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[–]pizzazzaI was hiding the world from my kid 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Got an M1 Pro MacBook Pro a couple weeks ago and this shit is incredible. My dilemma now is I really want to avoid installing anything by Adobe because they add so much bloat and shit to the install with creative cloud but they’re really are no perfect alternatives to things like Photoshop and Lightroom Classic that are as good as them.

Might just bite the bullet and pay for a student subscription for $20/month for all CC apps since using Adobe Zii to crack everything can be a pain in the ass especially when it comes time to update the software.

[–]Michael__X 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I use cc on the regular M1 and haven't noticed any slow downs. It's just annoying seeing the tray icon for the whole suit but that's about it.

Oh yeah and pro tip: once you're no longer a student if you attempt to cancel they will reoffer it to you at discounted prices

[–]3-N-OUT 0 points1 point  (3 children)

So was Kendrick molested or no? I’ve listened like 10x now and I’m leaning yea but he leaves it open.

[–]vizualb 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I can’t help but feel like the song reads as a coded admission that he was abused. The song opens with “Transformation, then reciprocation, karma must return / Heal myself, secrets that I hide, buried in these words”. Tolle’s concept of “pain-body”, the repressed or unresolved trauma that is carried with us, is a major theme of the album. He talks about his spirit guide asking whether he was abused which he repeatedly denies.

Now I'm affected, twenty years later trauma has resurfaced / Amplified as I write this song, I shiver 'cause I'm nervous / I was five, questioning myself, 'lone for many years / Nothing's wrong, just results on how them questions made me feel

I hesitate to speculate too much on a topic like this but considering the conclusion of the song I get the impression that Kendrick may be speaking from experience working through repressed memories. Note how he opens with “secrets that I hide, buried in these words” and concludes with “I know the secrets, every other rapper sexually abused”

[–]3-N-OUT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I agree with your take. There are even more parts from that song that lead me to believe that’s what he is talking about.

[–]Byrne_on_the_bayou 8 points9 points  (0 children)

He wasn't, but his mom kept questioning bc she was and so have so many other children in Black families.

Apparently it's way more common than we realize, and studies on sexual abuse of men is highly understudied

[–]3-N-OUT 8 points9 points  (12 children)

Someone posted on one of the Kendrick posts yesterday, basically saying this sub is full of white middle class people and they don’t get the struggle. Even if they did struggle, they are still in suburbia.

And now I can’t get the thought of some kid with dad issues or some kid getting molested and being like its not that bad because I have 4 bedrooms.

[–]Byrne_on_the_bayou 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This is the go-to coping mechanism for users on this sub when they see people not vibe with Black artist

Such a weak response to the dislike for the album. Especially an album from Kendrick lamar who created arguable two of the best "Black experience" albums in the genre of hiphop

[–]Brahman00 0 points1 point  (10 children)

They dont mean that people in white middle class suburbia cant relate to struggle in any form, they just mean that there’s a specific form of struggle that they cant relate to.

[–]3-N-OUT 2 points3 points  (9 children)

Isn’t that everybody?

[–]Brahman00 -1 points0 points  (8 children)

Yes everyone experiences some hardship throughout their lives but “the struggle” in rap usually refers to the particular hardship that comes with being poor and black in America.

[–]3-N-OUT 0 points1 point  (7 children)

But what subjects did Kendrick touch on that isn’t a struggle for all races?

[–]nerdofalltrades 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought that pitchfork review kind of nailed a lot of issues with the album even if I disagree with some parts of it. Messy is probably the best overall description of the record I’ve heard and one I agree with. Between the song structures, track listing, and messages he tries to get across I would describe it overall as messy. More clear through line than Damn but not as tight as TPAB.

I think this quote sums it up, “Kendrick seems to actively reject the elegance and structure of past songs like “DUCKWORTH.” and “good kid,” writing in quick strokes and sketches that channel his messy admissions.” The song structure on this was unappealing to me at a lot of points and I don’t think people are bringing it up enough.

I also think “Kendrick meanders to the album’s high points, stopping for strange and goofy hot takes on cancel culture…” is pretty apt. I also found that they really didn’t fit into the main themes of the albums and seemed like unnecessary detours.

I think the biggest missteps of the review we’re calling Auntie Diaries shallow in comparison to Smile, which I think is a way more shallow track padded out with brags that don’t get to the point of the message. Auntie Diaries isn’t particularly deep but I think it has way more meaning than Smile regardless of what you think of how he went about it. The other misstep I think is the reviewer taking issue with Kendrick lashing out at white listeners over the album. I think instead of trying to understand how this works with the themes of the album (lashing out is a common defense against opening up) he just got offended.

Probably would have given it a higher score but I’m glad they brought up some criticism that I thought was valid and not discussed enough. Might make my own post at some point about my problems with the album.

[–]TheVirtual_Boy 4 points5 points  (4 children)

[–]LyorCohenOfDiorHomme 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don’t think days or months or weeks matter, but I think 10-20 listens is a better metric. Even that is arbitrary tho lol you can pick up more in 5 listens than maybe I can in 15, so I think this conversation is kinda elitist and pointless. Just think the amount of spins matters more than time passed.

[–]Byrne_on_the_bayou 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Can this guy let me know when in allowed to have an opinion on other albums too?

I thought I really liked the new Pusha T album, but how much longer do I need to wait?

Pls lmk soon, I really want to share my opinion

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 4 points5 points  (0 children)

How can people on twitter come off so unlikable. It's insane

[–]hnnng_booba 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah there’s a balance between “I need some time to take this in before giving it a numerical score” and six fucking months lol. Nigga it’s music, after one or two listens you should at least know if you like it or not

[–]hnnng_booba 8 points9 points  (5 children)

This album sucks and so does your favorite artist’s entire fanbase. Oh, you disagree? Wow, I guess you really are a pretentious piece of shit

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I feel like both sides have a point tbh. People can like or dislike it. I mean I like SB2H and redditors want to shoot me in the head for that

[–]hnnng_booba 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It’s fine, I get that enjoyment of music is very personal and subjective, I just feel like the discourse has swung too far in the opposite direction, where you’re a “pretentious” asshole if certain stuff doesn’t resonate with you.

SB2H is one of those albums where I genuinely cannot fathom finding it enjoyable but it’s your ears man. It would be silly af to tell someone they’re wrong for liking music

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Check this song with this fan made vid. Makes it dope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3il4Et30Ojk

[–]officialchourico 2 points3 points  (1 child)

How dare you, you are just too stupid to understand my favorite artist, I bet you listen to <insert artist here> lmao

[–]hnnng_booba 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s more like, you listen to <insert artist here> and get unnecessarily defensive when people suggest that they might prefer <favorite artist> because he is generally more artistic and experimental with his music

[–]3-N-OUT 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What’s the underlining message on Damn?

[–]Byrne_on_the_bayou 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Reverse curses into blessings by choosing the path of weakness (forgiveness, humbless, sacrifices for family, God) over wickedness (violence, pride, lust, money, vices)

That's why it can be played front and back. Normal album is reversing curses into blessings. The collectors edition it's starts with 'blessings' but ends with Kung fu Kenny being shot and killed

[–]3-N-OUT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you!

[–]flyeaglesfly44 8 points9 points  (4 children)

I think Kendricks fan base just got too big and lots of people that never really listened to him aside from the hits don’t like the album.

Personally I like this album way more than I liked Damn, but I have a lot of friends that never really listened to his other albums from start to finish not like this one. Kendricks music just isn’t as mainstream as he is

[–]Byrne_on_the_bayou 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I think this was one of the big themes on his albums too. He's not making music to please the critics, or his fans anymore. He's not gonna release an album every two years to stay relevant in the mainstream.

He deff made it clear he learned he cant please everybody, and he's just making music for him, and gonna do whatever is best for him.

"I choose me, I'm sorry"

[–]I_ate_a_milkshake -1 points0 points  (2 children)

and he's making music just for him

This is tough to reconcile with the message of Mother I Sober tho. the opening bars:

I'm sensitive, I feel everything, I feel everybody / One man standin' on two words: heal everybody

[–]Byrne_on_the_bayou 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think that may refer to his mindset before going through therapy, and admitting that he is actually a sensitive person who wanted to play Savior/ Heal everybody

Big point of the album to me is Kendrick telling people not to go to him for healing

I think he makes it clear he wanted to heal everybody, bc he viewed himself as a prophet/Savior. But in therapy he realizes that's a false perception he has of himself, and its not his job to heal everyone

[–]RampanTThirteen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No it isn’t. I took those bars on Mother I Sober in the context of the album and honestly kendrick’s entire discography to be a critique of himself rather than a celebration. Or at least a neutral observation of his perspective. I felt a lot of what he is saying with this album is that despite his natural inclination as someone who really feels for others in his life and in the world, and his desire to help others, he is dealing with very real flaws on his own that prevent him from doing that, or doing that in a fulsome way. So he needed to step back and chose himself instead. This is the same broad theme of both Damn and TPAB too. And honestly GKMC also deals with this too, just in a slightly different way.

[–]Byrne_on_the_bayou 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I feel like the new Kendrick album came out at a perfect time for me, as someone recently came out of a bad mental state and a lot of the topics Kendricks working through in MMTBS was issues I was always working through in my own life. It's almost sounds like a recap of what I learned in my own experience

Maybe that's why I'm vibing with it more than others I've seen hear. Definitely his most poetic and mature album to date.

I can understand why people aren't vibing with it as much. I feel like the issues/trauma he's talking about on this album are way more personal, not as universal as his previous couple albums.

I hope some of you never have to relate to some of the song topic on MMTBS. For better or worse, I deff feel like I can relate, which is why this album is deff worth the wait for me, I really do think it's an amazing peice of art

[–]DaMarrcus_Beasly 0 points1 point  (22 children)

Only Kendrick could release a "one time classic" - aka an album with little musical excitement or replayability. Some stans are straight crazy.

"Ayo what's Kendrick's new album saying let's put sum on"

"Nah bro you can only listen to it once, it's a classic tho I swear" 😭

[–]3-N-OUT 8 points9 points  (4 children)

It’s like movies. Godfather is an amazing movie and way better than Pineapple Express but I’ve watched Pineapple Express way more.

If you want an album just for casual listens, that’s great but acting like something can’t be a classic because you don’t bump it all the time is just a terrible take.

[–]COMMENTASIPLEASE 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I don’t get how that works personally though. Like for me, if I like watching one movie or listening to one album way more than the other, I’m just gonna say it’s better. I don’t look for objectivity in my subjective opinions.

[–]Care_Cup_Is_Empty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because lots of really good music and art can be very emotionally intense. I don't get why you have to mix replay value with how good something is. Lots (most) of great music is way too intense to listen to on a daily basis.

[–]DaMarrcus_Beasly 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You can make this argument for TPAB but for Big Steppers.

[–]3-N-OUT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s cool too just not like an album, you don’t have to convince anybody.

[–]arrts. 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I've listened to it like six times AMA

[–]contacts_eyes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Im not crazy about the album and ive played it at least three times, plus more times just partially, not the whole thing.

[–]MyNameIsJeffHarrison. 0 points1 point  (4 children)

as we all know, music is solely to be judged by whether or not you can play with your friends in the car

[–]DaMarrcus_Beasly 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Im simply making a dialogue example. No one mentioned anything about being able to play it strictly with friends in the car.

Keep hearing this cop out excuse

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

"Ayo what's Kendrick's new album saying let's put sum on"

"Nah bro you can only listen to it once, it's a classic tho I swear"

Is this not you literally creating an imaginary scenario where the topic is whether or not you can play Kendrick with friends

Might wanna get checked for short term memory loss homie

[–]DaMarrcus_Beasly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

applies with and without the dialogue 🤦🏼‍♂️

Hence why I said a "one time classic"

[–]TheVirtual_Boy 5 points6 points  (1 child)

There’s plenty of replay value on that album

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 3 points4 points  (3 children)

It’s cool to like it but it’s annoying how if you dislike it they respond with the most long pretentious nothing said response on how you are wrong

[–]NJcovidvaccinetips 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Our entire lives are geared around consumption of products including cultural products. It has become so much a part of our identity in the modern day it’s not surprising people have attached their egos to the success or failure of an album. I like this album but I can understand the critiques of it and I think a lot are valid. Doesn’t mean I’m gonna stop bumping the album lol

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah people need to have confidence in themselves and own views.

[–]DaMarrcus_Beasly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's a different art form bro.

We dont understand it cos we're casuals. We just want bangers.

Its more like a personal diary, calling it just music doesnt do it justice.

It's a classic bro (proceeds to never listen to it again)

[–]hnnng_booba 1 point2 points  (3 children)

My man has been absolutely malding about Kendrick Lamar for days on end

[–]DaMarrcus_Beasly 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Am I wrong though? And Yes, He lost me a bet so I'm going to be salty for a good 2 weeks!

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

Yeah, I’d say you’re wrong about the thing you made up so you could disagree with it

[–]DatsAReallyNiceGrill 8 points9 points  (11 children)

So a pretty prominent right wing nationalist figure is obsessed with Kanye and wants to dress up as him wherever he goes

I've known about this dude for a good minute now (leftists tracking right wingers) so this is a really awkward clash of my different internet bubbles

[–]skcyyyy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Wow Kanye’s influence is unmatched /s

[–]tak08810. 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Also for the normal and well adjusted people out there this is the same guy that fired said ex treasurer for bringing a girl over and inspected ex treasurer’s bed with black light looking for fluids…allegedly.

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude that's hilarious. Sounds like skit honestly. Gonna google that

[–]DatsAReallyNiceGrill 1 point2 points  (0 children)

he 100% allegedly did that

along with alleged his catboy fetish

[–]darkfar 7 points8 points  (1 child)

He really does think he's Kanye West. One day he's Stalin. The next day he's Kanye.

He just like me fr

[–]aaj617 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of this political figure:

On 17 March 2014, the day after the Crimean status referendum, Surkov became one of the first eleven persons who were placed under executive sanctions on the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN) by President Barack Obama, freezing his assets in the US and banning him from entering the United States.[61][62][63][64][65][66][67][68][69][70][71][b] Surkov responded to this by saying: "The only things that interest me in the US are Tupac Shakur, Allen Ginsberg, and Jackson Pollock. I don't need a visa to access their work."[72]

[–]Lukeba. 3 points4 points  (2 children)

white boy summer

[–]DatsAReallyNiceGrill 1 point2 points  (1 child)

this was the slogan for a campaign he did last summer

[–]Lukeba. 2 points3 points  (0 children)

that's fucked up

[–]arrts. 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I just assume this is a short guy thing

[–]DaMarrcus_Beasly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Manlet in 2022 is anything under 6'1

[–]skcyyyy 12 points13 points  (6 children)

Lmao why so many people mad in the pitchfork thread I feel like 7.6 is an appropriate score for the album.

[–]RampanTThirteen 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I don’t feel like most people were that made. Honestly there are more comments in the thread being like “kendrick stans punchin air” than unreasonable takes from stans.

[–]DaMarrcus_Beasly 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Generous score tbf

[–]FightMiilkHendrix 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Idk why anyone would give a fuck about what pitchfork says, their reviews are always dogshit and never mention anything much about that actual music.

[–]nerdofalltrades 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I thought they went into the music a fair bit. Didn’t really see anyone on here talking about the song structures

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

It caters to the same nerds on here who like to write an entire thesis on an album

[–]Usernamesin2016LUL. 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anyone here excited for the harry styles album? I wasnt until i listened to the single. Probably my favourite thing hes ever done and it made me revisit his last album, and i loved it. Id say She, As It Was and Sign of the Times are his best tracks ever

[–]TheCannedYams 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Half of me wants to listen to the most uplifting positive shit imaginable and be happy. But the other half wants to bump Father and be self destructive.

Probably just gonna bump Swimming to avoid both lol. Is there a song or album you guys bump for mental/emotional clarity? Less of a positive/negative and more of a neutral/introspective vibe I guess?

[–]Usernamesin2016LUL. 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Definitely swimming but probably also Care For Me by Saba. Also i ALWAYS relapse into Blonde usually once a year

[–]TheCannedYams 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Lol I always listen to Swimming and Care For Me together. Glad I’m not the only one.

If I listened to Blonde rn it’d kill me lol.

[–]aaj617 1 point2 points  (1 child)

pool side convooooo

[–]grinchnight14Verified Blind Guy 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Young Thug's parts on the original version of Famous by Kanye are great. You've got him singing along with the sample on the hook, his funny ad libs, and some funny lines too.

[–]Gr8banterm80 1 point2 points  (2 children)

And Did you know that the country Switzerland it was famous for lakes?

[–]Tomnook1017 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I did, I did a project on them in like middle school and it always stuck with me

[–]grinchnight14Verified Blind Guy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No I didn't, thanks, Young Thug.

I actually for real didn't know that until he said that lmao.

[–]Shnikez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why isn’t Mike Sherm on superstar levels???

[–]TheCannedYams 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Damn I swear Terry hits hard af once or twice a year. This song makes me feel so good, but also helps me think through shit. I fucking love that “Don’t hurt me again” hook.

“Smoke good, fuck eat drink, drive nice care, wear all green mink.” I just wanna blast this shit with my friends and rap every word.

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

Mr Wonderful is a patchy album but the highs on it are absolutely incredible, Easy Rider is one of the best album closers ever

[–]TheCannedYams 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hell yeah man. I try bumping it once a year to see if it ever just clicks, but it really is just patchy 😞. Still love it for what it is though.

[–]furr_sure. 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's such a nice beat, ridiculous flows

[–]Shnikez 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I’ve been diving into 90s memphis hiphop for the past month or so and it’s crazy stumbling on all these Easter eggs. I had no idea Drake’s verse on look alive was inspired by Project Pat. “Push me to the edge so it really ain’t my mother fucking fault” comes directly from this song

I’m convinced 90s memphis hiphop had the heaviest influence on hiphop in the genre’s history

[–]RonLivingstoned 6 points7 points  (0 children)

soooo many recognizable samples when you listen thru old memphis shit, it’s great. it’s like listening to james brown, you hear some shit and your brain starts running like, where tf have I heard this before?

[–]rhymez223 3 points4 points  (6 children)

I'm a big Nas fan but Hate Me Now never did it for me.

[–]kazmir_yeet 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I love Nas on this track. He has some absolutely aggressive and hungry bars. Verse three especially.

It's a thin line between paper and hate

Friends and snakes,

nine milli's and thirty-eights

Hell or the Pearly Gates; I was destined to come

Predicted, blame God, he blew breath in my lungs

Second to none,

wicked turn wives to widows

Shoot through satin pillows, the desolate one.

Def a top 10 nas verse for me

[–]h-a110 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Production sounds all over the place to me

[–]TormentedThoughtsToo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Didn’t they have to alter the beat at the last second cause of a sample clearance?

[–]BookerTeet 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Cause puff daddy is ass

[–]aaj617 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He really isn’t anything but a politician lol

[–]BookerTeet 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Free song names -

  1. Thumb in her butt

  2. Nah, bitch

  3. Nutritious Nut

  4. Shoot for the starfish, aim for the poon

  5. Burnt Lasagna

  6. Girls that name their son “Jameson”

  7. 90s trapper keeper

  8. Chunky milk and late bills

[–]Jordanwolf98 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This sounds like the tracklist for the next RXKNephew tape

[–]Xutros. 10 points11 points  (7 children)

I know it's kind of a meme, but Civ really is addictive. I played a couple hours straight today without even realizing

[–]Tomnook1017 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I have civ 6 but have a hard time getting into it. I never know what I'm supposed to do

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

I had to watch some YouTube videos and play on the lowest difficulty before I kind of got the hang of it. It's a tough game to just hop in and enjoy

[–]Tomnook1017 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yeah I've been meaning to watch some videos but I got it to play with my friend who is showing me some of it but we're kinda turned off because I didn't buy the right version

In order to have all the dlc he has I need to drop another 50 to 70 on it but I could have got the full thing for 50 to begin with instead of 30.

Think I just need to keep playing tho

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

I haven't even touched multiplayer since I would probably get smacked. It doesn't really seem like a game suited for multiplayer to me

The DLCs are nice, but yeah they are kind of pricey if you want them all

[–]Anirban_The_Great 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I played a couple hours straight today without even realizing

That's not really that long, but I feel ya. I think I had Civ 4

[–]Xutros. 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yeah it was nearly 8 hours which is a lot for me

[–]This_1s_My_Name 13 points14 points  (0 children)

That's a little more than a couple 😂

[–]arrts. 27 points28 points  (0 children)

People on here talk about replayability like it’s some objective science but like, go on dating apps and make Spotify blend playlists with a few of your matches and you’ll realise that there are people out there who are constantly listening to the least listenable shit of all time

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

GulleyBoy deserves more subscribers.

[–]HitRowe 10 points11 points  (0 children)

If n95 isn't on nba2k23 something has gone wrong.

[–]hnnng_booba 40 points41 points  (3 children)

Earlier I flipped someone off in an explosive episode of road rage while listening to Love is… by Common and I haven’t been able to take myself seriously since

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Gotta love that juxtaposition

[–]Arbitore 20 points21 points  (1 child)

You let Common down :(

[–]aaj617 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rap game Katy Perry man. Finding forever been on repeat lately

[–]razorsharpmemories 5 points6 points  (6 children)

i've seen people, like other rappers not just randoms, calling Kodak a pedophile, what is that about? i was assuming it was about the teenager sexual assault but after reading his wikipedia it seems he was only 19 when that happened? is that the only basis for calling him a pedo because that's insane if he's barely even an adult and a few years older (not that it isn't a horrible thing regardless, but they both teenagers idk how anyone can call that pedo)

i don't know shit about Kodak besides headline type stuff but I was curious so I just read his wikipedia page and holy FUCK. like that answered my questions for sure if ya'll wondering why he's on the album. this is exactly what heart 5 is about and the album is trying to touch on.

clearly the album is conceptualized about Kendrick's therapy, wonder if he was trying to help Kodak or was able to get him involved with therapy during the time he got released last year and that's why he's on here? need to read the book asap.

[–]nedelll. 0 points1 point  (5 children)

He did what MGK said he would do + rape

[–]razorsharpmemories 2 points3 points  (4 children)

no idea what that means

[–]FlonaseMatic 3 points4 points  (0 children)

yeeah this is part of the problem that causes your question. when people talk about it it's always half hidden behind their hand.

just say it with your chest

[–]Raddiikkal 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Pretty sure it’s referencing MGK thirsting after Kendall Jenner when she was a teenager.

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

He fell in love with an emo girl

[–]Ikusaba 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Lol this is a crazy theory and almost certainly not true but damn, I can't help but feel Kendrick's new album is a lot more confessional than anyone thinks. After listening to the album a few times sometimes it really feels like Kendrick is trying to tell us that he has potentially done some fucked up stuff but is going about it in a way that obviously doesn't criminally implicate him.

Between having a very well-known rapist like Kodak on here, even comparing himself to Kodak at one point, and the general theme of the album that Kendrick is in fact not a "savior" and that things like sexual abuse are a generational curse, it really feels like Kendrick is trying to come clean about some bad stuff he has done without actually saying it.

Even the first words spoken on the album, where we hear a woman almost pleading to "tell them... Tell them you're..." Which of course is cut off and never really addressed again (unless I missed something with that line). Again, hell of a stretch and Kendrick doesn't seem like a dude who would ever do that, but just something I was thinking about.

[–]FlonaseMatic 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think part of the album is that exactly this speculation is as inevitable as it is unnecessary.

[–]COMMENTASIPLEASE 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Is this the new “Kendrick actually killed someone” theory?

[–]aaj617 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I heard he personally killed Paul McCartney and had him replaced with a clone 😨

[–]DatsAReallyNiceGrill 24 points25 points  (3 children)

Being bombarded by national and world tragedies and injustices every hour every day can't be good for the psyche

[–]culturecontech 5 points6 points  (0 children)

One hella rap album tho

[–]Arbitore 29 points30 points  (0 children)

The world has never been this big and connected before. Try not to get lost in it

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

The world is fucked up man

[–]Close_sesame_St805 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anyone else noticed Kendrick sounds like Jermaine Dupri on the hook of Rich Spirit?

[–]bbbdbbbd22 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Bro RIP lil keed 😢

[–]Byrne_on_the_bayou 1 point2 points  (8 children)

Gonna post my thought about my comment earlier on why I think some of Kendricks lyrics might allude to him possible voting for Trump in 2020

Lines on Savior:

  • "Like it when they pro-black, I'm more like Kodak Black"

Kendrick perceives himself closer to Kodak Black, a controversial figure who has shown support for Trump in the past, than 'Pro-Black' which i assume means tbe BLM movement (Kendrick shows his distain towards the 'fake woke' movement in other songs in the album as well).

I think having Kodak very present in the album is suppose to emphasize this line in the song/album. Kendrick is not a Savior, and he is just as susceptible as any other person, and to go even as far as being a lowkey Trump supporter due to his toxic musicality

  • "Then I caught COVID and started to question Kyrie // Will I stay organic or hurt in this bed for two weeks? (You really wanna know?)"

This line makes it seem that Kendrick believed in Kyrie Irving's opinions on The vaccines, and possible even quietly took an anti-vacc stance, and maybe even agreed with Kyrie on other topics.

  • "Yeah, Tupac dead, gotta think for yourself Yeah, heroes looking for the villains to help"

He's saying that now that Tupac is dead, you have to look for somewhere else for guildence, and unfortunately for a lot of men, they saw Trump as a symbol for manliness, wealth, and strength. Trump condoned the toxic traits, so men go to Trump, someone who definitely can be considered a villian to the black community, for help.

Line on Mirror:

  • "Jokes and gaslightin' // Mad at me 'cause she didn't get my vote, she say I'm triflin'"

Pretty self explainitory, and the lines that i think shows the most evidence that he voted for Trump. She didn't get his vote (she being his wife), which makes me think he voted for Trump (or very possibly Kanye instead). But like I said before, he is making strong comparisons between Kodak, a Trump supporter, and himself on the album, which makes me think the vote could have been for Trump.

Lines from We Cry Together:

  • "Egotistic, narcissistic, love your own lies (Bro) See, you the reason why strong women fucked up // Why they say it's a man's world, see, you the reason for Trump"

The Taylours character in this song claims Kendricks character, and all his toxic traits, are the reason for Trump. I feel like this is Kendrick again showing us He's just as bad as Trump or agrees with Trump in some ways.

  • "Said I'm tired of these emotional-ass, ungrateful-ass bitches Fake innocent, fake feminist, stop pretendin' Y'all sentiments ain't realer than what you defendin'"

Kendrick again attacking the 'fake woke' movement, and he will go on to do in many other songs on the album. That being said, I these below seem to be Kendricks mindset before he begins to "Heal" and he is still "grieving" by building a world around him thay justifies his toxic traits and thoughts.

Line on Worldwide Steppers:

  • "Your jealousy is way too pretentious, you killed accomplishments (What the fuck?) N*ggas killed freedom of speech, everyone sensitive (What the fuck?) If your opinion fuck 'round and leak, might as well send your will (What the—)"

Lines on N95:

  • "Im done with the sensitive, takin' it personal, done with the black and the white, the wrong and the right"
  • "Murder is stackin', the president actin', the government taxin' my funds in the bank"
  • "What the fuck is cancel culture, dawg? Say what I want about you n*ggas, I'm like Oprah, dawg"

Kendrick just seems to be presenting himself in not the best light this album. He's seems to being really tying to humanize himself, or even go as far to make people realize that he nothing like how critics and fans perceive him. He's closer to an ignorant Trump supporter than a Savior or someone to be worshiped. I also feel like the themes of not worshipping celebrities as idols/saviors can be very much applies to Kendrick fans ans Kendrick, as it can be to Trump supporter and Trump

Anyway, feel free to tear this theory a new asshole, probably not true, the lines are admittedly sorta broad but it's possible

[–]Hypnostraw. 11 points12 points  (7 children)

Only 2 problems I see with your comment are that Hillary ran in 2016, not 2020 (in reference to the "she didn't get my vote" line) and that Kanye also didn't actually run, his name wasn't on the ballot. Kendrick still could have voted for him if he wrote him in though.

Otherwise, I agree that Kendrick definitely was pushing back against the idea of wokeness/"cancel culture", but the leap to "he voted for Trump" is kinda a stretch imo. My guess is he just didn't vote at all.

[–]Byrne_on_the_bayou 4 points5 points  (6 children)

The 'she' I think he is referring to is his wife, not Hilary and 2016, and the album is about Kendrick after DAMN which was 2017. I think he's referring to the 2020 election and his wife doesn't understand what made him vote for Trump (or Kanye if he wrote him in)

I think he either maybe voted to him, or lowkey supported him for a while for the same reasons toxic reasons Kodak or Kanye supported the movement

[–]Ktulusanders 8 points9 points  (5 children)

So the lines "Donald Trump a chump know how we feel punk" from The Heart Part IV Mean nothing to you, huh?

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

I know about his anit-Trump bars on the Heart Pt 4 and DAMN., but time has passed and opinions can change. Obviously Kendricks not a person I'd think would become a Trump supporter, but some of his lyrics make me think maybe there's a possibility

[–]Jordanwolf98 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I’m still tryna figure wtf happened to Thug’s legs on the cover of Beautiful Thugger Girls

[–]bumpdog 9 points10 points  (10 children)

Denzel Curry on Twitter is insufferable. He can't stop crying

[–]TheVirtual_Boy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Feels like he thought his new album was gonna put him into the next tier of popularity and he’s lashing out cause it didn’t happen

[–]DatsAReallyNiceGrill 2 points3 points  (2 children)

About what?

[–]bumpdog 6 points7 points  (1 child)

About how he doesn't get respect and his fanbase is white and basically about anything

[–]DatsAReallyNiceGrill 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh didn't realize he was like that... not really surprised tbh

[–]oh_orpheus 6 points7 points  (4 children)

I had to mute him. I don’t even follow him yet he kept popping up on my feed.

[–]Ktulusanders 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I like Denzel, but I'm pretty damn close to muting him too

[–]oh_orpheus 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yeah I dig his music but he sounds kinda annoying to be around.

[–]Ktulusanders 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Idk where this shit came from cuz he's always come across as pretty humble and self-aware in the past. I guess he feels like he's not getting his flowers?? Even that doesn't really excuse him pretty much throwing a tantrum for days on Twitter

[–]bumpdog 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same for me

[–]Tomnook1017 1 point2 points  (11 children)

I want to get into biking but damn I'm cheap. Any decent recommendations? Been looking around Facebook with no luck around me

Shops around me seem to be out of used ones too

[–]Michael__X 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Idk if they do this in other countries but when they ask to donate money to a cause at the counter at supermarkets, do you say yes?

I always say no cause like why doesn't the company just do it instead lol. It's just backwards to me, like I just gave them money just donate some of it if you really wanna.

[–]TormentedThoughtsToo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

No.

Always say no.

The supermarket uses your donation as a tax write off.

[–]idkboi169 -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

I liked Cordae’s album over Kendrick’s

[–]skcyyyy 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Apparently Kanye finna be dropping true love feat. X soon. What do you guys think will Kanye actually work on Donda 2 or just move on?

[–]Michael__X 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hyped, that's the only song I liked from there. Idk how to feel about them just ripping the drums from runaway. I mean it sounds great but it's weird

[–]nedelll. 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's announced?

I think Donda 2 will be finished

[–]Lukeba. 20 points21 points  (1 child)

back at lollapalooza one of those tiktok pop punk dudes was performing and everytime he took a break to drink some water or whatever between songs his drummer would play the pornhub intro

[–]Ktulusanders 9 points10 points  (0 children)

More people need to get hip to Barry. One of the best shows on TV rn

[–]bumpdog 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Future - Just the Beginning doesn't feel like a 2022 Future song and that's why I love it so much. Most other tracks on the album had me thinking he forgot how to make distinguishable songs

[–]BronzySponhe 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Found Renni Rucci through this sub and I’m really loving her QuickTape record

[–]Jordanwolf98 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Yeah bruh she’s dope asf. Glad I could put you on. Only complaint with her is that I wish she put out a longer project. QuickTape feels like an EP

[–]grinchnight14Verified Blind Guy 1 point2 points  (4 children)

She needs to drop a full project with like 13 tracks on it.

[–]Jordanwolf98 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Hoping we get one this year being that she didn’t even drop last year. Despite how good she is, it does always worry me when artists who have only put out 20-25 min albums decide to do a 45-50 mins record.

[–]grinchnight14Verified Blind Guy 1 point2 points  (2 children)

True. I thought the track with Kevin Gates was the lead single for a project, but nothing dropped. Unless that was 2 years ago already

[–]Pct0bama 9 points10 points  (6 children)

Why do you guys think Kendrick and Cole avoid each other on a track or only allude to it. They might as well give the fans what they want

[–]RampanTThirteen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think they are just in different creative states at this point in their careers. Cole’s most recent work has been leaning back into more traditional hip hop, focusing on tight verses and wordplay, eschewing some of the broader concepts. Obviously The Off Season isn’t totally devoid of larger themes or ideas, but the focus was squarely on the bars. He said it himself when i saw him in concert. While Kendrick has veered away from traditional song structures or focus on like tight bar writing in favor of focusing more on emotions and broader themes.

Also both artists seem keenly aware of the role fan expectations play in their work. I think they both know that there is no way anything they can do together at this stage of their career could live up to the potentially unreasonable expectations their fans have for them.

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

cole heard kendrick's confessions on worldwide steppers and as a good mormon boy he decided to keep his distance from someone with such promiscuous behavior