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Sorry, can't do that. I've got to expose Aubrey for what he is (which is trash).

This album is very good. I'd go 8 or 9 out of 10. Best hip hop album of the last 15 to 20 years is a bit much though. A lot of great albums have come out in the past 15 to 20 years (including my personal favorite Aquemini). I could get behind best of the past 5 years though. There's been a dearth of great hip hop albums over the past few years IMO.






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why do people overlook the Kendrick Lamar EP?

I dunno, but "Faith" off of the EP is probably my favorite song of his.






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CocoLoco
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Goes to show how much rap/pop runs music these days.

Bring back rock and blues... anyone like that anymore? Singing? Instruments?

I can appreciate rap, I think there are some talented people in it, but it's sad that rap threads get so much attention while a Jack White or Gary Clark Jr. would get maybe 2 pages.






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I'd give Blunderbuss a 7.5!





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This album is very good. I'd go 8 or 9 out of 10. Best hip hop album of the last 15 to 20 years is a bit much though. A lot of great albums have come out in the past 15 to 20 years


this is how i feel after a few listens. its a great album, but im not really sure i'd call it a classic at this point or generational. seems a bit over board a week after it came out.






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I mean these are the albums which have come out in the past 20 years:

The Chronic
Illmatic
Enter the 36 Chambers
Ready to Die
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Liquid Swords
The Infamous
Aquemini
Supreme Clientele
Doggystyle
Reasonable Doubt
The Blueprint
BlackStar
College Dropout

...among others. I don't think it's in that top tier (or top 2 tiers however you want to dice it up). It's as good or better than anything that has come out recently though. We'll see how history remembers it, I suppose.






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WorldsGreatest
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CocoLoco


I'm actually surprised that a rap thread has gone this long.

A lot of people on here shite on rap music 24/7.






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Duckie
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I agree with friend of obudan. To say it's the best in the last 15 years is crazy talk. I think the talk should start with it being the best album this year first.





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LSUSOBEAST1
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It's the best album in recent memory, certainly the best this year. Time will tell where it stacks up all-time, but like I said, it just gives me the feeling that I'm listening to something important. iTunes tells me that I've listened to it 7 times already. To put that in perspective, The College Dropout and Carter I are the 2 rap albums I've listened to the most in my iTunes. I've listened to them 16 and 13 times, respectively, and they've been in my iTunes for years. I absolutely hate listening to albums over and over, it's one of my pet peeves actually. Yet I literally cannot stop playing this one.





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Friend of OBUDan
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I can't empathize with you there. I love listening to albums over and over.





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LSUSOBEAST1
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I can see how people would I guess. They just get old for me if I listen to them a lot. There are only a handful of musicians/albums that I can listen to on repeat.





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KENDRICK.IS.A.GENIUS.
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I wasn’t sure where was the best place to put this but here is my theory for the overall story of the album. The timeline isn’t 100% sequential:

Tracks 1-11 are set when Kendrick is around 17/18

First half of Track 1 — Sets the scene of his relationship with Sherane, this goes on over the course of a few months

Tracks 2-6 — Really just sets the scene of Kendrick’s life in Compton and him hanging with “the homies”. Seens to happen over the course of an afternoon — his friends pick him up, they freestyle, they screw around for a while and think they are awesome

Last verse of Track 1 — Kendrick heads over to Sherane’s house

Track 6 — I think this track represents Kendrick’s thoughts on his way over to Sherane’s house, which is why it ends so abruptly and changes in tone as it heads into the skit
Skit at the end of Track 6 — Kendrick gets jumped by the two guys in hoodies for being in their hood

Tracks 7 & 8 are covering his thoughts on getting jumped

Track 9 — Goes back to the homies and they get messed up

Skit/Track 10 — They go back to shoot the guys that jumped Kendrick, but one of the homies ends up getting killed

Track 11 — Kendrick regrets getting dragged down by the m.A.A.d city and vows to get out of it and inspire others to do the same

Track 12 — This is Kendrick achieving his goal and is set in the present IMO Skit — “I’ll be back in 15 minutes” — a throwback to the very start of the album — having seen how things unfold it adds extra power to this






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DB10_AFC
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Pitchfork gives GKMC a 9.5 LINK
XXL gives it a XXL rating LINK
On Amazon 31 out of 33 reviewers give it 5 stars last checked. LINK



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LSUSOBEAST1
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DAMN





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I'm actually surprised that a rap thread has gone this long. A lot of people on here shite on rap music 24/7.


i've been trying to fight for rap equality on the board.






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More importantly, Big Ghost Chronicles gave it FIVE ZEUS CLAPS





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DB10_AFC
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i've been trying to fight for rap equality on the board.
I'm right here with ya my dude.






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rutiger
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Pitchfork gives GKMC a 9.5 LINK
XXL gives it a XXL rating LINK
On Amazon 31 out of 33 reviewers give it 5 stars last checked


the people make albums classic, not reviewers.

we shall see if the album holds up over time, it's an amazing album non the less.






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trillhog
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I can't believe i still havn't listened to this album yet, all i've heard is the Pool song and the one with Dr Dre.





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DB10_AFC
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the people make albums classic, not reviewers.
Agreed that is why I threw the Amazon reviews up there. That's the people talking not some journalist.






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