|Name: Popeye (Posted: 4/30/2013 5:27:00 PM; Partial IP: 14.154.115)|
Comment: Never in a million fucking years,stop watching m.t.v kids cause they don't know jack shit.
|Name: RAD (Posted: 3/9/2013 8:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.238.184)|
Location: in ya area (CALI)
Comment: i noticed that it seemed to be all about how the album sounded sonicly, in this case the producer or the producers made the man and most of it, of course coming form dre as an executive producer he overlooks all of that, personally the lyrics dont matter to me or his concept... ive heard more profound lyricists/emcees that can do better. its just the hype that gave it that sensationalism since the rap game nowadays is based of off popular hype. The son of Kid Frost aka Scoop DeVille delivers the lead songs and it does get play on clear channel (I am not a fan of the commercial mainstream radio). Kendrick really gets put on a pedestal by his fans but I find his lyrics are so limited in verbal articulation and lacks witty and poetic liscence as oppose to someone like Saul Williams who is a true poet or even another poet like Mike Ladd or even Beans and Anti Pop Consortium (just a little on the underground side just to mention...). this may be a concept album but his rhymes only need the support from the beats to pull it off. I truely could sleep on his lyrics but if this was all about certain producers that should take credit and that if certain songs or even the lead songs were not played on clear channel 20 times per day shoving it down the peoples ears then its acceptible. this is why some people say it'll grow on you... yeah right till it gets played out in a sec and your ears fall off. if a song sticks to you by the first time you hear it and you dont know who it is and you just got to find out and you did not hear it on mainstream commercial radio instead independent radio then it is worth searchin for. IM OUT LIKE 91 SON!!!!
|Name: cause-mos (Posted: 2/21/2013 10:32:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.237.232)|
Location: in ya area
Comment: theres a big difference between Hip Hop Purists thats been down with the culture since the early years BEFORE the internet blew it up and hipsters that buy into the Hype because word is around the web... and the band wagon just gets more crowded. everyone goes by internet cred instead of street cred nowadays because of how many times so and so's music was downloaded or how many hits they get on youtube. maybe its okay that the middle man is the third wheel just as long as the culture keeps its focus in the right direction where the history of the culture is a constant reminder and still is relevant when there is evolution innovation. while everyone who is a poster boy of cookie cut fashion and is high off of sucking on corporate dick and the mainstream hype because its all to easy for them. The true and real dig harder for gems and take the path less traveled.
Name: Represent (Posted: 2/21/2013 12:42:00 AM; Partial IP: 47.106.150)
Location: Beast Coast
Comment: WTF is with you people. This album is great. Stop being such fucking idiots. Not everything needs to be boom bap shit. The production, concept, lyrics all are great. Yes, you could name a thousand other concept albums but their not this. Cut the man some slack, he made a great album and you fucking hipsters refused to acknowledge it because it's "mainstream". Suck my dick, you people need to get out more. That computer screen is hurting your eyes.
|Name: cause-mos (Posted: 2/14/2013 11:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.232.212)|
Location: in ya area
Comment: I wonder if kendrick ever knew about Tim Dog RIP when he drop that 12' diss on rappers from Compton or should I say NWA in 91, he must have been only 4 years old when this happened.
Name: Eroks (Posted: 2/5/2013 1:09:00 AM; Partial IP: 41.208.102)
Location: west coast
Comment: This cat bout to change the game tho. Dope album
Name: djspade 75 (Posted: 1/29/2013 9:27:00 AM; Partial IP: 78.123.232)
Comment: @SPLURG...AHA ye s I know ALLLL about PM Dawn and Kris throwin him off stage...maybe the reference was a little harsh, P.M. never put out anything even remotely dope...and boy do I miss the days when Rap policed itself...well said
|Name: SPLURG (Posted: 1/28/2013 11:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 211.239.89)|
Location: ALL OVER THE PLACE
Comment: oh no he said pm dawn, why pm dawn?, if you knew the beef between KRS and PM Dawn check this youtube video on Dres ( of Black Sheep/Native tongues) , the video titled "Dres Speaks on KRS-ONE vs P.M. Dawn". you might find it interesting. KRS-ONE back then was regulating and that was part of the rap game then.
Name: djspade75 (Posted: 1/27/2013 12:41:00 AM; Partial IP: 193.92.166)
Comment: dope mc,or wack mc, underground, or mainstream, real or fake, true or false... I've been collecting and loving this underground Hip-Hop ish since 1985 and know a thing or two...THIS PROJECT, THIS ALBUM IS GOOD.REAL GOOD. Kendrick may turn out to be the next P.M.Dawn, or Kwame whatever...fine, wouldn't be surprised respectfully, but this actual recording is dope and that's that!!! was Too $hort as lyrically styled and profound as Rakim or Kool G. Rap...no. Did that make him less relevant or historic... just sayin
Name: nef (Posted: 1/1/2013 5:22:00 PM; Partial IP: 226.237.36)
Location: czech republic
Comment: ohh this guys so overrated
|Name: cause-mos (Posted: 12/29/2012 2:18:00 AM; Partial IP: 11.228.166)|
Location: in ya area
Comment: theres a hell of alot more true underground emcees now who would eat kendrick up for breakfast... lunch... or diner, at any time of the day. just because he has a huge internet following doesnt mean that half of his followers are true underground heads whose been down with the underground scene since before the internet. if you grew up listening to 80's 90's rapp and the underground from the mid to late 90's and beyond you dawm well know he aint the dopest or the best emcee, he aint that clever. if you listen to clear channel radio and dont even know that, and still make references to Popular or mainstream artists (corporate puppets) then making comments on this site is just pointless or useless. if you dont know of the past underground artists starting from the 90's, what makes you think that artist like kendrick is the future (while being mainstream) when there are other underground artist whose been giving you the realness and are more deserving of the attention because they can do what rapp legends do who are at the level of your KRS ONEs, Chuck Ds, or your Ultra Magnetic Emcees. in this case history should repeat it self so that the culture of Hip Hop can Preserve its self, the only thing is that the changing progression of technology of the production today is cramping the style of the late and great dirty drum machines as opose to every thing sounding too crisp and clean, it losses its texture and its class( classic). those who know what im talking about have nostalgia on their side. if you still listen to kendrick in ten year without considering listening or trying to dig for 80's or 90's true Hip Hop classics or true Underground classics from the mid 90's then you really are ignorant of what the real Hip Hop culture is all about.
Name: yall stupid (Posted: 12/26/2012 2:26:00 PM; Partial IP: 225.88.100)
Comment: this album is dope. and no lyrical content?? wtf. the whole thing is lyrics. dope beats. but the lyrics is what makes this album great. yall need to stop and new artist just because they dont sound like the vets. and im not saying hes next pac or nas or that his album is a classic... no... not yet.. but he has the potential.. the knowledge.. and the tools nessessary to be next to them if not above them in 10 years.. HiiiPower
Name: GÜRCKSON (Posted: 12/13/2012 5:33:00 PM; Partial IP: 126.96.36.199)
Comment: "illmatic" of our times????? What an insulting remark, this is straight shit... no lyrical content, shit beats, shit hype... dr dres 4th try is a miss... btw dr dre is the most overrated producer ever... not even in my top 20s! Commercial rap get a gun clap
|Name: cause-mos (Posted: 12/2/2012 3:11:00 PM; Partial IP: 211.234.67)|
Location: in ya area
Comment: "Most of you can't even comprehend what I am saying to you even in my human form the message I'm relaying Why do you choose to mimic these wack MC's? Why do you choose to listen to R&B? Why must you believe somethin' is fat Just because it's played on the radio, twenty times per day?
My perception of poetical injection is ejaculation The Immaculate Conception The hall walker, who stalks bodies in Central Park Soon services'll outline that body in chalk Then I begin to walk away and spit Then when I walk away I talk shit" (verse from 'stress' by Pharaohe Monch of Organized Konfusion) this was back in 1994 and compared to kendrick there's no comparison. Monch is far more advanced. id rather quote Monch on his lyrics than quote kendrick on his.
Name: gJe (Posted: 12/2/2012 1:02:00 PM; Partial IP: .92.72.226)
Comment: Beats x Rhymes x Life = Vintage Classic for Lamar, now that hes set his bar will he fizzle with a 'it was written' 'the cool'-esque career is the only question remaining for me
|Name: cause-mos (Posted: 12/1/2012 3:45:00 AM; Partial IP: .211.234.1)|
Location: in ya area
Comment: he cant freestyle for shit if he had to, heard it on sway's show tryin to catch wreck.
Name: tray-da-king (Posted: 11/30/2012 2:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 20.128.249)
Location: houston, Tx
Comment: ALBUM IS DOPE!!! DON'T CARE WHAT NO ONE SAY
It 5 stars from me
Name: Soul Unique (Posted: 11/13/2012 8:59:00 PM; Partial IP: 10.191.254)
Location: San Antonio TX USA
Comment: NOOOOO!!!!!! This is not dope. The only good song on here is "Recipe" and that's it.
Name: FreeDogg (Posted: 11/9/2012 10:47:00 AM; Partial IP: .35.44.249)
Location: dA bUrG, FL Chi-Town
Comment: Solid album but it's not no ILLmatic. Lamar's style is DOPE! I like how he changes his voice up on the tracks. Everyone should give it a couple listens. It'll grow on you. MC Eiht came thru nice and Jay Rock. Fav track is Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe. Even the Drake assist track is DOPE with the Janet samples. Well worth the MULA!!!
Name: bmore (Posted: 11/8/2012 6:12:00 AM; Partial IP: 177.157.89)
Comment: Not feeling this at all.
|Name: RAD (Posted: 11/7/2012 10:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.234.140)|
Comment: if you think this was a great concept album and is the first and only concept album you encountered just because of the hype, then you should try checkin out Prince Paul's concept album 'A Prince Among Thieves'. It was fifth on Questlove's (of The Roots) top five concept albums, and number one being De La Soul's second full length album 'De La Soul Is Dead'. J Dilla: 'Donuts' was second, Doom's 'MM Food' third, Raekwon 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx' fourth. If your not that familiar to other concept albums then you need to be up on these concept albums, and most people must have just been introduced to kendrick's first debut album as a "concept album" and first heard the term concept album for the first time especially those who are so used to the house hold names from the mainstream commercial side of the industry. My all time favorite concept album comes from a collaboration of Prince Paul and Dan the Automator known as Handsome Boy Modeling School, the album is called 'So...How's Your Girl?' there's alot more concept albums that most forget to mention that werent over looked because they didn't catch the spot light and thats a good thing because it would be worth diggin for as gems (however people dig for gems nowadays, digital... etc but best on wax).
Name: gJe (Posted: 11/6/2012 11:50:00 PM; Partial IP: .95.190.59)
Comment: Beats, Rhymes and Life cued up on classic on Lamar's major label debut, this is Illmatic this time and space worthy, a 5 certainly, and a guarantee to appear atop the years best industry releases
Name: Iron B (Posted: 11/6/2012 2:24:00 AM; Partial IP: 20.158.111)
Comment: Great Concept album, really a short film. "A day in the life of" type of vibe. Lyrics are poetic and songs have purpose. THe janet jackson sample is a nice touch..the production is solid. Great Album for any real hip hop head... No club songs. I got to clubs...they don't play his shit..not even swimming pools.
Name: sandy (Posted: 11/4/2012 12:15:00 PM; Partial IP: .159.60.83)
Comment: if taylor swift was a rapper she would be kendrick.
Name: gab (Posted: 11/3/2012 9:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 201.98.225)
Comment: best album of 2012
|Name: RAD (Posted: 11/3/2012 6:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.234.140)|
Comment: kendrick aint doing anything new or original in this industry. People act as if they heard this kind of shit for the first time and reacted that way. Some people are such suckers to the Hype nowadays especially in this digital age with so many blogs saying the same exact shit and the quantity of digital downloading by the flock of sheep (speaking about trendy people who buy into the new new till it eventually gets played out till the hype dies down). It just so happens that the microscope is pointed in his direction and expecting people to look at something that has been reinvented too many times and heard by virgin ears (those who dont know any better about the industry) and thats what Interscope wants so there can be cash flow. but if kendrick dont meet Interscope's expectations or get rotations on clear channel radio (corporate mainstream radio not INDEPENDENT college radio) then he's out of the game... eaten alive and spit out by the industry. The situation of getting played by the industry aint nothing Hip Hop about it, but "BLOWING UP AND GOING POP" (selling out to mainstream) just kills the meaning of the art form and being grounded to being your self. Interscope owns his ass and wipes it for him. That aint Hip Hop!
Name: Quite Well (Posted: 11/2/2012 10:02:00 PM; Partial IP: .181.52.94)
Location: Los Angeles
Comment: Best Album of the Year. Whether or not its a classic will have to be determined in a few years from now. For now, its just honest music that doesn't compromise itself for anyone's expectations. Cop it now! For those complaining about the sporadic production, have you not heard PE's and OutKast's albums? Get out of your Boom Bap and G-Funk boxes and just appreciate good music for what it is.
Name: SereneJus (Posted: 11/1/2012 11:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 87.110.229)
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Comment: To be real, I'm not feeling this album, sound like a bad andre 3000 album. Feeling his mixtapes over this
Name: Dope (Posted: 10/30/2012 3:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 231.237.70)
Location: City of Dope
Comment: a few dope tracks, a few stinkers, a few that suck half way through then decide to become dope... the best part of this album is the second half of MAAD City,
|Name: jeff 413 (Posted: 10/29/2012 6:19:00 PM; Partial IP: .128.46.18)|
Comment: I like it, definitely different and refreshing.... I will say that I think Ab-Soul "Control System" is better.
Name: Myster Tee (Posted: 10/27/2012 1:15:00 PM; Partial IP: 194.233.56)
Comment: Over hyped, album is OK, don't know how this is being called a classic it just came out! Section 8.0 was better.
|Name: RAD (Posted: 10/27/2012 5:56:00 AM; Partial IP: 11.231.194)|
Comment: I am so tempted to not comment or rate because this album is not an underground joint and I am so tempted to not call It Hip Hip because Im a 33yr old who started to listen to Hip Hop seriously (hence the capital H not h) since 87-88 and Ive been through the Golden Era of Rap, 90's Hip Hop and the whole culture (Four Elements), I honestly think its not relevant to BBoys and BGirls directly or indirectly... nor does it have to be. This is a major label release and is seemingly about an artist's "come up" from a being of independent. I think its all to easy to believe because this type of come up from independence depends on the quantity of downloads from the internet which is a different game. The major label has a bunch of publicist and A&Rs doin in some work to create the buzz (Im not saying its DOPE if you know what real Underground Hip Hop sounds like). The elites(corporate) have all the money in the world to make more money off of Artists like Kendrick with the kind of power they have. If he was a artist coming up in the 90's with the same rap he is now, it would be a different story because he would have more competition with more established Hip Hop artists and it would be in a more leveled playing field... there wouldn't be a internet to depend on. The downloading of internet caters to everyone especially targeted to those in social network sites and the target seems to be the youth especially born in the 90's who are now in their teens and are easy to "believe the Hype" in this digital age. The game has been figured out if you have an Iphone/smartphone or Ipod/mp3 player you are the easiest target to this type of marketing especially from big corporate labels who want to dumb down their audience and turn them to zombies. In this type of game you don't need to be DOPE or know what real Hip Hop sounds like because its the quantity and majority that says its a grammy award winning ( does not mater to the Underground Headz). Real Underground headz dont waste their time watching the grammys because the grammys are only for corporate value of big record labels and not independent real Hip Hop record labels. Always remember that real Underground Hip Hop independent label Artists have ful creative control and authentic lyrics from their own mind and know what DOPE is in relation to the culture of Hip Hop and not the standards of pop mainstream. The Underground is a Low-Brow counter culture to pop culture and mainstream. I have heard enough of DOPE raps coming from DOPE emcees for more than 20 years now to say Kendrick Lamar is DOPE and there are others too who Have been Fans of Hip Hop for more than 30 years plus. So glad Real Headz are not the target from Corporate Labels cus they should know better.
Name: dead__beat (Posted: 10/24/2012 1:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 51.130.137)
Comment: This album is that fresh gasp of air we all needed from modern day hiphop
Name: Don Julio (Posted: 10/24/2012 12:36:00 PM; Partial IP: .128.46.18)
Location: new england
Comment: This is some abstract,smart and original hip hop...Not suprised one bit someone hooked on a vinnie paz album doesn't like this.
Name: SiN (Posted: 10/24/2012 11:21:00 AM; Partial IP: 188.8.131.52)
Comment: Dope shit.
Name: johannesburg (Posted: 10/24/2012 10:20:00 AM; Partial IP: 135.134.91)
Comment: listened to it and I really hate it, flow and voice kinda boring> put me to sleep I need some coffee. back to Vinnie Paz
Name: psukany (Posted: 10/23/2012 3:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 184.108.40.206)
Comment: Most overrated LP since "My Dark Twisted fantasy.." horrible beats...and btw he is mediocre rapper at best his flow is boring 2/5
Name: Boring (Posted: 10/23/2012 1:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 35.150.158)
Comment: Not feeling this
Name: Adam_Dz (Posted: 10/23/2012 1:05:00 PM; Partial IP: .89.57.127)
Comment: People need to recognize. KL is a talented rapper who puts thought and emotion into his songs. Hes got a message. Listen to the damn music before you slay it. I'm surprised that this album didn't get slayed on this site by the users after I seen some of the reviews on Oddisee, Nas, and Skyzoo. KL/TDE (and perhaps Big KRIT for the south) is gonna led hiphop into this next decade, watch.
|Name: uknoww1212 (Posted: 10/23/2012 11:51:00 AM; Partial IP: .44.108.86)|
Comment: I listened to some, not all the songs on this album, I don't get it. he is not that nice. before anybody starts shit, I don't listen to mainstream hip hop and this is damn close to it
Name: Child of the 90's (Posted: 10/23/2012 10:50:00 AM; Partial IP: .71.117.42)
Location: North Carolina
Comment: i actually like this album. it's a very ill concept of his life.
Name: Brand-New (Posted: 10/23/2012 12:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 61.166.123)
Location: New Jersey
Comment: I'm a 30 plus year old hip-hop head, I've seen acts come and go. For an artist to make a concept album as his first album is awfully risky, but this is a very well put together album. To be honest I'm more than suprised. I very much look forward to what this cat can do in the future.
Name: Bless (Posted: 10/22/2012 11:29:00 PM; Partial IP: 254.10.159)
Location: Miami Gardens,Fl
Comment: Has a Andre 3000,Devin the Dude vibe to it,Very Nice!!
|Name: Triz (Posted: 10/22/2012 9:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 47.245.167)|
Comment: Dre didn't do a single beat on this album. Not even the bonus cut he was on. The only big name producer on this was Jus Blaze (Compton) other than that he worked with people he was close to for the past few years. Thats whats dope about this album is that its on a major but he was allowed to be creative and do his own thing!
Name: mrstrange71 (Posted: 10/22/2012 7:01:00 PM; Partial IP: 55.106.240)
Location: dirty south
Comment: Album was an amazing journal of his life. ELEVATE!!!!
Name: flex zazzy (Posted: 10/21/2012 11:51:00 AM; Partial IP: .59.52.226)
Comment: would to have liked to see more of balck hippy on the record...not bad though good sound, dre did some nice production as usual.... respects, excellent fall/winter bumper...bles.
Name: mjg (Posted: 10/20/2012 10:00:00 PM; Partial IP: .33.251.64)
Comment: One of the few albums I only needed to hear less than half the disc to say it's the shit. Poetic Justice sampled had me. 5 star easy!
Name: Triz (Posted: 10/20/2012 1:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 47.245.167)
Comment: This album is AMAZING! Dre let him do his own thing. He worked with all of the people he used to work with before aftermath. Its a concept album about shit from his past and its the album of the year in my opinion. 5 stars without a question.
|Name: Omnicius (Posted: 10/15/2012 6:03:00 PM; Partial IP: .43.112.97)|
Location: The Center of the Universe
Comment: I hope this is a quality album and not just another example of a talented rapper selling out and putting out garbage albums.