’11 Best Albums: #6 Kendrick Lamar Section .80

Dr. Dre co-signs don’t come everyday. So when Kendrick Lamar released his independent album Section.80, best believe, all eyes were on him. Fortunately, he didn’t disappoint. From a production standpoint, scattered pianos anchor “Fuck Your Ethnicity” while lounging horns permeate “Hol’ Up”.  Elsewhere, “Chapter Six” and “Rigamortis” locks down K-Dot’s unchained melody. “Ronald Regan Era” made being an 80’s baby not so bad. Kendrick said Section .80 was created following a vision from 2Pac, so Afeni’s baby boy would be proud of “Kiesha’s Song” (“She start running like FLo-Jo/ Don’t care if they Joe Blow/ If they got money to blow a blow job is a sure go.”). Make no mistake, this revolutionary MC will be televised. Welcome to Section.80.

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  • LDN

    good

  • Black Shady

    so 2 of the best rap albums of the year are #6 and #7 ? LOL

    more like Top 3 for both

  • XIserveIX

    This truthfully should have been higher.

  • Aggie Pride

    What What What What What What What Dis Shit Cray. I bet ur ass Watch The Throne is # 1.

  • ronnie coleman

    wtf? this is only number 6? theres no argument in the world that this isnt the #1 album of the year, let alone the past few years. this makes no sense. kendrick lamar is the best

  • Collar Cali

    @Black Shady
    AGREED!

  • Section.80.Baby

    This albums shits on everything else from 2011. #HiiiPower

  • http://scoremoreshows.com Mike

    Kendrick Texas Tour Kicks off Next Week!

    Dallas 1/19
    Austin 1/20
    Houston 1/21
    San Antonio 1/22

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  • Dr. Dre’s Ass

    #6.????

  • Swiss163

    @Rapradar !!! You going to learn today !!! you going to Learn today !!! 6 and 7 really ?

    Number 5 better be a 2pac Album we never heard of that Tupac handed to Big Homie before he died or something !!! or you going to learn today !!!

    Cant wait to see number 5

    You going to learn today -_-

  • Hip-Hop Fiend

    A little low. Incredible album. Now I better see Camp.

  • Nick Kaiser

    this was awesome only great things coming from kendrick

  • http://Kanyetothe.com Comedyjunkie06

    Wow this Is so wrong 6? More like 1

  • NYC

    Section 80 and Cole World lose to Take Care and Carter 4?

    yea ok ……………………….. RapRetards

  • The Truth

    CAMP #1

  • NoSoup4Yu

    its supposed to be…
    1. WTT
    2. S80
    3. Take Care
    4. ColeWorld

    I like MMG, but Self Made was not better than any of those 4

  • Yung Silv

    this should have been #3 and is much better than bad meets evil

  • http://mrgeorgehenry.tumblr.com G-Cass

    This is #1 album of the year but we’re also watching the list of a commercial rap blog so we have to accept Take Care, WTT and MMG before anything.

  • http://PardonMyFresh.com AO

    Personally, my # 1 album of last year…

  • Brown Jesus

    West Coast Bias!

  • Word

    Come on RR. I understand yalong can’t put less popular albums on top 5 but yall coulda made an exception for Cole and Kendrick these albums were top 5! But y’all wanna put Em Ross Jay up there when theyre albums weren’t better than Coles and Kendrick.

    You wanna talk sales? Cole shitted on mmg album. I swear if that shit is top 5 imma go off cuz it was dope but not better than any album y’all posted so far except maybe Mac Millers shit.

  • JohnB

    Personally it was top 3, the guy’s young and wise beyond his age…It is rare these days to walk in the shoes of the ghetto poet (Nas, Pac…) and K. does it very well.
    A star to follow….

  • http://foreveronsomeflyshit Shady_Site

    KENDRICK lyrically and flow wise FUCK yo fav rappers asshole!! WAY better then MMG FUCK YOU SITE

  • M.T

    lol once again yall tripping. This album is too good to be #6.

  • Fred

    This blog is officially a joke by putting this at # 6.

  • Bridman

    How this didn’t make the top three is beyond me….Self Made above this? Smh

  • lololminny

    ALL YALL FUCKIN COMPLAINING THEN WHY DON’T YALL GO OUT AND BUY THE FUCKIN ALBUM!!!! HE SOLD LESS THEN EVERYONE IN THE TOP TEN AND HE HAD NO SINGLES THAT CHARTED THE FACT THAT HE’S 6 ON THIS LIST IS A COMPLIMENT TO HOW GOOD A RAPPER HE IS BUT U CAN’T PUT HIM HIGHER UP UNLESS IT ACTUALLY DID NUMBERS U FUCKIN IDIOTS

  • http://twitter.com/loch121 loch121

    This was a great album.Loved it
    Loch Drake Headlines freestyle music video Featured on http://artists.viewhiphop.com/?p=2190 @ViewHipHopBlog

  • http://sincity212.tumblr.com Sincere

    #6? Thats Disgustin & Insultin’…He Clearly Has The #1 Album Without Radio Play.

  • waloo

    Kendrick lamars music could be so much more appealing if he didnt have such a boring voice. I agree…he has amazing lyrics and i heard his album plenty of times. Just gets kind of boring. This dude and Nas should make several tracks together. East and west. That versethat Nas has on rick ross’ mixtape is fucking RAW! Just sayin

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  • BUCK

    This nigga is ass……103&WTT top 2

  • DICKrr

    WOW…… WOW… ALL I HAVE TO SAY… IM SPEECHLESS….

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  • t0wlie

    this should be number 1