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Kendrick Lamar
5 August 2017
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Who else on the forum listens to Kendrick? What are your thoughts on his music? 

I personally think Kendrick has two contemporary classics behind him with good kid, M.a.A.D city and To Pimp A Butterfly. I highly recommend those two albums to those who haven't heard them: the lyrics are thoughtful and wise, eloquently covering topics like alcoholism, gang violence and racism. The music is also fantastic, Kendrick's backing music is basically avant garde jazz. 

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I'm not into rap so i don't like his music but i think Joe has mentioned liking Kendrick.

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I've still only played the first 2-3 tracks off Butterfly and I bought it in 2016 but I did really like those first couple. I swear I'm gonna give that album a full playing soon - I'd do it right now but I just moved and it's in a box somewhere a floor below 🙁

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Dark Overlord said
I'm not into rap so i don't like his music but i think Joe has mentioned liking Kendrick.  

If you like jazz I would give some of his songs a go however. But I didn't like rap myself until I really started branching out with my music taste, so I understand. 

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To Pimp a Butterfly is an incredible album and i'm not particularly into rap music. It has elements of jazz, funk and more. 

I'm not too keen on his latest album Damn, it's a lot more mainstream and less creative imo. His albums prior to Pimp a Butterfly are also great though. 

Since listening to Kendrick i've been a lot more open about rap music and now I quite like alternative hip hop. 

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vonbontee said
I've still only played the first 2-3 tracks off Butterfly and I bought it in 2016 but I did really like those first couple. I swear I'm gonna give that album a full playing soon - I'd do it right now but I just moved and it's in a box somewhere a floor below 🙁  

Found it! Misalphabetized. Gonna listen later today when I have a chance..

EDIT: Very interesting album! I especially like the jazzy bits. Dude is talented. Too bad for me, this is one of those dense, complex hip-hop related LPs that are hard for me to concentrate on fully, cause I'm largely stuck forever in a 1982-92 old-school mindset, as far as rap goes.

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Agreed. TPAB is easily the best album of 2015 and will definitely be among the best of the decade. GKMC is a close second, but I'm not all that keen on DAMN and Section 80 aside from the singles. Kendrick is the only non 90s rapper I really listen to though. 

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QuarryMan said
Agreed. TPAB is easily the best album of 2015 and will definitely be among the best of the decade. GKMC is a close second, but I'm not all that keen on DAMN and Section 80 aside from the singles. Kendrick is the only non 90s rapper I really listen to though.   

Yep i'm not too keen on Damn and Section 80, TPAB is on another level. 

I don't really listen to rappers per se but i'm trying to get more into alternative hip-hop.

I'd recommend Madvillain and Death Grips.

I like hip hop when it's a bit jazzy/funky/experimental.

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