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Kendrick Lamar - O(verly) D(edicated) First Listen Impressions...

RuffDraft
RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
edited October 2010 in The Essence
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After hearing his E.P, I was highly anticipating this album... and I have to say, it's up there with my top 10 albums of this year... but it's not how I expected it to be...

On the Kendrick Lamar EP, Kendrick touches on subject matter that searches the soul of a young man, growing up, questioning the world and his beliefs... a year later and Kendrick seems to have an improved flow and really ramps it up on a few tracks to the point where hairs begin to stand up, from your neck to your wrists... and with punchlines like 'I don't hit women, so I bite 'em instead' it's easy to see that his talent still stands tall.

In all honesty though, after first listen... I think his EP just wins this one out... I enjoy the mellow beats that appear on his EP, where as they're a rare occurrence here... supporting 'Ignorance is Bliss' rather than 'Let me be Me'... I think the acceptance of his EP has led to his self approval of doing his thing rather than asking to do so... and with that said, he comes with an album that's mixed and doesn't have a clear footing like a Boy Meets World (Fashawn)

What's clear after first listen though, this album is worth the £4.49... and will be in heavy rotation, along with his EP.

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Be interesting to see if my thoughts change as I continue to listen...

Comments

  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2010
    Will def check it out...
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2010
    i liked the ep as well so im interested to hear how this project sounds. i'll definitely cop it..

    Cop it on iTunes, link is in the other thread about his E.P. It's only £4.49 so probably about $6 or so...

    Let us know what you think :tu

    Dilla, it's definitely worth checking, though it's not AS good as I'd hoped... my expectations were very high though.
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2010
    RuffDraft wrote: »
    Dilla, it's definitely worth checking, though it's not AS good as I'd hoped... my expectations were very high though.

    Copped it on Amazon for 4 quid... give it a listen later
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2010
    rip.dilla wrote: »
    Copped it on Amazon for 4 quid... give it a listen later

    Nice price :tu

    Yeah, let us know what you think Dilla.
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2010

    Just listened to it... 🤬 brilliant
  • RuffDraft
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    edited September 2010
    rip.dilla wrote: »

    Just listened to it... 🤬 brilliant

    haha glad you like it Dilla, that P & P is nice and yet not the typical song that I'd usually like... guess he's just doper on it than other rappers would be. Same as I like some of Kanye's 🤬 .

    Hook is hella catchy too.
  • satyrone
    satyrone Members Posts: 4,696 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    jus copped this 🤬 . tis 🤬 is dope. anotherdope 🤬 from the west
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    satyrone wrote: »
    jus copped this 🤬 . tis 🤬 is dope. anotherdope 🤬 from the west

    The best from the West this year, IMO!

    His album is :damn:
  • satyrone
    satyrone Members Posts: 4,696 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    RuffDraft wrote: »
    The best from the West this year, IMO!

    His album is :damn:

    thats real talk. dude is mad ill
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    satyrone wrote: »
    thats real talk. dude is mad ill

    Played his album and EP continuously lately, great album, great EP from last year, I still love the EP more though...