I doubt it given that a lot of TDE artists a lot of dropping projects this year (Q, Isaiah Rashad, SZA, Soul, etc.)
also there's that rumoured j cole collab that is supposed to come out in feb
not sure why they introduced it this as untitled 2. it's actually called blue faces.
anyone else think that most of hip-hop fans don't really understand Kendrick? Not saying that he's really deep but I get the impression that everyone is just using Rap Genius and not really digesting his music. Just look at the comments on youtube, "Kendrick, G-Eazy, Futuristic, and Logic.", "Holy shit that beat. Plus adding the lyricism of Kendrick? What a song".
Anyone else feel that critics just gave TPAB a perfect score as soon as it dropped because of the hype? I'm not saying that he didn't deserve it but reviews are almost pushed out as fast as possible. Do you think you can really review a "perfect album" with a perfect score in 1 or 2 days? Is this how we treat art now? Is there so much music that we just squeeze it out, is it all shock value?
hmm, i kinda agree. after that future concert where apparently kendrick went on after and half the people left. but I still think it went over a lot of people's head. None really dedicates themselves to listening to records in the mainstream public, which kendrick is in. It's more about the singles. I feel like Kendrick could literally do any concept he wanted and stretch it over an album and Complex magazine will be hailing it as "the greatest black album of 2016" or whatever.
>anyone else think that most of hip-hop fans don't really understand Kendrick?
most people in general don't understand good music period
some people might fall for the hype yes, but you don't need to listen to TPAB 50 times to realize its great. in all honesty I had the very strong feeling it was going to be a hailed as a new classic (not because its perfect but because of how good it is, the topics, etc) halfway through my first listen.
As if you didn't think it would be a classic before it dropped. I do like the album but it's just not what GKMC was to me. I liken it to Bob Dylan going electric. If you were listening to his acoustic folk records and then suddenly he came out with something completely different you'd have a very hard time adjusting to it. I just don't get the unanimous praise. For instances, critics were quoting wrong lyrics in their reviews and what not. Just seems really fucking stupid that we equate these specific people to deem something as classic or worthy. I like the idea of art being discussed in a public space but let's be completely fucking honest and say that /mu/ and people in general don't give a fuck what any critic writes. It's the score they give it that ultimately matters. It's what music has become now.
Kendrick specifically said he was going for the sound he wanted whether or not it was suited for the mainstream or radio. Good Kid MAAD City was the album for the people, Swimming Pools, Maad City, Backseat Freestyle all sound like they do on purpose.
Kendrick said in the interview with Fallon right before this performance that he wanted his first album to sound like TPAB, but he couldn't do that with a debut.
>his skits and stupid poems ruined TPAB
How can the best parts of a project ruin said project familia?
J.Cole would be the last guy to be really insecure about something like that.
His approach to it is more of a generalized notion of self-love than actually beating anyone to some "crown". The ending of 'Fire Squad' really sums it up.
>tfw someone sings about your city
Kendrick is brilliant but MF DOOM is alive so as long as he lives Kendrick will not be best rapper alive.
Seriously. DOOM is a whole fucking order of magnitude above anyone else at the moment.
Kendrick is looking older these days. I saw him live too and he had a similar worn-out look, maybe not much sleep, somewhat disheveled hair and more obvious lines on his face
Obviously there's nothing wrong with how his career is going but I could see that he is wearing himself out
He looks chubby too
Kolo is pretty based
This is horrible. The only redeeming thing about it is that The Roots are playing the music. Kendrick just spits lame shit over a typical funk beat. I cannot fucking understand how you limp wristed white bois are so into this trash.
I think Kendrick is in a position these days where if he were to die he would become THE biggest celebrity martyr ever. The icon status would easily surpass 2pac and rival Cobain
Not trying to jinx anything, just expressing a thought on an anonymous music imageboard
>white guy comes in and calls other people limp wristed white bois
>mfw denying him the (You) he wants so desperately