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Hitokiri
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"Kendrick. DAMN."


  

          

It's out.

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"You can't beat white people. You can only knock them out."

"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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It's classic.
Apr 13th 2017
1
OK my actual thoughts. Not a classic but very good.
Apr 14th 2017
41
It's definitely jarring on first listen
Apr 13th 2017
2
Pride is ridiculously good
Apr 13th 2017
3
RE: Pride is ridiculously good
Apr 17th 2017
201
His jersey is in the rafters now.
Apr 13th 2017
4
I'm still processing this Joey Badass
Apr 14th 2017
5
I'm really glad they came out a week a part
Apr 14th 2017
6
I didn't like that album at all. I'm gonna take it in again but
Apr 14th 2017
7
      Cosign. Found it exceedingly average.
Apr 14th 2017
8
           It's already deleted from my workout playlist lol.
Apr 14th 2017
36
                the album cover said it all.
Apr 14th 2017
112
                     The content definitely aint crossing over
Apr 17th 2017
202
here comes multiple hot takes. READ IF YOU DARE!
Apr 14th 2017
9
Dude's on a different level than anyone else.
Apr 14th 2017
10
Yup.
Apr 14th 2017
11
No rapper in the last 15 years has moved me more.
Apr 14th 2017
12
I should maybe qualify - Kanye excepted.
Apr 14th 2017
14
When he's rapping, it's dope...
Apr 14th 2017
13
.
Apr 14th 2017
15
FEEL.
Apr 14th 2017
16
Best Rapper currently alive
Apr 14th 2017
17
Yeah he's got that
Apr 14th 2017
18
Only listened to it once in earbuds. Can't wait to bump this in cans
Apr 14th 2017
20
The 2nd beat in DNA
Apr 17th 2017
203
Pretty much
May 12th 2017
334
FEAR.GOD.DUCKWORTH
Apr 14th 2017
19
DUCKWORTH!!!!!!
Apr 14th 2017
33
Incredible way to close the album...
Apr 15th 2017
176
What ya'll think about this second album theory?
Apr 14th 2017
21
If this is true every other rapper needs to take a year off.
Apr 14th 2017
23
Shit is ridiculous.
Apr 14th 2017
22
Also, godbless whoever had the idea for the Kid Capri drops
Apr 14th 2017
24
Genius move
Apr 14th 2017
26
it really seals it for me.
Apr 14th 2017
38
yupppp
Apr 14th 2017
42
Yup
Apr 14th 2017
72
Just remember what happens on Earth stays on Earth!
Apr 15th 2017
169
Hell yes
May 12th 2017
335
Fear, God, Feel.... definitely jump out to me
Apr 14th 2017
25
RE: Fear, God, Feel.... definitely jump out to me
Apr 14th 2017
29
I've tried, his music doesn't resonate with me.
Apr 14th 2017
27
I felt the same way with his prior releases.
Apr 14th 2017
28
DAMN!
Apr 14th 2017
30
You're a terrible person and your taste in music sucks (c) OKP
Apr 14th 2017
43
perfectly fine
Apr 14th 2017
45
I mean I know he can rap. But his music isn't my personal preference
Apr 14th 2017
46
      I'm In The Same Boat
Apr 15th 2017
178
we're bad people
Apr 14th 2017
47
I be wanting to see the hype too. Just like J. Cole.
Apr 14th 2017
122
      100%
Apr 17th 2017
205
*is in this line*
Apr 14th 2017
57
"Crown his ass" -Coach D.
Apr 14th 2017
31
Is K. Dot now a Black Hebrew Israelite?
Apr 14th 2017
32
He actually said in the song "I'm an Israelite, don't call me black"
Apr 14th 2017
37
Chrooooooo! LOL
Apr 14th 2017
40
if this album causes a Hebrew Israelite resurgence
Apr 14th 2017
53
hol up
Apr 14th 2017
54
      Chance and Kendrick are definitely at the forefront
Apr 14th 2017
55
      Kendrick has been speaking on God from the jump
Apr 14th 2017
75
nah the Israelite stuff is based off of Bible quotes
Apr 14th 2017
59
iono know, bro.
Apr 14th 2017
65
      The voicemail at the end of Fear
Apr 14th 2017
71
           Which kinda says he is a believer of these things
Apr 14th 2017
76
https://www.instagram.com/p/BS4LJldl6S2/
Apr 14th 2017
125
Where are My GOAT Emojis....LOL
Apr 14th 2017
34
ELEMENT. seems to have a few bars where Juvie is being paid homage...
Apr 14th 2017
35
lol ain't no seems about it.
Apr 14th 2017
128
Hov did on "Part II" from MCHG a few years back
Apr 14th 2017
134
and dissing Jay Elect at the same time
Apr 17th 2017
200
four classics and still going
Apr 14th 2017
39
Wow, straight up ganked the Vibrate beat on LUST
Apr 14th 2017
44
is it the actual beat or just a track in reverse?
Apr 14th 2017
49
Not sure. Soon as it dropped I was like...YOOOO!.......
Apr 14th 2017
52
I was excited to see a Kenrick x BBNG collaboration
Apr 14th 2017
51
It's​ been driving me INSANE, but I finally figured out what it remind...
Apr 14th 2017
126
actually, it's closer to The Beasties Paul Revere
Apr 18th 2017
211
going to enjoy letting this one marinate
Apr 14th 2017
48
3 full listens...back, to back, to back...
Apr 14th 2017
50
Best out *NOW
Apr 14th 2017
56
this type of thinking is weird to me.
Apr 14th 2017
58
RE: this type of thinking is weird to me.
Apr 14th 2017
61
      Nah, weird because you listed al those other rappers
Apr 14th 2017
78
           RE: Nah, weird because you listed al those other rappers
Apr 14th 2017
91
you just designed the super rapper
Apr 14th 2017
62
Agreed.
Apr 14th 2017
67
      RE: Agreed.
Apr 14th 2017
105
Why does he hafta do/have any of those things?
Apr 14th 2017
63
so what you're saying is...he's his own person?
Apr 14th 2017
64
RE: so what you're saying is...he's his own person?
Apr 14th 2017
69
      it's fine if you're more of a fan of the older guys
Apr 14th 2017
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           RE: it's fine if you're more of a fan of the older guys
Apr 14th 2017
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                So lackluster that it became the unofficial theme song of a movement
Apr 14th 2017
79
                     Yep
Apr 14th 2017
83
                          What I'm gathering is that in your view the 90's>>>>>>>
Apr 14th 2017
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                               RE: What I'm gathering is that in your view the 90's>>>>>>>
Apr 14th 2017
86
                                    How is it not a protest anthem if the protests adopted it as an anthem?
Apr 14th 2017
88
                                         RE: How is it not a protest anthem if the protests adopted it as an anth...
Apr 14th 2017
89
"natural instincts for the craft"
Apr 14th 2017
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RE: "natural instincts for the craft"
Apr 14th 2017
74
      you wearing timbs and an 8Ball jacket right now?
Apr 14th 2017
81
           RE: you wearing timbs and an 8Ball jacket right now?
Apr 14th 2017
85
                What are these 3 "non-debatable" Kanye classics?!
Apr 14th 2017
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                RE: What are these 3 "non-debatable" Kanye classics?!
Apr 14th 2017
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                     RE: What are these 3 "non-debatable" Kanye classics?!
Apr 14th 2017
113
                          lol
Apr 22nd 2017
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                Lmao
Apr 14th 2017
92
Deleted cuz the nails were hit on the head in previous responses...
Apr 14th 2017
70
Kendrick is the second coming of Ice Cube.
Apr 14th 2017
104
Outstanding analysis. Agreed wholeheartedly.
Apr 14th 2017
108
Kendrick is as good a story teller as Cube was in his prime?
Apr 14th 2017
109
Kenny doesn't employ linear narrative as often as Cube
Apr 14th 2017
118
      I figured I'd ask
Apr 14th 2017
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he ain't the 2nd coming of Cube for a few reasons
Apr 16th 2017
187
I didn't say he had more impact or influence than Cube.
Apr 16th 2017
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RE: Kendrick is the second coming of Ice Cube.
Apr 16th 2017
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Nas!
Apr 19th 2017
244
And none of those guys make people feel something like Pac or Face...
Apr 15th 2017
135
Kdot never disappoints
Apr 14th 2017
60
Element is full of shots. from the hook to the lyrics
Apr 14th 2017
66
RE: Element is full of shots. from the hook to the lyrics
Apr 14th 2017
133
Dude is rapping out of his fucking MIND on FEEL!!!
Apr 14th 2017
80
After 4 times through: good album, but definitely his weakest effort.
Apr 14th 2017
82
For me
Apr 14th 2017
93
Is it warm and sunny in the NW yet?
Apr 14th 2017
96
does it really KNOCK though?
Apr 14th 2017
99
Nahhhh..it's a 'good' album but i definitely wouldn't call this summer
Apr 14th 2017
100
      we'll see.. I think it owns the summer.
Apr 14th 2017
103
           Lol whats summer about this album?
Apr 14th 2017
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           RE: Lol whats summer about this album?
Apr 14th 2017
114
           Do you even have summer up in Canada?
Apr 15th 2017
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           must be 2 summers
Apr 14th 2017
111
           to me it's a late night driving type of album
Apr 15th 2017
140
It's too soon for this but I'll play
Apr 14th 2017
97
im gonna wait a good long while before i listen.
Apr 14th 2017
94
well, he delivered...
Apr 14th 2017
95
Ppl need to just stop trying to review his albums in one listen lol.
Apr 14th 2017
98
Dope observations; however, YAH. does have layers...
Apr 14th 2017
101
Ahh, thanks. Dunno how I missed that.
Apr 14th 2017
106
You right as hell.
Apr 14th 2017
102
had to take an intermission break after BLOOD, DNA
Apr 14th 2017
110
So is he making fun of Drake on God??
Apr 14th 2017
115
lol, I love that hook...GOD is one of my five favorite songs on the albu...
Apr 14th 2017
116
Nah he tryna play in that sandbox too.
Apr 14th 2017
119
I think it's some, 'I can do you better than you' shit
Apr 15th 2017
177
LOVE just gets better and better and better
Apr 14th 2017
117
you can only rank his catalog based off of personal preference
Apr 14th 2017
120
Throw the EP and OD on to that list and he's the GOAT...
Apr 14th 2017
124
      I dont count untitled unmastered and the EP
Apr 14th 2017
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      Why not count the EP?
Apr 14th 2017
130
           the EP is full of potential but his voice wasn't fully developed
Apr 15th 2017
141
                I felt the same way about Ab-Soul's verse...
Apr 15th 2017
146
      yes i'm counting them
Apr 15th 2017
182
I tried to preview this on Spotify Mobile (free). Bad Idea
Apr 14th 2017
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RE: Kendrick. DAMN.
Apr 14th 2017
129
Not a bad song on here imo.
Apr 14th 2017
131
Lol
Apr 15th 2017
143
      Only funny thing here is your inability to respect differing opinions.
Apr 15th 2017
145
           Lol
Apr 15th 2017
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                haha
Apr 15th 2017
159
This is his Yeezus...but it's better than Yeezus
Apr 14th 2017
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How so?
Apr 15th 2017
136
I thought I kinda explained it...
Apr 15th 2017
137
      Somewhat disagree, but I feel you...
Apr 15th 2017
149
RE: This is his Yeezus...but it's better than Yeezus
Apr 17th 2017
195
FEEL reminds me of a song, that mumble taking in the background
Apr 15th 2017
138
cornrow done it again. wonder what the nxt shit gonna be on.
Apr 15th 2017
139
I can tell people don't like music just the label attached to it.
Apr 15th 2017
144
maybe the issue isnt everyone else liking it too much
Apr 15th 2017
147
OR it could be that all of the artists you mentioned are eliite --
Apr 15th 2017
165
      They not elite tho they just fast food.
Apr 15th 2017
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           Well shit man, turn us on 2 the good stuff. Let's make this constructive
Apr 15th 2017
173
                Kendrick is the only elite one of the newer generation of popular artist
Apr 15th 2017
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                cool
Apr 15th 2017
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                     Fo sho... some of my fave tracks by them...
Apr 16th 2017
192
                          Loved the first album...
Apr 17th 2017
204
                               They have 5 projects thus far...
Apr 18th 2017
214
This is a great album
Apr 15th 2017
148
I've only listened to Roc Marciano these past 5 years.
Apr 15th 2017
150
It's crazy how many of y'all aint fucn with Pride
Apr 15th 2017
151
      the production. it ain't funky. it sound like a Cody ChesnuTT song
Apr 15th 2017
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      you a fool. lol
Apr 15th 2017
161
      Speaking of Cody ChesnuTT, did you hear the "Landing On A Hundred"
Apr 15th 2017
168
      fam, please listen to Roc when you get time...
Apr 15th 2017
153
      no doubt. gunna get to it next week along with Joey's
Apr 15th 2017
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      I dig it
Apr 16th 2017
188
I turn off people doing boom bap in 2017 so naw
Apr 15th 2017
163
HOW IS NONE OF Y'ALL MESSIN WITH «LOVE»
Apr 15th 2017
154
love is so great. So sweet.
Apr 15th 2017
157
The one on the version I bought is fire.
Apr 15th 2017
158
DSTL1 and Boog been saying they fuxs with it
Apr 15th 2017
164
That's the Mamacita
Apr 15th 2017
167
makes me want to dj a high school dance
Apr 15th 2017
171
that's the joint
Apr 15th 2017
172
One of my favorite songs on the album
Apr 16th 2017
189
i fux wit LOVE
Apr 17th 2017
197
DIGS IT AS WELL -
Apr 18th 2017
224
one of my top 5-6 tracks on the album
Apr 19th 2017
245
My fav right now
Apr 21st 2017
248
I've had enough of "THOSE" songs.
Apr 26th 2017
301
Rihanna is that chick...
Apr 15th 2017
155
FEEL..why cant this be 10 minutes long
Apr 15th 2017
160
good album. kinda dark though. won't get too many spins from me
Apr 15th 2017
166
^^^^^^ doesn't make it look sexy
Apr 15th 2017
174
I didn't find this album dark at all...
Apr 17th 2017
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      I mean it starts off with him being murdered
Apr 18th 2017
238
My theory is that album 2 = GOD
Apr 15th 2017
175
just caught the M on the head like the Trump Time cover
Apr 22nd 2017
268
Peep! "Fear - whatever happens on earth...
Apr 15th 2017
180
I pray my dick grow big as the eiffel tower
Apr 15th 2017
181
Drake Aint My Nigga. DAMN
Apr 16th 2017
184
BEST review of Kendrick's album thus far...
Apr 16th 2017
185
I wanna make this song 27 mins long
Apr 16th 2017
186
I laughed.
Apr 16th 2017
191
      to this day, I can't even think about chik-fil-a without thinking about ...
Apr 16th 2017
193
DOPE AS FUCK
Apr 17th 2017
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call up your nigga and tell'em he ain't shit...
Apr 17th 2017
199
FEEL is a top 5 Kendrick joint
Apr 17th 2017
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i've listened to that song like ten times since 10 last night
Apr 18th 2017
215
man, yes...I mentioned it above...that part in the second verse...
Apr 18th 2017
218
Guy loses a bet about a 2nd album dropping, so they drank a vinyl shake.
Apr 17th 2017
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put this on FB earlier but
Apr 17th 2017
208
Quick question
Apr 17th 2017
209
      yeah I missed the edit time.
Apr 17th 2017
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      I TAKE IT BACK haha
Apr 18th 2017
216
Very listenable, but bottom of his pile.
Apr 18th 2017
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FEEL
Apr 18th 2017
213
DNA. video
Apr 18th 2017
217
how no one talking about how dope this is
Apr 19th 2017
242
Kung Fu Kenny!
Apr 19th 2017
243
TPAB stomps the fuck outta this shit in EVERY way. Y'all niggas buggin.
Apr 18th 2017
219
I agree that TPAB is easily the better album.
Apr 18th 2017
220
      the shit is just like one long-ass stream of consciousness/ mixtape...
Apr 18th 2017
222
           He did that with TPAB...
Apr 18th 2017
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                simply said: I'm listening to TPAB as I type this and the shit is...hold...
Apr 18th 2017
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                     Agree on TPAB being that piece de resistance though?
Apr 18th 2017
227
                     Agreed. He's THE ONE, no doubt. I just feel like he took a step back...
Apr 18th 2017
228
                          Every now and then though, you gotta rip a mofos heart out...
Apr 18th 2017
229
                          I'm glad he didn't make another TPAB.
Apr 18th 2017
235
                     DAMN. definitely didnt have the impact with me To Pimp A Butterfly did
Apr 18th 2017
230
fuck. I'm mad this album just isn't hitting me.
Apr 18th 2017
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RE: fuck. I'm mad this album just isn't hitting me.
Apr 18th 2017
225
my nigga if DNA don't make you feel sherm invincible
Apr 18th 2017
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      "sherm invincible" DECEASED
Apr 18th 2017
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      yeah, that was good
Apr 18th 2017
234
      Blud, said Sherm invincible... muerto
Apr 18th 2017
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      😭
Apr 18th 2017
237
      YO. just saw the video. I'm 100% in it now.
Apr 18th 2017
241
           lmao
Apr 19th 2017
247
Vinyl is up for sale
Apr 18th 2017
232
Wait... There was an official Section.80 vinyl release?
Apr 18th 2017
239
      Well, i didnt buy it thru TDE if thats what you mean
Apr 18th 2017
240
I had that feeling like listening to Illmatic on the first spin (played
Apr 19th 2017
246
Wow...so this shit is Illmatic level now?
Apr 21st 2017
249
for a few minutes at the 5 song mark or around there
Apr 21st 2017
250
no.. it ain't Illmatic levels
Apr 21st 2017
251
I know what you mean.
Apr 21st 2017
265
      What?
Apr 21st 2017
266
           Take off Loyalty., Pride., Love., and God.
Apr 27th 2017
312
                you don't rock with Loyalty either? those other two basura tho
Apr 27th 2017
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                     Loyalty is my shit. It's just one of the weakest four songs.
Apr 27th 2017
314
Yea this is pretty good.
Apr 21st 2017
252
DNA, FEAR, DUCKWORTH
Apr 21st 2017
253
you didn't like LUST?
Apr 21st 2017
254
      Oh definitely. I like all of it TBH
Apr 21st 2017
256
I'm still looking for the alleged "weakness" in this album.
Apr 21st 2017
255
To me there is none
Apr 21st 2017
257
GOD is the only song I frequently want to skip
Apr 21st 2017
258
God is my shit... I listen to it way too often.
Apr 21st 2017
259
my favorite shit on the whole shit
Apr 23rd 2017
276
There are two songs I skip. Several I love. It's a great album.
Apr 21st 2017
264
      And aint nothing wrong with that.
Apr 26th 2017
302
YAH is underrated in these replies, that song's vibe is too dope
Apr 21st 2017
260
YAH is my favorite on the album, absolutely love that song
Apr 21st 2017
261
Certainly moved waaaay the heck up, on my list!!!
Apr 24th 2017
277
Billboard says projected to sale 530,000-550,000 first week
Apr 21st 2017
262
There are 3 songs I dont like: YAH, PRIDE AND GOD
Apr 21st 2017
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RE: There are 3 songs I dont like: YAH, PRIDE AND GOD
Apr 26th 2017
303
      Lupe Fiasco is actually ass to me
Apr 27th 2017
309
Official first week sales: 610,000 SPS, with 362,000 in physical sales
Apr 21st 2017
267
wait, yall still aint listening to this in reverse yet?
Apr 22nd 2017
269
Haha what the hell is happening.
Apr 23rd 2017
271
Apple Music link to reversed playlist:
Apr 23rd 2017
273
Why in reverse?
Apr 23rd 2017
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      I think it is intended to be listened to
Apr 23rd 2017
275
           interesting
Apr 24th 2017
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                I don't see it at all...
Apr 24th 2017
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                     haha, possibly
Apr 24th 2017
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                     #283, Playa Potna!
Apr 24th 2017
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                     EXACTLY.
Apr 24th 2017
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                     just to be fair, are you saying this after
Apr 24th 2017
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                          I almost reversed the order but then I realized that was doing too much
Apr 24th 2017
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                               Try it cuz it only took a few minutes to create the playlist...
Apr 24th 2017
287
AINT NOBODY PRAYIN FOR ME
Apr 23rd 2017
272
Front, back, and side-to-side... THIS SHIT BUMPS!
Apr 24th 2017
283
I downloaded all of his albums...
Apr 24th 2017
285
Which album do you mean? Section.80?
Apr 24th 2017
288
      Overly Dedicated
Apr 24th 2017
290
Humble is #1 on hot 100. DNA is #4
Apr 24th 2017
289
tour dates posted. anyone have a presale code for the DC show?
Apr 25th 2017
291
may have to hit up that ATL date but it may be too soon
Apr 25th 2017
292
I was in line at 9:30 to buy presale tickets. They were gone by 10:01.
Apr 25th 2017
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      damn, for real? it looked like i could have gotten some if i had an
Apr 25th 2017
295
           More tickets will be available Friday...doubt all of them were opened fo...
Apr 25th 2017
298
So....Is Lucy the blind lady?
Apr 25th 2017
293
I think so, but maybe
Apr 25th 2017
296
      The Whole Idea of that blows me away....
Apr 26th 2017
300
           yeah I got theories on that too, but
Apr 27th 2017
311
Probably gonna just bite the bullet and drop $300 on staples tix
Apr 25th 2017
297
I'm a bit irritated that he's doing an arena tour
Apr 26th 2017
299
I'm w/ you re: the arena tour. I will NEVER forgive myself
Apr 27th 2017
315
Would you consider going to an overseas Kendrick show?
Apr 27th 2017
307
      Definitely
Apr 27th 2017
310
2nd Staples Center show added to the tour
Apr 26th 2017
304
downloaded it and I'm on my way to radio shack to get a 50 pack of CDRs
Apr 27th 2017
305
Funny.
Apr 27th 2017
306
They were just bumping this shit hard in my barber shop
Apr 27th 2017
308
HOLY SHIT THERE IS A SECOND ALBUM CALLED NATION!!!
May 01st 2017
316
gotdamn that's a lot of words... is their a release date?
May 01st 2017
317
the 2nd album is the present album played backwards
May 01st 2017
318
Yeah, I just actually finished the article and got that.
May 01st 2017
319
Got fools out here feeling like ralphie
May 01st 2017
324
Just a lot of words to say play DAMN. backwards.
May 01st 2017
320
TLDR: Playing DAMN forward is 1 album, playing it backward is 2.
May 01st 2017
321
      Niggas are desperate for more Kendrick.
May 01st 2017
325
Cousin Carl...
May 01st 2017
322
I hate that article.
May 01st 2017
323
Platinum certified
May 04th 2017
326
"LUST" is a straight ripoff of "Vibrate" from content to context to...
May 06th 2017
327
It sounds far more like The Beasties Paul Revere
May 06th 2017
328
he does a lot of different folx styles
May 07th 2017
329
Lmao
May 08th 2017
331
I said the day it came out...
May 08th 2017
332
RE: Kendrick. DAMN.
May 07th 2017
330
AOTY for me so far
May 12th 2017
333
Two versions of Fear...
May 15th 2017
336
i would rather have the voicemail-less version
May 15th 2017
337
So, did any actually set this up as playlist in reverse order?
May 15th 2017
338
yup.
May 17th 2017
340
New Tour Dates (with YG and DRAM)
May 15th 2017
339
Element video
Jun 27th 2017
341
hmm, video reshapes the meaning of the song in some ways
Jun 27th 2017
342
7 old songs leaked
Sep 29th 2018
343
supposedly, but it looks untrue
Sep 29th 2018
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      they're on my computer but I havent played them yet
Sep 29th 2018
345
           You tryna bless the kid w/ a link?
Sep 30th 2018
346
                https://we.tl/t-EJn28Yuhgx
Oct 01st 2018
347

BrooklynWHAT
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1. "It's classic. "
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I just wanted to be first.

<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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41. "OK my actual thoughts. Not a classic but very good. "
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Nice of kendrick to rejoin us in the present rather than living in dust land.

UU remains s my favorite work by him but Damn has about 6 or 7 joints that are going in the rotation.

<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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Hitokiri
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2. "It's definitely jarring on first listen"
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But by listen 3 (where I'm at now), it's come together for me much better.
Not sold on Love or God at this point.
But I wasn't feeling the Rihanna song on first listen, but I came around pretty quickly on that one.
DNA, Lust, and Duckworth are favorites to this point.
Really like Yah.
Really like Fear.

Man, this dude is committed to growing and changing with each album.

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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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3. "Pride is ridiculously good"
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Love the vocal production on this...so fucking ill

  

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201. "RE: Pride is ridiculously good"
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"...I'll take all of the religions and put them in one service, just to tell Him we aint shit and He's been perfect"

He came with it.

  

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4. "His jersey is in the rafters now."
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-30-
You know it's drama, but it sound real good.

  

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5. "I'm still processing this Joey Badass"
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Dammit

  

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6. "I'm really glad they came out a week a part"
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So I was able to get a solid week and a half (with the Joey leak) of listening in. I really dig that album.

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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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7. "I didn't like that album at all. I'm gonna take it in again but"
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Yeah I only fucked with a few but he's still pretty much overrated by heads to me

  

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8. "Cosign. Found it exceedingly average."
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>Yeah I only fucked with a few but he's still pretty much
>overrated by heads to me

Production is good enough, lyrics are fine, a few good songs, the others are shrugs.

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36. "It's already deleted from my workout playlist lol."
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Listened 3 times and just wasn't cutting it.

http://i54.tinypic.com/2j51hj4.jpg

  

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112. "the album cover said it all. "
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is he cashing out?

that felt like a bad attempt at crossing over

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202. "The content definitely aint crossing over"
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But I can see how the sound is pointing that way

  

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9. "here comes multiple hot takes. READ IF YOU DARE!"
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lol.

nah, i mean it's clearly a good album but man, the production is really lacking to me...and I'm not a Humble hater - I'd have been fine w/ some turned up 808 shit throughout. that is to say it's not up to the level of his last two.

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10. "Dude's on a different level than anyone else."
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I'm not ready to make any hotter takes about how it compares to other Kendrick albums... but I've heard 15-something rap albums this year and this is heads and shoulders above.

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11. "Yup. "
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There's quite a few current rappers who excel at making sonically cohesive albums/projects (Kanye, Earl, Danny, Q, Chance...) but Kendrick feels lightyears aheads of them even.

  

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12. "No rapper in the last 15 years has moved me more. "
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Anything he does, I'm a supporter.

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17x NBA Champions

  

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14. "I should maybe qualify - Kanye excepted."
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13. "When he's rapping, it's dope..."
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Other times I felt like I was listening to a guy trying to make a Drake album... this is one listen through...

_____________________________________________________________
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15. "."
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16. "FEEL."
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Got DAMN.

  

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17. "Best Rapper currently alive"
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It's like Mayweather in his prime. That beat switch after the Foxnews drop in DNA?

https://media.giphy.com/media/L4caiF7GTkgJa/giphy.gif


  

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18. "Yeah he's got that"
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Really no denying it.

Who else has this many strong releases in a row, from his start until now?

Each album is different, each album knocks in its own way.

This man honestly has no bad albums.

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20. "Only listened to it once in earbuds. Can't wait to bump this in cans"
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or in the whip.



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203. "The 2nd beat in DNA"
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makes me wanna throw a chair at somebody

  

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334. "Pretty much"
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Lupe is a better pure emcee, but Kendrick has far more nuances and far more overall artistry.

  

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19. "FEAR.GOD.DUCKWORTH"
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Whew!

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33. "DUCKWORTH!!!!!!"
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176. "Incredible way to close the album..."
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21. "What ya'll think about this second album theory?"
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https://www.reddit.com/r/KendrickLamar/comments/659sj8/second_album_coming_on_easter_this_is_actually/

Not sure if this is true or far fetched as hell. I tell you what though if it is true this will be some next level greatness shit.

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23. "If this is true every other rapper needs to take a year off. "
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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22. "Shit is ridiculous."
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Nobody fucking with him right now.

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24. "Also, godbless whoever had the idea for the Kid Capri drops"
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Bless your soul whoever you are, shit makes me chuckle each time they pop out in a song.

  

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26. "Genius move"
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38. "it really seals it for me. "
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"Get ready....for your blessing....."

  

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42. "yupppp"
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72. "Yup"
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169. "Just remember what happens on Earth stays on Earth!"
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Days like this I miss Sha Mecca

  

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335. "Hell yes"
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25. "Fear, God, Feel.... definitely jump out to me"
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the rest is headphone music imo... where I gotta pay attn and it's too early lol

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29. "RE: Fear, God, Feel.... definitely jump out to me"
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Just said the same thing about it being headphone music at this time of day. LOL

  

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27. "I've tried, his music doesn't resonate with me."
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It's okay. Just nothing I care to listen to.

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28. "I felt the same way with his prior releases."
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This so far is the easiest album of his for me to listen to. There are some tracks on here I'm not sure will grab me due to him tweaking the pitch of his voice, which is something he's done in the past if memory serves me right.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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30. "DAMN!"
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43. "You're a terrible person and your taste in music sucks (c) OKP"
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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45. "perfectly fine"
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"it doesnt resonate with me/it's not for me" is logical, we cant all be expected to love the same things

the people that say "this is trash" when the overwhelming consensus is something isnt, they need to have a seat

  

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46. "I mean I know he can rap. But his music isn't my personal preference"
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<---https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DL9AVTQ

  

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178. "I'm In The Same Boat"
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I respect the skill and the heart, but not a fan.

  

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47. "we're bad people"
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____________________________________________________


Steph: I was just fooling about

Kyrie: I wasn't.


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122. "I be wanting to see the hype too. Just like J. Cole."
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Then I shrug and say some shit like, "I'm happy this generation cares a little bit about lyrics."

Then go about my business.

<---https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DL9AVTQ

  

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205. "100%"
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>RE: I be wanting to see the hype too. Just like J. Cole.
>Then I shrug and say some shit like, "I'm happy this
>generation cares a little bit about lyrics."
>
>Then go about my business.

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57. "*is in this line*"
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My webcomic has a page: www.facebook.com/watchyourheadcomic

  

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31. ""Crown his ass" -Coach D."
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He has placed himself in my top 5/10.

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32. "Is K. Dot now a Black Hebrew Israelite?"
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I caught references in a few different places. The end of FEAR. sort of strengthened the thought. Searched Google for any other clues. Come across the following which is nothing definitive or sated by Kendrick. Interesting though...

https://youtu.be/rvjyPFyrMbY

  

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37. "He actually said in the song "I'm an Israelite, don't call me black""
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so there's that too. lol...

interesting

"Get ready....for your blessing....."

  

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40. "Chrooooooo! LOL"
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In the age of social media, it's just amazing to me that this sort of conversion, by a major artist, wouldn't have been all over the Innawebs. So to hear the references throughout the album has me kinda like: "WOW."

  

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53. "if this album causes a Hebrew Israelite resurgence"
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like we had with the NOI and NGE before, I'm going to die laughing.

it makes perfect sense for this super black and weirdly Christian moment that rap is having tho.

-30-
You know it's drama, but it sound real good.

  

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54. "hol up"
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>it makes perfect sense for this super black and weirdly
>Christian moment that rap is having tho.

so there are other rappers that are 'biting' Chance The Rapper's lane that he took with Coloring Book? Although I am a non-believer, I guess I can't be too mad since in theory going the religious route will result in more positive music. I am bothered since this means folks are just following Chance since they are brainless sheep.

I had to put biting in quotation marks because I don't even know what's called biting these days will all the ways rappers violate in terms of just copying the next rapper's style, but I suppose that's a whole other post to itself.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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55. "Chance and Kendrick are definitely at the forefront"
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of Believer Rappers, but I feel like there's a lot more Jesus in rap now than ever beyond them.

I'm not sure why it is. Maybe it is just a trend.

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75. "Kendrick has been speaking on God from the jump "
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It was always obvious to me he was a believer.

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59. "nah the Israelite stuff is based off of Bible quotes"
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it's a God heavy album for sure

  

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65. "iono know, bro."
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He did say to not call him Black anymore because he's an Israelite. I know Israelites who share that same sentiment. It's no knock against him. It would just provide more insight or context to his evolution as a man and artist.

He still kicked ass on this joint!

  

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71. "The voicemail at the end of Fear"
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Verse two says you only have I known of all the families of the earth, therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities. So until we come back to these commandments, until you come back to these commandments, we're gonna be in this place, we're gonna be under this curse. Because he said he's gonna punish us, the so-called Blacks, Hispanics, and Native American Indians, are the true children of Israel. We are the Israelites according to the Bible. The children of Israel, he's gonna punish us for our iniquities. For our disobedience because we chose to follow other gods that aren't his son, so the Lord thy God chasten you. So just like your children, your own son, he's gonna chastise you because he loves you. So that's why we get chastised, that's why we're in the position we're in. Until we come back to these laws, statutes and commandments, and do what the Lord said, these curses are gonna be upon us. We're gonna be at a lower state in this life that we live here in today, in the United States of America. I love you, son, and I pray for you. God bless you, shalom

  

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76. "Which kinda says he is a believer of these things"
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125. "https://www.instagram.com/p/BS4LJldl6S2/"
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BS4LJldl6S2/

  

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34. "Where are My GOAT Emojis....LOL"
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...One and a half listens in, and yeah WOW....so different, each project. The growth's incredible. Melodically waaay different than TPAB. It took me a while to head nod to TPAB (so engrossed in the message). This one, I was rockin' out immediately, and now on the second listen, I'm more keen on catching the subject matter. At 4-5 more listens, I'll be more adept at giving a formal opinion.

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35. "ELEMENT. seems to have a few bars where Juvie is being paid homage..."
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Reminiscent of "Ha."

  

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128. "lol ain't no seems about it."
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and it's become more of a trend in recent years to pay homage to that song. I can't pull any off top but I hear rappers referencing it far more frequently than you'd have ever expected back when it dropped.


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134. "Hov did on "Part II" from MCHG a few years back"
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_________________________________________________________________________________

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200. "and dissing Jay Elect at the same time"
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39. "four classics and still going "
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whole lotta people need to hold this L


  

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44. "Wow, straight up ganked the Vibrate beat on LUST"
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i'm wishing for a 3,000 verse......

"Get ready....for your blessing....."

  

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49. "is it the actual beat or just a track in reverse? "
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52. "Not sure. Soon as it dropped I was like...YOOOO!......."
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i'll have to play em side by side...
either way, I ain't mad.

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51. "I was excited to see a Kenrick x BBNG collaboration"
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and I love how it turned out.
That's my early favorite of the album

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126. "It's​ been driving me INSANE, but I finally figured out what it remind..."
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https://youtu.be/qFbyVgJMWN8

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211. "actually, it's closer to The Beasties Paul Revere"
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48. "going to enjoy letting this one marinate"
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I can't judge this whole thing after one sitting


We are getting a lot of good music this 1st quarter

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50. "3 full listens...back, to back, to back..."
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DNA, YAH and ELEMENT is a motherfucker of a three song run. I like LOVE and I really like LUST. The beat switches on XXX are dope as hell. GOD is a great riding song... sounds good as shit in the car. DUCKWORTH had me with a big as smile on my face. Only track on the album I can do without is LOYALTY. I don't hate it, but I'm cool on it. Very satisfied, overall. This kid did it again.

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56. "Best out *NOW "
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Still doesn't match the effortless bravado, flow, punchlines and one-liners of a Jay.

Still doesn't match the flow, storytelling or natural instincts for the craft of a Nas.

Still can't match the regal stature and overall knowledge of the game/hustle/street knowledge of a Big.

Still comes up short in the eccentricity and creativity of a 3000, although he obviously tries.

But still the greatest we have of the current roster of today's most active. His best album is still GKMC.

"Unequal economics can easily make you some enemies" Cee-Lo

  

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58. "this type of thinking is weird to me. "
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he is the best out now but he isn't as good as all these other people.

OK.

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61. "RE: this type of thinking is weird to me. "
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>he is the best out now but he isn't as good as all these
>other people.
>
>OK.

Weird because it's not your thoughts?

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78. "Nah, weird because you listed al those other rappers"
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91. "RE: Nah, weird because you listed al those other rappers"
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I wonder if people ever compared Kobe to Jordan? Nah


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62. "you just designed the super rapper"
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kind of hard for one dude to embody all of that

  

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67. "Agreed."
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>kind of hard for one dude to embody all of that

That would be an impossible feat to achieve. I should have caveated by stating I never want any rapper to strive to be just like, or embody all the characteristics of the greats.

I'm saying I can't put my finger on one thing Kendrick does exceptionally well like the aforementioned.

His flow is above-average, storytelling is above-average and songs are above-average. That's about it.

All of those other artists I mentioned are exceptional in some way, form or fashion. I don't get that with Kendrick. His influences speak to more than he does, if that makes any sense.

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105. "RE: Agreed."
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>I'm saying I can't put my finger on one thing Kendrick does
>exceptionally well like the aforementioned.


I say his conceptualizing and literary
insight.

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63. "Why does he hafta do/have any of those things?"
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He's not Nas, Jay, or Big...
Why fault him for not having their strengths when he has plenty of his own?




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64. "so what you're saying is...he's his own person?"
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>Still doesn't match the effortless bravado, flow, punchlines
>and one-liners of a Jay.
>
>Still doesn't match the flow, storytelling or natural
>instincts for the craft of a Nas.
>
>Still can't match the regal stature and overall knowledge of
>the game/hustle/street knowledge of a Big.
>
>Still comes up short in the eccentricity and creativity of a
>3000, although he obviously tries.


meanwhile his catalog is now up for debate against any of the all time greats

  

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69. "RE: so what you're saying is...he's his own person?"
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>>Still doesn't match the effortless bravado, flow,
>punchlines
>>and one-liners of a Jay.
>>
>>Still doesn't match the flow, storytelling or natural
>>instincts for the craft of a Nas.
>>
>>Still can't match the regal stature and overall knowledge of
>>the game/hustle/street knowledge of a Big.
>>
>>Still comes up short in the eccentricity and creativity of a
>>3000, although he obviously tries.
>
>
>meanwhile his catalog is now up for debate against any of the
>all time greats

His catalogue imho, doesn't touch a Jay, Nas, Big or Kast (we all know Andre was the catalyst behind their major success)

As a matter of fact, song for song, Kendrick ain't in the same league as those guys. And I love him for who he is. But his music is not beyond reproach. I can't name one song of his I can place above those other artists' greatest songs in their prime.

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73. "it's fine if you're more of a fan of the older guys"
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but you're not about to feasibly argue a man who had two albums or a man who has Nastradamus, Hip Hop Is Dead, I Am and Untitled in his catalog have better bodies of work than a kid who's been killing almost everything he touches since 2010 for 5 albums now (I dont count untitled unmastered, I definitely count O.D)

  

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77. "RE: it's fine if you're more of a fan of the older guys"
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>but you're not about to feasibly argue a man who had two
>albums or a man who has Nastradamus, Hip Hop Is Dead, I Am and
>Untitled in his catalog have better bodies of work than a kid
>who's been killing almost everything he touches since 2010 for
>5 albums now (I dont count untitled unmastered, I definitely
>count O.D)

Look, I agree. However, I did NOT like TPAB. So to me, that's the man's weakest. You may love that album, but "We Gon' be Alright" was so lackluster I couldn't believe he made a cold video promoting it.

But I agree, everything else is heat, mostly. I'm just saying if you wanna go song for song, lyric for lyric, he ain't touching a Nas.

Nas' first album is still better than 99% of hip hop today. But that's not really the point. The point is who sounds better on the mic, who has the better flow, who has the better songs. I don't like every song on any of the man's albums but his talent is undeniable. As are the talents of the others I mentioned.



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79. "So lackluster that it became the unofficial theme song of a movement"
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lol.

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83. "Yep"
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>lol.

And that shit sounded corny every time I saw a gang of white liberals screaming that shit at the top of their lungs on CNN.

It was timely and he was the perfect artist for the time. If he had made a song called "We some Desperadoes" you would've heard that shit too.

For comparison sake, go back and listen to "Fight the Power" and tell me lyrically what was more impactful.

That song just hit at the right moment in a sea of mediocrity.

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84. "What I'm gathering is that in your view the 90's>>>>>>>"
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Also, you probably should have gone to the marches. They didn't go down the way you think they did.

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86. "RE: What I'm gathering is that in your view the 90's>>>>>>>"
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>
>
>Also, you probably should have gone to the marches. They
>didn't go down the way you think they did.

Dude, I was being halfway cheeky. But in an age where niggas march for social media statuses and take selfies while protesting, I can only imagine the impact.

Still, that song is no protest anthem. "Fuck the Police" is a protest anthem. That shit was made in the early 90's and you heard it right alongside that other bs.

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88. "How is it not a protest anthem if the protests adopted it as an anthem?"
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the fuck are you talking about?

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89. "RE: How is it not a protest anthem if the protests adopted it as an anth..."
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>the fuck are you talking about?

Ok, it's a corny protest anthem. Wth lol

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68. ""natural instincts for the craft""
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what

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74. "RE: "natural instincts for the craft""
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>what

Meaning a lot of it seems gimmicky, even if it's who he truly is. The 5 different voice changes, the super Twista flow without saying much, the "deep" references that only mean something to those who weren't around during the Kast, Goodie or BlackStar eras, etc etc.

Like I said, GKMC didn't contain as much of the extras. It was mostly straight flow over nice ass beats. He wasn't trying as hard and that shit came off as more natural.

"Unequal economics can easily make you some enemies" Cee-Lo

  

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81. "you wearing timbs and an 8Ball jacket right now? "
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That was 20 years ago... and anyone with respect for the craft understand Kendrick isn't trying to trick anyone into thinking he is fake deep.

You are showing how intimidated you are by Kendrick. He isn't going to erase the greats from the past.

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85. "RE: you wearing timbs and an 8Ball jacket right now? "
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>That was 20 years ago... and anyone with respect for the
>craft understand Kendrick isn't trying to trick anyone into
>thinking he is fake deep.
>
>You are showing how intimidated you are by Kendrick. He isn't
>going to erase the greats from the past.
>
>

I'm always for change, bro. I love the new artists. I personally think Chance (if he doesn't go full retard or Gospel) has a chance, no pun, to be great. Possibly greater than Kanye.

And speaking of 'Ye. Do you think Kendrick's catalogue holds a candle to Ye's? Kanye has 3 non-debatable classics. And MDTF comes up just short. Sure, that niggas in the sunken place now, but that in no way negates his past work.

Hell, if we talking classics even Wayne has 2 if you include Dedication.

So don't lump me in with the old timers. Hip hop has always been forward thinking and about change. Kendrick is good, really good... but to say he's great.. meh


"Unequal economics can easily make you some enemies" Cee-Lo

  

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87. "What are these 3 "non-debatable" Kanye classics?!"
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because from what I've seen EVERYONE has a different Kanye heirarchy...

Something tells me you're gonna say CDxLRxG...
which is incredibly debatable

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90. "RE: What are these 3 "non-debatable" Kanye classics?!"
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>because from what I've seen EVERYONE has a different Kanye
>heirarchy...
>
>Something tells me you're gonna say CDxLRxG...
>which is incredibly debatable

The fact that it's debatable should tell you so much more than what I could.

"Unequal economics can easily make you some enemies" Cee-Lo

  

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113. "RE: What are these 3 "non-debatable" Kanye classics?!"
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>>because from what I've seen EVERYONE has a different Kanye
>>heirarchy...
>>
>>Something tells me you're gonna say CDxLRxG...
>>which is incredibly debatable
>
>The fact that it's debatable should tell you so much more than
>what I could.
>

damn, you gave up quick fast on that one.

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270. "lol"
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92. "Lmao"
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70. "Deleted cuz the nails were hit on the head in previous responses..."
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SMDH

  

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104. "Kendrick is the second coming of Ice Cube."
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His albums are on the same sonic tier as Amerikkka's Most Wanted and Death Certificate and his portrayal of young niggas in the hood is just as nuanced and poignant.

But Kendrick is also a world class technician and stylist, which Cube never was.

He doesn't have all of Jay's humor and swag, and he doesn't have Biggie's presence and rhythmic control, but he does have most of Dre's specificity and most of Nas' observation. He's about as complete a rap artist as there ever has been. He's not Jordan, and maybe he ain't LeBron, but he's at the very least Magic Johnson.

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108. "Outstanding analysis. Agreed wholeheartedly."
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He's
>not Jordan, and maybe he ain't LeBron, but he's at the very
>least Magic Johnson.

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109. "Kendrick is as good a story teller as Cube was in his prime?"
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I'm not the biggest Cube fan, but one of his best attributes when he was in his prime is that within the snap of a finger, I could visualize his raps when he did his story telling rhymes. I don't get that with Kendrick, but that could just be me because Kendrick throws me off when he does the pitch shifting effects with his voice.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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118. "Kenny doesn't employ linear narrative as often as Cube"
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So while he doesn't paint settings and construct scenes the way Cube used to (almost nobody has), he does match the fidelity of Cube's character portraiture. The first two verses of "Sing About Me" come to mind. His authorial voice is probably more dynamic than the goofy sounding voices he does.

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123. "I figured I'd ask"
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since you are a left coast native, so you opinion on both rappers holds much more weight than mine.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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187. "he ain't the 2nd coming of Cube for a few reasons"
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Cube came out of NWA and Wrote classic songs

Cube turned that into a Solo Career and the stakes were 3 times higher. its not fair to compare other generations to said acts because the stakes were different plus Cube had to fight to get played beyond the west, Kendrick in a more accessible era.

Cube had Commerical appeal while maintain street appeal and yet he turned into it a film career and had a heck of a multi thing going.

Kendrick if he was a Basketball player right now would be Kwaii Leonard the Claw you see as maybe being Great for a long time, however still early to tell.

i dig Kendrick however Cube carried a whole lot more weight, get back to me if Kendrick still got songs that people care about 10-20 years from now.

i still say Jerri Curl era Cube was Unfadeable.

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190. "I didn't say he had more impact or influence than Cube."
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194. "RE: Kendrick is the second coming of Ice Cube."
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>His albums are on the same sonic tier as Amerikkka's Most
>Wanted and Death Certificate and his portrayal of young niggas
>in the hood is just as nuanced and poignant.
>
>But Kendrick is also a world class technician and stylist,
>which Cube never was.
>
>He doesn't have all of Jay's humor and swag, and he doesn't
>have Biggie's presence and rhythmic control, but he does have
>most of Dre's specificity and most of Nas' observation. He's
>about as complete a rap artist as there ever has been. He's
>not Jordan, and maybe he ain't LeBron, but he's at the very
>least Magic Johnson.


I agree....

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

  

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244. "Nas!"
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Was just thinking this today.

  

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135. "And none of those guys make people feel something like Pac or Face..."
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>Still doesn't match the effortless bravado, flow, punchlines
>and one-liners of a Jay.
>
>Still doesn't match the flow, storytelling or natural
>instincts for the craft of a Nas.
>
>Still can't match the regal stature and overall knowledge of
>the game/hustle/street knowledge of a Big.
>
>Still comes up short in the eccentricity and creativity of a
>3000, although he obviously tries.
>
>But still the greatest we have of the current roster of
>today's most active. His best album is still GKMC.

That fact doesn't take anything away from those other guys... So what's your point?

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60. "Kdot never disappoints"
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every single release

he's 7/7 in my book

  

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66. "Element is full of shots. from the hook to the lyrics"
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subliminal shots but shots all the same. I will be shocked if anyone in the mainstream drops a better LP this year

  

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133. "RE: Element is full of shots. from the hook to the lyrics"
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It's my favorite.

Taking shots in the dark/that's a bad call
Going straight for your head/ gotta saw it off

  

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80. "Dude is rapping out of his fucking MIND on FEEL!!!"
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82. "After 4 times through: good album, but definitely his weakest effort. "
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93. "For me"
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I would go

GKMC
DAMN
TPAB
SECTION 80 (this is interchangeable with TPAB for me as it has more replay value)
OVERLY DEDICATED
UNTITLED

  

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96. "Is it warm and sunny in the NW yet? "
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This is a summer time album. Shit knocks.

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99. "does it really KNOCK though?"
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I mean, I had it turned up in the whip this morning on the way to work.

A LOT of quiet moments.

As I said in my earlier post: I'm not one of those people that doesn't like Humble. I would have been happy if all the production was throwback, 808 drum, NWA shit.

This doesn't feel like a summertime album at all. GKMC was a summertime album that dropped in the fall of 2012 that was still banging in Summer of 2013.

it's a good album. i'm not really sure a rapper/artist of Kendrick's ability could make a "bad" album. i'm just saying it's just not THAT good to me.

ironically enough, Humble also sounds horribly recorded/mixed in comparison to all of the other songs, at least on the digital version that Spotify has.

edit: i don't know if we're ever going to see the sun again at the rate we've been going this fall/winter.

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100. "Nahhhh..it's a 'good' album but i definitely wouldn't call this summer"
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in any way shape fashion or form

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Coolin...

  

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103. "we'll see.. I think it owns the summer. "
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107. "Lol whats summer about this album?"
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Its def a great album go bump while riding arond but nothing about this album or its singles scream summer

I dont think u know what people mean when they say summer anthem or when someone owned that summer...its never with an album lol

  

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114. "RE: Lol whats summer about this album?"
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yah definitely has a summer feel to it

  

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142. "Do you even have summer up in Canada? "
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I think it will be the most heard album in whips this summer.

Cookouts, late night excursions, etc...

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111. "must be 2 summers "
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lol

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140. "to me it's a late night driving type of album"
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97. "It's too soon for this but I'll play"
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After less than 24 hours, with Damn, I'll say:

TPAB
GKMC
UU
DAMN (may move into 3rd)
SXN80
OD

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94. "im gonna wait a good long while before i listen."
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let the hype die down for a min so i can really HEAR it





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95. "well, he delivered..."
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..and backed up his claim.

he's not makin' music for you, me, us, or them. he's making music for himself. he's making music for people that feel him and his direction. he's creating art for people with the patience, potential, and ability to push past the obvious, searching for more.

its up to the rest of the field to decide where they choose to stand in this new era of modern music. as for kendrick, the lines are pretty clear:

he's on a journey and only he knows the true destination. get on board or get the fuck outta the way.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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98. "Ppl need to just stop trying to review his albums in one listen lol."
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After being able to give it a thorough listen,
I have to say this guy is making Hip Hop the
way I like for it to be made... thoughtfully
and insightfully. This time around he just
made it sound more "current" than the last
album. Meaningful and enjoyable. Here's my
track-by-track review.

1)Blood
Interesting opening... definitely has
that 70s R&B breakdown feel.
That Fox ending with them talking
about "Alright" was cool.

2)DNA
Found myself wondering if he was baiting
Fox to overreact and invite him on so he
could discuss epigenetics... far-fetched
I know, but it's fun to imagine lol.
As for the sound, it's a hard contemporary
beat with a sick flow... even a nice
beat switch and intensity increase at the end.

3)Yah
Funny he starts the verse talking about Fox.
Very laid-back feel. If I had to describe
this to someone who hadn't heard it, I'd say
it's more 2017 Domino or Arrested Development
sing-songy than straight ahead rap.
Probably only 1 of the 2 songs on here without
some layer of meaning.

4)Element
First thing I noticed was the "hmmmmm" every
4 bars characteristic of vintage Wu-Tang era
yet very contemporary at the same time.
Chorus on this song is hilarious and catchy.
Definitely caught the "last LP I tried to lift
black artists" line. I think the meaning that
he continues to infuse in his music and his
commitment to uplifting despite ppl taking
shots at him is a testament to his dedication
to not be taken "out of his element."

5)Feel
Very contemplative song here... moment of
vulnerability with a backdrop that sounds like
it could have just as easily been produced by
Soulquarians. The "feeling" here is definitely
one of not being truly cared about beyond
his entertainment value.

6)Loyalty
From the time the beat drops you understand
why Rihanna's featured on it. This is the
type of joint you raise glasses to. I found
it kinda funny how her voice is deeper than
the "funny voice" he raps in. Beyond the
cosmetics, this is the other song without
a layer of meaning... just questioning what
you're loyal to and whether or not that loyalty
is unconditional.

7)Pride
Has that drunk, lazy light rock feel initially
with the sparse guitars. The thoughtfulness of
the lyrics are the star of the show here imo,
especially the last verse where he talks about
a utopia of sorts after the first verse where
he touches on alotta things caused by pride...
things ppl don't usually mention in connection
with pride. It's an insightful song.

8)Humble
Just as I suspected, this song plays perfectly
within the mix of the album... sounds great
after Pride. We've discussed this one tho.
No review necessary.

9)Lust
Immediate Outkast/Dungeon Family/Sa-Ra vibes with
the chorus and music here. Funny how he turns this
into social commentary about how our desires keep
us mentally disconnected from important issues
affecting our lives.

10)Love
Man this song is beautiful. Something that's gonna
work for a late night cruise or just a straight up
slow dance lol. This is pretty straight-forward
trust song. I say trust song, because he repeatedly
says "rather you trust me than to love me."

11)XXX
I'm sure people were expecting something sexual
here with the title, but it's made very clear
that this is a commentary on violence within
the black community committed both by cops and
other victims of racism. Pt.1 is spoken in
first person. The transition to pt. 2 of the
song is extra smooth... and it works. Pt.2 is
spoken as a witness/critic.
Oh, and the beat change at 1:22 is VERY N.W.A.

12)Fear
I like that a song entitled Fear starts with
talking about beating a child for damn near
everything a child does, then goes into a 17
yr old being fearful of everything that happens
in his environment. Then a 27 yr old rap star
being afraid of everything about fame.
Brilliant concept and brilliant execution.

13)God
Very catchy chorus. Song is just sonically
beautiful imo, but what I like most about the
song is that he took very practical examples
that his generation can relate to and said
"That's what God feel like" over a very
contemporary beat instead of making this another
overly-sappy or preachy song about God.

14)Duckworth
I had pretty high hopes for this song, considering
it's his last name. He definitely delivers,
making this a run-down as to how the lives of
relatives were part of the universe's plan to
create his own "fortune" accented by some really
nice throwback-flavored beat switches.

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101. "Dope observations; however, YAH. does have layers..."
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>3)Yah
>Funny he starts the verse talking about Fox.
>Very laid-back feel. If I had to describe
>this to someone who hadn't heard it, I'd say
>it's more 2017 Domino or Arrested Development
>sing-songy than straight ahead rap.
>Probably only 1 of the 2 songs on here without
>some layer of meaning.

"Yah" is short for Yahweh (or God). It's, IMO, a song about his awakening or understanding that he is an Israelite and the internal conflict resulting from shit that plagues his existence as a star. He's looking to separate himself from that which comes as a result of his popularity by calling out for God.

  

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106. "Ahh, thanks. Dunno how I missed that."
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102. "You right as hell."
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I had really mixed feeling my first listen. But I typed em out. And they changed my second listen. And changed more my third listen.

But I kinda like having a record of how my feelings changed on the album...

I've even starting to not hate God and Love at this point...

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"You can't beat white people. You can only knock them out."

"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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110. "had to take an intermission break after BLOOD, DNA"
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SHIT.

  

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115. "So is he making fun of Drake on God??"
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That hook is horrible, but hella sounds like some shit would do or has done...

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116. "lol, I love that hook...GOD is one of my five favorite songs on the albu..."
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119. "Nah he tryna play in that sandbox too. "
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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177. "I think it's some, 'I can do you better than you' shit"
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Like the only logical Drake response would be him doing his best attempt at a Kendrick track now.

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117. "LOVE just gets better and better and better"
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120. "you can only rank his catalog based off of personal preference"
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he's done the same theme 5 different ways now with new experiences to discuss each time out

but it's not like ranking Jay Z albums where you're mostly ranking beats (because Jay was pretty consistent lyrically from 1996-2003), every Kendrick album sounds so different from the last that it's difficult to come to consensus (i.e. Reasonable Doubt, Blueprint, Black Album are the best Jay albums)

Damn is his fifth consecutive win though

  

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124. "Throw the EP and OD on to that list and he's the GOAT..."
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>Damn is his fifth consecutive win though

No one has a 7 album run this consistent...

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127. "I dont count untitled unmastered and the EP"
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but yeah the other 5 are golden. he averages 1 weak song an album if that

  

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130. "Why not count the EP?"
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That's what introduced me to him...OD is what sold me on him...

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141. "the EP is full of potential but his voice wasn't fully developed"
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there were even minor slip ups on O.D. (I dont think Alien Girl and Ab-Soul's verse on P&P 1.5 would be recorded now) but that's where he started hitting shit out the park

  

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146. "I felt the same way about Ab-Soul's verse..."
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>there were even minor slip ups on O.D. (I dont think Alien
>Girl and Ab-Soul's verse on P&P 1.5 would be recorded now) but
>that's where he started hitting shit out the park


Saw Kendrick after OD came out... Ab-Soul was there and they did P&P 1.5... I don't think there was a verse that the (younger) crowd went more crazy for than Ab-Soul's verse... I was really surprised... And I felt very old... haha

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182. "yes i'm counting them"
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>>Damn is his fifth consecutive win though
>
>No one has a 7 album run this consistent...

pretty much since "Cut You Off" i knew he was great
not sure who has put out 7 "very good to classic" projects in a row

  

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121. "I tried to preview this on Spotify Mobile (free). Bad Idea"
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This is an album that really needs to be listened to in order.

I have no idea where this album will ultimately land with me, but so far it's hella solid.


In a generation of swine, the one-eyed pig is king.
-Hunter S. Thompson

  

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129. "RE: Kendrick. DAMN."
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His orthodox jewish (payot) looking braids make so much more sense now

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131. "Not a bad song on here imo."
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I keep going back to "Love" because
it's just stuck in my head right now,
but then I end up listening to the
whole album from there until Love is
playing again.
The only other recent rap album I liked
this much in it's entirety was J.Cole's
For Your Eyez Only. The difference with
DAMN is that most of it is stand-out cuts
whereas FYEO only worked as a whole for me.
After listening to this many times, it's
rare to have this much killer on an album.
I think people will realize it in time,
but he raises the bar so high, because most
artists would get just as many props for
having ONE "XXX", one "Feel", one "Element"
one "Duckworth", one "DNA", one "Loyalty"
but he gives you all that and then some on
one album and people STILL say it's his
weakest album lol. It's beyond outstanding
to have a catalog so good that an album with
this much good music can be considered your
weakest effort by anyone. Even if you hate
dude, you gotta salute him after this.

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143. "Lol"
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>The only other recent rap album I liked
>this much in it's entirety was J.Cole's
>For Your Eyez Only.

  

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145. "Only funny thing here is your inability to respect differing opinions."
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156. "Lol"
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159. "haha"
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132. "This is his Yeezus...but it's better than Yeezus"
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He's got joints on here that old heads still rock with...but I feel like the younger generation is gonna love the shit out of this album...

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136. "How so?"
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I don't see it.
Nothing "experimental" about this album
or anything out of the norm from what
considered hot.
Just a bunch of bangers that connect.

If you mean a somewhat unexpected kind
of album in that it's a break from HIS
norm, I guess I could see that.

I thought Yeezus was completely out of
the Hip Hop norm tho... plus I thought
it wasn't very good lol.



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137. "I thought I kinda explained it..."
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Old heads feeling some joints, but the younger generation loving the shit out of it... The kids loved Yeezus...

But also something about the music that just reminded me of Yeezus... The overall sound and I feel he stepped further out of his "norm" or "comfort zone"... Not sure what to call his "norm" because every album sounds different...

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149. "Somewhat disagree, but I feel you..."
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>Old heads feeling some joints, but the younger generation
>loving the shit out of it... The kids loved Yeezus...


I think this is just a regular part of
Kendrick's presentation... possibly due
to being raised by "old heads" from
the street. Imo, usually seems to
mostly be making music for them with
sprinkles of "current" thrown in to
appeal to his own generation.
This time it seems to be the other
way around, which is what I think
lends to the breaking of the "norm"
and "comfort zone" you're talking
about here:

>But also something about the music that just reminded me of
>Yeezus... The overall sound and I feel he stepped further out
>of his "norm" or "comfort zone"... Not sure what to call his
>"norm" because every album sounds different...

I can't argue with the music reminding you
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195. "RE: This is his Yeezus...but it's better than Yeezus"
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>He's got joints on here that old heads still rock with...but
>I feel like the younger generation is gonna love the shit out
>of this album...

I hear this as his Makaveli but it's of course much more 'thought out'. Who knows if Pac had truly finished that one tho. I remember him commenting before that it was 12 songs but who knows if those were the 12...

I'm guessing the idea for DAMN was to make 'loaded bangers'. Loaded with subtext that is. Maybe he knew that some would listen for the subtext and others would see mike will made it and assume there was nothing going on. Then he tried to bind it all together on FEAR (the best song on the whole thing to me). The one-word all caps titles. The meantioning of those words throughout other songs. Fear. The first song being spent to tell that story and the last spent on telling THAT story. We live in a world where cats are still judging albums based on production credits and hot takes from folks who haven't listened to the album with any other intention besides slagging it to make the tried and true 'point' of 'yawl like this but it's not that great to me'.

Or maybe he pulled a Marvin Gaye Loveman into In Our Lifetime(?)...like he started off with something simple but couldn't let himself do that and only that. There's no telling even if he tells us at some point. Crank Lucas could prolly give us a great explanation..haha.

Whatever it is, I feel VERY good about DAMN so far. I keep coming back to it every chance I get. I've probably listened to it 5-ish times. The first 3 were full on listens.

  

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138. "FEEL reminds me of a song, that mumble taking in the background"
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Reminds me of a song and it's killing me cause I can't think of it

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139. "cornrow done it again. wonder what the nxt shit gonna be on."
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feeling the production

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144. "I can tell people don't like music just the label attached to it."
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This is weak for Kendrick.

Big Sean Album was weak.

Drake been dropping weak albums for a few years now.

Joey Bad is cool but not up to par yet.

J Cole is average at best and his last album was weak.

I've been listening to Kendrick for years big supporter.

I like maybe 3-4 songs the last two being the strongest in my opinion.

The production seemed lacking

lyrics are great in spots but overall lacking



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147. "maybe the issue isnt everyone else liking it too much"
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165. "OR it could be that all of the artists you mentioned are eliite -- "
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so even their sub-par efforts will usu be better than the rest of the field

big sean / drake / joey / j. cole / kendrick

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170. "They not elite tho they just fast food."
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173. "Well shit man, turn us on 2 the good stuff. Let's make this constructive"
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The Black Opera is my group right now,
I been bigging them up on here for a
minute, and nobody seems to know them,
yet when I big up Kendrick and Cole I'm
told I'm ignoring everything that's not
mainstream. Turn us on to what you fuckin
with. Maybe we've heard it, maybe we haven't,
but ain't no sense us attacking each other for
what we like and don't like.

Kendrick is far from "fast food" tho.
Cole's last album either, alotta people
didn't even catch the theme of it.
Anyway tho, whatchu got?

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179. "Kendrick is the only elite one of the newer generation of popular artist"
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I mess with Black Opera too

Other than that it's slim pickings for the elite class.

Top Dawg overall are sick not many if any mainstream groups messing with them.

To me right now the best lyricist is Royce by far.

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183. "cool"
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i'll check out Black Opera

  

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192. "Fo sho... some of my fave tracks by them..."
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Top 5
Black Woman Is God
Pardon
King Tut
Numb
Wake
Sleep Tight

Their latest album "African America" is
their most conceptual. A lot of the
song-crafting on there is just as (if
not more) thoughtful than anything
Kendrick's ever done (songs like 'Black
Woman Is God' and 'Numb', for instance).
The only thing that holds some of their
other songs back is the beats.

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204. "Loved the first album..."
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Not a fan of the second....Will check out this Africa America joint

  

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214. "They have 5 projects thus far..."
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Overture (2011)
Entermission (2011)
Libretto: Of King Legend (2012)
The Great Year (2014)
African America (2016)

African America being the most focused,
I just found out CNN featured their
video for "Beautiful City"
http://www.theblackopera.com/2017/02/14/new-video-demonstration-the-black-opera-beautiful-city-directed-by-keemo-cnn-premier/

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148. "This is a great album"
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the production is perfect if you actually listen to rap in the last 5 years by people who just aren't on that boom bap. It slaps, but is minimal with splashed of experimentation. The only dud production wise is "Love" imo, but it was growing on me today...

rap wise there is some wonderful shit on here. It's his most insular record. Most of the songs are Kendrick wrestling with his trauma of growing up Black and poor, juxtapose his current fame and riches. He still struggles to imagine women beyond sex object or hoes, and unfortunately he def seems to be on that not-Black Israelite tip, but his honesty redeems those qualities. Yet, Kendrick feels and knows he's the best rapper alive, so he becomes ridiculously cocky in certain sections and the subs and bravado, like the second half of "DNA," are some of the most enjoyable parts of the album. Furthermore, his narrative ability to paint broad strokes of evocative drama, "Fear" and "Duckworth" are why he's my favorite rapper. Stylistically in terms of his patterns, flows, and delivery it's his most self-assured, even when he's the weakest part of the song "XXX".

It was the correct move away from the Black centered art-house social protest music of TPAB, but this album is still Black as fuck (even though K Dot, not longer "Black"), and the cover, Kid Capri drops, and lyrical content all still point to how well thought out this record is.

  

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150. "I've only listened to Roc Marciano these past 5 years."
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But I found enough drums that knock here to satisfy my boom bap needs. I can't remember the last time I've WANTED to listen to an album several times like this. It's been legit years for me.

It's not perfect. I can skip PRIDE. and I don't fuck with LOVE. at all, but 12 out of 14 is more than I'd ever expect in 2017.

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151. "It's crazy how many of y'all aint fucn with Pride"
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is it the production or his sing-rapping or both?

It's def one of the weaker songs IMO, but I don't skip it like I do "Love" or "Humble"

you also reminded be I need to listen to Roc's new lp

  

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152. "the production. it ain't funky. it sound like a Cody ChesnuTT song"
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without the pimp lyrics.

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161. "you a fool. lol"
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168. "Speaking of Cody ChesnuTT, did you hear the "Landing On A Hundred""
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album?
Really tight with no pimp lyrics lol...
actually mad thoughtful and uplifting.
He finally polished his sound and his
songwriting for a full project.
And he's still funky!

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153. "fam, please listen to Roc when you get time..."
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this was the only thing that made me take a break from it.

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162. "no doubt. gunna get to it next week along with Joey's"
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188. "I dig it"
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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163. "I turn off people doing boom bap in 2017 so naw"
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It's current production that knocks hence the God track. I hear the content its no debating he has content and depth. The lyrics are lacking in to convey that in memorable lines and feeling on several songs.

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154. "HOW IS NONE OF Y'ALL MESSIN WITH «LOVE»"
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I mean TF

One of my absolute faves on the album


  

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157. "love is so great. So sweet."
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158. "The one on the version I bought is fire."
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164. "DSTL1 and Boog been saying they fuxs with it"
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167. "That's the Mamacita"
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171. "makes me want to dj a high school dance"
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and i mean that with absolute respect. it's a sweet song.

  

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172. "that's the joint"
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Okay player...so you can type whatever you wanna type, but I still write better than anybody you like - Torae

  

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189. "One of my favorite songs on the album"
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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197. "i fux wit LOVE"
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one of my favorite joints on the album as well.

  

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224. "DIGS IT AS WELL - "
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ODDLY one of my favs on the LP
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245. "one of my top 5-6 tracks on the album"
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248. "My fav right now"
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PS3/Xbox ID: BackDo Do
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301. "I've had enough of "THOSE" songs."
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Damn thing sounds like "Overtime" which sounds like "Studio" which...you get the point.


Instant skip on my listens.

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155. "Rihanna is that chick..."
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Loyalty yall

  

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160. "FEEL..why cant this be 10 minutes long"
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166. "good album. kinda dark though. won't get too many spins from me"
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i'm on my Think Positive vibe these days.



"Get ready....for your blessing....."

  

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174. "^^^^^^ doesn't make it look sexy"
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Okay player...so you can type whatever you wanna type, but I still write better than anybody you like - Torae

  

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198. "I didn't find this album dark at all... "
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maybe I'm listening to it wrong.

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238. "I mean it starts off with him being murdered"
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I don't think it's a dark album, but I don't think it's fair to say it's not dark "at all." Some of the subject mater is dark in places.

  

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175. "My theory is that album 2 = GOD"
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At least 6 or 7 songs on this contain reversed sampled elements. The musical theme seems to be reversed samples. And the theme at the intro and outro is death. Death in reverse is life (or re-birth)... There's some yin and yanny stuff going on here for sure. I think there's a second album. Left stroke just went viral, right stroke put a baby in a spiral! Kid Kapri says: just to remind you what happens on earth stays on earth, we gonna put this in reverse. Then 9th's sample kicks in (sounds reversed) and another sample repeats the word GOD like 7 times... That's the clue.

Then that Time magazine with the M on Trump's head making it look like devil horns. Same with the Kendrick album. But if there was a second album called GOD, the O would be on Kendricks head, making it a Halo.

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268. "just caught the M on the head like the Trump Time cover"
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180. "Peep! "Fear - whatever happens on earth..."
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stays on earth / and I cant take these feelings with me so hopefully they disperse / within 14 tracks / carried out over wax / searching for resolutions until somebody get back"

There's a second album!!

  

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181. "I pray my dick grow big as the eiffel tower"
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so I can f$%K the world for 72 hours

  

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184. "Drake Aint My Nigga. DAMN"
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shit fie doe

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be about it or be without it

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185. "BEST review of Kendrick's album thus far..."
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQZnOmDq_e8

"The more a country produces..the richer it is...the better it should take care of it's people. - Dr. Aleida Guevara"

  

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186. "I wanna make this song 27 mins long "
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So it's the soundtrack to the chick-fil-a drive thru line

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191. "I laughed. "
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-30-
You know it's drama, but it sound real good.

  

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193. "to this day, I can't even think about chik-fil-a without thinking about ..."
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"colored section" comment back in the day.

  

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196. "DOPE AS FUCK"
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199. "call up your nigga and tell'em he ain't shit..."
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LUST

I love this nigga ...

  

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206. "FEEL is a top 5 Kendrick joint"
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IMHO

that second verse...bruh

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215. "i've listened to that song like ten times since 10 last night"
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so good.

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218. "man, yes...I mentioned it above...that part in the second verse..."
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where he's like "I feel like it's just me, look...I feel like I can't breathe, look...I feel like I can't sleep, look". I have to rewind that like 5 or 6 times.

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207. "Guy loses a bet about a 2nd album dropping, so they drank a vinyl shake."
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...comprised of the vinyl of Good Kid,Maad City.

https://youtu.be/C0LlBoP-C0Q

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208. "put this on FB earlier but"
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I think the tracklist is intentionally backwards. I think the album is (or at least can be listented to) from Duckworth to Blood. Get a different appreciation listening that way, and explains the reversed samples (Rihanna even leads into the Humble track on this method).

Just an observation. This album is amazing and right on time though. So many songs are exaclty what I need right now.

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209. "Quick question"
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How does Rihanna lead into Humble in reverse when Humble would come before Loyalty?

She actually led into Pride and Pride led into Humble.

  

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210. "yeah I missed the edit time."
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At first my only *critique* of the album was I would have swapped Loyalty and Pride just for the groove. Then I started this idea about sequencing the album in reverse. I got the tracklisting double backwards and sideways @ Rihanna lead in. At first Apple Music was wack with the album release and it have every song except Humble on it. I spent the first couple days placing it in that order but that was my B..

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216. "I TAKE IT BACK haha"
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Its not a lead in, its a response. Same as Capri on Element with the "aint nobody praying for me" which in reverse would be after Feel. I like it either way though, but it has a different cohesion in reverse.

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212. "Very listenable, but bottom of his pile."
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The first half of the album was pretty boring to me... especially beatswise, but the last 3 or 4 tracks salvaged a lot.

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213. "FEEL"
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That's the one.

“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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217. "DNA. video"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLZRYQMLDW4

  

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242. "how no one talking about how dope this is"
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243. "Kung Fu Kenny!"
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Cool to see Don performing the track.

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219. "TPAB stomps the fuck outta this shit in EVERY way. Y'all niggas buggin."
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220. "I agree that TPAB is easily the better album."
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But I do like this one, it's really good in spots. Kinda weak in other spots. To me, this is Kendrick's most unfocused project since OD. Maybe he needed a less-focused project at this point. It's still one of the best rap records of the year, but it's not seeing TPAB.

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Somnus
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222. "the shit is just like one long-ass stream of consciousness/ mixtape..."
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nah mang, at this point in the game Kendrick supposed to hit us with the piece de resistance to let the public know he's THE ONE.

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Creole
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223. "He did that with TPAB..."
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And this is just an excellent, if not GREAT, follow-up to that piece de resistance.

I fux with it heavily. Took a few days away from it just to let what I'd already heard breathe between my ears.

The cat is THE ONE and can't really be touched.

  

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Somnus
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226. "simply said: I'm listening to TPAB as I type this and the shit is...hold..."
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Tue Apr-18-17 03:26 PM by Somnus

  

          

HITTING MY GOTDAMN "SOUL" muhfucker...this shit is literally coloring they way I'm perceiving reality...THE SHIT IS DRUGS, my man.

this new shit, not so much if at all.

very underwhelming, this album is, at best.

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Creole
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227. "Agree on TPAB being that piece de resistance though?"
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If you can do so, then we only have to appreciate DAMN. for what it is which again is a very damned nice piece of work.

The cat is spitting...
The beats are dope AF...
And the songs are, at the very worst, nice...

Still and all, he's THE ONE.

Ain't nobody coming his way to challenge that anytime soon.

  

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Somnus
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228. "Agreed. He's THE ONE, no doubt. I just feel like he took a step back..."
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just to appeal to the select few that want him to "get at niggas necks" just bcuz...

he's way pass that at this junction.

muhfucker is literally a legitimate ARTIST. He needs to be making loooong standing statements right about now, the likes of Stevie, Bob, James, Marvin and 'em. None of this "imma spit it so niggaz know I still got it" type shit. Even if you mixing in esoteric shit to balance it out.

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229. "Every now and then though, you gotta rip a mofos heart out..."
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just so nobody else thinks about trying you. He did that here with DAMN.

Dudes gotta go back to the drawing board to test him at this stage.

  

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legsdiamond
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235. "I'm glad he didn't make another TPAB. "
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No need to keep him in a box. I'm sure TPAB type albums are draining as hell.

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atruhead
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230. "DAMN. definitely didnt have the impact with me To Pimp A Butterfly did"
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if Loyalty hits the radio this summer this could be one of the biggest albums of the year
but Lust is also a sleeper that could grow on people

  

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221. "fuck. I'm mad this album just isn't hitting me. "
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I've tried in spurts but its not grabbing me


and the thing is...i can feel the effort, I can feel how this should hit hard, but its not hitting me in the gut.

its kind of like Black Messiah, it took a good 6 months before that one sunk in.

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225. "RE: fuck. I'm mad this album just isn't hitting me. "
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>I've tried in spurts but its not grabbing me
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>and the thing is...i can feel the effort, I can feel how this
>should hit hard, but its not hitting me in the gut.
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^^^I'm with you on this one.. I played it 3 times there is just not a lot there for me....

And the U2 appearance seemed like a wasted opportunity....

You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.

  

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231. "my nigga if DNA don't make you feel sherm invincible"
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you lost the path.

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233. ""sherm invincible" DECEASED"
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234. "yeah, that was good"
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236. "Blud, said Sherm invincible... muerto"
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legsdiamond
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237. "😭 "
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241. "YO. just saw the video. I'm 100% in it now. "
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that shit....my god.

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legsdiamond
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247. "lmao"
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justin_scott
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232. "Vinyl is up for sale"
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Top just tweeted about it. I copped the autographed vinyl plus grey shirt for $51 shipped. Won't ship until July tho (wtf). But oh well, nice to add to my collection, since I've got the last 4 albums signed too.

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Hitokiri
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239. "Wait... There was an official Section.80 vinyl release?"
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I was under the impression that there wasn't.

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240. "Well, i didnt buy it thru TDE if thats what you mean"
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But there is a Section 80 Vinyl. Mine looks official. I got Kendrick to sign it at a show he did in Cleveland.

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T Reynolds
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246. "I had that feeling like listening to Illmatic on the first spin (played"
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I know)

to now just listening to it as a very solid, listenable, honest and refreshing album

Unless you are listening in optimal conditions the beats are too subtle at times and the little shifts in mood get lost, let's say... if you're in commute or something

I would definitely cop this on Vinyl though, but I'm not fucking with that wait time

  

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249. "Wow...so this shit is Illmatic level now?"
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T Reynolds
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250. "for a few minutes at the 5 song mark or around there"
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I got that feeling

It was unjustified but I was like wow this shit got me feeling that old feeling

Mind you I haven't been fucking with new rap too tough at all

  

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251. "no.. it ain't Illmatic levels"
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not at all.

But I think it's more OD, Section 80 which I'm a fan of.

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IkeMoses
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265. "I know what you mean."
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It's no-nonsense, but it also ain't generic.

And it's very high quality.

It ain't a classic like Illmatic, but it definitely has the same profile.

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266. "What?"
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An album containing Loyalty, Humble, Love, and God isn't generic and makes y'all feel like it's Illmatic?

Smh

  

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312. "Take off Loyalty., Pride., Love., and God."
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(I actually like Loyalty. and God., but they are among the weakest tracks on the album)

Keep Humble. It's a banger. What you got left is:

1. Blood
2. DNA
3. Yah
4. Element
5. Feel
6. Humble
7. Lust
8. XXX
9. Fear
10. Duckworth

Compare that to:

1. The Genesis
2. N.Y. State of Mind
3. Life's a Bitch
4. The World is Yours
5. Halftime
6. Memory Lane
7. One Love
8. One Time 4 Your Mind
9. Represent
10. It Ain't Hard to Tell

1 intro. 9 jams. Illmatic is the better album, no matter how you pare down DAMN, but it's not a reach to say DAMN is in the park with it.

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313. "you don't rock with Loyalty either? those other two basura tho"
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IkeMoses
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314. "Loyalty is my shit. It's just one of the weakest four songs."
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252. "Yea this is pretty good."
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Listened thrice to this point. Has definitely grown on me each listen. Top tracks:

DNA.
YAH.
LOVE.
FEAR.
DUCKWORTH.

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253. "DNA, FEAR, DUCKWORTH"
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finally getting through the album. i don't take back what I said before, this was a hard album to get into but once you're in, you're in.

I think I was expecting the same high energy vibe from TBAP but this is as if they took the vibe from "Momma" and mapped a whole album to that lo-fi sludgy aesthetic.

Its getting better with each listen

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254. "you didn't like LUST?"
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256. "Oh definitely. I like all of it TBH"
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but I was simply listing the giant standouts at the moment

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255. "I'm still looking for the alleged "weakness" in this album."
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I've listened eight-to-ten times. I don't find any tracks skippable.

I find it unlikely that we'll hear a better rap album this year. If we do, then goooooood damn.

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257. "To me there is none"
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I've listened to this album so much since its release and its still just as good if not gets better with each spin.

People seem to not like Love
I get why they may not
I don't have a problem with it at all tho.

This dude has mastered the art of making albums.

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258. "GOD is the only song I frequently want to skip"
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but even that song seems to get a lot of love from other people. I think a lot of people have a track or two they aren't into, but there is not one universally accepted "bad" track, which says a lot.

  

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