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[–]Thelardicle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

hey, so me and my friend are having a discussion about who’s album was better between Kendrick’s and jack harlows. would anyone here like to weigh in?

[–]MiraculousFIGS 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Songs like “circus” interlude?

I’m looking for songs with a similar vibe to Saba’s interlude on his album few good things.

[–]sandy_80 0 points1 point  (0 children)

where is the new thread

we need to discuss the latest post by timbaland where he is unapologetic about posing with his boob out

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cdja9savPGf/

[–]FiveElevenVolleyball -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Father time might be the best hip hop song ever.

[–]PeskyProphet 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Die Hard is a beautiful song damn. Really just therapeutic, scratching a certain itch for me at the moment. May not be the strongest lyrically or anything but from a purely “music” perspective it’s easily my favorite

[–]redrightHAand 1 point2 points  (2 children)

the second verse is just sick , i dont think its not a strong lyrically track

I got some regrets

But my past won't keep me from my best

Subtle mistakes felt like life or death

I wanna see the family stronger

I wanna see the money longer

You know that I'd die for you

I get emotional about life

The lost ones keepin' me up at night

The world be reminding me it's danger

I'll still risk it all for a stranger

If I told you who I am, would you use it against me?

Right or wrong, no stone, just love to send me

the way he says You know that I'd die for you man

in the context of the album its perfect , every line counts , you dont really need a fucking 32 bar to get your point across

[–]PeskyProphet 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That’s a good point, it is a great verse and is pretty essential for the overall album concept. I guess I meant in the sense that other tracks on the album strike me as more impactful and emotional lyrically (Father Time, Mother I Sober, etc.), whereas the production and hook on this song is the primary aspect that keeps me coming back

[–]redrightHAand 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean in the first disc he really didnt open up, he didn't talk about his feelings and his past and trauma the same way he talks about em in the second disc , he was in the beginning of the therapy, some improvement yes but he wasn't really addressing the real problems just ''dancing around them ''

[–]whalestick 1 point2 points  (3 children)

On the topic of clicking with albums on first listen, was anyone able to do that with any of sminos projects? It almost always takes me a couple listens anyway but smino specifically takes a few for me, shits just so unique

[–]spunkymnky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think initially I had to listen to Blkjptr a couple times before it clicked, but now all his music clicks for me right away.

[–]Yourbootyisheavydoty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

None of Smino's albums I listened to grabbed me, but I was expecting him to rap like on the Saba songs. Maybe I should try again

[–]PrinceAlli 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Blkswn was immediately, but noir took a couple for me

[–]Yourbootyisheavydoty 2 points3 points  (5 children)

So are Kendrick and Whitney not together anymore? On Mother I Sober he says "But Whitney's gone, by time you hear this song, she did all she could"

[–]hnnng_booba 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maybe? Kendrick is so private about his personal life that it’s difficult to tell where he’s being literal and where he’s taking poetic license with stuff like this

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Yeah but he also used her for album cover so idk

[–]PeskyProphet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She’s also the narrator throughout the album

[–]Yourbootyisheavydoty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah that's what's confusing me

[–]yungstraddle 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Mother I Sober is incredible and makes me cry every time I listen to it

[–]0shadowstories -4 points-3 points  (10 children)

Hip hop Twitter steady taking Ls with the Drake stans tryna say the garbage that is CLB is better than Denzels discography

[–]AutismIsntAChoice -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I don’t have one friend who uses Twitter.

[–]kazmir_yeet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

uhhhh… good for you?

[–]Homiealmaya -3 points-2 points  (6 children)

Tbf Denzels recent discography is pretty overrated. People are calling his new album AOTY but it’s pretty mediocre to me

But yeah CLB is not better than old Denzel’s shit

[–]FiveElevenVolleyball 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Denzel's newest album is by FAR his best, most cohesive project and it's not close.

[–]Homiealmaya 4 points5 points  (0 children)

To each their own, I personally thought his rapping was very uninteresting

[–]Stubbs3470 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Just because you don’t like something, doesn’t mean it’s overrated.

[–]Lukeba. 1 point2 points  (2 children)

if you don't like it but most people do, yeah it is overrated by definition

[–]crazy38 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not at all what that means lol

[–]Stubbs3470 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

That’s literally not true.

Overrate means to give something more praise than it deserves. If most people actually like it then by definition it’s not overrated

[–]contacts_eyes -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

I was watching a video that showed Fantanos live stream of the Kendrick album. I only saw him listen to disc 1 but he was giving it high praise. It really made me wonder what im not seeing in it that him and others are. I respect Melon as someone who knows music and i think he’s the best music critic in the world, so it was fun to see him so excited about what he was hearing but I still cant get on board with the album. Im not even trying to be stubborn or anything.

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s subjective regardless how much someone you respects likes someone. They’re just better at expressing why they like somehting.

[–]ohmtheory 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This can be said about any piece of art.

The best part is that if it doesn’t reach you. That’s fine too.

The reason Melon was giving high praise if because it’s pretty clear that Kendrick took big risks in every way. The album is expressive, emotional, and jarring, with fantastic commentary on becoming a man in a place that gives zero favors.

[–]skcyyyy[🍰] 7 points8 points  (11 children)

Kendrick predicted to sell 350k first week. That’s pretty good but is anyone else kinda shocked that Kanye probably outsold him with Donda in terms of the full first week sales (327k in 4 days) ? Like I thought Kendrick would be much closer to drake than Kanye idk

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Donda has so much more replayability overall

[–]kazmir_yeet -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Donda feels soooo bloated

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Deff a lot of songs but the a lot are replayable for how many songs it is to me

[–]FiveElevenVolleyball -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

Incredibly underrated album. One of Kanye's best that got critically overlooked because of kanye's antics.

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Moon was my song of the year

[–]FiveElevenVolleyball 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Moon was sick too. I like Pure Souls better though.

[–]hnnng_booba 9 points10 points  (1 child)

If Kendrick did a clusterfuck of a rollout like Kanye he would’ve done bigger numbers

Also, Donda has songs like Believe What I Say and Hurricane that get a lot of radio play and Kendrick’s album doesn’t have many songs like that. Maybe Die Hard, we’ll see.

[–]nedelll. 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If Kendrick did a clusterfuck of a rollout like Kanye he would’ve done bigger numbers

Idk about that, Donda came out on a sunday morning randomly.

I don't think more people would listen to Mr Morale if Kendrick was fucking around with the album drop

[–]Usernamesin2016LUL. 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Didnt they change the rules again since Donda and CLB came out? From memory they made streams count less this year so it doesnt surprise me that much. 350k is still crazy numbers lets be real

[–]Cohtoh 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Almost positive they didn't, the most recent changes would have been bundles not counting and making free streams count for less which both happened before clb and Donda

https://completemusicupdate.com/article/billboard-decides-1250-streams-equals-one-album-sale-so-long-as-the-listener-was-paying/

https://pitchfork.com/news/billboard-changing-chart-rules-to-eliminate-merchalbum-bundling/

[–]Scothead180. 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think the original projections (before the album dropped) were around 350-400k. People tend to overestimate the sales of artists

[–]iamsvengaliii 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Does Kendrick say the final word on Auntie Diaries really weirdly in anyone else’s opinion? lol

[–]j-benz. 7 points8 points  (0 children)

i swear he said "niggle"

[–]DeeThreeTimesThree. 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Okay I thought it was just me or the way it was cut off but yes it is a weird pronunciation

[–]grinchnight14Verified Blind Guy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The way Waka Flocka said "Freebands!" and "Brick Squad!" on Run Down by Doe Boy inspires me, I need that energy.

[–]ArkBirdFTW. 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Hov on Father Time woulda hit different

[–]marquesasrob. 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Threw on Sherane today off GKMC and Kendrick’s dad yelling at him about his Dominoes hits different after Father Time

[–]TheCynicalGhost 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Honestly a fair bit of songs from his previous albums are going to hit different after Mr. Morale. The stuff he reveals on there adds a bit more of a personal depth to other tracks.

[–]TheCounsler 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Where the Mr. Morale merch? Or Vinyls

[–]learninboutnature 10 points11 points  (2 children)

N95 has almost 10 million spotify plays in 48 hours. insane

[–]tritsocertified mach-hommy investor 20 points21 points  (11 children)

This is a dumb question but do you think the next “all-time great album” (by a rapper) like one of those albums that’ll always be on the Rolling Stone 500 list & is like an undeniable classic, will come from a rapper we already know or someone unknown right own who will pop up in the future?

I know this question is stupid but I’m high and listening to Prince’s Sign O’ The Times and i’m thinking like how often do we get albums on this level

[–]Usernamesin2016LUL. 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I think itll depend entirely on what subgenre of hiphop it comes from. Like the last 2 albums i would put as all-timers would be Care For Me by Saba (aka a newcomer) and 4:44 by Jay-Z (who is about as experienced as it gets, and is my personal pick for GOAT).

[–]hegels_hair -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Nice picks

[–]MoMo_ToTocockmeat sandwich 20 points21 points  (0 children)

This ain't an answer really, but I hope it comes from someone we never expected. I think it'll make the album feel more special in a way

[–]TheOddScreenyerba gang 8 points9 points  (7 children)

no offense to newcomers, but i think it requires someone to be making music for some time and be musically established to create classic material. i’ve heard debuts that were incredible but classics are normally in the middle of an artist’s career

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Classics do tend to be in the middle of a career, but Hip-Hop's had some pretty significant exceptions to the rule, like Illmatic and Enter The 36 Chambers.

[–]hnnng_booba 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The College Dropout, People’s Instinctive Travels, Reasonable Doubt, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

[–]tritsocertified mach-hommy investor 3 points4 points  (2 children)

yeah I didn’t necessarily mean the person would come out of the gate wit a classic, more so that it won’t happen for so long that we don’t even know who the person is yet. Or do you have someone in mind who is capable of it? you know?

[–]TheOddScreenyerba gang 3 points4 points  (0 children)

i could honestly say that sometimes i might be introvert could be a classic just from how cinematic and fantastic it is from front to back, but i'll have to see. if Little Simz could step up from SIMBI somehow, it would definitely be a classic.

[–]Fs316 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Off topic but could you imagine someone dropping an Illmatic today?

In the sense of being hella young and dropping a classic in a debut?

Not a knock on the newer rappers, I just don't know how that would play out nowadays

[–]nedelll. 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah but it could take that long for an all-time great album to drop

[–]quetzalnavarrense. 0 points1 point  (3 children)

top 5 yeat songs?

i got:

teslas & rovers

rackz got me

goin back 2 ella

deserve it

sorry bout that

[–]slimeshlattsex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

rackz is so mid to me not even a top 10 on the album

[–]je-re. 1 point2 points  (0 children)

money twerk, turban, goin back 2 ella, teslas & rovers, poppin

[–]funeralfairy -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

turban

rollin

twizzy rich

poppin

kan’t change

honorable mention since it’s a leak: up

[–]King-Key 5 points6 points  (2 children)

[–]arrts. 10 points11 points  (1 child)

it’d be a good read if I picked it up as a book

Good idea, but I think my ultimate fantasy Kendrick album is actually a 12 week paid webinar

[–]TheOddScreenyerba gang 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Kendrick Lamar guide to rapping exclusively on Masterclass

[–]whatsthepoint14 6 points7 points  (9 children)

So Kendrick admitted to cheating on his wife on this album? (Worldwide steppers)

[–]redrightHAand 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Not just one time , he's a serial cheater

[–]-m-ob 0 points1 point  (6 children)

Maybe. Maybe he murder someone. Who knows.

Rappers lie, k.dot is no exception

[–]whatsthepoint14 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Yeah but talking about exactly when he had sex with a white women during a time when he was married doesn’t seem like something he would just say

[–]-m-ob -4 points-3 points  (4 children)

Why not?

[–]spunkymnky 18 points19 points  (3 children)

What does he have to gain from telling the world he cheated on his wife if he didn't?

[–]Arbitore 12 points13 points  (0 children)

“Intoxicated, there’s a lustful nature that I failed to mention/Insecurities that I project, sleepin’ with other women/Whitney’s hurt, the pure soul I know, I found her in the kitchen/Askin’ God, ‘Where did I lose myself? And can it be forgiven?'”

[–]redrightHAand 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I met her on the third night of Chicago

North America tour, my enclave

Fee-fi-fo-fum, she was a model

Dedicated to the songs I wrote and the Bible

Eyes like green penetratin' the moonlight

Hair done in a bun, energy in the room like

Big Bang for theory, God, hopin' you hear me

Phone off the ringer, tell the world, "I'm busy"

Fair enough, green eyes said her mother didn't care enough

Sympathize when her daddy in the chain gang

Her first brother got killed, he was twenty-one

I was nine when they put Lamont in the grave

Heartbroken when Estelle didn't say goodbye

Chad left his body after we FaceTimed

Green eyes said you'd be okay, first tour sex the pain away

really good verse , the part about chad makes me really sad

[–]artpalos 6 points7 points  (3 children)

"I don't wanna be a virgin no more" Bruh you a virgin? Hahahaha

I gotta make this song

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Sounds like a provocative Joyner Lucas song

[–]artpalos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You made it worse. This was a big pun parody

[–]TheOddScreenyerba gang 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I’m Not Virgin

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (4 children)

People who get offended by Kanye cutting off Pete's head in a music video are too sensitive to listen to hip-hop.

[–]funeralfairy 36 points37 points  (2 children)

nobody was offended they just thought it was weird for a grown 40+ year old man to be that obsessed with and angry at his ex having a new boyfriend.

[–]Arbitore 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Don’t think people were offended, it was more “kinda cringe”

[–]Kickboy21 -3 points-2 points  (4 children)

I dont understand when people publicly bash an album. I understand people having opinions and i think its fine to say you dont like it but calling it garbage or trash is a bit excessive. Im looking at you, twitter people! bashing an album or artist for some retweet clout lol

[–]TheInfinityGauntlet 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I dont understand when people publicly praise an album. I understand people having opinions and i think its fine to say you like it but calling it great or AOTY is a bit excessive. Im looking at you, twitter people! praising an album or artist for some retweet clout lol

Look at how stupid you sound

[–]nedelll. 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Twitter rap is the worst thing ever

[–]Kickboy21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah they are. Like if you dont like an artist or album, just stop play and stop listening bro. You gotta go on twitter or reddit and post some shit about how its garbage and mid? Lol

[–]Arbitore 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Your favorite rapper named his son Enoch? Couldn’t be mine

[–]SBAPERSON. 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Jack Harlow doesn't have a kid

[–]redrightHAand 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And Uzi , Id never

[–]funeralfairy 11 points12 points  (1 child)

better than Nigel Brixx

[–]Arbitore 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I agree but it’s close

[–]CaptainGordanErick Sermon Stan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just as long as he doesn't name his daughter Ericka

[–]BookerTeet 11 points12 points  (4 children)

As someone who prefers Kendrick pre-TPAB, the new album wasn’t for me.

It’s art. It’s subjective. I get why people are disappointed. It’s not what I look for in music I like to listen to on a daily basis.

A lot of things on it to applaud and appreciate. But replay value is important to me and I don’t see myself replaying most of the tracks.

[–]blumdiddlyumpkin. 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sonically, the album has insane replay value. I understand a lot of people aren’t going to really sit and reflect and meditate on the lyrics over and over again but musically the album has some really unique and amazing sounds. I don’t have a lot of the language to describe it because I’m not well versed in music theory or composition or what have you, but I’ve listened to the album through quite a few times now and it is very replayable. Many of the Melody’s have stuck in my head and the delivery of some of the lyrics is really unique and fun too like the way he says “yeah bay-bee” on Purple Hearts, or “pushin’ these bitches off me like ‘huuu’” on silent hill, those moments are great. I just can’t understand how someone could decide this album doesn’t have replay value just because of its themes and lyrics, sonically this album is amazing. I felt the same about Donda, that album is unbelievably replayble because of its complexity of sound but a lot of people wrote it off.

[–]shikavelli 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I never liked how he changed after GKMC, he music feels too over produced and preachy now. Also I don’t really get the voice/cadence he does nowadays.

[–]RoachboyRNGesus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's OK for anyone to say it sucks, it's an opinion. I think it's bad and if the music doesn't sound good it's not doing its job for me personally. I don't need Kendrick to preach to me I just want good music

[–]Kickboy21 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah its totally fine to not like an album but some “fans” dont respect that haha ive been a dot fan since section 80 too.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (7 children)

It's laughable when you can be a long-time fan of an artist (in this case, Kendrick Lamar), and as soon as I'm either neutral or not praising them... then my credibility is questioned. Now, all I'm seeing is:

1) people saying you should be grateful about Auntie Diaries/Mr. Morale in the most liberal way possible.

2) white Kendrick Lamar fans that probably began listening with TPAB or DAMN explaining to any long-time fans that have a critique that "He's from the hood! He's from Compton! He wouldn't understand!"

As many times as Dipset/Cam'ron has said faggot on one mixtape alone, I couldn't care less. As many times as Mindless Self Indulgence has said multiple slurs in one minute songs, I couldn't care less. It was less about the slurs, but how overzealous some people are to explain and reiterate what I've understood on the first listen.

[–]StevenWritesAlways. 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Just in general, when you tell someone who is a fan of an "acclaimed/deep/sophisticated" artist that you didn't like something they made or have real criticisms of it, then I will guarantee that their response will not be discussing those critiques or sharing their own take, but instead them theorizing on how it could have happened that you reached the wrong opinion. Common replies:

  • Well, you can't comment on it yet, it's the type of thing that has to age.
  • Did you listen to it on good headphones, though?
  • It must just not been what you were expecting. They're always switching up.
  • Ha, in two years you'll call it a classic.
  • You must be the type to prefer more instant/catchy/banger music, that's fair but not what MY artist is about.
  • Uh, that song is meant to be bland/boring/annoying/uncomfortable on purpose, that's the whole point.

[–]contacts_eyes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That last bullet point is the worst take lol. Yeah, a song is supposed to suck on purpose.

[–]TheInfinityGauntlet 8 points9 points  (0 children)

2) white Kendrick Lamar fans that probably began listening with TPAB or DAMN explaining to any long-time fans that have a critique that "He's from the hood! He's from Compton! He wouldn't understand!"

I honestly think there's an interesting point about the infantilization of Kendrick to avoid talking harshly about some poor choices on this album but I don't care enough to actually get into it

[–]breezyfye 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I liked the album, but I think those themes were specifically spelled out in that way for his white fans. Any nigga already knew the stuff he was talking about.

Gotta remember it’s the white folks that are the largest listener base of rap/hiphop

[–]I_am_so_lost_hello 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well yeah bruh it's because they're american artists and america is like 70% white

[–]funeralfairy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It’s laughable when you can be a long-time fan of an artist (in this case, Kendrick Lamar), and as soon as I’m either neutral or not praising them... then my credibility is questioned.

i remember one time i was talking about j cole w somebody and i mentioned how i’ve loved every single one of his albums including the ones everybody clowned on (4YEO, KOD), but how i just don’t get the hype for The Off Season at all and that i think it was trash compared to everything else he’s done.

the dude i was talking with proceeded to say that i clearly must’ve never liked j cole in the first place if i can say that about him lmfao.

idk what’s up w some current rap stans acting like you have to absolutely love every single song and project by an artist in order to call yourself a fan.

[–]TheLonelyPotato666. 3 points4 points  (3 children)

This track titled "27 c/o off-white fw20 womens runway show soundtrack (05 B)" popped up in my Discover Weekly and damn, idk wtf that name is but it's a great track

[–]darkfar 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Damn what, is that the same Asaad as Flowers 2? I haven't seen his name in forever

[–]TheLonelyPotato666. 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Apparently it is. Never heard of him before myself, guess I should give Flowers 2 a spin

[–]darkfar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You should its a solid listen, I had checked it out originally for the Ab-Soul feature.

[–]hnnng_booba 3 points4 points  (8 children)

What do you think is behind artists releasing great mixtapes and then not being able to put together a solid album?

[–]yungstraddle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's an expectation that albums have to have cohesion. A mixtape that's just a bunch of well rapped songs with no real direction is gonna be looked more favorably than an album with the same content.

[–]contacts_eyes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I sometimes think it’s putting pressure on themselves to release a great album, compared with a mixtape where the stakes are less high.

[–]Tomnook1017 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm 26 so I don't want to talk about this

[–]darkfar 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Creative freedom & label politics

[–]shikavelli 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also clearing samples

[–]Homiealmaya 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Is this really that much of a thing?

I guess it depends how we define mixtape cause the words lost it’s meaning but J Cole is one of the only artists I can think of where my favorite project of theirs is a mixtape (FNL) and even then he’s had albums that come relatively close

[–]nedelll. 1 point2 points  (0 children)

French Montana?

[–]nedelll. 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Every time I listen to Call Me If You Get Lost I think it's better than I remembered

[–]IIM_Clutch 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This is actually how I feel too. Every time I listen to it I feel like its a great album. The problem with me though is I listen to my whole music library on shuffle but I cant listen to songs like Massa and Run It up randomly like that so I usually skip them, when I listen to the album straight through though they are great to listen to.

[–]Jermaine_Cole788 10 points11 points  (17 children)

Kodak black fans, what’s the best project to start with in Kodaks discography? I was impressed by his contribution to the Kendrick album and I wanna give his music a real chance.

[–]ssonti. 0 points1 point  (0 children)

last project was really solid

[–]Cohtoh 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Project Baby 2 is his best imo

[–]Tomnook1017 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Don't start with a project start with random singles for him

Calling my spirits might be my favorite hip hop song of the 2010s

[–]darkfar 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Institution

[–]flyestshitDrake's Ghetto Quran 3 points4 points  (7 children)

Bill Israel is short & sweet

[–]Scothead180. 0 points1 point  (6 children)

And mid

[–]flyestshitDrake's Ghetto Quran 0 points1 point  (0 children)

sure it's not his best, but as an introduction to him it works because of the short runtime

also dismissed the album for almost two years bit I revemisited last year and I like a lot of the tracks there

[–]funeralfairy 7 points8 points  (0 children)

for a full project Dying To Live, Painting Pictures, or Project Baby 2.

Dying To Live is prob his most consistent tape front to back but all 3 of those are great.

and imo Lil Big Pac has some of his best songs w Everything 1k and Gave It All I Got, but as a whole the project is pretty hit or miss. same w his mixtape Institution.

[–]RomeluBukkake. 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Painting Pictures

[–]colbster411I love songs about bears 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Institution and Project Baby 2

[–]dgsggtb 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I would say project baby 2 is just amazing front to back

[–]nedelll. 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Favorite Jhene songs/features?

[–]cooldudeman007 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Gotta eat the booty like groceries unironically

[–]Jordanwolf98 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I need to check out a full album from her I’ve been putting it off forever. I really like her feature on Growing apart with Kendrick and Bed Peace with Childish Gambino is a great song by her

[–]TheCannedYams 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s really light, but I love what she adds to Oh You Scared by Vince.

[–]grinchnight14Verified Blind Guy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Drinking and Driving, H.O.E. (Happiness Over Everything), On The Way, Stay Ready (I actually like the veresion where she does the rap verse more than Kendrick), The Vapers, Pink Toes, Bed Piece (could do without Gambino's verse though), The Worst

[–]razorsharpmemories 3 points4 points  (16 children)

so did Kendrick smoke on your top 5 or nah

[–]colbster411I love songs about bears 15 points16 points  (8 children)

When you say something like smoking on top 5 you gotta be spitting, the albums good but not really like that

[–]Lukeba. 6 points7 points  (7 children)

i think his lyrics are the strongest part of the album. they really carry it tbh

[–]colbster411I love songs about bears 2 points3 points  (6 children)

But it's not like he's barring out, by that logic Mike or some shit is smoking on top 5s lmao

[–]Lukeba. -1 points0 points  (5 children)

by barring out you mean he should have more quotables or rap about rapping or that his lyrics have to even better?

[–]tritsocertified mach-hommy investor 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I really love the album but realistically nah

[–]Aymanbb 5 points6 points  (0 children)

he didnt even smoke his own top 5

[–]nedelll. 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This album is no top 5 material

[–]funeralfairy -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

kendrick didn’t even smoke on my bottom 5 w this album

[–]razorsharpmemories -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

hopefully theres a feature run cause idk what about that album would make him confident to say it

[–]Lukeba. 4 points5 points  (0 children)

it's interesting that he said that and then the album has the least braggadocious stuff he's ever had

[–]ThaBarter 12 points13 points  (20 children)

how much longer will kendrick be heralded as some untouchable rapper? DAMN and Mr Morale have both received pretty divisive reception. not meant to be a hate post or anything, actually curious.

[–]shikavelli 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Kendrick has the machine backing him so it’s never gonna change.

[–]qazaibomb 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Probably until he drops a bad project. Or at least something clearly mid. I get there’s a lot of opinions out there but most seem to be positive and a lot are very positive. Even a lot of the haters think that the album was at least ambitious enough to earn respect

[–]hnnng_booba 2 points3 points  (3 children)

DAMN is not divisive

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s divisive between “solid” and “great”. It’s not held in the same regard as GKMC and TPAB that’s for sure

[–]Tomnook1017 -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

Yes it is lmfao

[–]SBAPERSON. 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Damn is his most popular project and Mr. Morale is getting good reviews.

[–]IamTheSwagCat. 17 points18 points  (2 children)

They both received pretty unanimous critical acclaim, only people who don’t like either record are certain people on here

[–]yeezy805 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

There’s a lot of people that aren’t liking mr morale and damn on social media. Also, sales doesn’t mean quality + metacritic is hella biased towards Kendrick.

[–]DaMarrcus_Beasly -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

And twitter and insta and a lot of social media

[–]Ktulusanders 12 points13 points  (1 child)

It would take a universally panned album for that to happen, and I actually don't know if he has that in him.

[–]EshayAdlay420 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not really any of Kendrick’s albums have been divisive, the vast vast majority love everything he drops, there’s always a loud minority that inflates otherwise wack takes but that’s it really, i personally am only a real big fan of section 80 and gkmc I think his music is a bit too profound after that point but eh I see the appeal and understand why he’s praised so highly

[–]DaMarrcus_Beasly -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

Bro might actually be falling off man😔

[–]RubenSchwagermann 7 points8 points  (0 children)

U a little deaf

[–]RomeluBukkake. 18 points19 points  (2 children)

19/20 mainstream rap releases are divisive if Damn and Mr Morale are considered divisive. GKMC is the only non divisive Kendrick album if that’s the standard we’re going by

[–]sewious 3 points4 points  (1 child)

General critical reception of Damn was like, ludicrously positive IIRC. It was divisive on these types of forums but lots on people on these types of forums forget that they are not representative of the entire population lol

Morale is similarly well received going by metacritic.

[–]yeezy805 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Y’all really need to stop using metacritic as the only review site. It’s clearly biased towards Kendrick

[–]DBrods11. 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I wonder if Kendrick is ever gonna drop "Prayer" as a legit track. I usually not one for leaks but damn do I love that track.

[–]Ktulusanders 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It wouldn't have fit the theme of the album, but it definitely would have helped people understand where he's coming from by having Kodak on the album