Kendrick Lamar - 2017 Album - DAMN

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Sit down, be humble

neva missa lost, wednesday nights on abc (voodoo chili), Friday, 31 March 2017 00:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 31 March 2017 00:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Great song
Was thinking that Black Hippy might be the strongest crew of rappers overall since the Juice Crew

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 31 March 2017 00:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Wu-Tang

Οὖτις, Friday, 31 March 2017 00:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

he cares way more about drake than he should, and manage to make tracks caring about drake sounds really really good.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 31 March 2017 01:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

*whispers* this new song is not that good

nice cage (m bison), Friday, 31 March 2017 04:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

what does he have against Bismack Biyombo

lettered and hapful (symsymsym), Friday, 31 March 2017 05:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Video is excellent

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Friday, 31 March 2017 05:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

New song seems a real step backwards

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Friday, 31 March 2017 06:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i wouldn't say so. not what i expected from him, but i like it.

dyl, Friday, 31 March 2017 06:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This video is great, but I can't imagine ever listening to the song.

Benjamin-, Friday, 31 March 2017 07:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

song is great. classic bay mobb beat >>>>

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Friday, 31 March 2017 07:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I like it. Obviously I would love another album of live band jazz weirdness, but this reminds me he sounds great over a str8-up banger. And it's only three minutes! Really succeeds at hyping me up for the new album.

bunny slopes, Friday, 31 March 2017 08:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Kendrick is in at least three of this decade's ten best music videos.

nashwan, Friday, 31 March 2017 11:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

he cares way more about drake than he should, and manage to make tracks caring about drake sounds really really good.

"The Heart Pt. 4" was definitely aimed (at least partly) at Drake, but I think this song is aimed more at Kendrick's competition as a whole. Though Drake will probably take it as a singularly personal affront...

The line "Watch my soul speak, you let the meds talk" could be directed at a number of rappers (Future?), but not Drake. Anyways, this video's been on repeat for me; favorite thing he's done since GKMC.

Handsome Bookor, Friday, 31 March 2017 12:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I like this. I don't love it.

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Friday, 31 March 2017 13:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The video is awesome tho

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Friday, 31 March 2017 13:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Wu-Tang

― Οὖτις, Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:42 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

was excluding groups like NWA, Wu-Tang, Goodie Mob because I guess I feel like they are groups not crews

(even tho marley did the juice crew all stars album but i don't feel like that counts, the Juice Crew were perceived as solo artists first and foremost)

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 31 March 2017 13:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

rad video, bland song

call all destroyer, Friday, 31 March 2017 13:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

song is great. classic bay mobb beat >>>>

― Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Friday, March 31, 2017 2:41 AM (six hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah love the beat, was thinking it could be an E-40 beat

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 31 March 2017 13:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

humble def feels aimed at the rap market more than anything he's done since gkmc

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 31 March 2017 14:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

UMS otm. Great video too

Οὖτις, Friday, 31 March 2017 14:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

people who like this otm

Balðy Daudrs (contenderizer), Friday, 31 March 2017 15:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The line "Watch my soul speak, you let the meds talk" could be directed at a number of rappers (Future?), but not Drake. Anyways, this video's been on repeat for me; favorite thing he's done since GKMC.

― Handsome Bookor, Friday, March 31, 2017 7:54 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Idk about this like but some of this is directed at big Sean. He even parodied one of his videos w the weird camera effects at the end

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 31 March 2017 15:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

*idk about this *line**

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 31 March 2017 15:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Anyway I like this song.

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 31 March 2017 15:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

What's his beef with Big Sean? He seems like a guy who can be safely ignored (by Kendrick, but also by me)

neva missa lost, wednesday nights on abc (voodoo chili), Friday, 31 March 2017 16:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I like the song, wonder if it's a little bit of a headfake in the vein of "i" -- leading with a straightforward track and following with a more complex album.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Friday, 31 March 2017 17:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, I like this but I'm not bowled over by it.

The Roger Waters Experience (Turrican), Friday, 31 March 2017 18:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i think its liable to take off as a club record which means ppl will come around on it a lot

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 31 March 2017 22:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

what does he have against Bismack Biyombo

― lettered and hapful (symsymsym), Friday, March 31, 2017 1:52 AM (sixteen hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

can't un-hear

Van Horn Street, Friday, 31 March 2017 22:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

deej otm

Tim F, Saturday, 1 April 2017 21:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, deej is right. Kendrick doesn't really do club songs but when thevibe is right, Allright will tear down any venue. This tries to do something with that same energy. I haven't heard it out yet but I predict it could be huge.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 1 April 2017 23:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I guess he's making up for Butterfly coming out a week early by making this one come out a week late.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 7 April 2017 03:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Track 1: K. Duckworth, D. Tannenbaum & Anthony Tiffith
Track 2: K. Duckworth & M. Williams II
Track 3: K. Duckworth, M. Spears, D. Natche & Anthony Tiffith
Track 4: K. Duckworth, M. Spears, J. Blake & R Riera
Track 5: K. Duckworth & M. Spears
Track 6: K. Duckworth, D. Natche, M. Spears, Anthony Tiffith & T. Martin
Track 7: K. Duckworth, S. Lacy, A. Wise & Anthony Tiffith
Humble: K. Duckworth & M. Williams II
Track 9: K. Duckworth, D. Natche, M. Spears, C. Hansen, A. Sowinski, M Tavares & L. Whitty
Track 10: K. Duckworth, Z. Pacaldo, T. Walton, M. Spears, G. Kurstin & Anthony Tiffith
Track 11: K. Duckworth, M. Williams II, D. Natche, M. Spears, Anthony Tiffith, P. Hewson, D. Evans, A. Clayton & L. Mullen
Track 12: K. Duckworth & D. Maman
Track 13: K. Duckworth, R Riera, M. Spears, D. Natche, D. Tannenbaum, Anthony Tiffith & R. LaTour
Track 14: K. Duckworth & P. Douthit

I'm out

Number None, Friday, 7 April 2017 06:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 April 2017 10:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm hoping it's something off Zooropa that's been sampled, rather than The Joshua Tree ...

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Friday, 7 April 2017 10:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"My Mami" feat Anna Wise

Vinnie, Friday, 7 April 2017 11:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The U2 thing is apparently not a sample, but a track he sat down and co-wrote with them. Urgh.

That's a really, really bad sign for this record.

jon123, Friday, 7 April 2017 12:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Or is it? Another news article says it's a sample. Hmmm.

jon123, Friday, 7 April 2017 12:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Settle down everyone it's gonna be ok

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 7 April 2017 12:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't like "Humble" much – some of the rhymes sound second-tier to me and his flow awkward.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 April 2017 12:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Remember how Elton John ruined that ATCQ album?

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Friday, 7 April 2017 12:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

maybe it will be like a U2 album because it will be in my iTunes as soon as it comes out

neva missa lost, wednesday nights on abc (voodoo chili), Friday, 7 April 2017 13:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I hope it's a five minute interlude of bono dissing big sean

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Friday, 7 April 2017 14:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

god forbid a rapper samples/collaborates with somebody uncool

Raul Chamgerlain (Noodle Vague), Friday, 7 April 2017 14:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what a game-changer that would be

Raul Chamgerlain (Noodle Vague), Friday, 7 April 2017 14:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"humble" is great imo

marcos, Friday, 7 April 2017 14:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i dig it a lot

marcos, Friday, 7 April 2017 14:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what I'm saying is you could take Section.80 or probably also GKMC, listen to it front to back and just enjoy it as it is without needing any outside explanation of who is the guy delivering the message. I feel like same thing can't necessarily be said about Damn, here you have this image of Kendrick as some kind of messiah or martyr reaching out to human beings, you have HUMBLE, you have this thing where he responds to Geraldo Rivera and in my opinion to understand those things and why he portrays himself this way requires you to understand the context of what happened after TPAB.

― piramjida, Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:29 PM (eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

maybe you did enjoy GKMC or Section.80 w/out context but context helps understanding both of those projects a lot.

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:38 (four days ago) Permalink

I feel like Kendrick was sort of like Nas in that it felt like he was tabbed as being a big deal right away

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:51 (four days ago) Permalink

he stood out. i am a very old person and i heard one song pre-gkmc and immediately looked for every scrap of video/audio on youtube that i could find.

scott seward, Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:58 (four days ago) Permalink

also, it should be noted, i hadn't read a word about him.

scott seward, Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:02 (four days ago) Permalink

I first heard about him the same time Odd Future was getting a lot of initial buzz, Black Hippy being the *other* au currant LA rap collective, but I didn't like Section .80 at all and as a result didn't give GKMC a listen until way after it had already been declared a classic.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:04 (four days ago) Permalink

also, I'm not sure if that's Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton playing but I really love the slinky bassline & drum beat that comes in when Bono starts singing is pretty great actually

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:06 (four days ago) Permalink

i didn't really listen to butterfly much. i thought it was impressive though. but more something i admired than something i needed to hear a lot. like a scott walker album.

scott seward, Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:06 (four days ago) Permalink

Overly Dedicated is the only Kendrick release I haven't worn out. Dude speaks to me.

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:23 (four days ago) Permalink

same. and i like overly dedicated a lot too!

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:42 (four days ago) Permalink

is it heresy to say that tpab might have benefited from a very slight resequencing*

this album, i wouldn't want anything changed

still unsure which i prefer

*obvious low-key deep cut 'institutionalized' in a banger sandwich at the front of the album, basically. idk maybe it's a deliberate pacing check. my main point is that damn is sequenced so fucking perfectly

imago, Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:06 (four days ago) Permalink

section 80 def has some weak points imo ... the makeup songs lol

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:17 (four days ago) Permalink

TBAP and GKMC had some weak points too

marcos, Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:27 (four days ago) Permalink

i'm sure this will too over time.

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:58 (four days ago) Permalink

no......this is the rap album the elders foretold....

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:59 (four days ago) Permalink

i'm impressed by ppl who saw his potential on section 80, I didn't care for it at all at the time. should revisit

flopson, Thursday, 20 April 2017 22:23 (four days ago) Permalink

Our own J0rdan Sargent and rennavate had Section.80 on their pazz and jop ballots

SSN Lucci (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 20 April 2017 22:28 (four days ago) Permalink

Section.80 is a fun listen, like the production on that way better than the production on this

sleepingbag, Thursday, 20 April 2017 22:32 (four days ago) Permalink

yeah the production is really good on s.80

Spottie, Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:03 (four days ago) Permalink

YAH. is my fav so far

flopson, Friday, 21 April 2017 03:14 (three days ago) Permalink

I'm obsessed with ELEMENT, DNA, LUST and XXX

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Friday, 21 April 2017 04:14 (three days ago) Permalink

i feel like the pride-humble-lust swing is where the album loses some steam for me. def picks back up at love tho.

nice cage (m bison), Friday, 21 April 2017 04:24 (three days ago) Permalink

I wasn't impressed with Section 80 when it came out. But hearing Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe on Shade 45 won me over. Still think it's one of the greatest rap songs.

JacobSanders, Friday, 21 April 2017 13:00 (three days ago) Permalink

Not the remix with Jay Z, the album version. Jay Z nearly ruined a perfectly great song, imo.

JacobSanders, Friday, 21 April 2017 13:03 (three days ago) Permalink

yea i think i've listened to the jay-z version only once or twice, why anyone would want to listen to that over the album version is beyond me

marcos, Friday, 21 April 2017 13:21 (three days ago) Permalink

who uses alpha/beta to talk about humans in a way that isn't incoherent red pill types raging about their insecurity?

altho I should probably let this go, it still bugs me, because I like this artist and album. *I* used it to describe an artist who seems different in ways I explained earlier, but also because I don't myself have negative connotations with the term. Didn't actually realize it was something of a trigger phrase and I guess I never attached a sexuality implication to it. And for that...well, this is why writers have editors, to at least inform them when they might be about to step into something that will obscure what they're really trying to say. Someone mentioned introversion above, and that gets at the same basic thing I was going for, and as an introvert, may very well be the reason K "speaks to me", to use DJP's phrase.

Dominique, Friday, 21 April 2017 14:19 (three days ago) Permalink

for anyone confused about why these terms have so many posters upset, here are some helpful guides that put them into context:

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pol-alt-right-terminology-20161115-story.html
http://www.cracked.com/blog/a-guide-to-beta-cuck-dumbest-insult-internet/

Moodles, Friday, 21 April 2017 14:35 (three days ago) Permalink

I'm now blanking on which song it is but Kendrick has a line where he calls himself an extrovert who hates people, which basically made me leap to my feet and yell "MY MAN"

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Friday, 21 April 2017 14:55 (three days ago) Permalink

On DNA he calls himself "Antisocial, Extrovert"

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Friday, 21 April 2017 15:03 (three days ago) Permalink

I know this is greedy of me and 5 albums in 6 years is more than one can ask for from a Prestige album artist of Kendrick's stature, but part of me wishes he would adopt Future's mode of production where he just releases internally stylistically consistent tapes at a rapid-fire clip, bcuz i desperately want a Beast Mode style mixtape of all songs that sound like HUMBLE. the variety is cool but i want MOAR

flopson, Friday, 21 April 2017 15:25 (three days ago) Permalink

to reiterate, wasn't accusing you of being a secret mens rights activist dominique, just didn't really understand what you were getting at with that. I'm still not sure that there's something neat about his persona(lity), that distinguishes kendrick from other rappers around atm. there are softer & more emo/introverted rappers out there. maybe you could say he was unusually ambivalent/nuanced/delicate/thoughtful in how he handles things - he does seem to have a good bit of the old negative capability - but I think most of what marks kendrick out is that he ticks a lot of boxes for certain sorts of listeners in terms of style and presentation, being a bit old fashioned in some respects, well into his lyrics, introspective and into making Great albums

ogmor, Friday, 21 April 2017 15:35 (three days ago) Permalink

"he calls himself an extrovert who hates people, which basically made me leap to my feet and yell "MY MAN"

wonder if Trump is a fan.

scott seward, Friday, 21 April 2017 15:45 (three days ago) Permalink

If he has success with the "drop a classic album every couple years" strategy I'm not sure why he'd switch to a mixtape for each season model

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Friday, 21 April 2017 16:10 (three days ago) Permalink

not comparing djp to trump by the way...just the whole extrovert/misanthrope thing reminded me of trump.

scott seward, Friday, 21 April 2017 16:22 (three days ago) Permalink

I'm obsessed with ELEMENT, DNA, LUST and XXX

― Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:14 PM (yesterday)

Hard picking a song I'm not obsessed with at this point.

octobeard, Friday, 21 April 2017 16:23 (three days ago) Permalink

too late scott, I now hate you

*makes fist, shakes it towards the west, makes it look sexy*

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Friday, 21 April 2017 16:27 (three days ago) Permalink

Trump would never admit to being a misanthrope. In fact, he is the least misanthropic person you've ever seen in your life.

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Friday, 21 April 2017 16:28 (three days ago) Permalink

i imagine one year of a hot rapper's life must be like 10 years of my life. and weed is so strong now. being really young and really stoned and having tons of money would totally make me write endless paranoid jesus albums. dmx was 28 when his first album came out. that's 196 in dog years.

scott seward, Friday, 21 April 2017 17:00 (three days ago) Permalink

If he has success with the "drop a classic album every couple years" strategy I'm not sure why he'd switch to a mixtape for each season model

To please me

flopson, Friday, 21 April 2017 17:09 (three days ago) Permalink

http://www.factmag.com/2017/04/21/watch-kendrick-lamar-discuss-damn-new-interview/

^^ 50min interview (brb getting apple music)

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 21 April 2017 21:33 (three days ago) Permalink

didnt really love humble 1st few listens, is def a fav now

johnny crunch, Friday, 21 April 2017 22:53 (three days ago) Permalink

same

flopson, Friday, 21 April 2017 23:23 (three days ago) Permalink

Section.80 was #2 or 3 on my 2011 P&J ballot, but they had some issues w/ the ballot site that year and it didn't get counted :(

i wouldn't sit here and pretend to argue it's better than anything that's come since, but it is amazing and i might actually reach for it before i'd reach for GKMC or TPAB. not sure that's true about DAMN. tho

alpine static, Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:01 (two days ago) Permalink

So what's the verdict on this vs. TPAB? Is it an overcorrection (if that's the right word, sure it's just he wanted to do something different)

Relistening to TPAB and the first half at least is still really great, I don't dislike most songs in the second half but there're a couple that're less-good.

IMO the beginning & end of this > the middle, beginning being through FEEL. and end starting at XXX. FEAR is great for how spare the beat is

nova, Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:07 (two days ago) Permalink

I struggle w some of section 80 tbh

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:17 (two days ago) Permalink

"no make-up" is not great

lettered and hapful (symsymsym), Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:27 (two days ago) Permalink

for starters, yeah. the production is great obv but the lyrics are patchier than what followed

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:44 (two days ago) Permalink

that bekon guy sure sounds kinda like justin vernon

niels, Saturday, 22 April 2017 09:27 (two days ago) Permalink

freestyle fellowship namechecked in one of the firsts posts in this beautifully titled thread: Kendrick Lamar will kill your favorite rapper for money

niels, Saturday, 22 April 2017 14:24 (two days ago) Permalink

element/feel/loyalty/pride is such an awesome 1-2-3-4 punch! so cool. best songs.

scott seward, Saturday, 22 April 2017 15:36 (two days ago) Permalink

I can't unhear "Biyombo" now.

Fetchboy, Monday, 24 April 2017 04:27 (three hours ago) Permalink


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