To Pimp A Butterfly review

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In April of 2013 I wrote a post about Kendrick Lamar (Good Kid, MAAD City) and how he was the breath of fresh air for Hip Hop that came at the perfect time.

Well almost 2 whole years later he’s come out with his Sophomore album To Pimp A Butterfly and I stand oh so firm in my opinion that he is just what the game needs right when we need it.  I want to call this a conscious album because it addresses a lot of the current day social bullshit that’s going on but with a Doggy Style storytelling type of vibe.  The best way I can describe it is to say it’s like going to a hip hop play, like a movie literally plays in my mind when I’m listening to this album.  And I am here for it all!!!!

There are very few albums nowadays that I can listen to in it’s entirety with no track skipping, so to say that I have listened to Pimp A Butterfly on repeat for a couple of days says it all.  I didn’t know if Kendrick would live up to my love of Good Kid MAAD City but he far surpassed my expectations.  This guy is definitely Hip Hop greatness and I can’t wait to see what else he has in store.  Go cop that album!  You’ll can thank me later!

No worries…I Got This!

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Jam of the Week: Seen It All

Last week Jeezy and Jay-Z dropped this gem of a single and all I have to say is YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY! Lately to me everyone sounds the same on the damn radio and talking about the same thing. I think it was way past time for the homies to drop a single that made me nod my head like a hip hop head.

Song: Seen It All
Artist: Jeezy & Jay-Z

No Worries….I got this!

Jam of the Week: 3005

Initially I thought this was Big Sean my first couple times hearing it. I knew him as an actor Donald Glover from “Community” but my stepdaughter introduced him to me as a rapper and is insanely OBSESSED with him. I think the song is really cute and catchy and I know this post will make her superdy duperdy happy! Enjoy!

Song: 3005
Artist: Childish Gambino
Album: Because the Internet

Jam of the Week (The College Dropout)

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the release of Kanye West’s The College Dropout.  I know he’s been around longer than 10 years on the somewhat behind the scenes underground circuit but The College Dropout was when I was officially introduced to Kanye West, and I’ve got to say that all narcissism and assholeisms aside I love his music and his productions.  I honestly think he’s a musical genius (of course he thinks so too). 

In honor of The College Dropout’s 10 year anniversary, although I listen to the know album over and over again I think these are my favorite songs from the album:

Song: Slow Jamz

Song: We Don’t Care

Song: Last Call

Have a great week friends!

Jam of the week (Forbidden Fruit)

This song is smooth just like I like my music, with Kendrick Lamar on the hook and a Tribe Called Quest “Electric Relaxation” sample you can’t really go wrong! Love this song!

Song: Forbidden Fruit
Artist: J.Cole
Album: Born Sinner