This last section, doesn't that sound like a Drake flow? Life won't get me high like this here, not without Kendrick's music in it. More of this please, I'm back, resurrected from track 6 - I'm floating. Coming right out of the gate with some en fuego bars. And then fucked up my night with this. No one really expected a K-Dot album, but it seems like we'll be getting one. Interesting, but going to be hard to listen to it repeatedly. It is strictly forbidden to share links to albums via file sharing sites Zippyshare, Torrent, Kingdom Leaks etc.
Goddamn, this bass is about to break my headphones. Let's just go buy you that brand new bike right now. Maybe a new album from one of their new John Doe artists, maybe, just maybe, ScHoolboy's album ahead of schedule, but Kendrick? A postscript, it's artfully artless in presentation -- not even basic credits appear on the Army green liner card in the compact disc edition -- yet it's almost as lyrically and musically rich as To Pimp a Butterfly. I haven't ever heard Kendrick quite like this. Only halfway done with the song, another beat switch has to be coming. Definitely reminds me of some Roots from like six years ago.
If you ever wondered what actually mastering an album does, it prevents the bass from being too loud like this. Many are expecting the stream to become available at midnight, as was the case with To Pimp a Butterfly. Apart from segments previewed at the Grammys and late-night television appearances, there was no formal promotion. No hook, no bridge, just straight rhymes. And Kendrick's absolutely merking this verse. Kendrick getting his best D'Angelo impression on.
Track-to-track flow, however, is about the only aspect of this release that can be called smooth. I'll take the first half of this song on repeat into infinity though please. Can I keep it 100? Just stream of consciousness reactions that try to capture the moment. Guess it is with those porn references I was making. We never get loose songs, mixtapes, freestyles, we only hear the music Kendrick considers to be the most absolute example of his artistic vision, and these unfinished tracks diminish some of that mythical-power. Is there someone I can pay to master this so I can truly bang the fuck out of it? Drugs won't get me as high as this. Remarkably, this hits its stride in the second half.
Kendrick is singing over a guitar, this is some shit that was like recorded in the dressing room, just him messing around. We'll be back later with a follow-up review that attempts to break down the meaning and importance of the album once we've had time to marinate on it. It's as vital as anything else its maker has released. These 1 Listen reviews are all about my initial gut reaction, and my initial gut reaction says something I feel like a lot of people are going to consider heresy - I kind of wish I hadn't heard this project. Guess that really was a line he was using on the album. Fuck, I hate not knowing, but this is some real 1 Listen shit. That whisper thing Kendrick's doing is kind of crazy.
His albums are not only filled from start to finish with tracks that you can party or just vibe to, but also songs that speak on a higher plane about race, politics, and society in a truly transcendent manner. It sounds like a sonic Salvador Dali painting. I just started watching Better Call Saul last weekend, I was planning on knocking out an episode of that and maybe actually sleeping more than six hours for once. I'm pretty sure it is. First, that it would be dropping a surprise album soon, and frankly I don't think anyone even dared to dream it'd be a Kendrick project. Note: The internet figured out that the other rapper is. Maybe they were more powerful existing as these single, live moments.
I just put my kids to bed. Just for good measure, Lamar also delivered the most powerful performance of the entire show as he performed a medley of his songs in a truly powerful performance speaking on the racial and social injustices throughout society. Users who ignore this rule will be banned from the site. Issued without advance notice 17 days after Kendrick Lamar's riveting 2016 Grammy Awards performance, untitled unmastered. Gonna go back to this one, but I can see why it didn't make the album, it doesn't really add up to anything bigger. This was assembled with a high level of care that is immediately evident, its components sequenced to foster an easy listen.
I'm not the hero you need, want or deserve, but I'm the hero you're stuck with because I invented the 1-Listen review, so let's open this laptop, pour this drink, put on my good headphones and get going. Both of whos albums have been reported on as being in the final stages. Probably won't be coming back to this one. A bit of background before we really crack this thing open like a 24-pack of Natural Ice at a frat party. I miss Cee-Lo the good Cee-Lo. This is the kind of song I'd really have to listen to at least a few times before I felt like I understood.
The dates indicate that the majority of the material was made during the sessions for that album, and the presence of many of its players and vocalists is unmistakable. Just in case , listen to this shit. I can't say for sure, but something about that bass line and these drums scream Thundercat and Flying Lotus. Now it sounds like an orphan English kid singing about being from Compton - and a whole different beat. Let's all just relax and levitate, levitate, leviate.