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[FRESH] Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

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Me and Top is like Curry and KerrModerator of r/KendrickLamar, speaking officiallyOriginal PosterScore hidden · 1 year ago · Stickied comment · edited 1 year ago

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451 points · 1 year ago

DNA got me all sorts of hype. Cannot imagine how hard this would go live

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I GOT I GOT I GOT I GOT239 points · 1 year ago

I GOT

I GOT

I GOT

I GOT

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99 points · 1 year ago

I'm foaming at the mouth like a rabid stan.

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31 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

SEE YOUSA

YOUSA

YOUSA

BITCH

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This shit blew my dick off

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^ s/o Pete Holmes

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fav album18 points · 1 year ago

^ s/o Pete Holmes

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22 points · 1 year ago

^ s/o Pete Holmes

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16 points · 1 year ago

^ s/o Pete Holmes

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19 points · 1 year ago

^ s/o Pete Holmes

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don't understand this reference tbh

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BooBoo5 points · 1 year ago

I will not make the mistake on skipping out on a Kendrick concert this time around. My biggest regret is still not going to Kunta groove sessions

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If there's one thing money should be spent on it's music fam

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PRIDE the underrated song on this project.

King Kendrick delivered though

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My favorite track at the moment. The Anna Wise vocals are too good

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Loyalty is the underrated one for me, seems like it's the one people dislike the most so far. I can't get enough of that beat (which sounds like a sample from the intro of 24K Magic to me).

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LOYALTY LOYALTY LOYALTY

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LOYALTY has me asking all sorts of existential questions

this is a new level of production and insight into the human genome my friends, we have crossed dimensions

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really?! that's the 2nd song I had to go back to and listen after i finished the whole album. the beat, that hook, i can't stop screaming it baby:

loyalty Loyalty LOYALTY

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PRIDE is so fucking smooth. It kind of rolls like Redbone in a way.

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12 points · 1 year ago

Agreed. A melodic masterpiece.

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PRIDE has got to be one of the frontrunners for me right now.

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Came to this subreddit to find this comment. Nobody else is talking about how fucking good this song is.

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I think FEEL. is going to be underrated. It's so beautiful. YAH. is also really honest.

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The production is pretty incredible.

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I GOT I GOT I GOT I GOT325 points · 1 year ago

DUCKWORTH. and XXX. are insanely well produced.

Bass on Duckworth is nutso.

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171 points · 1 year ago

Your right but the bass on DNA... unreal

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Fuck I'm looking forward to bumping that shit in the whip tomorrow

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29 points · 1 year ago

Right? First thing I thought

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12 points · 1 year ago

That bass on DNA is fire. Almost fell out of my seat when it dropped in.

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It's really unique. All the beat switches, lush instrumentals - I'm gonna be hooked on this for awhile

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I LOVE the beat for PRIDE.

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13 points · 1 year ago

Steve Lacey, going to be huge

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Seriously. It's amazing

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Emoji Brazy265 points · 1 year ago

LOVE. low key a banger

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93 points · 1 year ago

As in bang your SO to. That shit gets me all kinds of intimate.

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38 points · 1 year ago

they're going to be playing it at proms for years

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Shits fuckin got me feeling.

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342 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Commenting To Show I Was A Part Of History

Edit: Top 3 K.dot albums for sure, equal to tpab and gkmc imo

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Let the record show I was here too.

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WITNESS ME!!!

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Here as well. The first song almost felt western, like the beginning of an epic or an odyssey. And it basically was. Everything was lit as fuck.

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LET ME PUT THE HEEAD IN16 points · 1 year ago

Same. To anyone who is viewing this long after this post is archived, I hope Kendricks newer albums are good as well.

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did anyone feel this sense of anxiety on the first track like just waiting for the gunshot?

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Asdf - Was also here.

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🔥👌 part of something great

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157 points · 1 year ago

9th wonder KILLED that last beat holy fuck.

XXX and DNA are also killer

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64 points · 1 year ago

Danny brown

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I just discovered Danny Brown a week or so ago.

I'm fucking hype for his Gorillaz collaboration now

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372 points · 1 year ago

I'll have an opinion on this album after I look at all of the comments on r/hhh

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You're gonna have to wait. Mods have been locking big [FRESH] releases. Really stupid.

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122 points · 1 year ago

They're so fucking stupid. I made a hype post for the album and instead of removing and or giving me a warning they deleted the post banned me from posting for 10 days and didn't answer any messages....

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Definitely a stupid reaction but the hype tag is meant for up and coming artists instead.

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Didn't do an actual hype tag, the post was like "Whos hyped for Kendricks new album?"

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I really don't get what the fuck they're doing over there. There was a gigantic Frank Ocean circlejerk thread back when Blonde was dropped, and they definitely didn't wait 24 hours for that.

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42 points · 1 year ago

Fuck the /r/hhh mods

free the kids

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I'll have mine after fantano's review

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Probably gonna be a strong 9

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Decent 11 if double album theory is true

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6 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago
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u livin under a rock my boy?

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in a way.

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I feel like this album is gonna be relatively polarizing on HHH

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113 points · 1 year ago

someone post that digital booklet, pretty pretty please

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59 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

What the fuuu

So I anagrammed the letters on the white side of the wall and you can make "2 Blue" "And on third day he rose again" "Deuteron" with aelt left over. Which is all probably coincidence but is still kinda funny.

EDIT If there is one I think part 2's gonna be called YO.

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"aelt" = "late" potentially?

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29 points · 1 year ago
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12 points · 1 year ago

damn we did it at the exact same time

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16 points · 1 year ago

Lol yours is better, idk why mine is all one image

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195 points · 1 year ago

North Korea is literally threatening Donald Trump over his tweets as we speak, but at least we got to hear a new Kendrick album before nuclear holocaust kills us all

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why do i get the feeling that if north korea tried to launch any sort of missile they would blow their own asses up

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Because they have bootleg ICBMs held together by duck tape and the teers of starving Korean children.

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21 points · 1 year ago

Need more upvotes

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85 points · 1 year ago

y my shit greyed out

i preordered this the MINUTE i was able to last week

gimme my FUCKING shit apple

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TBH I don't understand the point of iTunes pre-orders. It's not like there's a limited supply or anything that you reserve. Just click download as soon as it's ready.

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15 points · 1 year ago

yeah I'm aware and don't get it myself but I only did it cuz kendrick lol

its more the thought/idea behind it for me personally

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Did you get it to work? In the same boat here

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LUST is so sick

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no one talking about lust, it's gotta be my favorite on the album right now.

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It's straight fucking filthy

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LET ME PUT THE HEAD IN

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So the official version of FEAR has a skit at the top of it

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Is that the only change from the leak?

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It's a little different. It's got a phone call at the beginning and then a break at the end after Kendrick cuts out. Then there's a little chorus thing on "god damn" this and that and then another phone call. It's really good. Also there's no "I've been hungry my whole life" dude at the end.

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67 points · 1 year ago

FEAR is fucking phenomenal. That beat is sooo fire.

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Dude I legit almost cried during fear. His dad problems are my dad problems. Only thing is my dad is still around and I WISH he was fucking gone.

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36 points · 1 year ago

Endure and keep your head up my G. I felt that shit from my mom for years as soon as I graduated I bounced. Haven spoken or seen her in 10 years shit feels amazing. Endure, if you need to holla at me hit me up in the pm.

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I knew it one second into the song lol

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130 points · 1 year ago

Why is no one talking about YAH.? That shit is crazy groovy

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40 points · 1 year ago

Feels like a Drake song or am I the only one? It's really moody and he says "keep the family close" which was a track off views...doesn't even seem like a shot just interesting if not coincidental

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27 points · 1 year ago

I think the keep the family close reference is more of a Drake diss than anything, and the almost lethargic/depressed sounding vocals when he's delivering that line kind of contribute to it for me. It's like he can copy his style and elevate it, but the actual execution of it is so easy it's boring to him.

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Funny how if Drake has a song like another rapper, he's a culture vulture. But if Kendrick does it... "Must be a diss" or "just a coincidence".

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5 points · 1 year ago

Hyuggeee reach

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Commented on the leak thread how dope the beat is

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182 points · 1 year ago

Haven't heard it but it's AOTY BOYS

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For sure, no doubt.

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64 points · 1 year ago

Loyalty, Loyalty, Loyalty.

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Rihanna Jay Rocked Kendrick

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Kendrick might be God.

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46 points · 1 year ago

I'm not a rap fan but it's awesome to see people so inspired by this artist. I love Radiohead and last year when their album came out that reaction was the only thing I can compare to this. Enjoy the new album from what seems to be a true artist. I'm gonna buy it and see if I can get into it

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this bish ain't free14 points · 1 year ago

And I would add that if he doesn't get into Damn. right away, try Good kid mAAd city, it's a little more mainstream and an absolute master

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Kendrick and Radiohead are two of my favourite artists. Hope you like the album dude

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KUNG FU KENNY

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PRIDE is my favorite after first listen.

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7 points · 1 year ago

I'm saying DNA or LOVE

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There was a leak a few hours ago.

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It dropped on Tidal as well

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It leaked a few hours ago

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That origin story though, goddamn.

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I was smiling so hard at the start of that. He was talking bout that blind lady and I was just waiting for the beat to go in, I could tell some shit was about to happen.

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He came through with another classic, pretty sure I was Big Quinting the whole way through

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I was big quinting during DNA and then when the second part hit I went ultra Quint

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Super Saiyan Quint

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This album cemented Kendrick into the top three minimum for GOAT. I'm only through track 4 (didn't listen to the leak) and I can tell it's about to be HUGE. Something we'll tell our kids about one day.

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Anyone knows if Spotify will release the album any time soon? I don't really want to pay 10$ just to listen to the album an hour earlier.

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10 points · 1 year ago

It is midnight EST :(

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LOVE. is gonna go on the radio

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Or PRIDE. I sincerely hope it does

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it's amazing how Kendrick continues to move hip hop in such a fresh and new direction. His lyrics, delivery, the features, the production, everything about DAMN. is so different from anything he or anyone else has done before and it is clearly an amazing piece of work. It's great to see someone really explore their creativity and be so successful while doing it

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3 LISTEN IN IT'S ALREADY THE GREATEST ALBUM OF ALL TIME

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wait till the second album comes out

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what>?? r u serious im rlly high right now is he droppin anothr 4real

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The only thing harder than the DNA drop was my dick during it

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19 points · 1 year ago

the GOATS: tupac, biggie, eminem, nas, outkast, jay-z, kendrick

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Fire & Brimstone40 points · 1 year ago

throw kanye in there and i'm with you

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For those interested in the reversed sections I made clips of them played backwards

Fear Snippet

Duckworth Snippet

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30 points · 1 year ago

ELEMENT. is underrated as fuck.

If have to slap a pussy ass nigga imma make it look sexy 😂😂

7 seven figures slimmer than ma bitch figure 😳

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I feel like nothing is underrated. Like, looking through the comments, every track is someone's favorite.

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Damn I'm pumped Kung Fu Kenny gave the seagulls from The Heart Part IV a second feature on PRIDE.

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Anyone know when it'll hit Google Play Music??

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5 points · 1 year ago

midnight

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Same for Spotify?

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3 points · 1 year ago

yeah. it's how all releases usually go.

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WOAH XXX BEAT CHANGE CAUGHT ME OUT OF NOWHERE

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11 points · 1 year ago

I just destroyed my 2 mile run time because of this. Thank you kung fu kenny

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Oh we can talk in this thread? No way!

r/hiphopheads ran by some cucks

Edit: Also, I can't select a favorite but LOVE. was fantastic and Zacari's feature was superb WE EATIN

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Right? Why do I need 24 hours after the official drop to talk about the album. I'd already heard it twice before it got onto iTunes

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They say they lock threads for all "big" album releases, but the thing is they haven't done it in the past for some big name artists. Hell, just last week they didn't lock the thread for AABA.

They're consistently inconsistent with most, if not all, of their rules. The logic behind this move is seriously lacking. Thank god we have this sub or else I would not know what to do with myself. I enjoy reading people's initial reactions to albums. Sure you're going to have shit posts, but you also get some quality posts sprinkled in.

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Seriously, what a bunch of pretentious douches. Had me reading Kanye To The prior to finding this subreddit.

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bruh love is absolute fire

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So, anybody know when the Spotify link drops?

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Tomorrow is my birthday and I feel so lucky to have a new Kendrick album to celebrate it with!! Loving it so far too!

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DAMN SON8 points · 1 year ago

Early happy b day, b

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11 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Fam, I think GOD has a higher chance than NATION.

There's a full stop after DAMN, so it must be the end of the word. If you think that is the beginning script of an N or A, then look at the N and A already shown in the current album artwork. For those asking why A, DAMN + NATION = DAMNNATION, not DAMNATION, and since DAMN is already in this artwork, the other album could only have ATION - but that doesn't work.

So onto the reasons why I think it's going to be GOD. To the guys that said the M looks like devil horns and the O could be the halo, I'm totally with you. The O in GOD is located more in the middle of the word than in NATION, and has a higher chance of success at actually working in the artwork. DAMN is close enough to the left edge of the artwork for GODDAMN to work. If it were to be GOD, the order in which the albums were released in would form DAMN GOD. This could be Kung Fu Kenny venting his emotions on his life on this Earth. As a word, it would form GODDAMN, which is actually a word with two consecutive letters, unlike DAMNNATION.

But fam I don't know.

EDIT: Also, the outro of FEAR repeats GODDAMN 5 times, so pretty likely.

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ELEMENT gives me Kanye vibes heavy

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10 points · 1 year ago

DNA is on another level

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Shame on anyone who's listening to this on their phone speaker. This NEEDS to be experienced with headphones, DAMN.

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18 points · 1 year ago

Im only 4 tracks but this is the greatest album ever made

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Lived up to the hype.

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like a chevy in quicksand7 points · 1 year ago

I'm waiting for the Spotify release. Pray for me boys and girls

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8 points · 1 year ago

The whole "I need some water" references the Bible. When Jesus resurrected he asked for water, not food or anything else. This is my interpretation.

Anyway Kdot for G.O.A.T. even if there is no second album.

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Wtf?!???!!? THIS SHIT IS HARD AS FUCK!!!!! I love TPAB but I'm glad that K. Dot make enjoyable music again.

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FEAR has two extra parts not included in the leak. some kind of voicemail at the beginning...

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5 points · 1 year ago

They won't take me out of my element 🔥

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My body is ready

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I think DNA is my new favorite song. We'll see in a week.

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6 points · 1 year ago

About halfway through, It's definitely got a cool sound. I love that no two albums sound alike thus far for Kendrick

Glad to be part of history lol

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5 points · 1 year ago

AOTY

Listened to it before 12 AM EST

And it will be on repeat for months.

EVERY SONG ON THIS ALBUM BUMPS

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DNA has me feeling all sorts of hype...even though I'm just lying in bed

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11 points · 1 year ago

Incredible album.

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6 points · 1 year ago

[DAMN.]

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AOTY

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Kendrick Lamar is the fucking GOAT. This album is amazing.

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5 points · 1 year ago

the hook on LUST is groovy as shit

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Not as good as TPAB, probably just above GKMC

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DNA is a banger

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First off FUCK HHH.

Second off: I GOT I GOT I GOT I GOT. This shit flames

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6 points · 1 year ago

Interesting how Pride and Humble are switched thematically, Pride is more critical of himself while Humble is more bragging, its a cool contrast

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Shoutout to MixedByAli for another great sounding mix!

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I'm not sure if anyone mention of this, or if this has any significance, but the title of the physical CD gets imported into iTunes as Damn Kdot

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Shit XXX. is incredible

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I haven't stopped playing this album for 8 hours, anyone else?

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Draw the parallels between Kendrick and Jesus in this album. The video for humble shows him at a table similar to the last supper. He says in DNA he came by immaculate conception. The album has a lot of religious references and lots of layers. Now notice today is Good Friday with the album titled damn featuring his death. Two days later should be the resurrection.

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Is it gonna get released on Spotify too?

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The rhyme scheme on feel has to be a record

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5 points · 1 year ago

album so lit I had to call the fire department.

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Cementing my comment in a legendary album thread

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3 points · 1 year ago

Come on Spotify. Help us.

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Still waiting on that Spotify

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I'm wet

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