Is it too early to call this one a classic? Kendrick Lamar hit us with another great album last week (March 4th). The album consisted of tracks that didn't make the cut for his 2015 album, To Pimp a Butterfly. With no marketing at all I think that it's safe to say that Kendrick is satisfied with the results. Consider this album a side B to To Pimp a Butterfly, with tracks consisting of the same racially motivated themes. As usual Kendrick never lacks substance and consistently hits us with BARS along with his unique flow.
I see this album as a teaser for what Kendrick is currently working on. This is Kendrick's way of keeping the rap game on it's heels and there's no better way to do it than to put out quality music. The album consists of the social and cultural motivated music we are used to from Kendrick, yet he always finds a way to address different issues and in a way he has never done before. Kendrick definitely caught my attention with this one and only time will tell what King Kendrick is able to shake up the game with next.
The album is on sale now or can be streamed using Apple music, Tidal or Spotify. Make sure to take a listen.