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Kendrick Lamar is helping to revitalize hip hop... Section.80 is great
on July 17, 2012
At first I REALLY did not like Kendrick Lamar. I listened to ADHD and Rigamortus, and I did not like either song, so I just blew him off when people told me to listen to him. Well, that was probably one of the stupidest things I have ever done. Because I finished and bought the album a few days ago, and it is probably one of my favorites now. ADHD and Rigamortus were probably my least favorite songs from the album, but as a whole the album is great and I was amazed after I listened to the whole thing.
The thing that makes this album so great is because it is one of those albums that is what hip hop is all about. Nowadays you see rappers rapping about stuff like cars, women, drugs, and that's literally ALL they talk about. Rap music has become so stale recently, but it's albums like this that are keeping it alive. I love this album because it sends positive messages to people as opposed to talking about the stupid stuff I mentioned earlier. Kendrick is one of those unique artists that is able to talk to the people and send a message about society in his raps.
In this album most of the songs are fantastic lyrically and Kendrick always has a great flow. There are a few songs that I didn't like such as The Spiteful Chant and Rigamortus, but outside of a few the album is great as a whole. There are songs like F*** Your Ethnicity where he talks about racism, Keisha's song where he talks about awful career choices made by a woman, Hiiipower where he encourages the public to join a movement, ADHD where he talks about problems with drug abuse in today's society, etc. Almost every song on this album sends a message to people about society and that's what I feel is most important in rap: sending a message and telling a story.
This album is really cheap on Amazon and well worth it for what you're getting. If you like rap, chances are you will like this album but definitely give it a listen before buying it because I could understand why people who are rap fans wouldn't like him. But the bottom line is, if you have the 5 bucks, definitely get this because it's a fantastic album that will not disappoint.
Memorable songs from album: Hiiipower, Keisha's Song, No Make Up, ADHD