Kendrick Lamar - 2017 Album - DAMN

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Sit down, be humble

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvTRZJ-4EyI

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

Wu-Tang

Οὖτις, Friday, 31 March 2017 00:42 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

*whispers* this new song is not that good

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

what does he have against Bismack Biyombo

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

Video is excellent

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

New song seems a real step backwards

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

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

dyl, Friday, 31 March 2017 06:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

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

Benjamin-, Friday, 31 March 2017 07:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

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

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

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

nashwan, Friday, 31 March 2017 11:29 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

I like this. I don't love it.

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

The video is awesome tho

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

rad video, bland song

call all destroyer, Friday, 31 March 2017 13:58 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

UMS otm. Great video too

Οὖτις, Friday, 31 March 2017 14:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

people who like this otm

Balðy Daudrs (contenderizer), Friday, 31 March 2017 15:48 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

*idk about this *line**

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

Anyway I like this song.

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

deej otm

Tim F, Saturday, 1 April 2017 21:07 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

lol

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

"My Mami" feat Anna Wise

Vinnie, Friday, 7 April 2017 11:33 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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

jon123, Friday, 7 April 2017 12:29 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

god forbid a rapper samples/collaborates with somebody uncool

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

what a game-changer that would be

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

"humble" is great imo

marcos, Friday, 7 April 2017 14:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

i dig it a lot

marcos, Friday, 7 April 2017 14:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

endorse many of these forks jawns -- Snoop esp was a nice surprise this year!

also deej really rode for Keydo Foolfunk - Funklyfe 3: Rickjamesshawty and it's definitely something everyone should hear IMO

https://soundcloud.com/keydooolfunk/sets/funklyfe-3-rickjamesshawty

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 25 September 2017 16:04 (two months ago) Permalink

no one mentioning playboi carti is baffling.

ANU (sisilafami), Monday, 25 September 2017 17:08 (two months ago) Permalink

as with uzi, that's singles for me. the album is worth recommending?

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 25 September 2017 17:09 (two months ago) Permalink

The album is great yes

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 25 September 2017 17:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Valee's "VTM" is better than a lot of the stuff mentioned so far

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 25 September 2017 17:21 (two months ago) Permalink

didn't mention Playboi Carti because the odds of any given Kendrick fan loving that one are pretty bad. That album is sheer joy though, maybe even a top 10 of the year for me

Evan R, Monday, 25 September 2017 17:27 (two months ago) Permalink

Wish I heard some magic in that Valee album.... the mix is so flat!

Evan R, Monday, 25 September 2017 17:28 (two months ago) Permalink

CupcakKe also released an awesome album, it's called
Queen Elizabitch

niels, Monday, 25 September 2017 19:49 (two months ago) Permalink

the Carti album is great fun

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 25 September 2017 20:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Wish I heard some magic in that Valee album.... the mix is so flat!

― Evan R, Monday, September 25, 2017 12:28 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

do you listen to him rap?

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 25 September 2017 21:13 (two months ago) Permalink

was it flopson who described it as 'memorable banalities: the rap album'

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 25 September 2017 21:13 (two months ago) Permalink

cosign the mozzy love, there was some discussion of our half-year favorites on the rap thread over the summer.

others that I liked a lot that haven't been mentioned: smino, tyler, the creator, young thug, jidenna, amine, homeboy sandman, j hus, nef the pharaoh, webster x, starlito & don trip, trippie redd, twista

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Monday, 25 September 2017 21:39 (two months ago) Permalink

my top 10 2017 rap right now:

1. Kendrick
2. Migos
3. Jay-Z
4. Your Old Droog
5. Run the Jewels
6. Cupcakke
7. Vince Staples
8. Homeboy Sandman
9. Roc Marciano
10. J.I.D.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 25 September 2017 21:55 (two months ago) Permalink

lol

J0rdan S., Monday, 25 September 2017 22:31 (two months ago) Permalink

all kendrick threads are rolling snap now right

imago, Monday, 25 September 2017 22:42 (two months ago) Permalink

fyi to those just getting on the cupcakke train the album out this year is her worst release and her debut 'cum cake' from last year is best

flopson, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:41 (two months ago) Permalink

I keep forgetting Jay-Z has a good record out because it's not on Spotify

niels, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 05:52 (two months ago) Permalink

also, Cum Cake may be the better record but Queen Elizabitch seems more accessible?

niels, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 05:58 (two months ago) Permalink

holy shit that Playboi Carti album is so good! Magnolia is a right track!

calzino, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:12 (two months ago) Permalink

Wish I heard some magic in that Valee album.... the mix is so flat!

― Evan R, Monday, September 25, 2017 12:28 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

do you listen to him rap?

― Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 25 September 2017 21:13 (yesterday) Permalink

I mean, the mix doesn't make it easy. Even with headphones it's like listening to an album that's playing in the next room by pressing an empty glass to the wall. If he's got bars I'm not hearing them at all.

Evan R, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 14:46 (two months ago) Permalink

OK just heard his 1988 tape; he can rap

Evan R, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 16:16 (two months ago) Permalink

i don't hear any issues with the mix on VTM. Did you pull it off a streaming service? SoundCloud?

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 17:40 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah sounds good to me off spotify

Spottie, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 17:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Actually I really like the mix.

Spottie, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 17:45 (two months ago) Permalink

holy shit that hadn't even occurred to me... was listening on Apple Music and the difference between the Soundcloud mix is night and day. The Apple mix is so thin and muddy and clipped, almost sickly. I assumed it was some kind of extreme, deliberate aesthetic statement.

Think this is a fluke or should I be worried Apple Music does this to other tapes? I use it as my main streaming service for everything these days

Evan R, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 17:50 (two months ago) Permalink

anyway rich forever 3 is better than most of the albums everyone's mentioned

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 17:51 (two months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Eh? That completely wrecks the transition from 'BLOOD.' into 'DNA.', for one...

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 19:56 (one week ago) Permalink

wow, Humble is the 50th most played song on Spotify ever, Kendrick's first Billboard #1 too (not counting the Bad Blood feature), I hadn't realized this was his commercial breakthrough but I guess it is?

niels, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 20:15 (four days ago) Permalink

his pop breakthrough; TPAB hit #1 too.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 20:26 (four days ago) Permalink

yeah his first album sold 250k in its first week, but this is the first album where it truly felt like he was the biggest rapper in the world

Cat Person (Putting Out Fire) (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 20:35 (four days ago) Permalink

Yeah, while the previous two (three if you count Untitled Unmastered) were big hits with hip-hop heads, critics and music obsessives, this has been the first album where I've started to notice people getting into Kendrick Lamar who perhaps would have found some of his previous work hard going.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 20:43 (four days ago) Permalink

yeah his first album sold 250k in its first week

weekly reminder to check out Section.80 everybody!

Number None, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 22:53 (four days ago) Permalink

"major label debut"

also, did section.80 release on CD before GKMC came out?

Cat Person (Putting Out Fire) (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 23:02 (four days ago) Permalink

this is a stupid stunt, what is the point of it.

akm, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 23:27 (four days ago) Permalink

Sell more records

albvivertine, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:44 (three days ago) Permalink

i think it's a cool stunt. i'd buy physical if i could.

and yes Section.80 came out on CD before GKMC was out. i saw a bootleg vinyl copy, too, i'm pretty sure.

alpine static, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 01:10 (three days ago) Permalink

i mean if he really wrote this thing to go both directions, this is a *much* cooler reason to buy another copy than the "reloaded" reissue w/ 2 extra trax just in time for Xmas or w/e

alpine static, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 01:11 (three days ago) Permalink

you guys, the obvious difference is the advent of streaming ... hip hop in general is literally bigger (because hip hop's foot print is bigger) but its true size is also being more accurately measured ... this is true across the genre

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 04:25 (three days ago) Permalink

that's interesting, do you have an article or smth to back it up?

niels, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:59 (three days ago) Permalink

it's been written about many times

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:42 (three days ago) Permalink

Here.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:45 (three days ago) Permalink

You can turn on Hot 97 almost anytime and hear a song off Damn within ten minutes and that’s been true for months.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 12:31 (three days ago) Permalink

"i think it's a cool stunt. i'd buy physical if i could."

you can, go to a store and buy it. will you? i won't. I already bought the normal album. again, what's the point other than a rerelease?

akm, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:17 (three days ago) Permalink

Yes, Hip-Hop is more accurately measured now, but it still feels like Kendrick raised his status this year. His number way outsold and outstreamed More Life, which nobody would've predicted before the year

Cat Person (Putting Out Fire) (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:24 (three days ago) Permalink

re: the "reversed" version, it would have been cool if they'd mixed up the transitions to make it run a little smoother.

Simon H., Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:28 (three days ago) Permalink

damn. is really the proper follow-up to TPAB and the release of “humble” was way more of an event in the immediate than either of the two singles that preceded TPAB. (it also only preceded its associated album by two weeks, so momentum was huge)

maura, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:33 (three days ago) Permalink

xp interesting article

not sure if this is because "its true size is being more accurately measured" or because it's growing in size?

that is, if streaming is driving "sales" and young people stream more than old people and young people prefer contemporary genres (not rock) then this would make hip hop bigger, wouldn't make it retroactively bigger tho (unless the argument is that urban genres were always bigger but didn't have sales to match because they were either radio or DJ genres or in some other way their popularity was not sales drive)

niels, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:36 (three days ago) Permalink

our local station plays the radio version of Element and Loyalty a lot in addition to Humble

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:57 (three days ago) Permalink

not sure if this is because "its true size is being more accurately measured" or because it's growing in size?

that is, if streaming is driving "sales" and young people stream more than old people and young people prefer contemporary genres (not rock) then this would make hip hop bigger, wouldn't make it retroactively bigger tho (unless the argument is that urban genres were always bigger but didn't have sales to match because they were either radio or DJ genres or in some other way their popularity was not sales drive)

― niels, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 7:36 AM (eight hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is a chicken & the egg kind of argument. There was very popular rap music that was largely ignored by industry gatekeepers until streaming allowed them to measure it, and once they did measure it & have something verifiable to base decisions on, they proceeded to magnify its popularity further

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 22:32 (three days ago) Permalink


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