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  • ShmIamRealTalk

    THE COVER IS DOPE

    • Kris Kompute

      A doo doo green blank slate isn’t dope. Quit sensationalizing everything.

      • Lmfao!

        I see recognizing sarcasm isn’t one of your skill sets. Lmfao!

        • Fatty Smokes

          Buddy was being serious. Witcha dumbass.

  • Winston Wolfe

    Yo!?!

  • Captain Jack

    levitate levitate levitate levitate

    • Kingly_Caracter

      NIGGA! That track sooo fuckin hype. The mixing on those vocals are magical bruh.

  • Kris Kompute

    Guess Cole touring with Drake this summer made Kendrick feel the need to drop new music.

    Glad he didn’t take 3 years off like after GKMC.

    • Winston Wolfe

      Exactly! I love every second of it.

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  • Frank Kennedy

    You can’t stream it on Spotify though?

  • ok

    meh.. TPAB throwaways

  • blackbeltbreeze

    it’s on Tidal too. Damn. The music. Stop focusing only on bars with this man. We miss so much with that. Listen to each sound like it’s a bar and then the music makes more sense. All of these sounds are chosen by a rare group of master musicians. This is Thundercat, Bilal, Anna Wise, Kamasi, Flylo, SZA, Kendrick, Ali, Soundwave. Every cat on the project is a G at what they do. This sound on # 5 could cure cancer man. Cold. Damn is that PUNCH rapping?!?!?!

    • marty mcfly

      I don’t know how one can hear sounds like their bars? Now if that is the case i’d say if the sounds were more “choppy” or sectional or pattern based like say Dj Premier and J Dill having a beat baby together? Then maybe I could see sound being able to come across like bars but even then it would be different. With beats imo its more like either you like them or you don’t. Its not very much in between cause at that point its almost just background music to whatever the rappers saying. I don’t think any of those producers do Kendrick justice as far as his beats are concerned. They not bad producers but they beats be sounding humble imo. Kendrick is over there with Dr Dre, Dj Khalil, Battlecat, Focus, Bink and Mr Porter… Now its almost a certainty that those 6 producers have monster production on deck as far as beats are concerned and its no way in hell the production team Kendrick is working with can fuck with them. If Kendrick was rapping over the beats that I know he must be hearing from these producers? You would hear an almost completely different kinda Kendrick… None of this is a diss to the production team he’s working with but its multiple heavyweights walking in and out of Dr Dre’s studio and the shit in their must sound ridiculously epic. Out

      • Lmfao!

        Kendrick and his team got you in your feels right now lmfao

        • marty mcfly

          No. Talking about music doesn’t mean your in your feelings. I didn’t say fuck Kendrick, I just spoke about music.

          • Da Business

            I feel where u’re coming from, Mcfly. I don’t think it’s that deep tho. Although I haven’t sat down and listened to the ep in its entirety, it’s sounds like tracks that just didn’t make the final cut of the album. So they basically carry that same theme as the lp. This may be his lane tho. TPAB is more Section 80, than it is GKMC. Im a fan of all of it. I really appreciate what K. Dot is doing.

            Salute…

          • marty mcfly

            What Kendrick is doing is cool but for anybody who knows whats up when I mentioned Dr. Dre and his production team? You already know what they capable of with beats… Kendrick don’t fuck with Dr. Dre’s beats or his production team but he must hear what they doing over there and that shit must sound crazy dope. Thats all.

          • Lmfao!

            What’s your fixation with Dre’s production team? Kendrick is making the music that he wants to make. What’s the issue? If he needs a Dre beat I’m sure it’s a phone call away. I personally love this untitled album. It’s exactly what it’s supposed to be

          • marty mcfly

            There is no “issue”. Don’t confuse some comments with an “issue” as if I’m talking about Kendrick personally? Again, I talk about Hip Hop music because I fuck with Hip Hop. YOU are in your feelings.

          • Lmfao!

            None of your comments make sense? W in TF are saying then? Either you like the album or not! You mentioned Dre and his production from jump, what’s your point? I’m not confusing anything! My feels are great right now, I got a new Kendrick album from out of nowhere!!!!

          • Da Business

            I agree that Dot should utilize Dre’s production a lot more than he does. My theory is that Dre is too much of a perfectionist for Dot. We’ve all heard the stories of Dre making cats record over, and over again, until he gets want he wants out of the artist. And he has every right to be like that, he’s Dre. But, if I’m Dot, and I have my team of producers already on deck, and it works… Why should I press Dre for beats, knowing how busy he is… And in my book, Dre is the greatest to ever do it but, as an established artist I wouldn’t wait on him.

            That may be a bit of a reach on my end but, I don’t think it’s too far fetched. Kendrick came to Dre with his sound intact. There wasn’t a need to develop one. Kendrick is NWA meets A Tribe Called Quest( greatest group name of all time, btw). Jazz infused, funkadelic hip hop.

          • marty mcfly

            Its not just Dre, its the whole Aftermath production team which supply Dre. So even if Kendrick doesn’t get a beat from Dre, Its DJ Khalil, Focus, Mr. Porter, Bink, and a host of others that are really the backbone of Dre’s production that would love to work with Kendrick. So when I say Dre’s production team its a whole host of producers not just Dre.

            Now when you say Kendrick is NWA meets Tribe Called Quest? Kendrick doesn’t have A Tribe Called Quest sound. His team may be infusing Jazz with their music, but their no Q-Tip. Lets not get that twisted for a second. They maybe infusing funkadelic styles with their beats but their no Warren G, Daz Dillinger and Dr. Dre. No diss but just saying when your sitting right next to the sources of these styles in Hip Hop? You may wanna use them.

          • Da Business

            I hear u, I’m just saying that @ the end of the day, he makes what he wants to make. Take it or leave it. He has enough fans that support what he does, period.

          • marty mcfly

            Ok well like I said to the other guy, I’m not saying fuck Kendrick and he should die and all his fans should be killed and burn in hell. My comment was about music. I’m not suggesting Kendrick and his fans should be killed over his beats.

          • marty mcfly

            The comment was made about me being in my feelings? Now judging by my original comment and the responses thereafter? My comment sounds like its the one thats not in its feelings. I brought up Dr. Dre and his production team and that struck a nerve…

          • Lmfao!

            Translation: In your feels!

          • marty mcfly

            No. I’m a fan of Hip Hop music. That don’t mean I’m in my feelings just cause I talk about music.

          • Lmfao!

            Production is what’s carrying half of these wack rappers nowadays. That’s all these millennials care about anymore, if the beat “slaps” who cares about the content i.e. Future and all of that Metro Boomin bs. As a fan of music in general, I’m looking for creativity and an artist that doesn’t compromise their integrity and that’s exactly what Kendrick is doing! His music isn’t for everybody and if he listened to the critics he wouldn’t be who he is today. This is my opinion and I’m sticking to it

          • marty mcfly

            I wasn’t saying Kendrick should try and sound like Future. I’m also not saying Kendrick should throw his creativity and integrity out the window either. See people like you will read the comment and get in YOUR feelings. You’ll act is if I said fuck Kendrick and he’s wack? Thats not what my comment was saying. I’m also not suggesting Kendrick should make music for “everybody”. When I mentioned Dr. Dre and his production team, people should already know I’m talking about niggas that make FIRE. Not niggas that lack creativity, artistic integrity and sound like they trying to be Future. So lets not kid ourselves here and act like Kendrick plus Dr. Dre isn’t a dope combination.

          • Lmfao!

            Nah! You’re just mad pretentious. Every convo you have with people on these boards always ends the same way: If they don’t agree with you then they’re in the wrong and somehow you have to appear to be the genius. Not having it. I wasn’t saying that he needs to sound like Future, it was just an analogy that you ran with other than reading my entire comment and taking away from that. Get off that right away. You’re upset that Dre wasn’t involved because you want Dre + Kendrick! We all know Dre has heat in the vault. If it happens it happens. You can’t always get what you want. This is merely my opinion on an unexpected album that speaks to me. Either you like the album or you don’t. Plain and simple.

          • Kris Kompute

            Exactly. He writes dissertations seeking arguments. There are times I’ve agreed with McFly and he still wanted to argue lol

          • marty mcfly

            There was no argument there. Don’t confuse an opinion with an argument. I REPEATEDLY said “I’m not saying his beats are wack or trash” I’m just saying… This is already clearly letting you know my comment was MY OPINION, Not an argument.

          • Kris Kompute

            I’M AGREEING WITH YOU…fin.

          • GetReal

            LMFAO

          • Idiots

            Why are u always criticizing Kendrick man?

          • marty mcfly

            You gotta read more carefully. When I talk about “music” like its comment I’m specifically talking about the production itself, you gotta but things in context. Example, I think Nas is an incredibly dope artist but do I always agree with his beats? No. In this regard if I make a comment about how I think some other beats would do him better? I’m not criticizing him, I’m simply talking about his music.

          • Idiots

            Yea but u always comparing him to Lupe Fiasco and shit lol. This is not even a studio album or a full length lp, they’re just outtakes. Jeez.

          • marty mcfly

            No, I don’t compare him to Lupe and thats why I said you gotta read the comment correctly. Just cause you may see the names Kendrick and Lupe in the same comment doesn’t mean a comparison was made. If I say or imply that Lupe is iller then Kendrick imo, thats not a comparison.

          • Lmfao!

            Seriously. I’ve read, on countless occasions, where he just puts down whomever he’s typing at like they’re idiots! Every time. It’s like he’s Kanye and everybody else is Taylor Swift lmfao. “I’ma let you finish . . but!”

          • marty mcfly

            Each time you see that go look at who started it… Other then El Chapo, do you ever see me start it with anybody? No. I come in making a comment about music where NOBODY can take against offensive and then people like YOU get in their feelings. Now go look at the comments your referring and see if I’m the one that starts shit first?

          • marty mcfly

            Now your in YOUR feelings. YOU brought up Future, I didn’t. You brought up Future, integrity, and creativity…. None of which I was suggest Kendrick should throw out the window. You bringing those things up when I didn’t as a counter to my comment was indeed implicating that my comment involved and included those things in regards to Kendrick as if I was saying those were problems of his? My comment did NOT say or imply any of that. You assuming that somehow I must be mad just cause I comment about music? Is wrong on your part. Again, Kendrick’s production was mentioned and I brought up Dr. Dre. Anybody can see how this makes sense. None of it means I’m mad at Kendrick, I simply brought up that Dr. Dre has a whole production team that Kendrick does not use that likely has better beats. This is not a reach or a sign that I’m mad at Kendrick or attacking everybody that likes his music. I brought up the Dre connect because its TRUE. YOU felt some kinda way. YOUR mad, I was not.

          • GetReal

            why are you niggas writing novels for each other lol? at least kendrick brings forth good literature in the comment section

          • marty mcfly

            I’m not commenting “for” him. I’m talking about Hip Hop because I like Hip Hop music.

          • GetReal

            that shit was wack thats the shit for white boys

          • DA LENCH MOB

            Your points are valid, I think it’s more with Kendrick, maybe he don’t wanna be dependent on Dre, I agree the beats are decent, but maybe his next album will be like u describe, more well known producers.

          • Kris Kompute

            Dre has heat in the vault? Show me! Cause “Compton” had ZERO HEAT! Decent production, but none of those beats were great.

          • marty mcfly

            Again, Dr. Dre’s “production team” is a whole group of people… They got HEAT and anybody thinking otherwise would likely be wrong.

          • Da Business

            Stop it…

            Compton wasn’t the Chronic but, it definitely had heat.

          • The Ripper

            Stop it bro!!! Compton is not Chronic 2001 but it has heat on it.

          • marty mcfly

            I hear you but I’m not suggest working with Dr. Dre makes him “dependent” on Dre.

      • Chronic

        Did you hear #7 2014-2016?

        • marty mcfly

          Yeah

          • Chronic

            That’s the same Kendrick your gonna get as over Dre beats and all the other shit you talked about.

          • marty mcfly

            Thats your opinion. I say different beats bring out different things (styles, expressions, lyricism, content etc…) in artists. So yes his name will style be the same. His sound, which includes him because voice is sound, would be different.

  • marty mcfly

    meh…

  • Arizona Ron From Tucson

    SchoolBoy Q next week!!!!!

  • yuuuup

    @blackbeltbreeze Get back to beats. The cymbals on track 5 were horrible. THis is definitely music but its not even a taste thing. All it is is him pushing some black agenda that is forced upon him by someone who isn’t even with him musically.. Not the Top Dawg.. Nobody from TDE.. Not Dre.. Nah. THis is bad music until he starts rapping. THe music behind him has no play on his raps anymore. He ain’t gelling anymore with the track. He could rap all of these in spoken words and it would sound better. I listen to rap for the overall product not just the words. THis just sounds so fucking jumbled and even if its mastered there aint much hope for the music side of this EP.

    • Maverick

      Negative, Ghostrider! Speak for yourself.

      • yessssssssss

        If someone put this shit on at a party or during a rotation everyone would look at them with dumbfounded eyes. Id be like man my buddies 15 yo lil brothers band is playing some music.. YOu want me to get them in here while we smoke? Sounds the exact same.

        • Maverick

          *flies off with your girl*

        • Kris Kompute

          Party? That’s toir barometer for good music?

          Dumb ass 90’s baby.

          • Kingly_Caracter

            You see this! Don’t get me wrong, party music is important. But if that’s his spectrum… that’s pretty narrow. Niggas haven’t realized that in real life you can’t stay turnt up forever.

        • GetReal

          are you fucking retarded? not all music is made for parties dumb ass, if you threw on some fuckin adele at a party i would look at you stupid too, does that take away from the fact people are in love with that fat bitch? shut your stupid ass up

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      Demos from To Pimp A Butterfly. In Raw Form. Unfinished. Untitled. Unmastered.

      Kendrick Lamar

      ^

      READ IT AND WEEP, COCKSUCKA!!!!

      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • F*ck Drake

    Reasons why I love music…

  • Chronic

    I’m personally lovin it, but I can understand why some people wouldn’t fuck with this ep….shit is straight jazz.

    • Bmix

      If you don’t like track #2, you don’t like hip-hop.

    • radio raheem

      Jazz is too magical for most to comprehend, Hip hop formed the same way jazz formed… Hip hop just has lyrics included which would be like the blues, stories of the struggle or what’s really going on….

      • Earl Butler

        hate to sound old but this new generation of ppl have a huge disconnect from music of past. im a 82’r so we had spike lee movies with jazz and the cosby show (fuck whatever bill did in his personal life) that kept us with jazz and soul music. there is no real influence of the legacy, so for those that don’t get it; it’s not their fault

        • radio raheem

          Well said you’re right, it’s no ones fault but the people who produce bad music with no positive purpose which always gives off influence which eventually tarnish the people’s minds who have little to no mystical intelligence or history of great music consciousness in their brains resonance …. Aka you shouldn’t produce or create music unless you know what effect it will cause in every way and what music is naturally meaning scientifically… It’s a lot that has to do with music and stein theory and the universe and gravitational waves Which are also natural music… But have no fear, I’m here to bring them near…

          • marty mcfly

            If were gonna give Jazz credit then we gotta give Hip Hop credit to. Imo Hip Hop is just as, if not more incredible then jazz. I’m a 80s baby, I grew up in a house with jazz music playing and all that was great but Hip Hop is dope as well. You could break down the entire history of music to me and I’m likely to still say from a musically standpoint that Hip Hop can top that and my evidence is gonna be a long list of classic Hip Hop albums.

            This doesn’t take away from what your saying but imo if you have a Flying Lotus beat and a Dr. Dre beat? Fly Lo may have a bunch of jazz influence in his beat and thats great but once that Dr. Dre sound come through the speakers? And we talking about Hip Hop? If a beat sounds better then another? Then I’m going with the better sounding beat regardless of what beat is pulling from what influence. Now you could break down the musical mechanics of it? Or you can just go with what your ears say? If your ears say something is dope? Then regardless of all the different elements of it, the results is its dope. If your ears tell you its not? Then it is what it is.

          • Connor Hobson

            On a level I agree with you, hip hop is my favorite genera but Jazz was always a more important genera, not to take from hip-hop but Jazz has way more struggle songs, and elements that changed society. I mean the 20’s and 30’s Jazz was the counter culture, (the hip hop of the time essentially), it continued to commentate the civil rights movement, and continues to be a strong genera even though it is out of the main stream and that is a basic description of it’s impact. (Blues also worked in tandem with Jazz on many of these points). Hip-Hop is also an incredibly important genera, but it’s overall impact will likely never be as impact full as Jazz. Not to take anything away from either genera, but which Genera impacted the world more I’d have to say jazz.

          • marty mcfly

            Ok, well I’m not the expert but right now musical historians say Hip Hop is the MOST influential musical genre ever. Thats a result of the music to a very significant degree. I don’t see how Jazz can have more struggle then Hip Hop because the sound of “struggle” in Hip Hop thus far has been here since Melly Mel rapping on The Message.

            When you talk about Jazz being a counter to what was going on in the culture in the 20s and 30s, and it being a reaction to injustices and it having great impact etc… Its sounds like you talking about Hip Hop. Now I wasn’t alive in the 20s and 30s but I can say Hip Hop’s impact in the 80s, 90s and 2000s was crazy.

            With Hip Hop you have to consider the rhymes themselves because the words are sounds just like notes when somebody is playing an instrument. Now considering the rhymes in Hip Hop, on top of the beats themselves, on top of the beats already having samples from the last few generations in them anyway..

            Hip Hop would be Jazz on steroids..

          • DA LENCH MOB

            No offense, but Jazz spans many different music forms including R&B, Funk, Soul, and even Gospel. I love hiphop too but the HIP Hop u talking about is long gone. Kendrick and a few other keeping it a float, it may have influence, other City, States or Countries, but Jazz is in a category, of it’s own. Jazz have many different element to it, Bebop, Jazz Fusion, Contemporary, and a few more. I get it Hiphop your first choice, hiphop still use samples and 9 times out 10, it’s jazz related, but can’t clear samples.

          • Lmfao!

            This guy gets it!

          • marty mcfly

            Your talking about Jazz spans many different genres? Bruh what do you think Hip Hop does? You talk about the influence of Jazz? The influence of Hip Hop is off the charts. If there was a way to count every time a Hip Hop songs has been played? We’re likely dealing with the 100s of billions in the last generation.

            I brought up the RHYMES. This is Key here because now were talking the effect the WORDS have on people… Thats thee most powerful form of communication. Not only that but Hip Hop has consumed Jazz and made it part of itself so when you get Hip Hop your already getting Jazz just mixed within other stuff and the RHYMES only amplify it multiple times more. We count rhymes in a musical sense. 16 bars, 8 bars, 16 bars etc… That is like an instruments notes…. There is too much going on in Hip Hop for Jazz to compete in my opinion and if we really look at it, Hip Hop came in an sat Jazz down on the benches like it did Rock n Roll. The sound of Hip Hop was too much for Jazz to compete with.

          • DA LENCH MOB

            Name some please. I’ll wait…….

          • marty mcfly

            Name some what?

          • marty mcfly

            Its like The Roots band. I’m sure they can play a jazz set and it would as good as it was 60 years ago in Jazz clubs but then when you factor in Black Thought rhyming over the music? Thats a different animal in terms of musicality.

          • marty mcfly

            Also people talk as if Hip Hop is dead and gone or on its death bed? When in reality Hip Hop may not even be in the middle of its time span in music yet. There maybe another 60 years of Hip Hop coming behind what’s already taken place….

            When you say Hip Hop is sampling all these styles of music? That doesn’t help in suggesting its not as dope if not better then those other forms of music.

            If Jazz was Ironman? Then Hip Hop would be Ironman with the extra armor and weapons on.

          • DA LENCH MOB

            OK, I get it, hooray for Hip Hop, One day you’ll remember this conversation. Do your research. The best selling music of 2016 is Catalog music, or shall i say timeless music. this include every genre, except hip hop. That’s physical copies. also. Disqus won’t let me show u the proof. hip Hop had a good run just like every other forms of music, it hit a dry spell. hiphop on vacation.

          • marty mcfly

            Do my research? Anybody that has been alive for the last 30 years knows what I’m saying and implying about Hip Hop is true. I say if you take every genre of music COMBINED? I’d be willing to challenge music historians to say Hip Hop has been listened to more and is more influential. Now am I saying I know I would win? NO because idk if I would. I’m saying I would like to see what music has got the most plays on the INTERNET in the last 15 years. What genre has been downloaded the MOST. So not just sells but what gets heard and downloaded the most? I’d be willing to bet that worldwide its Hip Hop and thats on a scale that even if you combine all the other genre’s together? Hip Hop is being “listened” to the most.

            You got Hip Hop music that has penetrated every area of society to the point where its a lifestyle. Now as far as what Jazz is selling these days? Idk but I do know Jazz is not dominating popular culture the way Hip Hop is and Hip Hop made Jazz take a seat from the minute it showed up.

          • DA LENCH MOB

            Hip hop is dead man, internet keeping it viable. Underground will always be here. But hip-hop died in early 2000. Hip-hop not in the same class, Jazz audience is a mature artform, hip-hop is for kids. At least this generation. Jazz R&B , Funk, will always be here. Hip-hop can’t barely get an album release, so how can it be great. There was no Jazz mixtapes. I haven’t diss nothing u said, but I’m not the only one feel this way.

          • marty mcfly

            Hip Hop is not dead and anybody who honestly believes that is crazy. This very post is from Kendrick Lamar who is on top of the game right now and went head to head with Taylor Swift at the Grammys for album of the year. If your saying the “underground” will always be here? The “underground” is the driving force of Hip Hop. Before Kendrick was popular he was “underground”. Everybody comes from the “underground” in one sense or another. You say the underground will always be here and then take shots at mixtapes. You say Hip Hop is for kids? Some of our greatest MCs are adults that have always been mature. Jayz, Nas, Common, KRS etc… Now your saying how can Hip Hop be great? Again, anybody who has been alive for the last 30 years can answer that question. Hip Hop literally came in and ate Jazz and spit the scraps out the music business. I’m sure Jazz did have mixtapes. A “mixtape” can be a project you make for your personal friends and immediate circle. I’m sure jazz artists did that.

          • marty mcfly

            Also people need to make the connection between continuing low sales in Hip Hop and the internet as far as free downloads. People act as if people just aint getting these rap album? They are, it just don’t register cause people get it off the net not out the store.

          • Lmfao!

            ” I don’t think any of those producers do Kendrick justice as far as his beats are concerned. They not bad producers but they beats be sounding humble imo. Kendrick is over there with Dr Dre, Dj Khalil, Battlecat, Focus, Bink and Mr Porter… Now its almost a certainty that those 6 producers have monster production on deck as far as beats are concerned and its no way in hell the production team Kendrick is working with can fuck with them.”

            This statement CLEARLY screams “WORK WITH DRE/ AFTERMATH BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO HEAR!” plain and simple. You would rather hear Kendrick over Dre/ Aftermath beats. Nothing wrong with that but in the future you don’t need to write an essay, just get to the point. Again, the beats may sound “humble” to you, nut not to everybody else. We have our own opinions and this album is super dope IMO. That’s it!

          • marty mcfly

            Yes I’m saying Dre’s production team and Kendrick would make dope shit. YOU are in your feelings about it.

            Then your saying “you would rather hear Kendrick over Dre/Aftermath beats and there’s nothing wrong with that”…. If there’s nothing wrong with that? Why are you talking?

            Then you bring up “everybody”? My comment was “everybody”, It was MY comment. So clearly I’m not speaking for “everybody”. I speaking for ME.

          • Grammar Police

            *genre

          • radio raheem

            Youre right… But see people have to look into the history of jazz to understand the origins of hip hop… Hip hop is as powerful as jazz and I value them both the same way… A tribe Called Quest married them both perfectly in harmony and so did this Kendrick album… Hip hop and rap is also magical, it forces you to use different sides of your brain, hip hop would be the story telling and jazz would be the pure feel, see because hearing words forces you to use your mind and think about the words, in jazz hearing just the sound from the instruments forces you to feel it with your soul, and you can’t run from it at all… It’s just the pure feel which heals… And how you react is based on the grade of your soul….the soul and the mind are 2 separate natural special tools… improvising in freestyle rapping can be looked at the same way as improvising by skilled instrument players in jazz… And there is also blues and folk which jazz is apart of…. Here’s a great article http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/blogs/thenextgreatgeneration/2012/04/this_is_your_brain_on_hip-hop.html. ;No one can ever be right by telling someone els what to like, if someone loves a song that’s just plain artless don’t bash but suggest a better sound, and thats what we need more of in this world rather than people in comments on rap blogs saying what’s Trash and what’s not… how about a constructive opinion…What you like or what sounds good to you is based on your consciousness and life experiences, believe it or not you like everything you like for a reason… Same as how everything happens because of a reason… Example: Nobody can tell somebody their top 5 rappers because you’re not the same person with the same life experiences, so you don’t have the exact same feel for music, it can be really and closely similar but never exactly the same, feel for music is like DNA, you either got it in your soul or you just don’t… It’s that simple

          • marty mcfly

            First of all I know Jazz is a foundational part of Hip Hop. I never said its not. Now when comparing the two? If I’m saying Hip Hop is better because not only is Jazz still present in Hip Hop but also you have the words rhyming over the music as well which of course added on another significant layer in its dynamic. Now if I would rather hear Hip Hop then Jazz or if there is Jazz I don’t like at all. That doesn’t mean I don’t know my history, or I’m lacking something in my consciousness, experience or soul. I may not like it cause I just don’t like it. Sometimes your ears lie to you meaning sometimes you hear something once and you don’t like it and then go back later and you do but sometimes you just don’t like it. IMO, Jazz is NOT better then Hip Hop because Hip Hop IS Jazz on steroids. Hip Hop came in and ate Jazz, metaphorically speaking and then looped up some break beats, added harder drums and put words over it coming from a much more aggressive place then say a singer would. All this imo makes it a better style of music to me. Thats not to say I don’t recognize the foundations of Hip Hop is Jazz. I didn’t really think there was people out there that didn’t know that.

          • radio raheem

            You like what you like for a reason everything you feel is your opinion…

          • marty mcfly

            I like what I like cause its dope. It doesn’t have to be because of some particular reason. I liked Action Bronson’s last project. He was talking about puerto rican midgets and shit LOL. Shit that makes no fucking sense but I liked it.

          • GetReal

            what you think is dope may not be what kdot think is dope, imo alot of dre beats are cool but overrated, shit most the time its a completely different song by someone else and dre adds like one minor thing to it, but i also think dre simply doesnt have it anymore, these beats are more accustomed to the kendrick i been listening to pre-gkmc

          • marty mcfly

            I don’t think Dre’s beats are over rated and again when you say “Dre’s beats”? You talking about a whole production team full of producers… You talking about Dj Khalil, Focus, Mr Porter, Bink, Mark Batson, Danja, Cardiak and a bunch of other people who all have beats… So in that case “Dre’s beats” aint really overrated and even Dr Dre himself is one of the greatest producers of all time. Kendrick’s production team would get massacred by Dre’s team as far as beats and thats no diss to them but its almost a certainty that Kendrick in the same room with some of the producers from Dre’s squad would make better music. I’m sure if Kendrick heard beats from some of these guys he would say they dope.

    • Lmfao!

      2nd that!

    • Kingly_Caracter

      Yeah… this ain’t for everyone. Some play checkers some play chess.

    • GetReal

      jazz is hella complex, you almost feel stupid when you listen cuz its that complicated at times, but i love this ep

  • THE ALMIGHTY MIKEY ESCO!!!

    OVERRATED TRASH!!! FK YO FEELINGS!!!

    • greek privilege

      meanwhile you on here biggin up rick ross, remy ma and your old droog

      • greek privilege

        meant to say lil mama, not remy ma. you out here hating on kendrick but giving lil mama props!!!!!

    • NYComicBookGuy

      You are a legendary Lame! You on here defending Troy Ave on one post and dissing K.Dot on a another? Lame’s like you need shot into space so you can go back to your home planet, “Lametron Prime.” F*cking Doofus!!

      • THE ALMIGHTY MIKEY ESCO!!!

        ZZZZZZZ FK YO FEELINGS!!!

  • Mufasa Slugs

    I was hoping for a schoolboy q project, but this is cool.

    • Connor Hobson

      same

  • radio raheem

    Just because you understand genius don’t mean you can produce genius, but genius recognize genius…. I’m not usually here but when I am I’m here for shit like this…. Thanks for blessing the game Kendrick

  • radio raheem

    Remember young minds just because this is great doesn’t mean everything els is bad…

  • radio raheem

    And just because you heard this album doesn’t make you a hip hop head or expert noobs…

  • views

    Where is views?

    • Savimbi

      nobody gives a f about views besides little girls and toronto ni99as.

  • diggz

    Eh I like old Kendrick. I miss the old Kendrick!!!! Shit is alright too much pro black shit for me I guess. Back to TLOP.

    • Kris Kompute

      TLOP can’t old a candle to this.

      • diggz

        Eh it’s all opinions there’s no right answer. Except throw away tracks aren’t going to compete with Kanye album that he took over a year to make.

      • diggz

        We get it Rap Radar isn’t feeling TLOP.

      • Connor Hobson

        TLOP is super dope bro comon

  • el jim chapo guzman

    what’s all the hype about…this ain’t nothing but a overrated project.

    • GetReal

      you stupid ass didnt even listen lol

      • el jim chapo guzman

        I don’t need too I already know it’s overrated….

        • Connor Hobson

          nice bro… great way to form an opinion

      • radio raheem

        That’s exactly why he thinks like that… He doesn’t listen to genius shit like this often

    • greek privilege

      you and mikey the bama should get together for a drink

      • el jim chapo guzman

        I don’t fuck with that nigga.

    • Room 222

      50 has a hole in his assets that you should fill. If you know what I mean.

      • el jim chapo guzman

        Homo thug

        • greek privilege

          222 definitely has gay thoughts runnin thru his head 24/7

    • radio raheem

      Overrated ? LMFAOOOO

      • el jim chapo guzman

        Kendrick gets too many free passes.

        • radio raheem

          No You’re just Ed moron

  • Sweden

    Garbage.

  • King Kendrick. Dope.

    • Kingly_Caracter

      I… I… I actually agree with you! :O

  • Amp-IzChillin WatMore CanI-Say

    KL stay pushing the envelope! DOPE!!!

  • @SkiYewNiverCity

    Sad when niggas don’t like jazz, the one sound that niggas should automatically rock with smh

    • uʍop ǝpısdn

      The one sound niggas should automatically rock with in 1965.

      *fixed

      • Kingly_Caracter

        Nahhh… Jazz never goes outta style sis…

  • DoughboyToad

    Shea Butter is going crazy for this nigga Music but

    His Untitled > TLOP

    King Kendrick got the culture not Drake, Kendrick write his own lyrics not Drake, Kendrick switch his sound Not Drake so when you look at it Drake is not as near talented nor better than King Kendrick

    • Savimbi

      ” King Kendrick got the culture not Drake”

      Pure facts!!!!!!

    • uʍop ǝpısdn

      King Kendrick got his sperm in my mouth, not Drake, Kendrick write his name on my lower back,
      not Drake. Kendrick switch sexual positions on me, Not Drake. So when you look at it,
      Drake is not near as sexy, nor better looking than King Kendrick.

      *fixed

      …if you’re reading this, thank me later

      • DoughboyToad

        How original

  • GetReal

    yooooo i actually sort of fw this harder than tpab

  • Lpjay

    One of the best rappers alive.

  • thedeamkid19

    best shit ever

  • top5ive

    There are rappers. The. There is intellectually putting a great piece together. He’s an artist. Love the album. Can’t stop listening to it.

  • $₱₳ṝ₭≳.

    Dope. Funny thing is I was in a session with Kendrick in LA 2 weeks ago & Played beats for him and Swizz beat son beat (Didn’t Know At The Time) was playing when I walked in … & I was like what the heck is this (In My Head) lol … & it was Lil Egypt’s beat .. I just thought it was an Idea he was starting on so I was just vibin to it. Then I hear the track on the untitled project, haha that was cool to witness!

  • Sina Mailer Daemon Djavadkhani

    To me this is a response to ‘If you’re Reading This’.. it has the flavour of butterfly, but with the minimalism, and direct topline impact of Drake’s last project. Kendrick, showing that he can do what Drake does- even as a demo style after-thought to his opus!