit; I still think it's a bullshit format and I find the nostalgia retarded. I think everyone into music in my class and school primarily used vinyl even if tapes of course were important for the dubbing-thing as I said.

Anyway, I always viewed those extra-tracks on cd as "bonus-tracks" so that the record-company could sell in the then still relatively fresh format and edge out vinyl; I never viewed them as part of the album unless songs were removed for time-constraint reason which might have been the case here. Whatever...

  

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215. "RE: I don't hear it..."
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>>I'd say People's was in the final stretch of the cassette
>era
>>in its prime, I had People's on cassette so can't recall
>what
>>got cut from the album version.
>>
>
>Description of a fool, Pubic Enemy and Go ahead in the rain
>are the bonus(?)-tracks on the cd. Remove those songs and the
>difference in length is probably only a few minutes.
>
They were on the cassette too though, I'd venture to guess that most stateside people old enough to remember that dropping would consider those three songs to definitely be part of the album.

And really, none were essential at all.

>I didn't buy cds until '92 in any genre of music and while I
>played lots of cassettes due to the whole "local
>tapetrading"-thing with others in my school, vinyl was pretty
>much it because cassettes started to sound like shit after you
>played them a lot and you couldn't move the needle to the song
>you wanted to hear
True.

And '92 was about the same for me, a Sony boombox with a tape/CD combo was my first CD player and Prince Sign O'The Times was the first CD player, both came I believe that Christmas.

Sign O'The Times (a two-CD set, which I believe would have been just one by the end of that decade) was the first album I owned in that format.

My old man still had a turntable for our family system but for our generation it was really more boombox, car deck for those old enough to drive and Walkmans.

And you did have auto-reverse in Walkmans (not sure if they were selling those in Sweden but in the U.S. they were as prominent as at least the height of iPods before the iPhone came into play) so the sides flipped for you while you were walking around without having to take it out.

Home stereos often had the connected dual-decks for 'high-speed dubbing' so you could copy/trade albums that you could make copies of in about 10 minutes an album.

Plus you could light press on the ffwd or otherwise adjust speeds to try to hear for the absences of sound in between tracks and count.

Also, growing up with my public school and parents' house in Jersey less than two blocks from the PATCO train that could put me at the 8th & Market station in Philadelphia where you could buy counterfeit tapes or bootlegs for $3-5 a pop if you didn't have the money for the official version or didn't wanna risk it on potentially questionable material.

Mind you, I don't miss any of that now.

>and so on-since I bought a lot of used
>vinyl cheap,
I didn't really start doing that until I got to college and could go copping old vinyl from places like Newbury Street in Boston.

The records I played as a child were generally me digging around my father's stash then maybe a few early albums I received for birthdays (Thriller comes to mind).

But by then, CDs were the only format you were really buying as new music.

>that was important-I don't think they even sold
>used cassettes here except in flea-markets and shit; I still
>think it's a bullshit format and I find the nostalgia
>retarded.

Agreed on not having any nostalgia for the format, I just noticed that was even a thing on a trip to San Francisco last year.

Two different artsy type females had full wall displays of old cassette tapes hanging up.

Felt like it was more for some kitschy aesthetic than for actual, practical listening use.

But I realize I've got hundreds of tapes in boxes in my parents' basement though that I should prolly use to take advantage of it but that sounds like more trouble than it's worth.

I was, however, neither an audiophile or one whom considered long-term usage of things I purchased or acquired at the age of 12-15.

I think everyone into music in my class and school
>primarily used vinyl even if tapes of course were important
>for the dubbing-thing as I said.
>
Gotcha.

>Anyway, I always viewed those extra-tracks on cd as
>"bonus-tracks" so that the record-company could sell in the
>then still relatively fresh format and edge out vinyl; I never
>viewed them as part of the album unless songs were removed for
>time-constraint reason which might have been the case here.
>Whatever...

True, in the case of the two albums that I mentioned that came to mind (Is Dead & Cactus) they were more tossaway skit type of songs or in later cases maybe a remix.

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22. "It's great."
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On my third listen: im off for a few days so ill be sitting with it indefinitely while I do fun stuff like laundry and going to the bank, lol.

Cons:
I haven't heard a good hip-hop skit since the 90's. The songs are strong enough to fly without an esoteric skit setting them up/beating the themes over your head with them.

The 'live' version of I.

Pros:

As I love my synthed out 809 bass lines, hyperactive hi-hats and the darkness of Yeezus/Deathgrips aggro production, I love how he had the balls to go so live and soulful with the instrumentation and pull it off.

Like tracks like "How Much A Dollar Costs?"

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>Let's try this again.
>
>Talk about the album. What you like, don't like, etc. Not
>other people's reactions or potential reactions to it. It's
>that simple.

  

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23. ": - ( "
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Album is dingy butt cheekery

Still buying, tho

Gonna give it some long listens, pause

Maybe my sense will change

GKMC was great to me on listen 1, and fell off

Maybe this one will grow on me

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24. "He just lost his A-List celebrity musician status with this album. "
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no real BANGERS on this album.. just some 70s funk beats that dont really vibe with his voice. I actually hate this album on the first few listens. Its sad because Ive loved every album (last 3) that hes put out from jump.

yupyupyupyupyupyupyupyupyupyupyupyupyupyup

  

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289. "maybe for you he did, but that's about it"
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395. "I concur"
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Kendrick went all Freestyle Fellowship/Electric Circus and people act like we have to applaud him for being political. Where the songs tho?

"The Black The Berry", "I", and "King Kunta" are the only real songs. And the latter sounds like a DJ Quik knockoff, no thanks.
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25. "What a great album! "
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Kendrick delivered.
Who else is doing the jazz/funk/p-funk/g-funk hybrid sound in (mainstream) Hiphop right now? And who else (other than Lupe) released an album this 'political'? it's very refreshing.

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27. "Amazing album!!! Just one listen and it's a 10. Lesson gonna hate."
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98 percent of Y'all lames anyway.

  

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29. "^Mods, we have someone sad, not talking about the album"
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Fix this, aggressively

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34. "This is gonna be in rotation for long time. No ones topping this in 2015"
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37. "It's definitely built for humid drinks"
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Gonna be in my coast rotation for 2015


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39. "Every album can't be about anime"
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42. "*Dances to "shitty jazz rap fusion" Pandora station*"
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Bwahahahahaahahahahahaah


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44. "Agreed. It'll be interestiing to see how this influences Lupe's next"
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It's a given he'll use all these same producers and will end it with an interview with a Dragonball Z character.

  

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45. "Who's Lupe? Btw, I love a shitty Jazzmatazz meets Sugafree fusion"
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You should too

If you could dance

That you can't is part of the reason hip-hop sucks now


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46. "To Pimp A Butterfly is a magnificent piece of work. 10/10"
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335. "hahaha"
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>and will end it with an interview with a Dragonball Z character.

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47. "I like To Pimp A Butterfly more than GKMC. MUCH MORE."
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164. "pretty much"
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266. "a bunch of corny ass niggas scared to see a nigga they didn't champion "
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Shine. This the time of lame shit that has turned me into an occasional lurker

  

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28. "So do y'all like "... and then you shoot your cousin" more?"
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Or "To Pimp a Butterfly" more?

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31. "tpab isn't as bad. but it's pretty bad."
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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38. "RE: So do y'all like "... and then you shoot your cousin" more?"
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To Pimp a Butterfly is better IMO. I dig ... and then you shoot your cousin more now than upon release after I accepted the lack of BT and looked at it as a producers LP. It's on point from that view.

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288. ""and then you shoot your cousin" was HORRIBLE. this is a classic"
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you can't even compare those two albums.

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32. "and let's not front - he earned the right to make this album"
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unlike a clown like, say, Wale who fell flat on his first with his first record and had to be completely repackaged at his label's desperate insistence, Kendrick delivered arguably the greatest debut since Illmatic and in turn built the equity to do something like this.

Trouble is, a little guidance from an experienced voice would've helped. I mean there's no way Dre was involved. There's no way TDE brought Jimmy in for a weekend. Are those guys old and maybe a little jaded at this point? Sure, but between the two of them they've fostered the early careers of Bruce Springsteen, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and Tom Petty to name a few.

Some critics and online voices will like this album, but commercially it will flounder. I mean they ALREADY can't figure out how to sell it logistically, much less even started attempting to spin it creatively. There aren't any stirring songs, much less a clear cut single.

The biggest shame is that his intentions were earnest and he really did try to deliver the record we need for these times. But it's just not focused. The messaging goes ten different directions, and that's sometimes ok if the soundscapes underneath are organized (for example, take Kweli's "Get By" - a case of a guy clumsily trying to be everything to everybody, but ultimately succeeding because of a great beat and hook.) In Kendrick's case, the beats just drift along, lost at sea and unable to buoy his ramblings.

In short, he meant well and missed. He was at least cognizant of the current climate and the immense spotlight on him, he just didn't deliver. Unfortunately there will be repercussions. He could've ascended to another level on an Eminem-like trajectory, instead he's now on pace to be Nas - a truly fine and respectable career, but not a rock star. Additionally, Drake just put out what is arguably his best record and, whether you like it or not, is now officially your new king.

But Drake is too deliberate and, let's be honest, chicken shit to ever take this risk. To Pimp a Butterfly isn't good, and Kendrick's star will lose luster because it isn't good. But he should at least be commended for trying to do something so bold.


  

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35. "Fine review, but Let's leave all this extra shit out of it:"
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He could've ascended to another level on an
>Eminem-like trajectory, instead he's now on pace to be Nas - a
>truly fine and respectable career, but not a rock star.

There are no black rappers with Eminem's star, zero

Eminem is a rock star because he is white, as Eminem
has several horrible albums with awful beats and aimless
shouting and white people buy it anyway

So I'll defend Kendrick there

And as far as Nas? LOL -- if Kendrick ends up with that kind
of career, he'll be ecstatic.

But all this "king" shit isn't relevant


Its just a bad record


Let's leave it at that


>But Drake is too deliberate and, let's be honest, chicken shit
>to ever take this risk. To Pimp a Butterfly isn't good, and
>Kendrick's star will lose luster because it isn't good. But he
>should at least be commended for trying to do something so
>bold.

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40. "some context:"
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I think there was a time when Kanye and Lil Wayne were both as popular as Eminem was circa Eminem Show/Lose Yourself. But that's neither here nor there.

The reason I included that is because I WANTED that out of Kendrick. He represented something special, what Kanye used to represent - the notion that our biggest stars also had consciences. The idea of the biggest rapper in the world rapping about real issues was exciting to me. Alas, he won't realize that.

And I do agree, he should be thrilled to become Nas should that happen.

  

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43. "I hear you, but that's the problem with you kids: "
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neither here nor there.
>
>The reason I included that is because I WANTED that out of
>Kendrick. He represented something special, what Kanye used to
>represent - the notion that our biggest stars also had
>consciences. The idea of the biggest rapper in the world
>rapping about real issues was exciting to me. Alas, he won't
>realize that.

Stop worrying about what someone "represents" and just listen
to/make the music, form your opinion based on how it
sounds, and ride with that

These people don't actually have to compete...like, Drake has
nothing to do with this album. Neither does Cole.

Kendrick stepped into the booth and decided to make this
dogshit album

I have nothing to do say about this in relation to the
other rappers, and how it affects his "standing" shouldn't
matter

The reason Hip-Hop originally worked is that its artists were
too busy being creative to think about their place and context,
etc

It's why Jay-Z and Nas' work got *terrible* when they were
competing for "King" status

It doesn't work

And surprise, surprise: Nas made a good record again when
he was distracted by his divorce and decided to feel shit

It's why Lupe just released 2015's best album: realized he's
done with being relevant to a generation of Chief Keef fans,
and released a near masterpiece

In my opinion, Hip-Hop isn't really the music for creatives
anymore...occasionally we'll get a Run the Jewels, but those
are fleeting

So in the meantime, I get in where I fit in....I like good
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58. "Don't know about this one"
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>The reason Hip-Hop originally worked is that its artists were
>
>too busy being creative to think about their place and
>context,
>etc
>
>It's why Jay-Z and Nas' work got *terrible* when they were
>competing for "King" status

Everybody wanted (and sincerely though they were) number one. And arguably the top of Jay's career (and what re-energized Nas) was their 'beef"

  

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61. "Debatable, point still stands tho"
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>
>Everybody wanted (and sincerely though they were) number one.
>And arguably the top of Jay's career (and what re-energized
>Nas) was their 'beef"

Jay made several of his worst songs ever in that span

'Super Ugly' was one of the worst songs ever made

And Blueprint 2 was horrendous

So nah

  

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91. "I agree with you."
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both of them mae their best album in years when they got over it (Blueprint, God's Son).


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85. "respect your opinion; re: em; some disagreements"
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>Kendrick delivered arguably
>the greatest debut since Illmatic and in turn built the equity
>to do something like this.

agreed. I had to warm to the album, though, unlike TPAB, which I liked immediately.

>Trouble is, a little guidance from an experienced voice
>would've helped. I mean there's no way Dre was involved.
>There's no way TDE brought Jimmy in for a weekend. Are those
>guys old and maybe a little jaded at this point? Sure, but
>between the two of them they've fostered the early careers of
>Bruce Springsteen, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and Tom Petty to name a
>few.

I actually love the fact that it *appears* the big guys had no input. my assumption is that they did, given the multi-millions flying around for a project with this much attention.

>Some critics and online voices will like this album, but
>commercially it will flounder. I mean they ALREADY can't
>figure out how to sell it logistically, much less even started
>attempting to spin it creatively. There aren't any stirring
>songs, much less a clear cut single.

I think it'll do well, just because it's Kendrick and just because of the anticipation. It probably won't be a taylor swift-level blockbuster, but it won't flop. and speaking of t-swift, if this gets her endorsement, it'll do very well--she's a very public Kendrick stan. and the critical praise--or even controversy--it'll attract will at the very least keep things afloat until he delivers a blockbuster...think: "paul's boutique" and then what came afterwards. and fuck that, I still think "I" was a nod to MCA. and with how artsy-fartsy this record is, my feelings about how "I" is a tribute are now even furthered!!!

>The biggest shame is that his intentions were earnest and he
>really did try to deliver the record we need for these times.
>But it's just not focused. The messaging goes ten different
>directions, and that's sometimes ok if the soundscapes
>underneath are organized

I got some of the overall themes right away, which revolve around can't-go-back-home-success/survivor-guilt, self-doubt, dealing with fame, etc. and in that light, I can understand the chaotic soundscape.

>In short, he meant well and missed. He was at least cognizant
>of the current climate and the immense spotlight on him, he
>just didn't deliver. Unfortunately there will be
>repercussions. He could've ascended to another level on an
>Eminem-like trajectory, instead he's now on pace to be Nas - a
>truly fine and respectable career, but not a rock star.
>Additionally, Drake just put out what is arguably his best
>record and, whether you like it or not, is now officially your
>new king.

I thought he delivered, artistically at least, and I think he'll still be at that em-level. but regarding Eminem, on my second listen, TPAB really reminded me of MMLP, mostly cuz em and Kendrick were in similar places with respect to their careers. but whereas em lashed out and got really defensive ("way I am" "real slim shady" and even "stan" a little bit), Kendrick gave us a more soulful, inward-looking response. on the surface there's really nothing to pity ("ooh poor me, I'm a wealthy star now, but with problems I didn't ask for!!!"), but a lot of it is relatable on a human level.

>But Drake is too deliberate and, let's be honest, chicken shit
>to ever take this risk.

haha! I agree.

>To Pimp a Butterfly isn't good, and
>Kendrick's star will lose luster because it isn't good. But he
>should at least be commended for trying to do something so
>bold.

again, i think the album is VERY good, maybe even great (time will tell), and I think his star will shine just fine.

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293. "Everything you just typed is wrong. laughable"
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301. "you're white, white acting or not black"
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what makes you think Kendrick Lamar wants to be a rock star or "king" of anything? (dont mention Control, you'll sound dumb and have your argument quickly killed)

it seems like he wants to speak for Black America with a progressive message that doesnt compromise his musical vision, that's it

  

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33. "not at all what i expected"
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and I'm loving it on my first listen.

need to digest it more.

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36. "It'll be back up on iTunes shortly"
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48. "It's back up on iTunes. nm"
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41. "I enjoy this more than GKMC based off first listen"
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that is just based off first listen. I am still listening though. I enjoy more of this jazz/funk take instead of hard hitting beats but I am a funk hippy in a way so it resonates with me. Overall, I can't break it down yet since it is still early off of first listen. My favorite track so far is These Walls.

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89. "me too"
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TPAB was more accessible to my ears right off the bat. i had to work to like the production on GKMC.

apparently I'm in the minority, looking at some of these posts and my twitter feed!

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90. "Well considering GKMC was traditional hip-hop production..."
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and really good traditional hip-hop production at that, and this is like freeform jazz/funk fusion spewing off into 47 different directions, yeah I'd say you're in the minority when it comes to what you find more "accessible" lol.

That's to say nothing of the quality of the album. I've only listened once so far, and then a couple tracks got a quick second listen. I have no idea what my opinion of it is right now. But "accessible" would not be very high on the list of words I'd use to describe it.

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97. "maybe i shoulda said "pleasing to my ears""
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rather than "accessible".

haha yeah, i guess I'm find chaotic shit going in 72 directions "pleasing".

and on GKMC, i thought the production was more "contemporary" than "traditional", and that's what took some getting used to. when i think the latter, i think of the marley-into-premier/pete rock era. or yella-era dre. GKMC was too...clean. pharrell-level sterile. yes, very well produced, but just not warm to me.

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100. "What I meant by traditional was..."
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a conventional drum beat, samples, verse-chorus-verse format for the most part.

It was obviously more contemporary than a Marley Marl beat in 2012 lol. But yeah I understand if you like this better than GKMC, it's certainly more ambitious, and that's saying a lot.

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147. "RE: What I meant by traditional was..."
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>a conventional drum beat, samples, verse-chorus-verse format
>for the most part.

Gotcha. And yes, done very immaculately.

>It was obviously more contemporary than a Marley Marl beat in
>2012 lol. But yeah I understand if you like this better than
>GKMC, it's certainly more ambitious, and that's saying a lot.

Most definitely. And it's crazy cuz GKMC was very ambitious too! I can only imagine what the next project will sound like if he keeps upping the bar.

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50. "surprised people think it's terrible."
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the big dick talk is kind of distracting but I love the production (and like seeing people compare it to Blowout Comb, one of my favorite albums period) and appreciate Kendrick having a lot to say.

I do think he's trying too hard but this is going great with the first 80 degree day of the year and an MLB The Show marathon. Taking these Phillies to task while Kendrick and some dude deliver a dialogue about preparing to murder me and my family and friends.

Reminding me of how I felt about Kendrick circa 2010, O.D. mixtape days. A lot of raw potential but an almost brutal lack of focus. Time and experience has smoothed out the rough edges on the latter but it's still a very meandering, sometimes way too transparently obtuse listen. I like the sound of Kendrick's voice and disagree with someone who said it doesn't fit with these beats, and I like what he's saying from moment to moment, but this album doesn't have the pop attraction Section.80 did nor the cohesiveness GKMC did.

I'm real interested to find out what my final thoughts on this will be through the week.

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51. "Man, first they was some pimps...Then some aliens or some genies..."
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...some shit. Then they be talkin' 'bout that black righteous space. Man, fuck them. I ain't fuckin' with them no mo'.

Streets won't let me chill.

  

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53. "RE: Man, first they was some pimps...Then some aliens or some genies..."
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Don't EVEN compare this bullshit to Aquemini.

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54. "you might like one and hate the other"
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but if you can't draw a line between these 2 records, you're just being obtuse

  

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57. "To clarify...that's how some people in these threads sound."
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It's funny how history repeats itself. I wonder how an album like ATLiens would have been received if there was an internet in 1996.

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76. "You have your order wrong, though. "
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GKMC didn't sound like Southerplayerlistic

And this doesn't sound like Atliens

This sounds more like Stankonia (doesn't at all) if
anything

In which case that "First they was some pimps" shit
doesn't apply

Album just ain't good

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197. "first they were "more traditional" then they were "less traditional""
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I see your criticisms of his points as valid, but his view still works IMO.

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55. "Guys, most of you are saying its great to classic"
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it's really only a couple of folk who don't like.

stop being emo

I haven't listened yet, but I'm excited by the love and hate

sounds like y'all are saying he went from Resurrection to EC, or ATliens to Stankonia

  

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56. "I think he's rapping more on here than Common on EC"
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Definitely understand the comparison musically/producer-wise though.

  

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83. "Common rapped on every song on Electric circus except one."
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It really is a very traditional sounding album if you listen to it today. Probably more traditional than To Pimp A Butterfly.

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119. "He never heard Electric Circus. "
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n/m

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275. "Remember when you said To Pimp A Butterfly was shit?"
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178. "he actually rapped his ass off more in EC's open than he has ever since"
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That beginning portion of the album (especially with 'Soul Power' & 'Age of Aquarius') was Comm going harder than anything on his "return to real hip-hop" album Be, which is vastly overrated in retrospect.

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217. "RE: he actually rapped his ass off more in EC's open than he has ever si..."
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..."Soul Power" is that joint...

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60. "You mean Aquemini to Stankonia?"
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And Stankonia was great. Little bloated, and it wasn't on the level of ATLiens or Aquemini but, what is? Very few albums are that good.


And Aquemini had tracks like SpottieOttie and Liberation from which one could probably draw a line directly to a lot of the stuff on this Kendrick record.

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64. "hmmm my point was"
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he skipped that middle album from folks reactions.

no Aquemini or ODIAMS or LWFC, Kendrick went from standard hip hop classic to the experiment album

  

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66. "That flew over my head lol"
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My bad.

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172. "wasn't ATLiens OutKast's experimental album?"
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and Aquemini the one that balanced the best part of both records?

  

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69. "Yeah, lots of insecurity and hips-plaining"
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Kinda tips me off to how people really feel

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94. "you're trying too hard. Not sure why. "
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And for the record, I haven't even heard the album yet. Waiting on the physical.

Reading through these threads, though, I'm trying to figure out why you are so angry.

We get it...you don't like the album. You are a fair listener. You keep it real. You aren't a hipster. You haven't mentioned Lupe.

All of that. We get it.

But why are you in here with the most replies calling everyone out who likes it?

Why do you feel the need to come and revisit a thread about an album you hate?

When most of us don't like something, we make one...maybe two posts and keep it moving.

I think you've made your point.

  

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111. "Nah, the album tried too hard. I keep it 1000"
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That's all.

I'm here for you if you need emotional support tho

  

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286. "translation: Someone's loving hard"
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I gotta be hatin' harder.

If this wasn't an anchored post.
If it didn't have any replies.
There would no O_E replies.

Love fuels dissent, dissent fuels defense, defense fuels more dissent.

In O_E's eyes, he/she's doing a service.

He/she's the truth police.

Macheteing through a forest of invalid opinions.

You can't tell him/her to get off his horse.

Because that just means there are more people's ears who need saving.

You're enjoying yourselves wrong.

You're opinions aren't based in reality, they're based in self-defense. We're defending something we really don't like.

We're all delusional, afflicted with a wicked case of the pleas, and O_E is here to keep his/her beacon of "realness" alive.









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59. "Andre 3k, The Roots, Thelonious Monk, Gil Scott Heron..."
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On my second listen now and I think it's going to have more replay value than most of you think. It's just a shock to the system because it's so different than what was expected.

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62. "I like this album so much, I'm about to go full O_E."
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however, given the guidelines of this post I'll refrain.

  

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63. "talk about it."
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67. "you better get it in Claw"
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72. "Let's meet for brunch tomorrow, just because"
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136. "its an absolutely beautiful album Doc,been mostly avoidin all xtra noise"
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when I realized it linked & already had ordered the pre-order so iTunes put it on my phone and didn't take it back......I thought it was gonna take a bit of time for me to even fix my voice to say it was his best work but I'm pretty much already there after 24 hours.

And that's certainly not because it's done in a manner that's supposed to hit you immediately either, that's for sure.

The amount of care & big swings taken here along with the unifying vision thru a variety of disparate tracks is enough to sell the whole thing front to back for me on day one and it's gonna keep improving each listen for awhile.

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299. "speak on it Doc...curious to know your thoughts"
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65. "I never would have expected a freestyle fellowship album"
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wow

  

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68. "lol...or digable planets first album "Rebirth of Cool""
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i don't think that was his intention but it did end up a bit like that.
i'm enjoying it so far but it's a tad "dated" in the sense that it does sound like when hip-hop flirted with jazz cliches and briefly it was the considered the height of innovation. but it did not quite stand the test of time. we ain't bumping US3 or jazzmatazz or "cool like that" too tough.

  

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70. "to be fair, i'm only halfway through it"
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but it str8 up some jazz shit...but not as dated as that other stuff was.

Like somebody said above, FlyLo. But also fusion jazz/outkast/mps-era george duke....it's a LOT going on here. I can't even really get into the lyrics yet

I gotta digest it

  

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71. "The album is just noise, mostly. Not much going on. n/m"
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O_E: "Acts like an asshole and posts with imperial disdain"




"I ORBITs the solar system, listenin..."

(C)Keith Murray, "

  

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73. "we disagree. strongly."
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it's scattered...kinda sloppy, nowhere near as cohesive as his first one (but there is a theme there i'm still pulling out).

But it's FAR FAR from noise

Somebody was high as FUCK making this one though.

  

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75. "Cool, thing is, I'm a fair listener"
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I'm going to give this the SAME depth of listen as
I did Danny Brown, and the Nehru Doom, and every album

I don't make excuses to listen to some records more than
others, because that's not fair to the artists

They all get multiple spins...ALL

If I need to listen 714 times over two years to like it,
sorry

There are dozens of other hard working artists who deserve
a CHANCE at least


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"I ORBITs the solar system, listenin..."

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78. "yeah, same here. I shouldn't have to make myself like something"
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which is why i gave up on d'angelo post brown sugar, lol

There's plenty on this one that I really like to live with for a minute.

Hey man, did you ever write an official for Lupe for someplace other than this message board? I think that album's better than this one, but they seem to be hugely different approaches to a genre that most people under analyze.

  

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116. "RE: Cool, thing is, I'm a fair listener"
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>
>I'm going to give this the SAME depth of listen as
>I did Danny Brown, and the Nehru Doom, and every album
>
>I don't make excuses to listen to some records more than
>others, because that's not fair to the artists
>
>They all get multiple spins...ALL
>
>If I need to listen 714 times over two years to like it,
>sorry
>
>There are dozens of other hard working artists who deserve
>a CHANCE at least
>
>
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>
>
>
>O_E: "Acts like an asshole and posts with imperial disdain"
>
>
>
>
>"I ORBITs the solar system, listenin..."
>
>(C)Keith Murray, "

Actually? No! you're not a fair listener...if you were? you would've used a q-tip to clean not only your ears out but your brain out....

Here's your problem, you can't recognize the NEXT because you ain't open to it..

Don't worry, you'll come back and congratulate this one later

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168. "I don't think there's a more intellectually/artistically insecure person"
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on this board...

It's not enough for him to dislike someone's music (movies) but he has to *convince* others why THEY don't like said music too

And if they do. It's because they're either "hipsters" or aren't smart enough to decide if they like the art for themselves...


>>I'm going to give this the SAME depth of listen as
>>I did Danny Brown, and the Nehru Doom, and every album
>>
>>I don't make excuses to listen to some records more than
>>others, because that's not fair to the artists
>>
>>They all get multiple spins...ALL
>>
>>If I need to listen 714 times over two years to like it,
>>sorry
>>
>>There are dozens of other hard working artists who deserve
>>a CHANCE at least
>>
>>
>>----------------------------
>>
>>
>>
>>O_E: "Acts like an asshole and posts with imperial disdain"
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>"I ORBITs the solar system, listenin..."
>>
>>(C)Keith Murray, "
>
>Actually? No! you're not a fair listener...if you were? you
>would've used a q-tip to clean not only your ears out but your
>brain out....
>
>Here's your problem, you can't recognize the NEXT because you
>ain't open to it..
>
>Don't worry, you'll come back and congratulate this one later
>

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187. "Lulz"
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Need new internet friends after OKS abandoned you?

Lulz

  

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194. "As if I come to the internet to make friends lol smh...and 2nd of all"
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I'm a SOLOIST anyway, my "nig"...I don't want friends here...that way I can maintain my objectivity when calling each and anyone of yous out on your bullshit...like I'm doing to you now

And my posts in OKS seem to be doing aight last I checked...

Still, none of that changes the fact that you're obviously intellectually insecure that you have to try and convince everyone else why this is not a good record and why THEY don't or shouldn't like this record...only because YOU don't like it.

And judging from the replies in this post and elsewhere you're in the small minority abt Kendrick's new cd


>Need new internet friends after OKS abandoned you?
>
>Lulz

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141. "I heard that FF influence too. Whether intentional or not.. crazy album!..."
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158. "Fellowship been in his DNA SINCE OD"
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74. "i just wanna know if the King Kunta hype was deserved"
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like it or not, that will probably shade how i view the whole album once i get it

  

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86. "RE: i just wanna know if the King Kunta hype was deserved"
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it definitely fits the context of the album more than a stand alone track

  

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77. "ALL these beats are dope as hell, i need instrumentals asap."
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I can think of 15 other MCs id rather hear over them tho.

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79. "RE: its missing a badu feature imo, fav. track is 'for sale?'"
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nice to see taz/sa-ra get love
no 'turn up' on here
boo-boo!

  

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195. "that's not her riffing on mortal man?"
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82. "Should be two post about this album. Like or dislike. "
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Cause I'd rather filter out all the negativity cause this album is pretty much perfect to me. My only issue is that it's a tad long. Can't wait for the vinyl so I can take a intermission.

  

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127. "Good idea actually n/m"
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84. "I like "i" more in the context of the album"
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and I like the live version as well. But even the studio version now sounds better to me for some reason.

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87. "I love the i live track"
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Way more than the studio joint. I get into it and get to grooving where as on the original I just listened until the very end when I started to groove. Glad he went this way on the album. It fits so well. I'll come back with my thoughts on the whole piece maybe later on this week. Wanna digest it proper like.

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93. "the bet sounds like way less of a mess to me."
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I always got angry when it came on the radio. It never felt good to me, I just wanted it to go away and it had nothing to do with Kendrick, the song just SOUNDED bad.

It doesn't even sound that live, honestly, it sounds fake studio live, not like when it was obvious Common/Ye just lifted their Chappelle performance.

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92. "But yall listen to County Building Blues though?"
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Man this shit is beautiful. Outkast gotta feel proud like a dad seeing their kid go off to college.

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96. "halfway through this outstanding"
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full disclosure i only liked a few songs on gkmc but this is lovely. Interestingly it reminds me of a bigger budget version of the production on isiah rashads cilvia demo.

  

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95. "So disappointing..kendrick dropped the ball"
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I really appreciate that letter to pac stuff and the album cover and the whole concept but the are almost no good songs here. Most of this stuff sounds like a forced attempt at making good music.

No bangers and nothing that connects other than Complexion imo.

  

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98. "this album is getting BETTER with repeated listens"
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D'ANGELO beat tape PART 2: https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/dangelo-beat-tape-2020

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99. "O_E right"
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>


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102. "so far so great n/m"
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103. "Not bad, a little underwhelming though"
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I like a few songs in particular, but gkmc was much better

  

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104. "RE: he spitting his ass off on 'how much a dollar cost'"
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this shit is THE antiturnup album of the year so far

  

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105. "A+....the clones of 'kast"
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Funny typing that...knew it would happen in due time
This should wake 3stacks up but it will probably push him farther away from making music.
Big Boi is prob proud though!!

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120. "^^^^ sees it"
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390. "agreed."
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@dseals | @digife
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106. "2 listens in..flows MUCH better now. still not an album i'd play "
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anywhere outside my house and without a pair of expensive headphones. this is audio porn for my ears. he touched almost all my favorite genres: jazz, fusion, funk, g-funk, dillaesque/tribe beats...

i still think it could've benefited from a couple more hard hitting records like blacker the berry...but hey, we're in a trap era..there's already more than enough of that out there.

Oh and Terrace martin will get a fat ass check for all the work he's put in this album. really proud of dude.

comment of the day i read on the kanyetothe forum: this album should be priced 50$

  

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107. "His inflection on "For Free?" is kinda.."
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http://i.imgur.com/KESlu6m.jpg ?

  

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207. "reminds me more of some playa shit, like:"
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https://youtu.be/wY3i3rpxudQ

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269. "could be like this..."
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https://youtu.be/G84-CEkIZfM

  

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108. "RE: Kendrick - To Pimp a Butterfly discussion - Redux"
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Mature beyond his years. This isn't just a good album it is an album that is needed right now. K Dot is positioning himself as the opposite of what was expected and many times what was WANTED. To me that is a pure and undeniable sign of artistry. This album, and by extension Kendrick's whole career, represents a departure that is similar only to the Native Tongues and their entre into hiphop, that I can remember at least.

I'll accept whatever ill comes my way but Drake doesnt make music like this because IMHO he can't. Even if he tried.
Same goes for Wayne, Trinidad, J Cole etc etc. etc.

The formula:

Experimental, Heavy Jazz Funk, Lyrics, Concept all on point and cohesive as a coherent package that reminds me of very few in HipHop. It becomes even more apparent on subsequent listens to this album.
I hear a pleasantly surprising "product" that extends to an excellent Mix, Song Arrangement and Master.
This is a REAL GROWN MAN's hip hop album. Emphasis on the "Album" aspect.

Song by song, I don't know if the individual tracks move me in a way listening to it in one sitting does.

But when I judge it as a whole and, as HipHop as Art...
I'm glad an artist with the stature Kenddrick Lamar has made THIS album.
Right Now.
It's what's needed.


  

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142. "^^^^^^^^^^^^"
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279. "Exactly. n/m"
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109. "I'm really liking the album"
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in parts, but not so much as a whole. There are some really brilliant moments on this album, but then there's others that are just conceptual noodling. It plays better when broken up into song cycles than it does as a whole, or as individual songs.
As far as his rapping is concerned, he's really doing some incredible things with tone and structure. You can tell he puts a lot of thought into the way he approaches the songs, and for that I'm pretty thankful regardless of how I feel about said verses at any time.
It's funny that it reminds me of a less focused version of Joey Badass' album, but with a bigger budget. I think what makes the great parts so great is that this seems to be the album he actually wanted to make the first time out, at least in spirit.
The producers (especially Taz Arnold and Pharrell) did some really diverse but sonically cohesive work, but there's something missing for me. I don't think it's a "it needs more ____ and less ____" thing but it's something I can't put my finger on.
Also, you almost have to lose points for having Pete Rock on your album and not getting a beat in the deal.

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112. "I see the Bada$$ comparison"
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"It's funny that it reminds me of a less focused version of Joey Badass' album, but with a bigger budget."

But its pretty unacceptable for a 19 y/o kid to have put
out a more mature sound than either Kendrick or J. Cole



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114. "That Joey record is being taken for granted"
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and it's a shame because that record is really special. None of these guys we have now were doing anything that forward thinking and properly grounded at that age (much less now).

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118. "Joey isn't cool with the Hip-Hop tastemakers...the Lesson hates him. "
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So they didn't even BOTHER TO LISTEN

Notice how I ALWAYS give shit a fair shake

ALWAYS


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121. "eh"
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dude most of the joey bada$$ post is positive, sure there are some who didn't like that, but that happens with every post

the joey bada$$ album is great, I happen to believe this new kendrick album is better, but yes, the joey bada$$ album was great

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189. "uhh.. but there were mostly positive responses in the album thread"
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294. "I think Joey got overshadowed by Lupe too..."
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considering it came out the same day...

folks probably forgot about it...I think B4DA$$ is dope...

  

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302. "where do you come up with these things?"
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what hip hop tastemakers havent cosigned Joey Badass?

  

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122. "shit, not by me.... "
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I've said it before and I'll say it again.

the 2000s were the WORST time for major label hip-hop.

there were a good number of classics, mostly by artists who debuted in the decade prior

but as the decade turn there was hope.... and then SHIT.

the hip-hop bubble burst because they marginalized the shit out of it, and fuckhead tastemakers were celebrating the most ignorant, unwashed bullshit because it wasn't boom-bap.

I don't give a fuck about how many wack ass "club bangers" from tah time Bummer Dogg puts up, that shit was TRASH

hearing albums like Joey, Kendrick, Lupe,
J-Cole et al after the debacle of the '00s is like watching someone dump a bucket of piss on the head of the attractive but annoying as fuck girl at the peak of her obnoxiousness (think, a Fox News anchor)

last few years have rekindled my interest and are holding it.

the vets coming with heat, the next generation coming with heat
people are self-censoring less and expressing more
more honest albums are coming out. artists are more or less doing WTF they want and taking risks.

the '90s will never be back but I'm good with this kind of music if it can be sustained

Yes, I'm mad. Let's move on.

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146. "Aye aye!"
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>I've said it before and I'll say it again.
>
>the 2000s were the WORST time for major label hip-hop.
>
>there were a good number of classics, mostly by artists who
>debuted in the decade prior
>
>but as the decade turn there was hope.... and then SHIT.
>
>the hip-hop bubble burst because they marginalized the shit
>out of it, and fuckhead tastemakers were celebrating the most
>ignorant, unwashed bullshit because it wasn't boom-bap.
>
>I don't give a fuck about how many wack ass "club bangers"
>from tah time Bummer Dogg puts up, that shit was TRASH
>
>hearing albums like Joey, Kendrick, Lupe,
>J-Cole et al after the debacle of the '00s is like watching
>someone dump a bucket of piss on the head of the attractive
>but annoying as fuck girl at the peak of her obnoxiousness
>(think, a Fox News anchor)
>
>last few years have rekindled my interest and are holding it.
>
>the vets coming with heat, the next generation coming with
>heat
>people are self-censoring less and expressing more
>more honest albums are coming out. artists are more or less
>doing WTF they want and taking risks.
>
>the '90s will never be back but I'm good with this kind of
>music if it can be sustained

  

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166. "yup-worst era of rap is middle of last decade, Im glad rap has recovered"
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in the past five years via the young generation now that the money is almost gone from it (similar to before the big money came into it during the 88/89 era).

Then you've had the creme de la creme of the vets who have now been permitted to age a bit more gracefully like the late-60s/early-70s classic-rock artists rather than the marginalized founding fathers (late-50s/early-60s founding fathers of rock & roll, 80s 'old-school' earlier rap royalty).

Also, the dedication to the live element is growing again (the mid-90s was like the hip-hop live music nadir and continued into 50 Cent doing arena shows in '04 when he never learned how to even rock a club) because that's the era where loot & longevity now stem from.

Regardless of whatever happens for the rest of 2015, 2011-2015 easily outpaces the five-year block of 2006-2010 and/or 2001-2005.

Will it ever be like the prime 'Golden Era's that we think of as old-heads in '88 or '94 explosions?

Nah, prolly not.....however I loved Prodigy's album he put out last year than anything Mobb Deep had made in 10-15 years.

I love Kendrick as a rap artist more than anyone who debuted since the late 90's.

So for that, I'm thankful that as a lifelong (or at least since hearing 'Jam On It' or 'The Show' as a 6-8 year-old) fan of rap music, I'm glad it's still producing relevant songs/albums/artists/movements because as also a lifelong aficianado of rock music I can tell you that rock is deadeder than a motherfucka.......I cannot for the life of me think of anything resembling a Kendrick Lamar in rock music.

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200. "agreed"
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>Will it ever be like the prime 'Golden Era's that we think of
>as old-heads in '88 or '94 explosions?
>
>Nah, prolly not.....however I loved Prodigy's album he put out
>last year than anything Mobb Deep had made in 10-15 years.

and that's all we want to hear. Prodigy learned, after years of going off the beaten path. Albert Einstein stayed in the deck

  

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205. "I agree that from '02 to like '09 was an extremely lean time for..."
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...major label hip-hop. Most of the good major label releases were Wu-affiliated, or by guys like The Roots, Jay-Z, Nas, Scarface, Kanye, and Clipse (with the occasional Cam'Ron or Beastie Boys or Killer Mike or, yes, Jeezy in the mix).

2010 was a "bounce back year" for major label hip-hop, particularly Def Jam (HIGO, Apollo Kids, Distant Relatives, Sir Lucious Left Foot, MBTDF, and even Teflon Don). And like bomb said, 2011 through has been damn near a return to greatness for hip-hop of almost all stripes.

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110. "the only song Im iffy on is Momma"
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great blend of the avant-garde and commercial worlds

probably the album most designed to please the older generation (45 and older) since Stankonia

  

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113. "i look forward to when my ears/mind grasp the album..."
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...as a 79-minute piece. i don't feel like it meanders. it's just sprawling. so once i really get a lay of the land, so to speak, i'll be really good with this.

i'm 4 spins in, all more or less interrupted by this and that. i have no doubt i'll get to the point i'm talking about, because the pleasure of hearing this was immediate, more so than gkmc, both on beats and rhymes. it's so much in the present right now; haven't yet been able to absorb the music in the context of the songs that pass and the songs that are to come. eventually.

i think this s*** is so good. smh.

it's so well produced.

when pac's voice comes in...

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"how much a dollar cost" into "complexion" into "the blacker the berry" hit me pretty good today.

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115. "dope album"
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will probs be back with more thoughts later

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123. "Flying Lotus"
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dude may be only credited for the "production" of one song, but his influence just seems to be all over this record; for example, that random short change in the beat in "hood politics" sounds like something that would be at home in "youre dead!". In fact, various things here sound like they could maybe fit into "youre dead!" at times. Also Thundercat is all over this record as well, which again, screams Flying Lotus

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134. "This shit gets better and better"
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some badly organized thoughts:

I strongly disagree with pretty much most of the criticisms that have been said in this thread, despite the fact that I see where they are coming from; many of them seem to be a bit reactionary to the fact that this is a gigantic leap stylistically away from GKMC; a move many were not expecting. To each his own though, I can see how this could turn some fans off, but I still think there is something to be said about the fact that an album by one of the most popular rappers right now seems to not live by any of the rules of popular rap today. I wasn't expecting anything this funky/jazzy either, despite the fact that on GKMC the Kast' influence was obvious, now it is even more apparent. Anyway I love this album; I dig every single track except for "i", which I think is only ok, thank god they used the live version though, because it sounds much better (less corny) than the original studio recording. This shit is so good I can't every choose what my favorite song is, so many instrumental/lyrical highlights for me...stuff like the bass on "Wesley's Theory" (thundercat killed it); the way the sax playing contributes to the dark atmoshpere in the first half of "u". Lyrically Kendrick absolutely destroys it and again it is an album which features him using a number of flows/vocal styles, "Hood Politics" is addicting. "Mortal Man" is a fantastic closer (much better than "real"). "You Ain't Gotta Lie" is mad Kast-ish (second half he channels 3k a little).

This is a great time for rap, Joey Bada$$, Lupe and now this. To be honest this is probably my favorite one out of the 3 (already).

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143. "^^^"
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144. "some shit I wrote on RYM about it "
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(some of this repeats what I said earlier just in a better organized manner)


Here is a probably poor attempt to describe the sound/influences I'm getting from this album: essentially, it is like this equation:

Kendrick Lamar: Who has not regressed one step lyrically since GKMC, who is more political, who has managed to craft an album that is so much unlike the album which brought him fame, that it has the possibility to turn off some of his fans and possibly gain him some new ones. As in GKMC Kendrick has a variety of flows/voices that he uses to get his point across; at times ridiculously aggressive ("The Blacker The Berry") and at other times completely broken and emotional ("U"). I don't think I can overstate how much it means to me that one of the most popular black rappers is releasing music that does not play by the rules of popular rap in 2015. I never thought Kendrick Lamar would sound like he was a member of the Freestyle Fellowship on a major label album; he does on the odd "For Free" (I got this reference from this OKP post; it was spot on kayru99). Just the fact that I just typed that sentence is ridiculous in itself. It is an album that seems to make no compromises, besides "i", a song that was clearly made to be a single, but at least the live version is better than the bland studio recording. I have to say though, the release/no-release weird Interscope vs. Top Dawg saga this album went through in 12 hours was kind of mind boggling; I don't think I've ever seen a release of this magnitude (crazy hype, one of the most popular rappers) be handled so weirdly/poorly, but who cares if the music is dope

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Flying Lotus: Mostly "You're Dead" era FlyLo of course, despite the fact he is only credited as a "producer" on one track, his influence on this album is pretty blatant. I haven't looked at the exact credits, so I am not sure, but sounds like Thundercat is doing more here than the two tracks he is "featured" on, which is another thing that just screams Flying Lotus. Check the beginning of "u", the short lived beat change in the middle of "Hood Politics"; these (and various other parts of this album) sound like moments which would be at home on the dark "You're Dead!".

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OutKast: Since GKMC the OutKast influence on Kendrick has been obvious and sonically at least seems to be more apparent than his west coast influences. At times on GKMC and on this album as well, one could say he sounds extremely similar to Andre 3000 vocally and flow wise; peep the second half of "You Ain't Gotta Lie (Momma Said). Many of these powerful, soulfully sung hooks could be said to be similar to hooks heard on Aquemini or ATLiens. Honestly GKMC and this album are the best things to me (as an OutKast fan, not in music in general) since Stankonia. Yep.

+

Jazz/Funk (in general): This also deals with the Flying Lotus part, but considering the musicians who contributed to this release (Robert Glasper, George Clinton, Terrance Martin) etc. and the fact that at times this album boasts instrumentation that would have felt somewhat at home in the 70s (Funk; "Wesley's Theory") and the 60s (Jazz; listen to the backing instrumentation during Kendrick/Pac's conversation on "Mortal Man"), this should go without saying. The instrumentation on this album is beautiful.

= A damn great album IMHO

(also fucking congrats to Rapsody for being one of two rappers featured on this thing!)

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150. "Nice!"
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well thought out.

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148. "Yeah, I'm with you."
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Good good drawing out that Outkast sound on You Ain't Gotta Lie. On first listen that track stuck out to me as one of my favorites... And I'm a huge Kast fan... Somehow I didn't put that together though.
It's definitely very Kasty.

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152. "Yeah it is"
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Also I didn't catch that on the first listen either, because even though some of the comparison has to do with the instrumentation, in that second verse the flow/voice is mad Kast-ish and in the first listen I was so blown back by the instrumentation (because I didn't expect it to be like it was at all) that I missed a lot of things lyrically/flow wise (and probably still am; I've only heard it like 2 times). This album was a lot less "immediate" than GKMC (on the first listen) for me in that regard, probably because GKMC was more "traditional". I know everyone loves to do comparisons, but tbh despite the fact that I currently like GKMC marginally more (I love that album as well), I firmily believe that this is on the same level of quality

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167. "RE: I've tried to tune out everybody else's opinion..."
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...but I cosign yours, because it is exactly how I feel, word for word.

Simply an outstanding and avant-garde album across all music genres.

  

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117. "This album is amazing... It's also why artists are afraid to be creative..."
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Reviews like "He deserved to make this album"... This is his "Electric Circus"...

I'm really wondering if you the type of guys that would've hated on Band of Gypsys, too... (Hendrix)

You're really disappointed he didn't make an album that sounds like GKMC Pt. 2... or "traditional hip hop"?

I'm one full listen in and it felt like it just got better as I listened... Once again, Kendrick didn't cave and give the label (and possibly most of his fan base) what they wanted with some extra commercial shit... From the content to the music... Terrace Martin deserves so much credit for the sound... Love the jazz influence... These Walls, Alright, and Blacker the Berry are the main standouts to me...

He now has five projects out and none of them sound the same... We really need to appreciate that... OD to GKMC was impressive 3 album run... But I think Section80 to TPAB is even better...


I added the song from Colbert to the end...


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133. "can you inbox me the mp3 of the colbert song?"
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I was thinking of doing something similar

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159. "AGREE WITH EVERYTHING"
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It doesn't hit you right away like Good Kid, MAAD City. Takes some time to digest, but its worth it. Hell, its not as good as GKMC, but damn if this kid isn't making something that really matters and defies all the bullshit.

  

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258. "RE: I agree 100 % with this"
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>It doesn't hit you right away like Good Kid, MAAD City. Takes
>some time to digest, but its worth it. Hell, its not as good
>as GKMC, but damn if this kid isn't making something that
>really matters and defies all the bullshit.

I am contradicting myself. I think it is better than GKMC

  

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272. "RE: I agree 100 % with this"
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>>It doesn't hit you right away like Good Kid, MAAD City.
>Takes
>>some time to digest, but its worth it. Hell, its not as good
>>as GKMC, but damn if this kid isn't making something that
>>really matters and defies all the bullshit.
>
>I am contradicting myself. I think it is better than GKMC


I feel you... I was jumping back and forth after the first couple of listens... But this album is truly like a book that you can't get enough of... It's better than GKMC...

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124. "some of yall need to go back and relisten."
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My first listen was on the subway. And initially it sounded really nice and exciting production wise but the transitions felt really abrupt and disjointed.

It sounded like he was doing too much at once and trying to sneak into too many elements and nod at too many influences and styles.

BUT I was really excited to get home and listen with the lyrics......

"Do you listen to music or do you just skim through it?" (c)

If you came here looking for hits or a crossover single....man I feel so disappointed for you. Not because they aren't there but because literally you are pimping the butterfly.

To see this project and the depths Kendrick went into to explain this very personal narrative about how he's found himself in this industry and how he felt in compromising his music and himself and his vices and EVERYTHING in between....yo this shit is masterful. Yall looking for singles?!? He gave you an ALBUM.

One thing I appreciate about Lupe and Kendrick's albums this season is that in giving no fucks about the "label formula" for making a hit and just doing them to the max, they have both cranked out their best works. Yall are hating on this for its expansive ambitiousness and dexterity? Do you even listen bro? (c) He literally said on a song to make room for mistakes and depression: this dude is going through it, drunkenly screaming in a hotel room and yall are like "but where's the hits tho?"

As of now, this album is a masterpiece. Standalone masterpiece. Commercially viable? Who knows and who cares? Sincerely. You gonna pimp a butterfly and tell him to change up his formula so he can appeal to masses that have no appeal? The people that get it will love it. And the ones that don't well it isn't for them. If you want commercially appealing rap then play "Fancy". I appreciate artists taking this trend of not trying to be the "best" or "king" of rap, but rather THEIR best. It is literally the difference between a Kendrick and a Lil Wayne at their respective peaks.

As great as GKMC is I felt like it was his most compromised album. Within that whole narrative I could not figure out how Drake ended up in his Mama's van in 2002 or whenever. This album tho? No compromises. And once you get over your expectations for what you wanted him to do and just listen to what he did......man.

Good shit Kendrick. I'm not choosing this over Testuo. They both are costarring right now. Lupe has a better collection of individual songs, but Kendrick made an album that is essentially a single song, with all it's different movements. These 2 albums will have me stuck for a good while.

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154. "RE: some of yall need to go back and relisten."
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I get it, too. Great post, bruh!! Sh*t was so riveting and in the end, nicely packaged. I figured where he was going by the time the middle of the album came. CRAZY!!!! The Pac sh*t at the end....CRAZY!!!



>My first listen was on the subway. And initially it sounded
>really nice and exciting production wise but the transitions
>felt really abrupt and disjointed.
>
>It sounded like he was doing too much at once and trying to
>sneak into too many elements and nod at too many influences
>and styles.
>
>BUT I was really excited to get home and listen with the
>lyrics......
>
>"Do you listen to music or do you just skim through it?" (c)
>
>If you came here looking for hits or a crossover single....man
>I feel so disappointed for you. Not because they aren't there
>but because literally you are pimping the butterfly.
>
>To see this project and the depths Kendrick went into to
>explain this very personal narrative about how he's found
>himself in this industry and how he felt in compromising his
>music and himself and his vices and EVERYTHING in
>between....yo this shit is masterful. Yall looking for
>singles?!? He gave you an ALBUM.
>
>One thing I appreciate about Lupe and Kendrick's albums this
>season is that in giving no fucks about the "label formula"
>for making a hit and just doing them to the max, they have
>both cranked out their best works. Yall are hating on this for
>its expansive ambitiousness and dexterity? Do you even listen
>bro? (c) He literally said on a song to make room for mistakes
>and depression: this dude is going through it, drunkenly
>screaming in a hotel room and yall are like "but where's the
>hits tho?"
>
>As of now, this album is a masterpiece. Standalone
>masterpiece. Commercially viable? Who knows and who cares?
>Sincerely. You gonna pimp a butterfly and tell him to change
>up his formula so he can appeal to masses that have no appeal?
>The people that get it will love it. And the ones that don't
>well it isn't for them. If you want commercially appealing rap
>then play "Fancy". I appreciate artists taking this trend of
>not trying to be the "best" or "king" of rap, but rather THEIR
>best. It is literally the difference between a Kendrick and a
>Lil Wayne at their respective peaks.
>
>As great as GKMC is I felt like it was his most compromised
>album. Within that whole narrative I could not figure out how
>Drake ended up in his Mama's van in 2002 or whenever. This
>album tho? No compromises. And once you get over your
>expectations for what you wanted him to do and just listen to
>what he did......man.
>
>Good shit Kendrick. I'm not choosing this over Testuo. They
>both are costarring right now. Lupe has a better collection of
>individual songs, but Kendrick made an album that is
>essentially a single song, with all it's different movements.
>These 2 albums will have me stuck for a good while.

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160. "on point!; re: gkmc"
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>As great as GKMC is I felt like it was his most compromised
>album.

I agree with this too. I had to WORK to appreciate GKMC, mostly cuz I prefer more "challenging," dark, dense shit. but once I did, I realized just how good Kendrick is--he made a very accessible, popular album that was just as artistically dense. he made everyone happy, basically, on his "first" try.

but you're right, no compromises at all with TPAB. Kendrick with no filter or filler!!!


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296. "perfect post man"
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Agree 110%

  

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128. "the worst songs on here are King Kunta"
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live version of I


But the intro,
the interludes
alright!!
complexion
how much a dollar
motherfucking U
Mortal Man
Hood
You Ain't Gotta
These Walls
and Institutionalized

all FLAMES.


DAMN, I'm really surprised by the lack of enthusiasm from some of ya'll.


Ain't this The Roots album that they've wanted to / tried to /
and possibly failed at making since Game Theory?



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129. "listening w/Genius...this album just took me over!! "
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131. "^^^this is key^^^"
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Context adds a lot of perspective on this.

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132. "A WHOLE lot of perspective!!! "
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I was blown away without Genius
But when i put it on with it.....sheeeeeeeeeeeeit

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161. "about to go do that!"
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185. "So I just did this... And it transformed the album"
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There's a narrative. There are entirely conceptual songs. Songs about people from GKMC. He talks about several different things at once. More than one song is about the time he spent in Africa and how transformative that was for him.

If you haven't sat down with the music, you're doing it and yourselfan injustice.

Since the Lupe comparisons are already going around... this is similar in that you probably need to really sit down with it.

Wow.

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199. "nerd (c) O_E"
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lol it is crazy how this album is constructed. Agree 100%

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234. "right? lol."
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And it gets better and better. I've got other things I want to listen to but I'm struggling to pull myself away from this.

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"There is only one god and his name is death. And there is only one thing we say to death: not today."

  

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220. "RE: i thought 'hma$c' was a convo with GOD"
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in context the whole album is a convo w/PAC
hma$c is too ill, genius definitely confirmed my assumptions

  

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130. "I'll throw this out there"
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I was reminded of one of my favorite albums, Buhloone Mindstate. Not sure why. But the vibe though! Frustrating album. but still.

  

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135. "funny... it reminded me of is dead"
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Sonically, yeah - I see your comparison. But the "wait what the fuck this is the album" that I and it looks like most people initially felt.. brought me back to the first time hearing is dead. They went way left and confused everyone until they dug in more. Kendrick did that too, and I'm sure it will turn a lot of people off to the album, and a lot of people onto the album.

  

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388. "RE: funny... it reminded me of is dead"
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i could see that.. but to me the whole vibe, and the left turn sonically towards jazz gives me more of the buhloone vibe. plus like that album it seems less of a reaction towards fame and shit.. but more of a meditation of what it means to be relevant and not "go pop"... see the pac interview etc.

  

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278. "+ 1 on the BM comparison"
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I started out saying it was De La Is Dead but that album had more "hits" so to speak and had a jokey, light hearted vibe.

BM was that album where they stripped down, did some art shit and basically said fuck the record sales.

I'll be honest, BM frustrated me and I didnt really like it.

I like TPAB but not as much as GKMC. I think GKMC had higher highs and lower lows and this new album is solid but its not as good as his last album... but I'm OK with that.

Its a brave album and its perfect for this climate.

  

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389. "RE: + 1 on the BM comparison"
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Buhloone is actually my favorite de la album... and they've said its their least favorite in interviews... i feel like both these albums are challenging. i didnt get buhloone at all at first and kinda hated it but now i cant imagine feeling that way.. i dunno

  

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137. "Lucy = Lucifer"
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Im definitely listening via Rap Genius tomorrow

  

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138. "RE: Lucy = Lucifer <---- no way breh."
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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140. "lol"
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165. "^^^CRACKED THE CODE"
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www.somethinginthewudder.com

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149. "After my second FULL, uninterrupted listen, this shit is NICE"
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and its way, way, waaaaay more comprehensive than I thought.

the second half is skrong as hell. LOVING that how much does a dollar cost.

And I'm digging all the influences in the album...I can hear everybody from freestyle fellowship to de la to kast to kanye to dilla to george duke to james brown to...

yeah. really really good album

  

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230. "RE: After my second FULL, uninterrupted listen, this shit is NICE"
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>And I'm digging all the influences in the album...I can hear
>everybody from freestyle fellowship to de la to kast to kanye
>to dilla to george duke to james brown to...


^^^^^^^^

  

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151. "This shit is great..."
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...kind of surprised by the lukewarm reactions to it. It's not perfect, but none of his albums have been. The production is grabbing me on the first couple of listens, and Kendrick is still spitting fire.

I will say the spoken word vibe and some of the interludes are annoying, and the only song I can't stand is 'u' at the moment, but everything else lends itself to be listened to in the context of the album. Very little skipping.

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153. "ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!...Life After GKMC"
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First half (up through Momma)is like organized insanity of his mind, packaged in a tasteful palatable presentation over a jazz/funk platform. When I listened to it...in order (Spotify made me shuffle it) I totally dug where he was going. OMG!!!

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155. "After 1st listen I immediately liked it - it's much more musically"
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driven as far as the production goes moreso than 'Good Kid.." and it's unlike most records you here on the radio today which are mostly beat-driven

I've already picked out my favorite joint ("These Walls")

But it's several dope tracks on this record that are very dope

It's seems he's addressing more social issues on this record vs "Good Kid..." Which was more auto-biographical

grassrootsphilosopher

  

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156. "Listened to it a few times. I fall in the middle."
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It's not a genre redefining masterpiece and it's not trash. There's a lot of stuff to like, but there's stuff that's just dumb and tedious.

Stuff I liked:
-Wesley's Theory (best track on the album)
-King Kunta
-Institutionalized
-Hood Politics (well, the beat and the lyrics themselves. More on that later)
-Blacker the Berry
-Mortal Man
-The beats in general
-Most of Kendrick's lyrics

Stuff I didn't like:
-u
-For Free?
-The fake live "i". I'd rather they just put the non-live version on it. All the fake crowd interaction and talking was corny.
-The fake 2Pac interview. Overlong and pointless.

And mostly, for fuck's sake, enough with the funny fucking voices. They're annoying and the take away from the impact of the tracks themselves. I really liked a lot of "Hood Politics," but the weird voice shit almost derailed the track. I don't care of Andre 3000 did it back in 2000, he was really good at it. Kendrick is not.

So yeah, right now I got this album in B/B- range. Which is fine. I'll definitely give it more listens, but it's not a transformative album. And it doesn't need to be. But I was hoping for something that held together a little better.

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157. "After one Listen this is is beautiful"
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I love the sound and feel of these songs. The blend of west coast funk and jazz is perfect for the hip hop template Kendrick is swimming in. It's more Sa-Ra than Flying Lotus, but both are part of what has defined westcoast "undergorund" over the past 8 years and I'm glad Kendrick tapped into the pulse.

the album is unapologetically Black, Los Angeles, and cerebral yet working towards "free".

"Institutionalized", "Alright" and "Momma" are early favorites. and King Kunta is perfect within the context of the album.

I hope he sells hella records with this album

  

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201. "Yep"
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>the album is unapologetically Black, Los Angeles, and cerebral
>yet working towards "free".


that's Kendrick Lamar('s rap persona) in a nutshell.
I felt the same way about GKMC but this takes it even further.

  

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222. "few more listens in and this shit is even more INCREDIBLE"
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i still don't fuck with "i", could care less about the silly Tupac shit, and think "For Free' should've came later on the album, but that's the extent of my critiques

"how Much A Dollar Cost" "Hood Politics" "Complexion" Shieeeet

he knew what his folk needed. he ain't give two shits about the Drake drama, nor being king of "this rap shit"

took his time, 3 years, and DELIVERT

i really wish the first half of "Institutionalized" went longer, damn that shit cold.

  

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277. "Im a dozen listens in easy and songs are still revealing themselves"
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The last album that was this demanding but still enjoyable to listen to was Kid A.

  

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162. "Off one listen I'm in camp "this is awesome, game over, shut down 2015" "
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I have some gripes here and there with the long running time (I probably won't listen to the Pac interview ever again, for example) and I'd prefer if K. Lamar would utilize his regular voice more often, but there's so much right here. Him over this jazz/funk hip-hop/FlyLo/Sa-Ra/Outkast sound is too delicious for me.

It's not what I was expecting and I wouldn't have been mad at GKMC pt. 2, but it's a great album on its own merit. The journey from Overly Dedicated through TPAB is crazy impressive.


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163. "This album is excellent...heard it three times"
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Favorites

Wesley's Theory
Complexion
These Walls
King Kunta
Mortal Man
The Blacker The Berry
Alright

I love the Jazz influence on this record...probably will be in my rotation for a while...

This album might get Album of the Year nods...

  

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280. "Alright be on repeat like a mug!"
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I been going through but I didn't know how much til I heard this song, it just gets me through. Love it!

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169. "skimmed through it yesterday before work & wasnt feeling it"
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gave it a full listen last night & did a complete 180.
i think my mistake was i was skimming through it looking for bangers.
i feel like more people were expecting bangers on this & didnt get that.
but this shit is amazing all the way through to me.
definitely hope they put this out on vinyl.

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171. "Yup...I think it's imperative to give it a full spin"
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It's pretty disarming to pick out a random some like say, "U" and be like this Rocks!!

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170. "Is that track he did on the Colbert Show on the album?"
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173. "nope. a crime against humanity that is"
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175. "you can DL a rip of it"
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it actually flows perfectly right after the last track

  

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176. "Mp3 of performance or studio version?"
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196. "you have a good quality version by chance??"
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210. "It needs a studio version release."
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174. "Didn't like it at first..."
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Mostly because I was checking the album against GKMC. Did it have the message song? Bangers? Obvious commercial appeal?

I kinda gave up thinking I would like the album at 'Institutionalized', but then it kinda clicked that he was taking his fans on a tour of his life from Kendrick Lamar's music career until this point. Or basically a re-make of the first album, just with more skill, insight and messiness.

I kinda liked that appeal. Feeling that he was giving people what they wanted with the first album but also kind of as a f'you to the people thinking they were gonna get a more literal GKMC followup.

The Blowout Comb analogies are solid. Both albums take the themes of the first album and take them passed their reasonable limits, but make something poetic and truly reflective of their creative persona. I guess you could make an ATLiens comparison too. TPAB and ATLiens both feel like a broadside car accident on the way to a nice, sophisticated listening party for the followup for each act's career.

It's definitely got a sense of ADD, jumping around in ellipses from the beginning of the album where K.Dot is feeling himself, acting out for pleasure by sex and drugs and then slowly begins to move inward for reflection and understanding. Slightly absorbed in himself, but also a rare sense of introspection in rap music.

Like a poster above said, this album is as unapologetically black and and angst ridden and aggressive as you could expect from arguably the most high-profile musician / artist of his generation of any genre. Likely won't see an album this dark in his career again, but he earned the right to burn his appeal ala Joker in the Dark Knight.

Haven't listened to Lupe's album, but this Kendrick album seems alot like ...and then you shoot your cousin. TPAB is alot harder, but both are more thinkpieces and art records than 'tradtional'. Kendrick might have taken a page from ?uest by burning some of his old fans in the name of gaining new fans.

Feeling the jazz influences. Maybe like 60's rock was to Electric Circus, 70's jazz was to this. Both seem just a mark away from true greatness, but the attempt ought to be rewarded by fans.

Glad to see The Lesson being The Lesson. Shout out to Quez and Dr. Claw especially.

  

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177. "NY Times review...(SWIPE)"
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Don't always agree with the homie J.C. (though he is always fun to spar with on some musical discussion shit...)

But he sums up Lamar's album pretty much in the same way I would....Very brave, strong, challenging album....

Money quote: "Even though he memorably took on his hip-hop peers in 2013, on his verse on Big Sean’s “Control, ” the moments on this album in which he casts aspersions at other rappers feel unnecessary. That’s because “To Pimp a Butterfly” is bigger than any minor intra-rapper friction. An album that asks questions as big as this one does, and that will be heard by so many, is a huge taunt to Mr. Lamar’s peers — it’s a dare to ride along, a dare to be different, a dare to be great."

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/18/arts/music/kendrick-lamar-emboldened-but-burdened-by-success.html?_r=0

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209. "someone explain this to Heinz re: that quote."
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231. "RE: NY Times review...(SWIPE)"
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>"An album that asks questions as big as this one does, and that
>will be heard by so many, is a huge taunt to Mr. Lamar’s
>peers — it’s a dare to ride along, a dare to be different,
>a dare to be great."

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179. "half way thru and this sounds like a bizarro SugaFree album"
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i like it for the most part but not what i was expecting at all
pharrell gave him a recycled ross beat but so far alright is the best cut half way thru

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181. "https://youtu.be/N3F1wgG70Qw n/m"
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182. "Bitch where was you when i was walking?"
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Best Way 2 Fonky Quik vibe since.

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198. "^^^^ sees it"
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>Best Way 2 Fonky Quik vibe since.

I was kind of laughing at how he was making DJ Quik "sounding" music with those lyrics

  

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232. "he does that a few times on here"
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he really moves in and out of styles so much. Shit, even that pleading/crying shit seemed like a Ghostface homage.

  

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235. "RE: he does that a few times on here"
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>he really moves in and out of styles so much. Shit, even that
>pleading/crying shit seemed like a Ghostface homage.

Dang...I ain't think about Ghost showing vulnerabilities. That's one of the main reasons I dig cuh. Dot did an outstanding job of emoting that vulnerable mental status.

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267. "YUP. he swallowed the whole Rap Universe"
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it's incredible

we got this and Tetsuo before the third month is over

rap is good

  

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276. "Earl next week too"
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Legit getting to a point where I have to schedule listening.

  

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318. "RE: he does that a few times on here"
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I thought of Game on Dr's advocate doing the track speaking to Dre

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183. "real talk though: i really don't like suicidal musicians"
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like i don't like hearing you thinking about that shit. it's just a side of depression which i think he presents in such an honest way that it would feel less real without it. but at the same time it's always hard to hear.

it all feels honest. is this real life shit with him?

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184. "This album kicks your ass....."
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and then tells you why.....

GOAT of his era......long live Prince.....God is alive....

  

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186. "Verry good album"
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Musically, I really enjoyed this, I love the jazzy touches and the few funky part are great too. I didn't really paid attention to the lyrics, from what I heard here and there it sounds pretty straight forward.

  

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188. "Kendrick, the world is yours my friend"
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could be commercial suicide..but then again death can be beautiful

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191. "i love this record."
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Damn. I'm still digesting and I love most of it after 5 listens. 11 tracks especially.

fuck you.

  

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192. "first thoughts"
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One of the greatest album covers ever.

I'm not going to be able to process anything else before I fully process Blacker the Berry, and that may take years.

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193. ""You ain't gotta lie to kick it man" <--fucking w me right now "
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202. ""how much a dollar cost" was done by flylo right?"
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sounds exactly like "pyramid song" to me (sorry if someone already brought this up)

alright>for sale?>momma is my favorite part of it (for sale? i've put on a loop)

  

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203. "RE: "how much a dollar cost" was done by flylo right?"
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FlyLo did "Wesley's Theory"

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206. "RE: "how much a dollar cost" was done by flylo right?"
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>alright>for sale?>momma is my favorite part of it (for sale?
>i've put on a loop)

this sequence has be stuck as well, lol

I'll be halfway through "for sale?" and be like nope, run it back from Alright.

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265. "Alright is SOOOOO dope"
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I can see Oprah when he starts that song off. I love that joint.

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271. "maaaaan I wanna make this my high school's School Song"
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but I will settle for the marching band playing it for Homecoming.

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221. "RE: No, by a newcomer named LoveDragon"
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208. "This is fantastic. "
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fucking fantastic.
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211. "What bonuses do you get buying the physical cd?"
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212. "Just a poster from Best Buy"
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nm

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236. "I didn't get a poster! Best Buy be on that Bullshit"
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216. "DAMMIT PHARRELL."
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i can't stop playing this fucking song.

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218. "I really like this"
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People keep throwing out comparisons so here is mine

Ghostface progression from Iron Man to Supreme Clientele

Iron Man was dope as shit, had the big single with All I Got Is You
SC more abstract, left center, no defining single but pure excellence

That's how I feel with this at the moment anyways, Im only a spin and a half in.

  

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219. "someone let me know when the instrumentals are released"
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>
>And mostly, for fuck's sake, enough with the funny fucking
>voices. They're annoying and the take away from the impact of
>the tracks themselves.

Amen.

him and Danny Brown..have two of the worst rap voices out now.

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228. "RE: someone let me know when the instrumentals are released"
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…would definitely cop the instrumentals…amazing crew of producers/contributors….

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223. "this shit is dope"
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