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Old 03-19-2015, 12:08 AM   #136
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This album already has all of the acclaim the word can offer:

Reviews for To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar - Metacritic

Now I want it to get some sales. With physical sales added in, I think it may do 400k first week, which is great, but something this great deserves better.

If Hood Politics isn't the next single, TDE fucked up. It has one of the few beats that would sound good on the radio and it's so fucking quotable:

I been A-1 since day one, you niggas boo boo
Your home boy, your block that you're from, boo boo
Lil hoes you went to school with, boo boo
Baby mama and your new bitch? BOO BOO.


They give us guns and drugs, call us thugs
Make it they promise to fuck with you
No condom they fuck with you
Obama say, "What it do?"


Critics want to mention that they miss when hip hop was rappin’
Motherfucker if you did, then Killer Mike'd be platinum


I want to bump this shit every day.
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:31 AM   #137
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Haven't paid too much attention the lyrics yet. I'm waiting for a physical release to buy it. Looking like it will only be out on CD for a while, no mention whatsoever of vinyl which is really disappointing and seems very nearsighted, but who knows, maybe they've got something cool planned.

I'm playing it every day. I really love it, I think it's got good replay value and it will be interesting to see how it stacks up against good kid, m.A.A.d city over time. It's a little tough to compare the two at the moment because they're such different records sonically. A lot of people have said this seems like a successor to Section.80 but I don't really get that. I love Section.80 as well but that wasn't nearly as genre-bending as To Pimp a Butterfly.

Wesley's Theory is a brilliant, brilliant opener. I fucking love the Every Nigger is a Star sample, and then the second that beat drops, along with all the horns and bass, it's just fucking magical. I do really need to get into Parliament-Funkadelic, I've enjoyed a lot of George Clinton's features over the years and their music is a massive influence on a lot of hip-hop I love, like this and Southernplayalistic, Aquemini, The Love Below. Kendrick right from the very start just sounds so alive, so hungry, so lively yet effortless. Love the little Dr Dre phone-in, "get it all you deserve it Kendrick". And to have an album with such a strong message start with a song about falling out of love with a girl but still wanting to fuck is just so great. Cheeky.

Though I like it all, at the moment I can only recall around half the album off the top of my head. For Free, Alright, For Sale?, Momma, Complexion, You Ain't Gotta Lie and Mortal Man don't come to mind without playing it, but I at least like them all, love a few of them, and they will end up sticking.

King Kunta is immediately top-five Kendrick in my view. It makes me walk taller. It's got a great beat but it's live band, which makes it even better. Kendrick's flow from the top is funky to match it, but both he and the beat (the keys that come in a little later) also give the song a bit of a darker edge which makes it, again, even better. Absolute monster of a tune. Institutionalised has grown on me a lot, I fucking love Bilal's line and it's really cool to hear Snoop rapping in a non-Snoop way. u might be my least favourite track once it gets to that vocal change, but it's still a good song. The "boom-boom" in Hood Politics annoys me a bit but it does have some great rapping otherwise and some awesome lines, that Killer Mike one in particular.

How Much a Dollar Cost is my equal favourite track alongside Wesley's Theory, King Kunta and The Blacker the Berry. The beat is just phenomenal (though that should come as no surprise from a Radiohead lover) and the rapping is subdued but still hits you hard. Good to hear James Fauntleroy again, he was part of what made Channel Orange so enjoyable.

I just had an insane listen to The Blacker the Berry on the way back from the shops. The beat is as good as some of the huge hardcore beats to come out of the last few years - Blood on the Leaves, several RTJ tunes - and every second of it is just pure and utter brilliance. The out-of-breath mumbling at the start, "da blacker da berry, da sweeter da juice" (which - and this is unfounded - has me wondering is a deliberate copy of stereotyped dumb black characters from old movies), Kendrick's absolute fire verses (not a word is wasted, and it's all so cool and interesting), Assassin's cameo fits perfectly as well, it's just an absolute masterwork.

I am planning on writing a blog post about how exciting it is to be a fan of black music at the moment.
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A lot of people have said this seems like a successor to Section.80 but I don't really get that. I love Section.80 as well but that wasn't nearly as genre-bending as To Pimp a Butterfly.
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I don't listen to much new hip hop, but I'm really liking this. King Kunta is fucking stellar.
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This album already has all of the acclaim the word can offer:

Reviews for To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar - Metacritic

Now I want it to get some sales. With physical sales added in, I think it may do 400k first week, which is great, but something this great deserves better.

If Hood Politics isn't the next single, TDE fucked up. It has one of the few beats that would sound good on the radio and it's so fucking quotable:

I been A-1 since day one, you niggas boo boo
Your home boy, your block that you're from, boo boo
Lil hoes you went to school with, boo boo
Baby mama and your new bitch? BOO BOO.


They give us guns and drugs, call us thugs
Make it they promise to fuck with you
No condom they fuck with you
Obama say, "What it do?"


Critics want to mention that they miss when hip hop was rappin’
Motherfucker if you did, then Killer Mike'd be platinum


I want to bump this shit every day.
Hood Politics has become my favorite song on this. The last first is where it's at.

'Less you askin' me about power, yeah, I got a lot of it
I’m the only nigga next to Snoop that can push the button
Had the Coast on standby
“K. Dot, what up? I heard they opened up Pandora’s box”
I box ‘em all in, by a landslide
Nah homie we too sensitive, it spill out to the streets
I make the call and get the coast involved then history repeats
But I resolved inside that private hall while sitting down with Jay
He said "it's funny how one verse could fuck up the game"
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Well that video was underwhelming.
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I have tickets to this:

The BET Experience presented by Coca-Cola: Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg with ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul | STAPLES Center

Downtown LA. Crowd is going to be wild, myself included.
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I know everything
I know everything
I know myself
I know morality, spirituality, good and bad health
I know fatality might haunt you
I know everything
I know Compton
I know street shit, I know shit that's conscious
I know everything
I know lawyers, advertisement and sponsors
I know wisdom, I know bad religion, I know good karma
I know everything
I know history
I know the universe works mentally
I know the perks of bullshit isn't meant for me
I know everything
I know cars, clothes, hoes, and money
I know loyalty, I know respect, I know those that's ornery
I know everything
The highs, the lows, the groupies, the junkies
I know if I'm generous at heart, I don't need recognition
The way I'm rewarded, well, that's God's decision
I know you know that line's for Compton School District
Just give it to the kids, don’t gossip about how it was distributed
I know how people work
I know the price of life, I'm knowin' how much it’s worth
I know what I know and I know it well not to ever forget

Until I realized I didn’t know shit
The day I came home
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:55 AM   #149
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Finally had a minute to read the lyrics to TPAB while listening to it. So good. So So So So good.

But this is still my favorite line:

"Because the spirits, we ain’t even really rappin’, we just letting our dead homies tell stories for us"

Especially in conjunction with the new found insights brought by Rap Genius to it's impact on the following poem and the lack of response from Pac .


Also, I never caught the twist ending of Blacker the Berry before .
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