Kendrick Lamar's new album was officially released today and is about to go HUGE. Anybody else heard it yet?
"No, It's Headley!!!"
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Definitely up there with Killer Mike's R.A.P. Music as best 'conventional' hip-hop album of the year. I'm a bit partial to Death Grips' two 2012 LPs but they're more akin to industrial music than rap.
edit: ok, after another listen, this is probably in a class of its own for 2012 hip-hop
Last edited by MilotheMayor; 10-22-2012 at 07:06 PM.
I think this one is my favorite from the regular release (the songs included on the delux edition are outstanding):
Kendrick Lamar - Backseat Freestyle (Dirty/CDQ) - YouTube
I decided to give it a shot. You were so right, *BC*. This is awesome.
This is going down with the It Takes a Nation...., Illmatic, The Blueprint, etc. as one of the great all-time hip-hop albums. Instant classic.
Listened to it today. I think it's alright - I don't get all the massive praise for it yet though. Seems like Kendrick's style is just run of the mill modern rap to me, plus he's just a little bit "goofy" for my taste.
honestly I get a lot of Aquemini, West Coast Outkast vibes from this record
the long melodic intros. the distorted voices. the unconventional flows. the instrumentation. the story telling.
no way this is at the same level to run of the mill modern rap. the only equivalent hip-hop album of this degree of ambition from the last several years is probably Kanye's MBDTF
I love Kendrick Lamar, and this albums just furthers my love for him. I am a huge fan of rap, so I really appreciate how great this album is.
I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, but he was on Conan earlier this week and I loved the song he performed.