Kendrick Lamar - i
Yeah, maybe it’s a little overproduced, maybe it’s a little too “mainstream” for the “true fans” (ha, youtube comments) but maybe, just maybe it’s a testament to Kendrick’s relevance. The king’s back and he isn’t going anywhere. We need more uplifting hip hop; there’s already enough songs about popping bottles, smoking weed and sleeping around. Rap is starting to get as bad as country music as far as the breadth of the subject matter is concerned. With all the struggles Kendrick’s been through, it’s great to hear a song telling us how he’s kept his head above water.
The album art also has to be noted as Kendrick focuses so much on gang violence through his lyrics and now he’s created through imagery a direct translation of “If Pirus and Crips all got along…”. Feels so good to have Kendrick back and there’s hopes of an album before the end of the year. Now if only we could get some new Frank Ocean.
she just stood there doing this little dance until we got up