“I put my lyric and my lifeline on the line.” – Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar has established himself as not only a rapper, but also the lyrical storyteller of this generation.
With his out-of-the-box former album, To Pimp A Butterfly, Lamar has outdone himself with his following creation.
Damn, has become the album that denotes the struggle of being an American in 2017. Known for his political disruption, Lamar’s album takes on the same ambiance of political uproars akin to other rappers like NWA, Tupac, and Biggie.
Straight out of Compton, the lyricist dropped his highly anticipated fourth album. The album sings the story of Lamar’s personal rise to fame and adoration, in a very unabashed way. He leaves no room for comments or critique, but rather lets his music speak for itself.
Everyone from President Obama has donned their support for the transformative power of the young artists ability to create imagery with his lyrics.
With the help of music giants such as Sounwave, Mike Will Made-It, and Teddy Walton, Damn has become the newest focal point of Lamar’s career. The album also features the voices of many prominent contributors and singers.
With every song, there is a level of craftsmanship unlike any other rapper of the 21st century.
Lamar has created his mark on the new sound of rap and hip-hop. And there is nothing nice about it.