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Kendrick Lamar (of Black Hippy): good Kid, m.A.A.d city (Deluxe Edition)

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    Deluxe Edition includes three additional tracks. 2012 release from the Compton-based Hip Hop artist. Currently signed to Top Dawg, Aftermath and lnterscope. Lamar is a member of Hip Hop supergroup Black Hippy, along with fellow West Coast rappers and label mates Jay Rock. Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. He first gained major attention after being mentioned by Dr. Dre resulting in a buzz for the, then upcoming. release of his fourth mixtape. Early in his career, Lamar amassed a large internet following, and had already worked with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Wiz Khalifa, Game, Drake, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Talib Kweli, Lady Gaga, Kid Cudi, Busta Rhymes, E-40, Warren G, Bun B, Tech N9ne and Lil Wayne among other popular artists.

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    Disc 1: Album
     
    1. Sherane a.k.a. Mister Splinter's Daughter
    Producers: Tha Bizness
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    2. Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
    Producers: Sounwave
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    3. Backseat Freestyle
    Producers: Hit-Boy
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    4. The Art of Peer Pressure
    Producers: Tabu
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    5. Money Trees
    featuring Jay Rock (of Black Hippy)
    Producers: DJ Dahi
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    6. Poetic Justice
    featuring Drake
    Producers: Scoop DeVille
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    7. good kid
    Producers: Pharrell
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    8. m.A.A.d city
    featuring MC Eiht
    Producers: Sounwave; Terrace Martin
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    9. Swimming Pools (Drank) (Extended Version)
    Producers: T-Minus
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    10. Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst
    Producers: Like (of Pac Div); Skhye Hutch; Sounwave
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    11. Real
    featuring Anna Wise (of Sonnymoon)
    Producers: Terrace Martin
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    12. Compton
    featuring Dr. Dre
    Producers: Just Blaze
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    Disc 2: Extras
     
    1. The Recipe (Bonus)
    featuring Dr. Dre
    Producers: Scoop DeVille
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    2. Black Boy Fly (Bonus)
    Producers: Rahki; Dewaun Parker
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    3. Now or Never (Bonus)
    featuring Mary J. Blige
    Producers: Jack Splash
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    Total Comments: 93
    Name: (Posted: 10/21/2013 3:50:00 AM; Partial IP: 202.132.73)
    Location: KALi
    Comment: this is only my opinion and I got alot to say but I also respect the fact that other people have their preferences and have not spent a substantial amount of time away from their comfort zone and away from that false sense of security and making a habit of it. its too damn convenient to be a so called mainstream music fan all day and all week. Real Hip Hop requires the right timing and the use of your mind and brain to appreciate this form of expression and feel free to enjoy it for your self and in any situation you are currently in. Real Hip Hop is not convenient you have to have a motivation to search and find it. the internet is not the only resource for REAL HIP HOP, go to a BBOY/BGIRL JAM (event) and youll see how much they love and respect Hip Hop with in a community. as long as the Universal Zulu Nation is around Hip Hop will continue to exist. so dont blame the next ordinary person out of covenience who dont find it to their liking. blame your self for not accepting the fact that people have their own preferences for what ever reason it maybe whether if its a substantial reason or a simple reason... AND IM OUT!!!
    Name: (Posted: 10/20/2013 12:55:00 AM; Partial IP: 202.132.73)
    Location: KALi
    Comment: there is a certain urgency that needs to be tended to when a certain tradition is passed on to a younger generation who are impressionable and just because of the amount of time has surpassed the Golden Era, younger ears dont know were to start so they believe everything is equivalent to each other and havent filled thier pallet to actually know what is quality when everything new nowadays is quantity at a fast pace (cyber speed). back then before the internet blew it up everybody had all the time in the world to enjoy at the speed of actual physicality even if it was convenient which still nowadays would be considered slow. like I said before everything new and trendy doesnt settle in for a long amount of time because everyone nowadays puts more focus on the new new which is most likely within every week and there are more young listeners who incidentally create this generation gap, theyd rather spend more time downloading new stuff every week and it does not matter if it is underground or mainstream. in the late ninties Hip Hop went Independent because the artist wanted to determine their own fate and have full controll of their destiny and of course their own right to be themselves creatively and preserve there freedom of what ever they wanted to express. A&Rs for the mainstream develope a certain image which is a false illusion of being wealthy and having power which in Real Hip Hop isnt close to the truth in actuality. Theres a population control of minds to think a certain way in a false sense of security. theres a reason why Real Hip Hop went Underground which was to preserve H.E.R. if you dont know what the acronym to what H.E.R. stands for then you dont know or havent witness the true origins of Hip Hop 40 to 30 to 20 years ago. it stands for Hip Hop in its Essence and Real. during the Golden Era a colmination of of conditions created a certain quality in sound through production and these legendary Hip Hop Producers used the bare essentials of the capacity of using a SP 1200 or a MPC 60 OR 3000 OR ASR 10 and till this very day there are still producers who are trying to keep that alive, that is the DNA of producing the body of Hip Hop in that so called Quality that made classics that we hold dearly as a community. The production today through labtops is called "in the box" which trys to emulate that quality and in my opinion they cant because of copyright so they make their own version of sounds of old drum machine sounds that arnt close to the real thing at all. there is an evolution but its a bastardization of tradition involuntarily and to add to that record shops who cater to those who look for the perfect beat, drum break or loop are saddend to find their record spot close because of the advancement of technologies for the convenience. the record button on any audio player is disapearing and the public is being deprived of its creativity to create or sample so kids nowadays grow up in a world without mixtapes actual cassette mixtapes. and thats what seperates the previous generations to the young generation. I grew up with VHs Vcrs and Cassette tapes and the younger generation what do they grow up with Go Pros but ...there isnt much you can record off of with a certain quality to choose from interms of Bit rate in audio, you can only record with the given technology of its time but why not from older technology which should be still supported. that gives anyone more choice to choose from interms of asthetics if Instagram can emulate a polaroid picture why cant sound production keep that 12 bit dirty grime that makes funky drum loops with that hard character. ive said it before clean dirt dont make sense if HD IS KILLING THE ART in high resolution. the Character in Art is the Quality of its Expression. the Business of mainstream is the act of being Clean while exploiting it a million times to so called dumb ass people as assumed by the corporate industry by playing the same song 20 to 24 times a day and is catchy cause they think the audience is simple minded and if the audience really is then its ashame, and thats what seperates the the dumb from the intellectuals who know what quality is over time people become snobs of quality because generation gaps dilute the meaning for the act of being convenient while neglecting the importance of quality. everyone is in Debt because things are too expensive and getting more expensive for the worth of demand and money hungary companys who want to nickel and dime you. kendrick did sell out, its like players in the major league once they make it big they stop playing hard anymore, money doesnt make them walk or run anymore its the fact of being lazy while making millions. that might be a principle in the business of mainstream because everybody in the label or company do the work for you... write your lyrics make your beat and think for you just every department in the company does it for you. When Hip Hop went Independent, that impowered the artists self being to be in control and give you the truth and not no stereotype... the actual realness. n*ggas will definitely eat alright and its better than the next n*gga and be broke the next week all because they couldnt manage the money well enough because of spending habits until bankrupt and in debt. there is no longevity in the mainstream in the past decade while golden era Real Hip Hop still remain the essential classics for Hip Hop and the mid 90's babies 18 yr olds water the culture down because we trust their judgement when they havent become wise interms of quality and tradition. Hip Hop Has History now 40 years in the making, those of you who still have passion and are in their 30s and 40s know what Hip Hop should sound like. the younger generation want to cut corners and be convenient but what they really should pay attention to is quality. kendrick is talent of course, but I have seen other talents who are better than kendrick and I can name a few because I really have more than 25 years experience and remember other obscure artists who didnt get recognition all because of the game of mainstream Hip Hop. the Golden Era of Hip Hop was Mainstream and the Message of Hip Hop in that decade like PUBLIC ENEMY, TO KRS ONE EARLY DEF JAM COLD CHILLIN and many more were giving Black people empowerment and The CEOs of Corporate Music didnt want that because of an up rising so they changed the game and gave you the false security of being the image of a money spender player. now if kendrick did sell out then of course you must compare his earlier works from the new kendrick that might have sold out because the corporate music industry owns him now and wants him to reflect what the company is all about while giving you the false security of the american playalistic dream.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/18/2013 8:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 89.109.237)
    Location: 209
    Comment: I been listening to hiphop since the golden era and I know good music when I hear it. So called"underground hiphop heads" always seem to bash on talent just because they get a little game and go mainstream. n*ggas gotta eat.. This album is definitely a classic and one of the best albums I've heard in a long time. I'm excited and can't wait to see what else kdot brings to the table.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/12/2013 2:43:00 AM; Partial IP: 17.147.211)
    Location: Seattle, WA
    Comment: People only hate on it because it's mainstream. Underground fans like them are going to be the reason Hip Hop dies. We finally get incredible mainstream talent and people still find ways to shit on it. Listening to Illmatic 100 times a day isn't going to keep hip hop alive, but go ahead and keep thinking that. We'll see how long this genre lasts when all its fans are snobs. But when this genre dies out, I'm no longer blaming artists, record labels, radio or television. I'm blaming all of you so called "fans" who refused to support it no matter how good it was.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 8/26/2013 7:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 68.132.245)
    Location: In Ya Moms Bed
    Comment: This album sucks. You fruity little backpackers will praise anything. LOL Shit is widdack, son.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/8/2013 4:16:00 AM; Partial IP: 73.2.46.64)
    Location: Queens,Planet Bboy
    Comment: I thought this album was amazing. It told a nice story and it had a versatile set of production. IT DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME IMPACT AS ILLMATIC ,but it has a similar vibe of social commentary. This is Kendricks Comptons State of Mind.It is a great album. All of u mad backpackers stop bitching just because he found away to be lyrical and get radio airplay. U should be happy.
    Name: (Posted: 7/8/2013 2:51:00 AM; Partial IP: 202.132.73)
    Location: in ya area
    Comment: if anyone is going to reference Illmatic in comparison or equivalent to... keep in mind Illmatic dropped in 1994 (almost 19 years ago just at the end of the Golden Era) and if you were old enough to understand during those days and were old enough to witness when it first hit by now the true heads who are now in their 30's and 40's and maybe beyond and still rockin would disagree based on actual fact on first hand experience. why label this album equivalent to Illmatic just because of the dependence on Illmatic's significance. why dont it stand on its own and make its own mark. and of course it does to people who depend on comparisons to know its place, and maybe it needs to let everyone know that there was a time called the Golden Era which set the bar and those who know and lived those days know how good Hip Hop Sounded and had great relativity to the roots of black music funk soul jazz rock sample-based . I believe kendrick aint the only one responsible for this record as if everyone sees and assumes he did it all by him self without giving credit to the people behind the curtains the people you dont see (producers) whats the rapper or emcee without a producer? and if they did it all by themselves much power to them. Now to get to the point in comparison for those who need it, Illmatic was put together by legendary producers Pete Rock, Large Pro, LES, the Abstract, Premo and Nasty Nas him self. I gotta say Kendrick's first apearce does not come close to 'Live at the BBQ' (if you know about it). well.. the producers on this good kid album will never come close or will never be equivalent to these legends whos been at it for over two decades true masters of the game. funny thing is Dre didnt even do a damn thing technical behind the boards but just over look and aprove as a exec. prod.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/27/2013 7:30:00 AM; Partial IP: 45.238.220)
    Location: NY
    Comment: West Coast's ILLMATIC
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/27/2013 7:27:00 AM; Partial IP: 45.238.220)
    Location: NY
    Comment: this is West Coast's Illmatic, and shut up
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/1/2013 3:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 73.2.46.64)
    Location: New York,Planet Bboy
    Comment: This album is classic. You backpackers need to come the fuck down. Kendrick is from the underground too. he now became mainstream and he didn't sell out hes still nice.
    Name: (Posted: 4/30/2013 5:27:00 PM; Partial IP: 14.154.115)
    Location: Ontario,Can.
    Comment: Never in a million fucking years,stop watching m.t.v kids cause they don't know jack shit.
    Name: (Posted: 3/21/2013 9:11:00 AM; Partial IP: 11.230.133)
    Location: CALI
    Comment: let me correct that...two or more birds with one stone LOL.
    Name: (Posted: 3/21/2013 12:22:00 AM; Partial IP: 11.230.133)
    Location: CALI
    Comment: basicly rappers with foresight of the industry know by now where to start a career, why didnt he just settle for being independent and remain consistent of the underground type production, I gotta say im bias because im familiar with how most '80s '90s bboy Hip Hop rap music sounded from the mother land of east coast where it all started... so im loyal to that sound sonicly and I also was aware of the birth of gangsta rap in the west and saw it all during the LA riots... I realized what gangsta rap was doing at the time and it played a big part of the stereotyping associated with fear and thats what corporate big labels at the time wanted to do to keep people in their place and how others viewed the hood at the time. this was gangsta rap music not hip hop as in BBoy Hip Hop music, it did have some elements like the sampled drums, but it was still west coast gangsta rap lyrically. Now kendrick comes from the group Black hippy, and all I could think of was how De La Soul hated being called Hippies by Arsinio Hall. kendrick's group embraced it and that was kinda odd cus they are all probably in their mid 20's and probably dont come close to what the '60s and '70s love movement of Haight and Ashbury Grateful Dead sounded like or maybe Jimmy Hendrix. I dont know if they are playing apart of the stereotype of what a Hippy is...it just dont make any sense why name a crew after that. I could understand what De La was getting at... just being different and standing out from the rest of the typical rap scene at the time, 'Me Myself and I'. another question is why did he not work with other producers like Dj Shadow or the Alchemist or anybody form Project Blowed or anybody from Delicious Vinyl, he did do something with Nosaj Thing from Alpha Pup records only for a promotion for the windows phone. why didn't he work with ABB records... but like his fans say he was promoted in the independent scene since 2005. I followed underground Hip Hop that supported vinyl, I dont have a smart phone and I dont download music, but I do know what flava im looking for thats relevant to bboy music, sample based with breaks and legendary east coast producers. I was always different from the typical and surrounded by west coast music but was intrested in Hip Hop from the west that sounded like east coast Hip Hop. Kendrick sometimes sounded like bone thugish to me playing off of the syllables but he never was clever to use metaphors as poets do. Im used to Emcees that have layers of metaphors that killed one bird with many stones where you would discover another meaning with a hidden meaning all cleverly put together. I dont think kendrick is capable of being that clever, thats what I call poetic license he doesnt have that and his fans apparently dont know to look for that element. thats why his story telling, I say is just bland. I really dont see whats what the Hype is all about. If you knew what Public Enemy as in Chuck Dee, Flava Flav, Terminator X, Professor Griff was promoting "Dont Believe the Hype" especially with corporate america and Hollywood and the corporate music industy then you would know... see that was the '90s and kids born in the '90s and late '90s dont know a thing about it. Hip Hop in the '90s were referencing good soul funk jazz music of the 60s and 70s but rap music referencing the 90s only through fashsion with the high top fades and the color skeme aint enough along side the corporate mainstream rap music that dumbs down their listeners, why would kendrick be apart of or work with mainstream artists that do that...why would he work with trash, cus thats what corporate rap music (not Hip Hop) want to do with their followers is to feed them trash and then the followers defend this trash music. it keeps them in their place by mind control.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/19/2013 10:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 118.227.18)
    Location: Worcester,MA
    Comment: all Y'all need to stop.A dope rapper is a dope rapper.Yes he has mainstream appeal but he started in the underground circuit and didn't sell out to get where he is.This as an incredible album and you simply not buying it and bashing just because it's big name and popular is pure ignorance.Believe me I know 99.9% of the mainstream is trash and I'm an indie head myself.This is not "hip-pop" or cotton candy bullshit.Modernized raw hip hop.Listen before you judge.Kendrick is one of the best out right now,mainstream or underground.
    Name: (Posted: 3/16/2013 3:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.230.133)
    Location: in ya area CALI 408
    Comment: no rating from me here cus I'd let the fans of kendrick and true underground Hip Hop patrons speak for themselves. Its typical for aritist like kendrick and his associates to get this type of reception from underground HIp Hop patrons. I usually rate the music of Hip Hop Artists that I grew up on (early mid late '90s, maybe late '80s) and mid to late '90s and early 2000s underground Hip Hop from Fondlem ABB Blunted 75 Ark Rawshack Stones Throw etc... just to name a few Independent labels. After the late '90s I stop listening to big label hip hop Artists and focused on the beginning of most independent Underground artists that started their careers...and are now sucessfully house hold Underground names who are now reputable. UGHH seems to be the third wheel among customers and fans who seems to stir Hip Hop in the right direction. kendrick and his associates are different artists comming from digital downloaded music apart from the Underground independent Hip Hop rapp game that was apart of the last of the vinyl record industry. Kendrick and similar artist's production style are more typical for marketing for mainstream radio and for those that listen to R&B. there was a time in the '90s when Producers and Hip Hop artists part of the Native Tongues DITC and so forth, usually who were mainly sample based Hip Hop music wasnt with R&B (that rappin Bull shit, any rapp related to R&B music). Maybe thats what pretty much changed the Big lable Hip Hop industry in the 2000s where most big label commercial hip hop/R&B started to become sample free. and to add to that record shops were rapidly disappearing and Mp3 itunes etc were the popular choice of most music consumers. More music was being produced digitally and the analog days phased out. If only Akai came up with a DIGITAL sampler equivalent to the S900 or S950 or 12bit punch good for the digital age. the producton tools as of 2013 dont come close to how the 12bit sampling sounded in the late '80s and '90s sounded. with the 24bit sampling now it loses that texture everything is clean and too smooth not ment for record sampling and thats what phases sample based music out. the corporate big labels are 100% for sample free music so they dont have to deal with royalties and lawyers for clearance of samples. this played apart with the generation gap of the young new listeners, the next generation arnt rebels anymore but are desensatized to danger while popin mollys and are mind controlled to mill to a billion dollar illusions. Good ol Hip Hop rapp music now 30 somthing years old is surprisingly still surviving and the new generation dont know a thing of its history.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/14/2013 3:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 80.123.217)
    Location: duckitmuthafuckit
    Comment: Ok... please shut the fuck up! UGHH is here to bring us a side choice from the mainstream and will always bring just that.Kendrick is one bad ass skilled rhymer. yall youngins sound like I used to. Just wait it all fades but if your a true hip hop head you will relize. There is not one of your favorite "underground" rappers that wouldnt die to have a respectible 'pop' mc on one of there tracks. Its fuckin obvious spread the fan base and cash out.Every dj and rapper are starving artists. Talant can be radio hard at times.Everyone who struggles starts out fuckin underground! Nimphs! I bet the catchiest song on your "U.G." rappers cd is the one you blast when your with your freinds in a car or house party. Thats the track they wanna hit the waves with. (FUCK CLEAR CHANNEL)
    Name: (Posted: 3/9/2013 8:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.238.184)
    Location: in ya area (CALI)
    Comment: i noticed that it seemed to be all about how the album sounded sonicly, in this case the producer or the producers made the man and most of it, of course coming form dre as an executive producer he overlooks all of that, personally the lyrics dont matter to me or his concept... ive heard more profound lyricists/emcees that can do better. its just the hype that gave it that sensationalism since the rap game nowadays is based of off popular hype. The son of Kid Frost aka Scoop DeVille delivers the lead songs and it does get play on clear channel (I am not a fan of the commercial mainstream radio). Kendrick really gets put on a pedestal by his fans but I find his lyrics are so limited in verbal articulation and lacks witty and poetic liscence as oppose to someone like Saul Williams who is a true poet or even another poet like Mike Ladd or even Beans and Anti Pop Consortium (just a little on the underground side just to mention...). this may be a concept album but his rhymes only need the support from the beats to pull it off. I truely could sleep on his lyrics but if this was all about certain producers that should take credit and that if certain songs or even the lead songs were not played on clear channel 20 times per day shoving it down the peoples ears then its acceptible. this is why some people say it'll grow on you... yeah right till it gets played out in a sec and your ears fall off. if a song sticks to you by the first time you hear it and you dont know who it is and you just got to find out and you did not hear it on mainstream commercial radio instead independent radio then it is worth searchin for. IM OUT LIKE 91 SON!!!!
    Name: (Posted: 3/2/2013 1:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.224.199)
    Location: CALI
    Comment: this on a plate is just a joke, kids dont collect physical objects and dont know the idea of 33 1/3 RPMs and its not a collector's item and it does not come with a digi usb stick (with whole album on it) u could hang it on the wall but I aint a kendrick fan at all... coming from someone who dont know the meaning of slanging actual mixtapes by hand, yes the actual tape not digital, so many people downloaded this shit like flies on shit.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/26/2013 2:14:00 AM; Partial IP: 74.2.72.92)
    Location: ny
    Comment: shit sold out....y u mad?
    Name: (Posted: 2/21/2013 10:32:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.237.232)
    Location: in ya area
    Comment: theres a big difference between Hip Hop Purists thats been down with the culture since the early years BEFORE the internet blew it up and hipsters that buy into the Hype because word is around the web... and the band wagon just gets more crowded. everyone goes by internet cred instead of street cred nowadays because of how many times so and so's music was downloaded or how many hits they get on youtube. maybe its okay that the middle man is the third wheel just as long as the culture keeps its focus in the right direction where the history of the culture is a constant reminder and still is relevant when there is evolution innovation. while everyone who is a poster boy of cookie cut fashion and is high off of sucking on corporate dick and the mainstream hype because its all to easy for them. The true and real dig harder for gems and take the path less traveled.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/21/2013 12:42:00 AM; Partial IP: 47.106.150)
    Location: Beast Coast
    Comment: WTF is with you people. This album is great. Stop being such fucking idiots. Not everything needs to be boom bap shit. The production, concept, lyrics all are great. Yes, you could name a thousand other concept albums but their not this. Cut the man some slack, he made a great album and you fucking hipsters refused to acknowledge it because it's "mainstream". Suck my dick, you people need to get out more. That computer screen is hurting your eyes.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 2/18/2013 12:07:00 AM; Partial IP: .78.147.42)
    Location: la
    Comment: this is kid rap the boy is soft as hell
    Name: (Posted: 2/14/2013 11:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.232.212)
    Location: in ya area
    Comment: I wonder if kendrick ever knew about Tim Dog RIP when he drop that 12' diss on rappers from Compton or should I say NWA in 91, he must have been only 4 years old when this happened.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/5/2013 1:09:00 AM; Partial IP: 41.208.102)
    Location: west coast
    Comment: This cat bout to change the game tho. Dope album
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/29/2013 9:27:00 AM; Partial IP: 78.123.232)
    Location: brock-vegas
    Comment: @SPLURG...AHA ye s I know ALLLL about PM Dawn and Kris throwin him off stage...maybe the reference was a little harsh, P.M. never put out anything even remotely dope...and boy do I miss the days when Rap policed itself...well said
    Name: (Posted: 1/28/2013 11:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 211.239.89)
    Location: ALL OVER THE PLACE
    Comment: oh no he said pm dawn, why pm dawn?, if you knew the beef between KRS and PM Dawn check this youtube video on Dres ( of Black Sheep/Native tongues) , the video titled "Dres Speaks on KRS-ONE vs P.M. Dawn". you might find it interesting. KRS-ONE back then was regulating and that was part of the rap game then.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/27/2013 12:41:00 AM; Partial IP: 193.92.166)
    Location: brock-vegas
    Comment: dope mc,or wack mc, underground, or mainstream, real or fake, true or false... I've been collecting and loving this underground Hip-Hop ish since 1985 and know a thing or two...THIS PROJECT, THIS ALBUM IS GOOD.REAL GOOD. Kendrick may turn out to be the next P.M.Dawn, or Kwame whatever...fine, wouldn't be surprised respectfully, but this actual recording is dope and that's that!!! was Too $hort as lyrically styled and profound as Rakim or Kool G. Rap...no. Did that make him less relevant or historic... just sayin
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/26/2013 10:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 193.92.166)
    Location: brock-vegas
    Comment: sample laced thick keyboard riffs. deep and soulfull vibes... i'll be damned if this isn't picking up where Above the Law left off...
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/1/2013 5:22:00 PM; Partial IP: 226.237.36)
    Location: czech republic
    Comment: ohh this guys so overrated
    Name: (Posted: 12/29/2012 2:18:00 AM; Partial IP: 11.228.166)
    Location: in ya area
    Comment: theres a hell of alot more true underground emcees now who would eat kendrick up for breakfast... lunch... or diner, at any time of the day. just because he has a huge internet following doesnt mean that half of his followers are true underground heads whose been down with the underground scene since before the internet. if you grew up listening to 80's 90's rapp and the underground from the mid to late 90's and beyond you dawm well know he aint the dopest or the best emcee, he aint that clever. if you listen to clear channel radio and dont even know that, and still make references to Popular or mainstream artists (corporate puppets) then making comments on this site is just pointless or useless. if you dont know of the past underground artists starting from the 90's, what makes you think that artist like kendrick is the future (while being mainstream) when there are other underground artist whose been giving you the realness and are more deserving of the attention because they can do what rapp legends do who are at the level of your KRS ONEs, Chuck Ds, or your Ultra Magnetic Emcees. in this case history should repeat it self so that the culture of Hip Hop can Preserve its self, the only thing is that the changing progression of technology of the production today is cramping the style of the late and great dirty drum machines as opose to every thing sounding too crisp and clean, it losses its texture and its class( classic). those who know what im talking about have nostalgia on their side. if you still listen to kendrick in ten year without considering listening or trying to dig for 80's or 90's true Hip Hop classics or true Underground classics from the mid 90's then you really are ignorant of what the real Hip Hop culture is all about.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/26/2012 2:26:00 PM; Partial IP: 225.88.100)
    Location: haters
    Comment: this album is dope. and no lyrical content?? wtf. the whole thing is lyrics. dope beats. but the lyrics is what makes this album great. yall need to stop and new artist just because they dont sound like the vets. and im not saying hes next pac or nas or that his album is a classic... no... not yet.. but he has the potential.. the knowledge.. and the tools nessessary to be next to them if not above them in 10 years.. HiiiPower
    Name: (Posted: 12/24/2012 6:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.228.166)
    Location: YOUNG & FICKLE
    Comment: ITS ALL ABOUT THE GRASS ROOTS MOVEMENT OF THE UNDERGROUND AND INDEPENDENT CULTURE FOR THOSE YOUNG BUCKS WHOSE BEEN BRAIN WASHED WITH COMMERCIAL POPULAR SHIT AND DONT KNOW BY NOW. INDEPENDENT STARVING ARTIST WHO NEED SUPPORT AND DO THE MUSIC FROM THE HEART AND NOT BEING MIND CONTROLED BY THE MONEY AND ECONOMIC SLAVERY. AND DONT FORGET ITS ALL ABOUT THE LYRICAL SKILL WITH THEH METAPHORS WHICH SHOULD ALSO COUNT AS QUALITY.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 12/20/2012 11:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 211.234.67)
    Location: YOUNG & FICKLE
    Comment: U GOT TO THINK WHY UGHH SELLS SOME COMMERCIAL hIP hOP BECAUSE WITHOUT THE "POP"ULAR MAINSTREAM THERE WOULD NOT BE THE UNDERGROUND LIKE NIGHT AND DAY, NEED I REMIND ANYONE THAT THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE A PREDOMINANT UNDERGROUND RETAILER AND THAT IS RIGHT UNDERGROUND TERRITORY. I AM STILL SURPRISED RANDOM PEOPLE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR MAINSTREAM MUSIC, WHILE UNDERGROUND HEADZ WATCH THESE PEOPLE PUT THEMSELVES IN AKWARD POSITIONS LIKE MAKING COMMENTS ON HOW GOOD THESE MAINSTREAM ARTISTS ARE WHILE NOT KNOWING WHAT THE UNDERGROUND HIP HOP IS TRUELY LIKE, PURE RAW WITH DOPENESS WHAT THE MAINSTREAM CANT DO IS WHAT THE UNDERGROUND CAN DEFINITLY DO, GIVE YOU THE REALNESS! IT SURPRISES ME THAT KENDRICK WAS ON THE ROSTER FOR THE 2012 SOUNDSET FESTIVAL AND EDAN WASNT, BUT HE WAS FOR 2011, ALTHOUGH PATEN LOCKE WAS STILL THERE FOR 2012. EDAN IS STILL ONE OF THE DOPEST EMCEES AND HIGHLY CREATIVE WITH THE METAPHORS GIVIN YOU VIVID IMAGERY WITH THE WORD PLAY. KENDRICK TRYIES TO BE, WHEN ALL HE GOT TO DO IS BE. DONT TRY JUST BE. I KNOW OF ALOT MORE OTHER UNDERGROUND ARTISTS WHO ARE CAPABLE OF BEING DOPE. AND NOT MAY PEOPLE ARE AWARE THAT THE REAL UNDERGROUND STARTED IN THE MID TO LATE 90'S AND SINCE THEN THERE HAS BEEN ALOT MORE BAND WAGONERS JUMPIN ON ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF ACCESS TO THE INTERNET. BACKPACKERS BACK THEN WOULD COP TAPES OR BUY THE RECORD AT THE RECORD SHOP NOT DOWNLOAD IT. ANYONE UP TILL NOW CAN DOWNLOAD EASILY WITH MUCH CONVENIENCE EVEN IF IT WAS SOME RANDOM PERSON WHO KNOWS NOTHING OF THE UNDERGROUND AND HOW IT ALL STARTED. THE REAL HIP HOP OF THE 90'S LIKE THAT NATIVE TONGUE SHIT HAD TO TAKE IT TO THE UNDERGOUND FOR THE CULTURES SURVIVAL EVEN IF IT MEANS TO BE AN INDEPENDENT LABEL. WHATS LEFT OF THE UNDERGROUND UNTIL NOW HAS EVOLVED AND STILL REMAINS RAW WITH THE NOSTALGIA OF THE BOOM BAP AND DIRTY DRUM MACHINES. YOUNG BUCKS WHO STARTED MORE RECENTLY LISTENING TO UNDERGROUND JUST DONT QUITE GET IT VS REAL HEADZ THATS BEEN SEEING WHAT THE CULTURE HAS GONE THROUGH UNTIL NOW. THE YOUNG PRETTY MUCH SEEMS TO TAKE HIP HOP FOR GRANTED AND DONT REALIZE WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE A CULTURE. POP SEEMS TO DICTATE WHAT THE YOUTH'S PERSONA ARE GOING TO BE BECAUSE OF THE POP CULTURE AND THE CAPITALISTIC SOCIETY THEY ARE IN.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/20/2012 5:39:00 AM; Partial IP: 108.226.22)
    Location: Aus
    Comment: So many morons commenting on here
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/13/2012 5:33:00 PM; Partial IP: 8.25.17.27)
    Location: Leipzig
    Comment: "illmatic" of our times????? What an insulting remark, this is straight shit... no lyrical content, shit beats, shit hype... dr dres 4th try is a miss... btw dr dre is the most overrated producer ever... not even in my top 20s! Commercial rap get a gun clap
    Name: (Posted: 12/2/2012 3:11:00 PM; Partial IP: 211.234.67)
    Location: in ya area
    Comment: "Most of you can't even comprehend what I am saying to you even in my human form the message I'm relaying Why do you choose to mimic these wack MC's? Why do you choose to listen to R&B? Why must you believe somethin' is fat Just because it's played on the radio, twenty times per day? My perception of poetical injection is ejaculation The Immaculate Conception The hall walker, who stalks bodies in Central Park Soon services'll outline that body in chalk Then I begin to walk away and spit Then when I walk away I talk shit" (verse from 'stress' by Pharaohe Monch of Organized Konfusion) this was back in 1994 and compared to kendrick there's no comparison. Monch is far more advanced. id rather quote Monch on his lyrics than quote kendrick on his.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/2/2012 1:02:00 PM; Partial IP: .92.72.226)
    Location: Cdn
    Comment: Beats x Rhymes x Life = Vintage Classic for Lamar, now that hes set his bar will he fizzle with a 'it was written' 'the cool'-esque career is the only question remaining for me
    Name: (Posted: 12/1/2012 3:45:00 AM; Partial IP: .211.234.1)
    Location: in ya area
    Comment: he cant freestyle for shit if he had to, heard it on sway's show tryin to catch wreck.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/30/2012 2:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 20.128.249)
    Location: houston, Tx
    Comment: ALBUM IS DOPE!!! DON'T CARE WHAT NO ONE SAY It 5 stars from me
    Name: (Posted: 11/27/2012 1:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 11.238.163)
    Location: CALI
    Comment: "dont be a sheep"(mystik journeymen) its all about underground and independent without compromising integrity and not corporate big labels such as interscope and they dont know what hittem when they in the line to get slaughtered. kendrick should have stayed independent, that would be more interesting but it seems it had to eventually happen because of dre. same shit that happend to marshal mathers can happen to kendrick, sellin his soul to the devil, then his lyrics style and content changes maybe for the worst. that thugish rugish flow can only get him so far. I'd rather listen to the Humble Magnificent EDAN, he's more interesting cus he brings it to the triathlon... he cuts, produces, and emcees and also does the art work on his album covers. you cant beat that!
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/23/2012 12:36:00 PM; Partial IP: .125.176.5)
    Location: Bmore
    Comment: Solid Album 3.5 stars maybe 4. dude is not a Interscope hype job, people around my way have been promoting him since like 05.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/22/2012 2:32:00 AM; Partial IP: 47.125.108)
    Location: Northwest
    Comment: I don't get why "hip hop heads" can't accept anything outside of the underground. You guys are fuckin pathetic. This album is the best debut since Below The Heavens. The lyrics are there, the production is there and the concept is ESPECIALLY there. Yes the features are a bit mainstream (though MC Eiht's verse was dope as fuck), they enhance the story instead of detract from it. This could be AOTY with R.A.P. Music, The Heist, Cancer 4 Cure & Control System.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 11/13/2012 8:59:00 PM; Partial IP: 10.191.254)
    Location: San Antonio TX USA
    Comment: NOOOOO!!!!!! This is not dope. The only good song on here is "Recipe" and that's it.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 11/10/2012 8:50:00 AM; Partial IP: 104.254.26)
    Location: usa
    Comment: i have no idea why people think this kid is the next big thing. probably cuz dr.dre and interscope hyped him up with their promo machine. like they did with dre's garbage headphones. he might have the worst voice and delivery i've ever heard. bloggers are programmed to like what other bloggers like. this kid stinks. I don't care what the story of the album is. it's boring as hell. and he's annoying to listen to. his voice is grating. his delivery is trash. hooks are really weak. I guess kendrick thinks he's got a good voice, cuz he's singing like a bird all over the place. plus kendrick super fans are really annoying. they quote him constantly and hold him up as a great when he's nothing more than another interscope hype job. "ya bish" kill yourself.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/9/2012 10:47:00 AM; Partial IP: .35.44.249)
    Location: dA bUrG, FL Chi-Town
    Comment: Solid album but it's not no ILLmatic. Lamar's style is DOPE! I like how he changes his voice up on the tracks. Everyone should give it a couple listens. It'll grow on you. MC Eiht came thru nice and Jay Rock. Fav track is Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe. Even the Drake assist track is DOPE with the Janet samples. Well worth the MULA!!!
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 11/8/2012 6:12:00 AM; Partial IP: 177.157.89)
    Location: Baltimore
    Comment: Not feeling this at all.
    Name: (Posted: 11/7/2012 10:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.234.140)
    Location: CALI
    Comment: if you think this was a great concept album and is the first and only concept album you encountered just because of the hype, then you should try checkin out Prince Paul's concept album 'A Prince Among Thieves'. It was fifth on Questlove's (of The Roots) top five concept albums, and number one being De La Soul's second full length album 'De La Soul Is Dead'. J Dilla: 'Donuts' was second, Doom's 'MM Food' third, Raekwon 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx' fourth. If your not that familiar to other concept albums then you need to be up on these concept albums, and most people must have just been introduced to kendrick's first debut album as a "concept album" and first heard the term concept album for the first time especially those who are so used to the house hold names from the mainstream commercial side of the industry. My all time favorite concept album comes from a collaboration of Prince Paul and Dan the Automator known as Handsome Boy Modeling School, the album is called 'So...How's Your Girl?' there's alot more concept albums that most forget to mention that werent over looked because they didn't catch the spot light and thats a good thing because it would be worth diggin for as gems (however people dig for gems nowadays, digital... etc but best on wax).
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/6/2012 11:50:00 PM; Partial IP: .95.190.59)
    Location: Cdn
    Comment: Beats, Rhymes and Life cued up on classic on Lamar's major label debut, this is Illmatic this time and space worthy, a 5 certainly, and a guarantee to appear atop the years best industry releases
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/6/2012 2:24:00 AM; Partial IP: 20.158.111)
    Location: STL
    Comment: Great Concept album, really a short film. "A day in the life of" type of vibe. Lyrics are poetic and songs have purpose. THe janet jackson sample is a nice touch..the production is solid. Great Album for any real hip hop head... No club songs. I got to clubs...they don't play his shit..not even swimming pools.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 11/4/2012 12:37:00 PM; Partial IP: .23.115.66)
    Location: eastside
    Comment: ksjs is wack!
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 11/4/2012 12:15:00 PM; Partial IP: .159.60.83)
    Location: eastcoast
    Comment: if taylor swift was a rapper she would be kendrick.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/3/2012 9:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 201.98.225)
    Location: montreal
    Comment: best album of 2012
    Name: (Posted: 11/3/2012 6:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.234.140)
    Location: CALI
    Comment: kendrick aint doing anything new or original in this industry. People act as if they heard this kind of shit for the first time and reacted that way. Some people are such suckers to the Hype nowadays especially in this digital age with so many blogs saying the same exact shit and the quantity of digital downloading by the flock of sheep (speaking about trendy people who buy into the new new till it eventually gets played out till the hype dies down). It just so happens that the microscope is pointed in his direction and expecting people to look at something that has been reinvented too many times and heard by virgin ears (those who dont know any better about the industry) and thats what Interscope wants so there can be cash flow. but if kendrick dont meet Interscope's expectations or get rotations on clear channel radio (corporate mainstream radio not INDEPENDENT college radio) then he's out of the game... eaten alive and spit out by the industry. The situation of getting played by the industry aint nothing Hip Hop about it, but "BLOWING UP AND GOING POP" (selling out to mainstream) just kills the meaning of the art form and being grounded to being your self. Interscope owns his ass and wipes it for him. That aint Hip Hop!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/2/2012 10:02:00 PM; Partial IP: .181.52.94)
    Location: Los Angeles
    Comment: Best Album of the Year. Whether or not its a classic will have to be determined in a few years from now. For now, its just honest music that doesn't compromise itself for anyone's expectations. Cop it now! For those complaining about the sporadic production, have you not heard PE's and OutKast's albums? Get out of your Boom Bap and G-Funk boxes and just appreciate good music for what it is.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 11/1/2012 11:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 87.110.229)
    Location: Los Angeles, Ca
    Comment: To be real, I'm not feeling this album, sound like a bad andre 3000 album. Feeling his mixtapes over this
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/1/2012 6:01:00 PM; Partial IP: 160.142.64)
    Location: Boulder, CO
    Comment: This is one of the most incredibly written stories since Aquemini (which by the way ia hands down the greatest rap album ever made! fuck Nas. if you don't feel like you are sitting shotgun to Kendrick through this whole album and feeling his life then you completely missed it and you need to get off your own dick. The only earmark of AUTHENTIC hip hop is speaking the truth and being you. NONE of the Underground music on this site can even remotely claim that, None of those cats are Super violent pimp scientists (most aren't even good comedians). Kendrick made an album that pleased his Interscope heads without watering down his content, which is alot more impressive than making your own authentic "original" album that no one listens to because it sucks.
    Name: (Posted: 11/1/2012 12:49:00 AM; Partial IP: 11.232.102)
    Location: CALI
    Comment: kendrick aint doing anything new or original in this industry. People act as if they heard this kind of shit for the first time and reacted that way. Some people are such suckers to the Hype nowadays especially in this digital age with so many blogs saying the same exact shit and the quantity of digital downloading by the flock of sheep. It just so happens that the microscope is pointed in his direction and expecting people to look at something that has been reinvented too many times and heard by virgin ears and thats what Interscope wants so there can be cash flow. but if kendrick dont meet their expectations or get rotations on clear channel radio then he's out of the game... eaten alive and spit out by the industry. The situation of getting played by the industry aint nothing Hip Hop about it, but blowing up and going pop just kills the meaning of the art form and being grounded to be your self. Interscope owns his ass and wipes it for him. That aint Hip Hop!
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/31/2012 12:06:00 PM; Partial IP: 8.76.113.2)
    Location: Rockville,Maryland
    Comment: YOU MUHFUCKAS ARE A TRIP ON HEAR,YOU CLAIM TO BE ABOUT REAL HIP HOP BUT DONO'T SEE IT IN FRONT OF YOU THIS YOUNG BROTHA IS SETTING AN EXAMPLE FOR THE NEWER GENERATION BY GIVING HIS STORY ABOUT A KID IN THE GHETTO,HE'S NOT GLOIFYING THE SHIT HE'S JUST GIVING HIS STORY AND IT'S A DAMN GOOD ONE TOO SO PLEASE MAKE AN ALBUM CLOSE TO IT THEN TALK SHIT ABOUT IT...GONE,BITCHES LOL
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/30/2012 3:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 231.237.70)
    Location: City of Dope
    Comment: a few dope tracks, a few stinkers, a few that suck half way through then decide to become dope... the best part of this album is the second half of MAAD City,
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/30/2012 3:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 96.187.103)
    Location: LA
    Comment: Hip hop from the newgeneration
    Name: (Posted: 10/29/2012 6:19:00 PM; Partial IP: .128.46.18)
    Location: 413
    Comment: I like it, definitely different and refreshing.... I will say that I think Ab-Soul "Control System" is better.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/27/2012 11:12:00 PM; Partial IP: .12.171.12)
    Location: chiraq
    Comment: great album kendrick is a great rapper I wasnt feelin the production at first but it grew on me
    Name: (Posted: 10/27/2012 7:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 111.14.162)
    Location: beh-beh-beh
    Comment: so tired of hearing about this fucking album. dre's beats have sucked since he left nwa, a drake cameo doesn't say anything good to me. wow, beats by just blaze, pharrell & hit-boy?...so surprising. mc eiht is cool, but not thick enough to float this motherfucker. i'm sure kendrick lamar himself is just fine on the mic, but even the name of his crew...black hippy? it's a turn off. this album has been so overhyped that I don't even want to hear it. i'll stay ignorant, fuck y'all and your beats by dre headphones.
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/27/2012 1:15:00 PM; Partial IP: 194.233.56)
    Location: Cali
    Comment: Over hyped, album is OK, don't know how this is being called a classic it just came out! Section 8.0 was better.
    Name: (Posted: 10/27/2012 5:56:00 AM; Partial IP: 11.231.194)
    Location: CALI
    Comment: I am so tempted to not comment or rate because this album is not an underground joint and I am so tempted to not call It Hip Hip because Im a 33yr old who started to listen to Hip Hop seriously (hence the capital H not h) since 87-88 and Ive been through the Golden Era of Rap, 90's Hip Hop and the whole culture (Four Elements), I honestly think its not relevant to BBoys and BGirls directly or indirectly... nor does it have to be. This is a major label release and is seemingly about an artist's "come up" from a being of independent. I think its all to easy to believe because this type of come up from independence depends on the quantity of downloads from the internet which is a different game. The major label has a bunch of publicist and A&Rs doin in some work to create the buzz (Im not saying its DOPE if you know what real Underground Hip Hop sounds like). The elites(corporate) have all the money in the world to make more money off of Artists like Kendrick with the kind of power they have. If he was a artist coming up in the 90's with the same rap he is now, it would be a different story because he would have more competition with more established Hip Hop artists and it would be in a more leveled playing field... there wouldn't be a internet to depend on. The downloading of internet caters to everyone especially targeted to those in social network sites and the target seems to be the youth especially born in the 90's who are now in their teens and are easy to "believe the Hype" in this digital age. The game has been figured out if you have an Iphone/smartphone or Ipod/mp3 player you are the easiest target to this type of marketing especially from big corporate labels who want to dumb down their audience and turn them to zombies. In this type of game you don't need to be DOPE or know what real Hip Hop sounds like because its the quantity and majority that says its a grammy award winning ( does not mater to the Underground Headz). Real Underground headz dont waste their time watching the grammys because the grammys are only for corporate value of big record labels and not independent real Hip Hop record labels. Always remember that real Underground Hip Hop independent label Artists have ful creative control and authentic lyrics from their own mind and know what DOPE is in relation to the culture of Hip Hop and not the standards of pop mainstream. The Underground is a Low-Brow counter culture to pop culture and mainstream. I have heard enough of DOPE raps coming from DOPE emcees for more than 20 years now to say Kendrick Lamar is DOPE and there are others too who Have been Fans of Hip Hop for more than 30 years plus. So glad Real Headz are not the target from Corporate Labels cus they should know better.
    Name: (Posted: 10/27/2012 5:28:00 AM; Partial IP: 11.231.194)
    Location: CALI
    Comment: I am so tempted to not comment or rate because this album is not an underground joint and I am so tempted to not call It Hip Hip because Im a 33yr old who started to listen to Hip Hop seriously (hence the capital H not h) since 87-88 and Ive been through the Golden Era of Rap, 90's Hip Hop and the whole culture (Four Elements), I honestly think its not relevant to BBoys and BGirls directly or indirectly... nor does it have to be. This is a major label release and is seemingly about an artist's "come up" from a being of independent. I think its all to easy to believe because this type of come up from independence depends on the quantity of downloads from the internet which is a different game. The major label has a bunch of publicist and A&Rs doin in some work to create the buzz (Im not saying its DOPE if you know what real Underground Hip Hop sounds like). The elites(corporate) have all the money in the world to make more money off of Artists like Kendrick with the kind of power they have. If he was a artist coming up in the 90's with the same rap he is now, it would be a different story because he would have more competition with more established Hip Hop artists and it would be in a more leveled playing field... there wouldn't be a internet to depend on. The downloading of internet caters to everyone especially targeted to those in social network sites and the target seems to be the youth especially born in the 90's who are now in their teens and are easy to "believe the Hype" in this digital age. The game has been figured out if you have an Iphone/smartphone or Ipod/mp3 player you are the easiest target to this type of marketing especially from big corporate labels who want to dumb down their audience and turn them to zombies. In this type of game you don't need to be DOPE or know what real Hip Hop sounds like because its the quantity and majority that says its a grammy award winning ( does not mater to the Underground Headz). Real Underground headz dont waste their time watching the grammys because the grammys are only for corporate value of big record labels and not independent real Hip Hop record labels. Always remember that real Underground Hip Hop independent label Artists have ful creative control and authentic lyrics from their own mind and know what DOPE is in relation to the culture of Hip Hop and not the standards of pop mainstream. The Underground is a Low-Brow counter culture to pop culture and mainstream. I have heard enough of DOPE raps coming from DOPE emcees for more than 20 years now to say Kendrick Lamar is DOPE and there are others too who Have been Fans of Hip Hop for more than 30 years plus. So glad Real Headz are not the target from Corporate Labels cus they should know better.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/24/2012 1:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 51.130.137)
    Location: Jersey
    Comment: This album is that fresh gasp of air we all needed from modern day hiphop
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/24/2012 1:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.99.64.62)
    Location: What's Wrong With Ya'll?
    Comment: You guys are seriously retarded. Maybe it'll grow on you guys or maybe you just have a bad taste in regard to Hip-Hop with a balance. IDK...But dam wake up.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/24/2012 12:36:00 PM; Partial IP: .128.46.18)
    Location: new england
    Comment: This is some abstract,smart and original hip hop...Not suprised one bit someone hooked on a vinnie paz album doesn't like this.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/24/2012 11:21:00 AM; Partial IP: 24.9.26.17)
    Location: heLL
    Comment: Dope shit.
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/24/2012 10:20:00 AM; Partial IP: 135.134.91)
    Location: johannesburg
    Comment: listened to it and I really hate it, flow and voice kinda boring> put me to sleep I need some coffee. back to Vinnie Paz
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/24/2012 5:02:00 AM; Partial IP: 231.225.78)
    Location: dissapointed, ca
    Comment: partly good, mostly lame
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/23/2012 3:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 6.13.198.9)
    Location: vsetin
    Comment: Most overrated LP since "My Dark Twisted fantasy.." horrible beats...and btw he is mediocre rapper at best his flow is boring 2/5
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 10/23/2012 1:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 35.150.158)
    Location: COmpton
    Comment: Not feeling this
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/23/2012 1:05:00 PM; Partial IP: .89.57.127)
    Location: Germany
    Comment: People need to recognize. KL is a talented rapper who puts thought and emotion into his songs. Hes got a message. Listen to the damn music before you slay it. I'm surprised that this album didn't get slayed on this site by the users after I seen some of the reviews on Oddisee, Nas, and Skyzoo. KL/TDE (and perhaps Big KRIT for the south) is gonna led hiphop into this next decade, watch.
    Name: (Posted: 10/23/2012 11:51:00 AM; Partial IP: .44.108.86)
    Location: jerzey
    Comment: I listened to some, not all the songs on this album, I don't get it. he is not that nice. before anybody starts shit, I don't listen to mainstream hip hop and this is damn close to it
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/23/2012 10:50:00 AM; Partial IP: .71.117.42)
    Location: North Carolina
    Comment: i actually like this album. it's a very ill concept of his life.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/23/2012 12:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 61.166.123)
    Location: New Jersey
    Comment: I'm a 30 plus year old hip-hop head, I've seen acts come and go. For an artist to make a concept album as his first album is awfully risky, but this is a very well put together album. To be honest I'm more than suprised. I very much look forward to what this cat can do in the future.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/22/2012 11:29:00 PM; Partial IP: 254.10.159)
    Location: Miami Gardens,Fl
    Comment: Has a Andre 3000,Devin the Dude vibe to it,Very Nice!!
    Name: (Posted: 10/22/2012 9:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 47.245.167)
    Location: here
    Comment: Dre didn't do a single beat on this album. Not even the bonus cut he was on. The only big name producer on this was Jus Blaze (Compton) other than that he worked with people he was close to for the past few years. Thats whats dope about this album is that its on a major but he was allowed to be creative and do his own thing!
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/22/2012 7:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 76.194.118)
    Location: 812
    Comment: 4.5 For real, but I can't give it a perfect. Great album. His conceptual artistry definitely developed further from Section 80. Better then I even expected. This will be on heavy rotation. The concept is amazingly executed
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/22/2012 7:01:00 PM; Partial IP: 55.106.240)
    Location: dirty south
    Comment: Album was an amazing journal of his life. ELEVATE!!!!
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/22/2012 1:48:00 PM; Partial IP: 6.13.198.9)
    Location: vsetin
    Comment: this LP has nothing to do with "Underground" hip-hop. It's generic and boring and I am sorry but Kendrick is horrible rapper his flow is one of the most broing flow Ive ever heard
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/21/2012 11:51:00 AM; Partial IP: .59.52.226)
    Location: upstate
    Comment: would to have liked to see more of balck hippy on the record...not bad though good sound, dre did some nice production as usual.... respects, excellent fall/winter bumper...bles.
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/20/2012 11:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 194.33.177)
    Location: Chicago
    Comment: Better than Expected
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/20/2012 10:00:00 PM; Partial IP: .33.251.64)
    Location: BMORE
    Comment: One of the few albums I only needed to hear less than half the disc to say it's the shit. Poetic Justice sampled had me. 5 star easy!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/20/2012 1:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 47.245.167)
    Location: here
    Comment: This album is AMAZING! Dre let him do his own thing. He worked with all of the people he used to work with before aftermath. Its a concept album about shit from his past and its the album of the year in my opinion. 5 stars without a question.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/18/2012 10:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 147.213.13)
    Location: anoncity
    Comment: 1. Kendrick is about to meet up with this girl called Sherane. He takes his mother's van to meet her and he bumps into two guys. If this was a movie it would cut. 2. You then realize track 1 was a flash-forward, and this is the actual first track. At the end of this track, Kendrick's homies pick him up. 3. Self explanatory, he does a freestyle in the backseat whilst they're driving. 4. Once again, fairly self explanatory, they cruise around, smoking blunts, drinking and rob someone's house and almost get caught 5. They then talk about meeting up later at 10.30, cause Kendrick has to go meet up with the girl Sherane and fuck her. This is somewhat a "filler" song for the album, and just gives a bit more insight about how they're all chasing money. 6. This is where we meet with track 1, Kendrick take's his mother's van and borrows it and meets up. Kendrick talks about bad bitches in this, and Sherane is definitely one of them. At the end of THIS song, we hear the same melody we heard in track 1 and it flashbacks in to the two guys asking where the fuck Kendrick is from. 7. They beat the fuck out of Kendrick and in this song he even says "they will never respect the good kid maad city". 8. Kendrick is mad as fuck for being beat up, once again another "filler" track but at the end of this track, he meets up with his homies and they're helping him recover and give him some liquor drink since he's just been beaten the fuck up. 9. Talks about the liquor abuse, following on from track 8 and then at the end of this song, they see the guys that fucked up Kendrick and shoot at them. They shoot back and kill one of the homie's brother. (NOT kendrick's brother) 10. Flash forward to present day and it's no longer in the story. The first two verses are from the perspective of the friend (the one who's brother died) and how he feels about the whole situation. It's revealed that he wasn't happy with Section 80's Keyshia's Song since that was actually based on his sister. He talks further about it and says that his story isn't going to change shit on the streets. Throughout the whole song the chorus is "promise that you will sing about me". Towards the end of the verse (from the perspective of the friend) he says that he'll never fade away, and it is somewhat true, the memory will never fade away, but the friend actually passed away, HENCE why Kendrick didn't have him do the verse himself. From here we can see that Kendrick feels complete guilt for the death of his friend's brother and it seems that when he did a song about his friend's sister (keyshia) it didn't help the situation. However, he still was friends with Kendrick and asked Kendrick to promise to tell the story of his brother. 11. We cut back to the story and the boys wanna go and kill the guys that shot Kendrick's friend's brother, they are confronted by a lady of the church who convinces them. Kendrick then receives a phone call from his mother about him taking it seriously and going to the studio since he got a phone call about it. 12. I assume this is an epilogue of Kendrick and how he progressed and made it out of Compton to get studio time with Dr. Dre.
    Name: (Posted: 10/15/2012 6:03:00 PM; Partial IP: .43.112.97)
    Location: The Center of the Universe
    Comment: I hope this is a quality album and not just another example of a talented rapper selling out and putting out garbage albums.
    Name: (Posted: 10/12/2012 9:31:00 PM; Partial IP: 19.150.123)
    Location: No tight jeans
    Comment: The bad news is that the album isn't better than a lame fuck!
    Name: (Posted: 10/8/2012 12:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 36.204.143)
    Location: Chapel Hill
    Comment: Well the good news is the Lady Gaga track was scrapped. Should drop the Drake tracks too and feature more of the Black Hippy crew.
    Name: (Posted: 10/3/2012 4:45:00 AM; Partial IP: 222.32.243)
    Location: A.V
    Comment: I was looking forward to this album until I found out that lady gaga and drake are ft. On it
    Name: (Posted: 9/26/2012 7:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 152.251.99)
    Location: Da Bloody Bean
    Comment: Gonna be a classic, mark my words....
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