Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: With my auntie and uncle in Bel Air
Re: Hip Hop Discussion Thread
So apparently Cube stole rhymes from Cypress Hill/B-Real or had them write for him or some shit? My brother's sitting here trying to tell me and I'm not finding any evidence to support that. Cube's always wrote his own material. He practically wrote Straight Outta Compton.
Finally, FINALLY got to listening to GKMC and my God is this album good. Kendrick delivers on every single track without fail effortlessly displaying his range as an artist. From slow jams like Poetic Justice to hard knocking, heart pounding tracks like m.A.A.d. city and Backseat Freestyle to storytelling narratives like The Art Of Peer Pressure to introspective records like the intro and Swimming Pools. GKMC combines new school with old school sounds while keeping it fresh, original, and most importantly WEST COAST. Kendrick never loses touch with his west coast background and keeps that mid 90s Death Row type sound with the perfect example of this being "good kid". K.Dot's storytelling ability, lyrical talent, mic presence, versatility, flow, intensity, and passion are all in top form and shouldn't be forgotten amongst the top notch production quality throughout the entire album. This album is an absolute instant classic and given 10 years to marinate I'm sure we'll all put it in our top albums of all time and quite possibly top 10. It's THAT good. It's only drawback being "Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst" simply because of it's length and it can sometimes drag, but even Ice Cube would put out 10 minute tracks and just like Cube Kendrick makes it work in the end.
An absolute must have for any hip hop head and just any plain fan of good music. You will NOT be disappointed and may even be tempted to buy both versions (regular and extended) just for the hell of it. 10/10, 5 mics, XXL, whatever. Fantastic album.
My track order:
#1. m.A.A.d city
#2. The Art Of Peer Pressure
#3. Swimming Pools
#5. Poetic Justice
#6. Backseat Freestyle
#7. good kid
#9. Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
#10. Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst
#11. Money Trees
But don't let the ratings fool you into thinking there are any bad songs on this album. There aren't.
Last edited by Olympus; 11-01-2012 at 08:12 PM.