kendrick is the best out, and his work his the best out. but sadly this album did not blow my mind as I was expecting. Sure there's bangers and i love how its all compton life all day but the production was a bit subpar. Kendrick has some trouble writing catchy hooks (but without a doubt the best verse writer). Kendrick's lyrics shine as always but the songs dont jump out as I thought they did on section 80.
I thought J cole put a better debut album. And one could make an arguement that macklemores album could rank higher.
Kendrick lovers will love this album, but I dont think this album is gunna blow him up the ways macklemore's will.
P.S. Black boy fly , which is a bonus track could be my favorite kendrick song of all time. Him talkin about aarron afflalo and bout how he watched so few people leave the hood. Best verses on the album. smooth beat too
Huge Kendrick fan here, first off please dont download the leaked version. Kendrick and Black Hippy have put out ample free music and this album is worth buying. Support Kendrick because he is saving Hip-Hop (if you can afford skiing then you should be able to afford to drop $13 on a solid album). Saw him live in Portland last weekend and hes amazing. this album is great and easily matches up to section.80.
"just wait and see, iss like chess tho, the more thinking involved, the better the final move." -BDog on Dubs