|Name: RAD (Posted: 3/21/2013 9:11:00 AM; Partial IP: 11.230.133)|
Comment: let me correct that...two or more birds with one stone LOL.
|Name: RAD (Posted: 3/21/2013 12:22:00 AM; Partial IP: 11.230.133)|
Comment: basicly rappers with foresight of the industry know by now where to start a career, why didnt he just settle for being independent and remain consistent of the underground type production, I gotta say im bias because im familiar with how most '80s '90s bboy Hip Hop rap music sounded from the mother land of east coast where it all started... so im loyal to that sound sonicly and I also was aware of the birth of gangsta rap in the west and saw it all during the LA riots... I realized what gangsta rap was doing at the time and it played a big part of the stereotyping associated with fear and thats what corporate big labels at the time wanted to do to keep people in their place and how others viewed the hood at the time. this was gangsta rap music not hip hop as in BBoy Hip Hop music, it did have some elements like the sampled drums, but it was still west coast gangsta rap lyrically. Now kendrick comes from the group Black hippy, and all I could think of was how De La Soul hated being called Hippies by Arsinio Hall. kendrick's group embraced it and that was kinda odd cus they are all probably in their mid 20's and probably dont come close to what the '60s and '70s love movement of Haight and Ashbury Grateful Dead sounded like or maybe Jimmy Hendrix. I dont know if they are playing apart of the stereotype of what a Hippy is...it just dont make any sense why name a crew after that. I could understand what De La was getting at... just being different and standing out from the rest of the typical rap scene at the time, 'Me Myself and I'. another question is why did he not work with other producers like Dj Shadow or the Alchemist or anybody form Project Blowed or anybody from Delicious Vinyl, he did do something with Nosaj Thing from Alpha Pup records only for a promotion for the windows phone. why didn't he work with ABB records... but like his fans say he was promoted in the independent scene since 2005. I followed underground Hip Hop that supported vinyl, I dont have a smart phone and I dont download music, but I do know what flava im looking for thats relevant to bboy music, sample based with breaks and legendary east coast producers. I was always different from the typical and surrounded by west coast music but was intrested in Hip Hop from the west that sounded like east coast Hip Hop. Kendrick sometimes sounded like bone thugish to me playing off of the syllables but he never was clever to use metaphors as poets do. Im used to Emcees that have layers of metaphors that killed one bird with many stones where you would discover another meaning with a hidden meaning all cleverly put together. I dont think kendrick is capable of being that clever, thats what I call poetic license he doesnt have that and his fans apparently dont know to look for that element. thats why his story telling, I say is just bland. I really dont see whats what the Hype is all about. If you knew what Public Enemy as in Chuck Dee, Flava Flav, Terminator X, Professor Griff was promoting "Dont Believe the Hype" especially with corporate america and Hollywood and the corporate music industy then you would know... see that was the '90s and kids born in the '90s and late '90s dont know a thing about it. Hip Hop in the '90s were referencing good soul funk jazz music of the 60s and 70s but rap music referencing the 90s only through fashsion with the high top fades and the color skeme aint enough along side the corporate mainstream rap music that dumbs down their listeners, why would kendrick be apart of or work with mainstream artists that do that...why would he work with trash, cus thats what corporate rap music (not Hip Hop) want to do with their followers is to feed them trash and then the followers defend this trash music. it keeps them in their place by mind control.
Name: Angel (Posted: 3/19/2013 10:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 118.227.18)
Comment: all Y'all need to stop.A dope rapper is a dope rapper.Yes he has mainstream appeal but he started in the underground circuit and didn't sell out to get where he is.This as an incredible album and you simply not buying it and bashing just because it's big name and popular is pure ignorance.Believe me I know 99.9% of the mainstream is trash and I'm an indie head myself.This is not "hip-pop" or cotton candy bullshit.Modernized raw hip hop.Listen before you judge.Kendrick is one of the best out right now,mainstream or underground.
|Name: cause-mos aka RAD (Posted: 3/16/2013 3:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.230.133)|
Location: in ya area CALI 408
Comment: no rating from me here cus I'd let the fans of kendrick and true underground Hip Hop patrons speak for themselves. Its typical for aritist like kendrick and his associates to get this type of reception from underground HIp Hop patrons. I usually rate the music of Hip Hop Artists that I grew up on (early mid late '90s, maybe late '80s) and mid to late '90s and early 2000s underground Hip Hop from Fondlem ABB Blunted 75 Ark Rawshack Stones Throw etc... just to name a few Independent labels. After the late '90s I stop listening to big label hip hop Artists and focused on the beginning of most independent Underground artists that started their careers...and are now sucessfully house hold Underground names who are now reputable. UGHH seems to be the third wheel among customers and fans who seems to stir Hip Hop in the right direction. kendrick and his associates are different artists comming from digital downloaded music apart from the Underground independent Hip Hop rapp game that was apart of the last of the vinyl record industry. Kendrick and similar artist's production style are more typical for marketing for mainstream radio and for those that listen to R&B. there was a time in the '90s when Producers and Hip Hop artists part of the Native Tongues DITC and so forth, usually who were mainly sample based Hip Hop music wasnt with R&B (that rappin Bull shit, any rapp related to R&B music). Maybe thats what pretty much changed the Big lable Hip Hop industry in the 2000s where most big label commercial hip hop/R&B started to become sample free. and to add to that record shops were rapidly disappearing and Mp3 itunes etc were the popular choice of most music consumers. More music was being produced digitally and the analog days phased out. If only Akai came up with a DIGITAL sampler equivalent to the S900 or S950 or 12bit punch good for the digital age. the producton tools as of 2013 dont come close to how the 12bit sampling sounded in the late '80s and '90s sounded. with the 24bit sampling now it loses that texture everything is clean and too smooth not ment for record sampling and thats what phases sample based music out. the corporate big labels are 100% for sample free music so they dont have to deal with royalties and lawyers for clearance of samples. this played apart with the generation gap of the young new listeners, the next generation arnt rebels anymore but are desensatized to danger while popin mollys and are mind controlled to mill to a billion dollar illusions. Good ol Hip Hop rapp music now 30 somthing years old is surprisingly still surviving and the new generation dont know a thing of its history.
Name: Keen (Posted: 3/14/2013 3:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 80.123.217)
Comment: Ok... please shut the fuck up! UGHH is here to bring us a side choice from the mainstream and will always bring just that.Kendrick is one bad ass skilled rhymer. yall youngins sound like I used to. Just wait it all fades but if your a true hip hop head you will relize. There is not one of your favorite "underground" rappers that wouldnt die to have a respectible 'pop' mc on one of there tracks. Its fuckin obvious spread the fan base and cash out.Every dj and rapper are starving artists. Talant can be radio hard at times.Everyone who struggles starts out fuckin underground! Nimphs! I bet the catchiest song on your "U.G." rappers cd is the one you blast when your with your freinds in a car or house party. Thats the track they wanna hit the waves with. (FUCK CLEAR CHANNEL)
|Name: A.D.D. (Posted: 12/24/2012 6:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.228.166)|
Location: YOUNG & FICKLE
Comment: ITS ALL ABOUT THE GRASS ROOTS MOVEMENT OF THE UNDERGROUND AND INDEPENDENT CULTURE FOR THOSE YOUNG BUCKS WHOSE BEEN BRAIN WASHED WITH COMMERCIAL POPULAR SHIT AND DONT KNOW BY NOW. INDEPENDENT STARVING ARTIST WHO NEED SUPPORT AND DO THE MUSIC FROM THE HEART AND NOT BEING MIND CONTROLED BY THE MONEY AND ECONOMIC SLAVERY. AND DONT FORGET ITS ALL ABOUT THE LYRICAL SKILL WITH THEH METAPHORS WHICH SHOULD ALSO COUNT AS QUALITY.
Name: A.D.D. (Posted: 12/20/2012 11:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 211.234.67)
Location: YOUNG & FICKLE
Comment: U GOT TO THINK WHY UGHH SELLS SOME COMMERCIAL hIP hOP BECAUSE WITHOUT THE "POP"ULAR MAINSTREAM THERE WOULD NOT BE THE UNDERGROUND LIKE NIGHT AND DAY, NEED I REMIND ANYONE THAT THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE A PREDOMINANT UNDERGROUND RETAILER AND THAT IS RIGHT UNDERGROUND TERRITORY. I AM STILL SURPRISED RANDOM PEOPLE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR MAINSTREAM MUSIC, WHILE UNDERGROUND HEADZ WATCH THESE PEOPLE PUT THEMSELVES IN AKWARD POSITIONS LIKE MAKING COMMENTS ON HOW GOOD THESE MAINSTREAM ARTISTS ARE WHILE NOT KNOWING WHAT THE UNDERGROUND HIP HOP IS TRUELY LIKE, PURE RAW WITH DOPENESS WHAT THE MAINSTREAM CANT DO IS WHAT THE UNDERGROUND CAN DEFINITLY DO, GIVE YOU THE REALNESS! IT SURPRISES ME THAT KENDRICK WAS ON THE ROSTER FOR THE 2012 SOUNDSET FESTIVAL AND EDAN WASNT, BUT HE WAS FOR 2011, ALTHOUGH PATEN LOCKE WAS STILL THERE FOR 2012. EDAN IS STILL ONE OF THE DOPEST EMCEES AND HIGHLY CREATIVE WITH THE METAPHORS GIVIN YOU VIVID IMAGERY WITH THE WORD PLAY. KENDRICK TRYIES TO BE, WHEN ALL HE GOT TO DO IS BE. DONT TRY JUST BE. I KNOW OF ALOT MORE OTHER UNDERGROUND ARTISTS WHO ARE CAPABLE OF BEING DOPE. AND NOT MAY PEOPLE ARE AWARE THAT THE REAL UNDERGROUND STARTED IN THE MID TO LATE 90'S AND SINCE THEN THERE HAS BEEN ALOT MORE BAND WAGONERS JUMPIN ON ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF ACCESS TO THE INTERNET. BACKPACKERS BACK THEN WOULD COP TAPES OR BUY THE RECORD AT THE RECORD SHOP NOT DOWNLOAD IT. ANYONE UP TILL NOW CAN DOWNLOAD EASILY WITH MUCH CONVENIENCE EVEN IF IT WAS SOME RANDOM PERSON WHO KNOWS NOTHING OF THE UNDERGROUND AND HOW IT ALL STARTED. THE REAL HIP HOP OF THE 90'S LIKE THAT NATIVE TONGUE SHIT HAD TO TAKE IT TO THE UNDERGOUND FOR THE CULTURES SURVIVAL EVEN IF IT MEANS TO BE AN INDEPENDENT LABEL. WHATS LEFT OF THE UNDERGROUND UNTIL NOW HAS EVOLVED AND STILL REMAINS RAW WITH THE NOSTALGIA OF THE BOOM BAP AND DIRTY DRUM MACHINES. YOUNG BUCKS WHO STARTED MORE RECENTLY LISTENING TO UNDERGROUND JUST DONT QUITE GET IT VS REAL HEADZ THATS BEEN SEEING WHAT THE CULTURE HAS GONE THROUGH UNTIL NOW. THE YOUNG PRETTY MUCH SEEMS TO TAKE HIP HOP FOR GRANTED AND DONT REALIZE WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE A CULTURE. POP SEEMS TO DICTATE WHAT THE YOUTH'S PERSONA ARE GOING TO BE BECAUSE OF THE POP CULTURE AND THE CAPITALISTIC SOCIETY THEY ARE IN.
Name: SM (Posted: 12/20/2012 5:39:00 AM; Partial IP: 108.226.22)
Comment: So many morons commenting on here
|Name: RAD (Posted: 11/27/2012 1:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 11.238.163)|
Comment: "dont be a sheep"(mystik journeymen) its all about underground and independent without compromising integrity and not corporate big labels such as interscope and they dont know what hittem when they in the line to get slaughtered. kendrick should have stayed independent, that would be more interesting but it seems it had to eventually happen because of dre. same shit that happend to marshal mathers can happen to kendrick, sellin his soul to the devil, then his lyrics style and content changes maybe for the worst. that thugish rugish flow can only get him so far. I'd rather listen to the Humble Magnificent EDAN, he's more interesting cus he brings it to the triathlon... he cuts, produces, and emcees and also does the art work on his album covers. you cant beat that!
Name: MillyVanilly (Posted: 11/23/2012 12:36:00 PM; Partial IP: .125.176.5)
Comment: Solid Album 3.5 stars maybe 4. dude is not a Interscope hype job, people around my way have been promoting him since like 05.
Name: Johnny Blaze (Posted: 11/22/2012 2:32:00 AM; Partial IP: 47.125.108)
Comment: I don't get why "hip hop heads" can't accept anything outside of the underground. You guys are fuckin pathetic. This album is the best debut since Below The Heavens. The lyrics are there, the production is there and the concept is ESPECIALLY there. Yes the features are a bit mainstream (though MC Eiht's verse was dope as fuck), they enhance the story instead of detract from it. This could be AOTY with R.A.P. Music, The Heist, Cancer 4 Cure & Control System.
Name: tgi (Posted: 11/10/2012 8:50:00 AM; Partial IP: 104.254.26)
Comment: i have no idea why people think this kid is the next big thing. probably cuz dr.dre and interscope hyped him up with their promo machine. like they did with dre's garbage headphones. he might have the worst voice and delivery i've ever heard. bloggers are programmed to like what other bloggers like. this kid stinks. I don't care what the story of the album is. it's boring as hell. and he's annoying to listen to. his voice is grating. his delivery is trash. hooks are really weak. I guess kendrick thinks he's got a good voice, cuz he's singing like a bird all over the place. plus kendrick super fans are really annoying. they quote him constantly and hold him up as a great when he's nothing more than another interscope hype job. "ya bish" kill yourself.
Name: vato (Posted: 11/4/2012 12:37:00 PM; Partial IP: .23.115.66)
Comment: ksjs is wack!
Name: J-Mart (Posted: 11/1/2012 6:01:00 PM; Partial IP: 160.142.64)
Location: Boulder, CO
Comment: This is one of the most incredibly written stories since Aquemini (which by the way ia hands down the greatest rap album ever made! fuck Nas. if you don't feel like you are sitting shotgun to Kendrick through this whole album and feeling his life then you completely missed it and you need to get off your own dick. The only earmark of AUTHENTIC hip hop is speaking the truth and being you. NONE of the Underground music on this site can even remotely claim that, None of those cats are Super violent pimp scientists (most aren't even good comedians). Kendrick made an album that pleased his Interscope heads without watering down his content, which is alot more impressive than making your own authentic "original" album that no one listens to because it sucks.
|Name: RAD (Posted: 11/1/2012 12:49:00 AM; Partial IP: 11.232.102)|
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. 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 and thats what Interscope wants so there can be cash flow. but if kendrick dont meet their expectations or get rotations on clear channel 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 just kills the meaning of the art form and being grounded to be your self. Interscope owns his ass and wipes it for him. That aint Hip Hop!
Name: Marcus Dessaso (Posted: 10/31/2012 12:06:00 PM; Partial IP: 18.104.22.168)
Comment: YOU MUHFUCKAS ARE A TRIP ON HEAR,YOU CLAIM TO BE ABOUT REAL HIP HOP BUT DONO'T SEE IT IN FRONT OF YOU THIS YOUNG BROTHA IS SETTING AN EXAMPLE FOR THE NEWER GENERATION BY GIVING HIS STORY ABOUT A KID IN THE GHETTO,HE'S NOT GLOIFYING THE SHIT HE'S JUST GIVING HIS STORY AND IT'S A DAMN GOOD ONE TOO SO PLEASE MAKE AN ALBUM CLOSE TO IT THEN TALK SHIT ABOUT IT...GONE,BITCHES LOL
Name: Yabish (Posted: 10/30/2012 3:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 96.187.103)
Comment: Hip hop from the newgeneration
Name: randy savage (Posted: 10/27/2012 11:12:00 PM; Partial IP: .12.171.12)
Comment: great album kendrick is a great rapper I wasnt feelin the production at first but it grew on me
|Name: beh-beh-beh (Posted: 10/27/2012 7:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 111.14.162)|
Comment: so tired of hearing about this fucking album. dre's beats have sucked since he left nwa, a drake cameo doesn't say anything good to me. wow, beats by just blaze, pharrell & hit-boy?...so surprising. mc eiht is cool, but not thick enough to float this motherfucker. i'm sure kendrick lamar himself is just fine on the mic, but even the name of his crew...black hippy? it's a turn off. this album has been so overhyped that I don't even want to hear it. i'll stay ignorant, fuck y'all and your beats by dre headphones.
|Name: RAD (Posted: 10/27/2012 5:28:00 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: udidntlisten (Posted: 10/24/2012 1:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 22.214.171.124)
Location: What's Wrong With Ya'll?
Comment: You guys are seriously retarded. Maybe it'll grow on you guys or maybe you just have a bad taste in regard to Hip-Hop with a balance. IDK...But dam wake up.
Name: underwhelmed (Posted: 10/24/2012 5:02:00 AM; Partial IP: 231.225.78)
Location: dissapointed, ca
Comment: partly good, mostly lame
Name: pat (Posted: 10/22/2012 7:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 76.194.118)
Comment: 4.5 For real, but I can't give it a perfect. Great album. His conceptual artistry definitely developed further from Section 80. Better then I even expected. This will be on heavy rotation. The concept is amazingly executed
Name: pavel sukany (Posted: 10/22/2012 1:48:00 PM; Partial IP: 126.96.36.199)
Comment: this LP has nothing to do with "Underground" hip-hop. It's generic and boring and I am sorry but Kendrick is horrible rapper his flow is one of the most broing flow Ive ever heard
Name: Asoul (Posted: 10/20/2012 11:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 194.33.177)
Comment: Better than Expected
Name: anon (Posted: 10/18/2012 10:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 147.213.13)
Comment: 1. Kendrick is about to meet up with this girl called Sherane. He takes his mother's van to meet her and he bumps into two guys. If this was a movie it would cut.
2. You then realize track 1 was a flash-forward, and this is the actual first track. At the end of this track, Kendrick's homies pick him up.
3. Self explanatory, he does a freestyle in the backseat whilst they're driving.
4. Once again, fairly self explanatory, they cruise around, smoking blunts, drinking and rob someone's house and almost get caught
5. They then talk about meeting up later at 10.30, cause Kendrick has to go meet up with the girl Sherane and fuck her. This is somewhat a "filler" song for the album, and just gives a bit more insight about how they're all chasing money.
6. This is where we meet with track 1, Kendrick take's his mother's van and borrows it and meets up. Kendrick talks about bad bitches in this, and Sherane is definitely one of them. At the end of THIS song, we hear the same melody we heard in track 1 and it flashbacks in to the two guys asking where the fuck Kendrick is from.
7. They beat the fuck out of Kendrick and in this song he even says "they will never respect the good kid maad city".
8. Kendrick is mad as fuck for being beat up, once again another "filler" track but at the end of this track, he meets up with his homies and they're helping him recover and give him some liquor drink since he's just been beaten the fuck up.
9. Talks about the liquor abuse, following on from track 8 and then at the end of this song, they see the guys that fucked up Kendrick and shoot at them. They shoot back and kill one of the homie's brother. (NOT kendrick's brother)
10. Flash forward to present day and it's no longer in the story. The first two verses are from the perspective of the friend (the one who's brother died) and how he feels about the whole situation. It's revealed that he wasn't happy with Section 80's Keyshia's Song since that was actually based on his sister. He talks further about it and says that his story isn't going to change shit on the streets. Throughout the whole song the chorus is "promise that you will sing about me". Towards the end of the verse (from the perspective of the friend) he says that he'll never fade away, and it is somewhat true, the memory will never fade away, but the friend actually passed away, HENCE why Kendrick didn't have him do the verse himself. From here we can see that Kendrick feels complete guilt for the death of his friend's brother and it seems that when he did a song about his friend's sister (keyshia) it didn't help the situation. However, he still was friends with Kendrick and asked Kendrick to promise to tell the story of his brother.
11. We cut back to the story and the boys wanna go and kill the guys that shot Kendrick's friend's brother, they are confronted by a lady of the church who convinces them. Kendrick then receives a phone call from his mother about him taking it seriously and going to the studio since he got a phone call about it.
12. I assume this is an epilogue of Kendrick and how he progressed and made it out of Compton to get studio time with Dr. Dre.
|Name: Dolemite (Posted: 10/12/2012 9:31:00 PM; Partial IP: 19.150.123)|
Location: No tight jeans
Comment: The bad news is that the album isn't better than a lame fuck!
|Name: Matt (Posted: 10/8/2012 12:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 36.204.143)|
Location: Chapel Hill
Comment: Well the good news is the Lady Gaga track was scrapped. Should drop the Drake tracks too and feature more of the Black Hippy crew.
|Name: CA All Day (Posted: 10/3/2012 4:45:00 AM; Partial IP: 222.32.243)|
Comment: I was looking forward to this album until I found out that lady gaga and drake are ft. On it
|Name: A-$ (Posted: 9/26/2012 7:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 152.251.99)|
Location: Da Bloody Bean
Comment: Gonna be a classic, mark my words....