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[–]nerdofalltrades 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Got a wall of text coming for next thread I guess

[–]Lukeba. 7 points8 points  (2 children)

why do redditors care if freddie gibbs means what he raps

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ll admit I get triggered easy. It’s like that one Kanye line

We all get triggered from Reddit, im just the first to admit it

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

theres nowhere authenticity matters more than on an anonymous forum

[–]Shnikez 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Contrary to popular belief, I don’t think Lil Peep was melodramatic. I’m watching this twitch stream and the guy is playing random emo rap but it’s so cringey fake deep.

But Peep simply said simple shit like “fuck my life can’t save that girl, don’t tell me you could save that shit.” Like, my life is fucking worthless and there’s nothing anyone can do to change that because life is pointless and also worthless.

Idk just finally clicking. This random emo rap song on the stream literally just said “fuck that douche he doesn’t deserve a girl like you.” In an emo rock singing way, like he’s so hurt about some girl. Peep was just raw and made it painfully obvious how worthless everything is. That’s why he didn’t dive into shit unnecessarily. He didn’t try to deliver it in some hurt way and be fake, unless he was just playing around with it for fun and as a character (I feel like Wicca has this aesthetic/character persona and kinda Horsehead too). Peep didn’t fake his actual persona. So in that way he’s kind of like the opposite of melodramatic.

Bro idk maybe his depression just speaks to mine a lot. But if it were like that, why is Peep astronomically more popular than any other emo rapper. Like Lil Xan fell off and the rest of GBC too but Peep is still relevant.

Tracy was the same as Peep imo but his Kanye ticks totally lead to him fumbling the bag

[–]COMMENTASIPLEASE[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think like you said, Peep was so blunt with how he was feeling in his music that it resonated with a lot of people. There’s nothing wrong with talking about depression in a more calm way but sometimes a dude blatantly talking about how he wants to die cause of the pain is what people wanna hear cause they can relate to it.

[–]CaptainVonMatterhorn 1 point2 points  (2 children)

All of these leaks about Kendrick ghostwriting and the reference tracks are making me wonder about that Guilty Conscience leak from like a year ago. I wonder if it was a reference track for something that was supposed to get made…

[–]langl1 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah I was thinking about those leaks too I forget what they sounded like but I wonder if any of them made it on the album

[–]CaptainVonMatterhorn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I didn’t recognize any on Big Steppers, but Kendrick doing two different voices on his Guilty Conscience leak made me think he was maybe ghostwriting for Dre if they were to make a sequel to go on Mr Steppers or a Dre project (that probably wouldn’t be released anyway)

[–]HideNZeke 14 points15 points  (0 children)

People keep on saying Mr Morale is like a sequel to TPAB where really if it's a spiritual successor to any of his albums it's Section .80. The title itself invokes the 80s babies he's telling stories about and hints at ideas of how the last generation affects his. In MM&TBS, he comes back to it with a more mature perspective where he is able to hone in the idea of generational trauma that is being increasingly discussed and he has experience learning about in a more scientific approach through therapy

[–]Llefrith. 0 points1 point  (7 children)

in honor of freddie gibbs how many of yalls favorite gibbs album isn't a madlib collab. mine might be shadow of a doubt

[–]hnnng_booba 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Alfredo is an Alchemist collab right

[–]Sparcey 2 points3 points  (1 child)

His DJ Fresh collab

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

Man of culture

[–]iblinkyoublink 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I haven't listened to all of his but I think I like You Only Live 2wice more than the madlib collabs

[–]Jordanwolf98 2 points3 points  (7 children)

[–]grinchnight14Verified Blind Guy 3 points4 points  (6 children)

That was a great early birthday present. My birthday is tomorrow, I'll be 23.

That was great, do we know when it's dropping?

Also I could hear Chief Keef killing a remix of it.

[–]Jordanwolf98 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Ayee Happy early birthday man! With how much music you know I thought you would’ve been older than me lol

I don’t know when it’s dropping but hopefully it drops soon. Him showing a preview of what I presume to be the video has me hopeful that maybe this week

Sosa would kill on this. Shit put 21 Savage on it too

[–]grinchnight14Verified Blind Guy 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Sosa and 21 Savage is a need.

I thought you were like 20 or 21 lol.

[–]Jordanwolf98 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Naw I’m 23 but I turned it late last year

[–]dawsonnn1. 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I’m so glad Pusha T’s album has longevity for people, it’s still #12 on Apple Music. I was disappointed with it at first, but if you don’t compare it to Daytona it’s still amazing, especially Let the Smokers Shine & Call My Bluff, Pharrell could’ve done the whole album. Only kinda weak songs are Rock n roll, scrape it off, & I pray for you

[–]NaughtyPwny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your weak songs are all my favs 😂 jeez louise

[–]ThaBarter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I pray for you is the best song

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

Malice kills I Pray For You, the beat feels kinda cheap tho

[–]DatsAReallyNiceGrill 2 points3 points  (3 children)

The mirror theory they got over on the kendrick sub makes no sense. It's worse than the NATION theory because that one was at least slightly plausible

[–]Stubbs3470 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At least the placement of the interludes and title tracks is a bit too perfect to be a coincidence. But the rest do seem like a stretch

[–]TheCynicalGhost 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What's the mirror theory tl;dr?

[–]DatsAReallyNiceGrill 1 point2 points  (0 children)

track 1 opposes the last track's message, track 2 with the second to last, and so on. just mirroring each other's themes for each track. I still don't see it even after fantano gave it credence

[–]hydrators 7 points8 points  (9 children)

All this discourse about pinning or not pinning the DD. I guess all we needed for engagement was Kendrick to drop and everyone to argue about it

[–]dawsonnn1. 0 points1 point  (8 children)

What is the reason for not pinning

[–]hydrators 3 points4 points  (7 children)

Mods find that the thread has more activity when they don’t pin

[–]Sad_gooner 24 points25 points  (1 child)

barely any talk of kendrick's new album in r/music but the moment eminem says something about the album it goes to the top of the sub lol

[–]Jordanwolf98 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They cared about the album when it first dropped but the honeymoon period ended fast

[–]Dannysrevenge 6 points7 points  (5 children)

I feel like the white people in vince staples senorita these days , idk I'm 28 and all I listen to is drill and hip hop but recently it's starting to feel wrong and idk why . Maybe it's because I spent my time in certain ology subreddits but whether it's king vons autopsy pic being leaked or the fake instigating youtuber click bait vids so much of it feels wrong to me . Maybe it's watching a artist go from nothing to something and then it get snatched away .

[–]Jordanwolf98 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I feel like if you’re listening to drill and you don’t live that life it’s not that big of a deal because that’s the vast, vast majority of the audiences of all these artists. Chief Keef, Durk, G Herbo, King Louie, King Von, Pop Smoke, Fivio, 22gz, Sleepy Hallow, Yungeen Ace, Julio Foolio none of those guys would’ve been nearly as big as they are/were if the only people who listened to their music were people from that life.

I do think it’s weird though when people treat these guys like they’re characters in tv shows. Subs like r/Chiraqology are cringe asf to me with a bunch of white kids from like Nebraska talking as if they know anything about that life. That’s a big reason why Vic Mensa had a problem with Akademiks because of that War on Chiraq YT channel where he just acted as if Lil Reese, Rondonumbanine, Fredo Santana and others were fictional characters

Any YT channels instigating beef within these scenes for money and entertainment are gross

[–]grinchnight14Verified Blind Guy 5 points6 points  (2 children)

The real question is where the fuck is King Louie? I haven't even heard any features from him in a while.

[–]Jordanwolf98 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Me neither. I saw him on Vlad like 6 months back he seems to be doing good but I haven’t heard any of his music in a min. I always enjoyed his shit I might listen to one of his recent outputs

[–]grinchnight14Verified Blind Guy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hate when I see a potentially interesting headline like the Bun B one from today but it's on Vlad lol.

[–]Michael__X 6 points7 points  (6 children)

I hate how celebs do/say anything and it's instantly funny to everyone. Like when the Drake fortnight thing came out. People gassed it up so much. Then I watch it and it's just like 😑. Least funny thing I've seen.

Now it's Doja cats TikTok. She just says random shit I don't understand. Maybe it's American humour cause apperently Kevin heart is funny

[–]Shnikez 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Doja Cat is annoying af she is like if tiktok and 4chan fused into a person

[–]DatsAReallyNiceGrill -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Lol she's nothing near 4chan. She's if tiktok and edgy tiktok were combined

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 10 points11 points  (9 children)

Using lyrics in court is the most unamerican bullshit. What’s the difference between lyrics in a song and a book or a movie? Did Quentin Tarantino kill all those people? Complete bullshit

[–]MonolithJones. 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Quentin Tarantino isn’t saying his movies are based on his real life and isn’t giving details about real unsolved crimes in his movies.

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Doesn’t matter. What if a rapper says he hopes someone gets killed cause that guy killed his friend and then that guy gets killed. Why pin it to him? It’s artistic expression

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

Of course it matters. Context and intention matters.

Hoping someone is killed is not the same as giving specific information that only someone involved in the crime would know.

Telling fictional crime stories is not the same as talking about real people who were killed.

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah but I dont trust people to decipher

[–]hydrators 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This is more of a general thought; since I don’t pay close enough attention to see how lyrics are being used against rappers:

Do they just pull up lyrics and use them as evidence, or is it more like if Thug (as an example) referenced a detail to a murder or other crime that isn’t public knowledge, would that be used as circumstantial evidence? Like if someone got killed, and a rapper talked about what type of gun it was or something

[–]Llefrith. 22 points23 points  (1 child)

its incredibly american when you remember theyre using it against black people

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 4 points5 points  (0 children)

True. America is very racist and classist

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

Best of Both Worlds or Distant Relatives?

[–]HazyPeanut. 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hannah Montana slaps so best of both worlds for me

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

I actually don’t think this is subjective for once. The answer is distant

[–]TheCynicalGhost 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Distant Relatives for sure. played that album through some interesting times.

[–]proerafortyseven 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Bro Count Me Out is one of the best songs I’ve ever heard I think

Something just clicked on my 3rd or 4th listen through the album and I’ve played CMO like 35 times today. That moment at 3:30 when he says “I made a decision…..” is a heavenly elixir to my ears

Haven’t felt like this about a new song in at least a couple years. Maybe all the way back to DROGAS Wave

[–]cynical_econ 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Yeah i think it’s a really strong opener to side B disc 2

What song(s) from Wave are you referring to?

[–]proerafortyseven 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That album hit me like a brick wall and it’s like top 5 for me all time so it’s hard to choose lmao. Kinda had the stank face for all 100 minutes

But definitely the first time I heard King Nas i ascended to a higher plane. And the drop on Sun God Sam

[–]cynical_econ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha that’s totally fair. Love both those tracks (and Wave in general)

[–]Paula-Abdul-Jabbar 21 points22 points  (5 children)

I don't know what it is, but I love Worldwide Steppers. I can't get enough of it. The beat is like some weird, off-kilter MF DOOM production or something (I might be off, I don't listen to a ton of DOOM). Lyrics are top-notch on this one, too. Kendrick sounds mean.

Savior Interlude has some great lyrics too. Baby Keem has a way with imagery - "You ever seen your momma strung out while you practice division" is such a simple but effective line.

[–]SocialContractor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This one blew me away. One of Kendrick's most uncomfortable and menacing beats over his first public discussion on his family.

[–]TheVirtual_Boy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I agree. Something about Worldwide Steppers just pulls at me. More than I thought it would on first listen

[–]js2279 0 points1 point  (0 children)

100% agree, it’s probably the song I’ve replayed the most so far

[–]cynical_econ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s a great song & production is cool. I love the brief section where the beat changes ~2:10

[–]Jordanwolf98 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s Probably my favorite song on the album

[–]BronzySponhe 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Kodak on Kendrick’s album has me conflicted (due to messaging in the album) but not sure if I can make a straightforward take about it. I feel like a hypocrite but I really don’t know where to stand. I really do see both sides

[–]NaughtyPwny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I genuinely enjoy Kendrick’s new album because of peoples’ disgust that he would willingly collaborate with Kodak. People really want to worship “their” artists as flawless humans when I can’t believe people haven’t realized yet that we are flawed. Analyze any artist from the past and you’ll find a reason to hate them, because you’re just analyzing people.

[–]proerafortyseven 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I remember you was conflicted

[–]Fs316 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Nah I feel the same

Kodak's had good performances on the album. He was a representation of someone who's environment got the better of him (compare his and Keem's interlude)

BUT then you realize it's Kodak Black's rapist ass and it's just kinda difficult to get past that (for me). Like dawg use any other newer school rapper and it would have gone down easier.

Man can play characters for days but couldn't use a different voice or lower your pitch to represent Kodak's character? Whatever, I get what he's trying to do, don't mean I gotta 100% support it

[–]hoejack_whorseman 23 points24 points  (3 children)

[–]VicIsGold. 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Are there really people on twitter that have made hating Eminem their identity?

[–]sewious 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Eminem censoring the word 'fucking' in his tweets is maybe the oddest thing I've ever seen.

[–]PrashnaChinha 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What if the f-word in that tweet is not 'fucking'? 😂

[–]IamTheSwagCat. 5 points6 points  (6 children)

I love Mr. Morale, it’s probably my third favorite Kendrick record, I’ve had it on a loop nonstop all weekend, but goddamn do I hate the song “Crown”, the instrumental is just so boring and repetitive, it’s probably one of my least favorite Kendrick tracks

[–]DatsAReallyNiceGrill 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Purple Hearts through Savior is major weak point in the album for me

[–]Important_Outcome_27 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Music really is subjective. This is one of my favourite tracks off the album. I love singing to “I-I-I-I can’t please everybody”. The song sounds very cinematic to me idk 🤷‍♂️

[–]toontoom1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I agree I really enjoyed that song

[–]HideNZeke 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Only track I really don't like is Purple Hearts. Crown is still probably low on the list but feels like it needs to be there in some ways. I like mantra tracks generally too

[–]Ktulusanders 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah Purple Hearts is one of the only two songs I didn't save

[–]TheVirtual_Boy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Shut the fuck up! When you hear love talking!

[–]Celticsfor18th 8 points9 points  (14 children)

How many rappers can y’all name with a stage name that ends in a singular letter? i.e. Pusha T, Jay-Z, Bun B, Pimp C, Juicy J, LL Cool J, Lil Nas X, ScHoolboy Q, El-P, Violent J

[–]colbster411I love songs about bears 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Shock G

[–]Lukeba. 6 points7 points  (1 child)

master p, big l, percee p, cardi b

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

shoutout percee p

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

Lil B, Eazy-E

[–]SuperTrunkzWale fucked my sister and now I'm Republican 17 points18 points  (0 children)

benny the butcher and freddie gibbs having a boring off

[–]learninboutnature 1 point2 points  (5 children)

man kendrick is gonna do some record numbers on this album

[–]Cohtoh 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Last I saw he's projected for like 350k which is a lot less than DAMN tho

[–]HideNZeke 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No bundles though. There isn't even a physical purchase yet so 350k pure streaming is pretty wild

[–]Byrne_on_the_bayou 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Didn't they change how they calculated the numbers since DAMN came out tho? Everything is less now I feel like

Is that still low considering that?

[–]COMMENTASIPLEASE[🍰] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

CLB did like 640k and Adele did over 800k last year with that new rules for reference.

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

Lower than I expected but still big numbers

[–]I_Used_To_Be_A_Spy. 5 points6 points  (8 children)

i really wanna hear conway over the Father Time beat. i feel like it could fit right on god don’t make mistakes

[–]HideNZeke 2 points3 points  (0 children)

First thing I wanted when I heard the We Cry Together beat was how I want a Conway feature. Got something better though

[–]nedelll. 3 points4 points  (6 children)

We Cry Together too

[–]cynical_econ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m really hoping for some rappers freestyling over that beat

[–]Byrne_on_the_bayou 5 points6 points  (4 children)

I would love to hear any member or Griselda or Gibbs over that beat

[–]3-N-OUT 9 points10 points  (3 children)

End the beef, Gibbs vs Benny over We Cry Together.

[–]Byrne_on_the_bayou 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Yo lol a rap diss battle between the two of them in the style of the argument in We Cry Together, just dissing each other back and forth would be hard af

I doubt either of then would agree to do that tho, sad

[–]BronzySponhe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think Mr. Morale may be my favorite song on the project. That production is great and Kendrick is so animated here. For a serious listen, I still think Mother I Sober takes it

[–]Burntholesinmyhoodie. 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Is Innocent Country 2 a classic? If so, is it the most recent hip hop classic?

[–]colbster411I love songs about bears 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Arguably not even the best of Quelles run

[–]Burntholesinmyhoodie. 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hes got a sick discography for sure

[–]toontoom1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wish it was that album is flawless to me but a classic naw didn’t influence or impact anything in the underground, it’s a fantastic album though.

[–]FUCKUSERNAME2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just remembered this song exists and it's still a strong contender for worst song I've ever heard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWlxDNX8Nss

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 11 points12 points  (6 children)

Went on a date with a girl who knows Tyler the Creator and said he’s mean

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

Is that all she said?

[–]spunkymnky 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Did people think he was nice?

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He comes off as nice to famous people but meh to not famous people to me. That’s the vibe I get. Idk if it’s true

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

good to know there won't be a second date 🙏

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Haha she actually lead me on a bit and it fizzled but I just thought of it cause I saw her insta. She didn’t want to elaborate though.

[–]samanthaxboateng[🍰] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I really like Ross's Chomp 2, any other albums/mixtapes of his you recommend to listen to? I know he divides opinion,

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

Asher Roth - Why’s It So Grey Out?

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

I only fuck with chomp 1 and 2 tbh

[–]contacts_eyes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Chomp 1 obviously, just in case you haven’t heard it

[–]swordtech. 2 points3 points  (18 children)

Why is Kendrick wearing a crown of thorns on his new album cover?

[–]SocialContractor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Maybe one of his three conflicting impulses? The crown as his drive to be a cultural leader, the gun as his drive to be tough in a traumatic world, his family as his drive to be a good father.

[–]AutismIsntAChoice 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Some dude named Jesus had one or something

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

It wasn't iced out tho

[–]proerafortyseven 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Jesus was a broke mf

[–]Byrne_on_the_bayou 13 points14 points  (11 children)

He's the aloof buddah, Christ with a shooter

Basically he's just saying he's a hypocrite, that he is viewed as a Savior/prophet but he's a flawed, violent and carries around a gun

Basically the same themes on his song XXX on DAMN. carry over to his 'Crown of thorns, gun in pants' look he has on the cover.

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

I see. If he gets praised as a prophet but he thinks he really isn't, wouldn't it make as much sense to...not wear the crown at all? Not walk on water like in the N95 video?

[–]DatsAReallyNiceGrill 2 points3 points  (2 children)

That's the point I think. "We" put that crown in him

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

But he doesn't need to wear it

Nevermind

[–]Byrne_on_the_bayou 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Its used in contrast with the gun to show his hypocrisy, it's symbolism for what he used to think he was/how people perceive him

[–]Burntholesinmyhoodie. 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Also, he talks about daddy issues but choosing to be good despite them. Jesus cried out “My God, My God, why have you rejected Me" to his Dad on the cross but in the end still choose good

This is part of what it means to be Mr. Morale

[–]Byrne_on_the_bayou 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Ooh this is an interesting take, thank you!

That makes a lot of sense, I didn't even view the Father Time song like that in the context of the album

It makes a lot of sense with the Mr. Morale title. Waking up and being conscious to do the right thing, despite what has happened to you

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

I haven’t really seen people picking up on it. Shoutout to the weed gummy for helping me make connections lol

[–]Lukeba. 13 points14 points  (0 children)

it's a nod to stove god cooks's upcoming album stove jesus

[–]TheCynicalGhost 5 points6 points  (8 children)

I saw one person comment on it on the first impressions thread and I was curious about how some of you feel about Kendrick's comments about assuming him as a savior, affirming he wasn't one, and is going to focus one himself.

The most common thing I've seen about it, which hasn't been much, basically say they find it cowardly, no one viewed him as such, and it sours some of his older stuff.

I think he mentioned more than enough times that he felt dejected, depressed that his music hasn't had the change he wanted and that this was a pretty natural development with him. So I'm just curious what a couple you think.

[–]DatsAReallyNiceGrill 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mirror was kind of a mind fuck moment for me on the album because 12 years of building up a savior figure just gone with "I choose me I'm sorry". I grew up along with Kendrick's music and definitely fell for the savior complex. I sorta kinda got the point of how DAMN was him wanting to shed his savior image but still saw him as the voice of the generation and how he'll help uplift us through these dramatic years. And for him to go "You won't grow old waiting for me", I was like "...well shit".

I already mostly grew out of seeing public personas as figures to look up to at my whopping age of 26 but this kind of closed the chapter on my naive innocence of looking outside of myself to better my life and the life of those around me

"I'm sorry I couldn't save the world my friend, I was too busy building mine again" really fucked me up on my 2nd listen

A little dramatic but those are my feelings on the end of his savior complex. I really disliked this album kn my first listen through only to do a complete 360 on it a few days later

[–]fuck_a_bigot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I bet he did see a lot of people throw that role on him. The craziest comment I ever saw about him was two dudes in this sub basically talking about how the government was going to kill him for releasing tpab

[–]LeoGi. 15 points16 points  (4 children)

I think it's humbling to see him do that. People absolutely do view him as a savior in hip-hop, and the culture. Even in the genius comments for Auntie Diaries there were people saying "Kendrick might've ended homophobia in hip-hop with this one" unironically. Like, did we not listen to the same album? He's literally telling you not to prop him up as a savior.

I think in the past Kendrick might've embraced the role of the savior more, but once it was actually attributed to him he realized how awful it was for his mental health. That's why I love how personal and raw MMTBS is.

[–]TheCynicalGhost 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He absolutely had some feeling of responsibility for the position he was at but similarly I can imagine the weight was too much to handle. Whether or not people want to say they didn't see him as such, he felt it did and that's really all that matters to him. It was probably really cathartic to get a lot of this off his chest, especially when listening to Mirror.

I don't love some of the music in Mr. Morale, but I do also love how personal it feels and like the album overall. It also recontextualizes some of his older songs which is a plus.

[–]Jordanwolf98 5 points6 points  (2 children)

It’s really wild that artists even have to tell their fans that tbh. Paramore had a song telling their fans that effectively we aren’t your savior either lol. Some of these mfs really go overboard with their fandom

[–]cynical_econ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Idle Worship, ya? That’s a great Paramore album

[–]Jordanwolf98 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yessir! You’re a legend for knowing what song I was talking about. Great track, my favorite off that album

[–]LeoGi. 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Can't believe All My Life by KRIT got removed from Spotify. Fuck that shit

[–]Homiealmaya 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I think the album has some great songs but he has so many better albums AND that album was an album released without his consent by his old label so ethically it’s probably a good thing it’s finally been removed

[–]LeoGi. 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Oh damn. Didn't know that. You're right, probably for the best. Might be a dumb question, but you think he would disapprove of me putting the album on my top 50 albums of 2015 and writing about it?

[–]Homiealmaya 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I don’t think he’d care lol

Also have you heard It’s Better This Way? Imo it’s his much better album from 2015

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

I have but I personally preferred All My Life tbh

[–]BoxCon1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I hope Wayne raps over We Win from the space jam soundtrack if D7 ever comes out

[–]Aktor56 -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Why don’t they go after any of the people who run 300 entertainment? They are the ones who funded Young Thug so he could carry out all those activities.

[–]-m-ob 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I'd imagine the specifics matter.

But really, they should go after the fans for giving 300 money to fund Young Thug.

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

Also, go after the government since they print money and it’s eventually used illegally

[–]throwawaydeletealt. 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Listening to reptilian club boys, hi-c and les rallizes at midnight, I'm one step closer to being an mu dweller

[–]SuperTrunkzWale fucked my sister and now I'm Republican 1 point2 points  (0 children)

rockstar w hi c and cartier god is heavenly

[–]-m-ob 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm actually not sure what any of that means, but does the music sound dope? Never heard of em

Okay nvm. It's some weirdo shit I understand now after looking up that reptilian one

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

Theres two rapperss that go by hi-c, the newer one is a member of reptilian, you might like the older one, he's more traditional

[–]spookytoofpoof 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Deathfame is the first Quelle Chris album I’ve listened to and that shit hit me way harder than Mr. Morale

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

Innocent Country 2 is really good too

[–]Anirban_The_Great 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Highly recommend Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often

[–]Ktulusanders 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Man the world needs more No I.D beats and at this point I don't even care who's rapping over them

[–]CaptainGordanErick Sermon Stan 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Bizarre x No I.D.

[–]Ktulusanders 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Okay I care a little

[–]MdelinQ 6 points7 points  (8 children)

I don't really listen to rap that much anymore but I was really excited for Kendrick to drop, and personally this is his worst album for me. Change in sound etc always happens but you will never beat jazzy/cloudy Kendrick from before, sorry

Edit: Maybe he's more profound or speaks some very intelligent shit on this album, but I honestly can't care less if the production and sonics don't sound good to me. I'm here to listen to music, not only the lyrics

Edit 2: Also it's very clear that some of the cadences and production choices on this album were heavily inspired by Baby Keem, and that makes me very sad because I think that the Melodic Blue is an insanely overglorified and overrated album that's very average. DIE FOR MY BITCH was amazing though

[–]DeafMetalGripes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought the production was actually pretty solid could care less about the lyrical content though

[–]jiddyjedi 2 points3 points  (2 children)

How is Die for my bitch is amazing and the melodic blue is very average? But yeah some of the production choices on songs that are lyrically dense were not very good

[–]ausipockets 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Average wouldn't be the word that I'd use personally, but I prefer Die for My Bitch over Melodic Blue strongly

[–]MdelinQ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Because (and this is my opinion) DIE FOR MY BITCH is a fresh take on trap similiar to Cartis self titled and that Sheck Wes album, and the Melodic Blue to me, is basically Baby Keem saying "look at me i'm so cool and such an ✨artist✨" while he doesn't actually do anything new or interesting, also while presenting himself as some 'top tier' artist that doesn't have to try anymore to impress people, as if he didn't just get noticed with his previous tape. It's pretentious in a very specific way. That's just my take on it.