Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn’ Is Here, And Everyone Is Going Crazy [STREAM]
It’s a Good Friday indeed. Kendrick Lamar’s highly-anticipated third major studio album, Damn has arrived, and it’s glorious.
At 14-tracks, Kendrick showcases his musical agility once again. And while it’s too early to completely breakdown everything that’s happening on this release, it is safe to say that, once again, Kendrick has emerged from the hype as one of the best, most innovative rappers alive.
Minimal features (Rihanna makes an impressive up on the slow-rolling “Loyalty” while U2 appears on the sleepy, world-weary “XXX”) and stark production make this an immediate standout. As Kendrick more than aptly illustrated on the stellar To Pimp a Butterfly, he knows how to draw the best out of the artists he works with, and their presence never overshadows the overall intent of the song. Kendrick meanders with purpose throughout the release, touching on biblical concepts that humans have grappled with since the beginning of time– “Love,” “Pride,” and “Lust.”
Already, there’s been speculation that this is actually just the first album in what will be a two-part series of sorts, with fans guessing that K.Dot might drop a second album, titled Nation on Sunday. Get it? Damn… Nation?
While that’s not been confirmed by TDE (we do, however, find it to be highly likely) what has been determined is that people are already going crazy over this album. And even with the “mother of all bombs” being detonated for the first time in human history, Kendrick quickly became the #1 trending topic on Twitter when the album leaked. Take a look at the responses below and stream album. Purchase it on iTunes here.
Something interesting with Kendrick streaming pages right now. Looks like they are promoting another album not named DAMN
— BIGNOAH (@BIGNOAH256) April 14, 2017
Kendrick is the best rapper in the world, right now. He just is. Nobody that raps this good makes songs as good.
— OMG, LaJethro (@LaJethroJenkins) April 14, 2017
— NUFF (@nuffsaidNY) April 14, 2017
— Obey Kai (@ObeyKaai) April 14, 2017
Just what if DAMN.Kendrick with 2 albums ? pic.twitter.com/0jImM4orzX
— Luxary styles (@Luxarystyles) April 14, 2017
Me listening to Kendrick's Damn. That DNA is the business. pic.twitter.com/FuQB8s9rgx
— April (@ReignOfApril) April 14, 2017
I wanna treat you like Kendrick treats rap music.
— Noah (@Faithfulasf) April 14, 2017
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) April 14, 2017
Kendrick's album is titled perfectly cause that's your reaction when you hear it
— Edo (@ed0_22) April 14, 2017
LISTENING TO THIS NEW KENDRICK GOT ME LIKE pic.twitter.com/MFc7GdsNRh
— India's Interlude (@indiaairie) April 14, 2017