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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #100 on: October 21, 2012, 08:58:49 AM »
i havent heard it, im still debating whether im gonna buy this or not.... i dont like seeing a drake feature. cuz thats one song that will be a auto-skip... and how much auto tune is on here????? if its all over i dont wanna hear it even


It's not any where near what you're preconceiving ;)

Albums nice and the drake feature is still a good track IMO

i cant stand drake or auto tune. so is there alot of auto tune on here>??????


People need to get over the Drake thing. Captain Simp put Kendrick on his album and took him on tour, so it was obvious from the get go he'd be on the album. There's no Autotune on this album.
 

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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #101 on: October 21, 2012, 09:33:48 AM »
dudes flow fucking sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and hes always fucking with his voice cuz its super wack

NO HITS

NO VENOM

STRAIGHT PUSSY

i dont listen to fag boys rap to relax... i dont listen to rap to relax... i listen to real music....

dr.dre is clueless

why is dr.dre dropping all these verses like ANYONE wants to hear his monkey ass rap at 50!?!?!?!?!!?!?!!?!

we WANTED "your" beats you washed up roid boy pussy...

I CANT WAIT UNTIL DRE STOPS ABUSING ANABOLICS AND HIS TEST LEVELS DROP AND LEAVE HIM A WITHERED MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hes either gonna prune up like a raisin... or keep shooting juice until his heart explodes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

he deserves the WORST...

and you know you fucking suck when MC EIHT is the BEST part of your album... in 2012....
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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #102 on: October 21, 2012, 02:12:28 PM »
Target has 2 more bonus tracks

County Building Blues and Swimming Pools Black Hippy Remix



Thanks.

Just cancelled my standard Deluxe order with amazon

shame they dont ship overseas :(

What's the plan Will? If you've got a way around it let me know cos I'd rather get my hands on that one as well
 

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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #103 on: October 21, 2012, 02:27:45 PM »
Wow this album is the most overrated piece of shit I heard in a long time. Shit was boooooooorrrrrring....


Tell him Devin and Outkast want their style back....
 

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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #104 on: October 21, 2012, 02:36:33 PM »
Wow this album is the most overrated piece of shit I heard in a long time. Shit was boooooooorrrrrring....


Tell him Devin and Outkast want their style back....

didnt think of that....there are traces of devin in his style, as well.
 

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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #105 on: October 21, 2012, 05:52:13 PM »
Wow this album is the most overrated piece of shit I heard in a long time. Shit was boooooooorrrrrring....


Tell him Devin and Outkast want their style back....

Wow... lol this is some hipster rap for Sure.  NIKCC is this what kids be listening to these days? 
 

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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #106 on: October 21, 2012, 11:40:46 PM »
i havent heard it, im still debating whether im gonna buy this or not.... i dont like seeing a drake feature. cuz thats one song that will be a auto-skip... and how much auto tune is on here????? if its all over i dont wanna hear it even


It's not any where near what you're preconceiving ;)

Albums nice and the drake feature is still a good track IMO

i cant stand drake or auto tune. so is there alot of auto tune on here>??????


People need to get over the Drake thing. Captain Simp put Kendrick on his album and took him on tour, so it was obvious from the get go he'd be on the album. There's no Autotune on this album.

well i cant stand drake, dude is terrible (worse than wayne)... but if there is no auto-tune then the rest of the album could be promising.

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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #107 on: October 22, 2012, 01:04:13 AM »
Target has 2 more bonus tracks

County Building Blues and Swimming Pools Black Hippy Remix



Thanks.

Just cancelled my standard Deluxe order with amazon

shame they dont ship overseas :(

What's the plan Will? If you've got a way around it let me know cos I'd rather get my hands on that one as well

I'll wait for one to turn up on eBay. Got the Best Buy exclusive of Snoops Lost Sessions on there so I'm guessing someone will pick up a few to sell for a bit of extra $$
 

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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #108 on: October 22, 2012, 06:46:19 AM »
i havent heard it, im still debating whether im gonna buy this or not.... i dont like seeing a drake feature. cuz thats one song that will be a auto-skip... and how much auto tune is on here????? if its all over i dont wanna hear it even


It's not any where near what you're preconceiving ;)

Albums nice and the drake feature is still a good track IMO

i cant stand drake or auto tune. so is there alot of auto tune on here>??????


People need to get over the Drake thing. Captain Simp put Kendrick on his album and took him on tour, so it was obvious from the get go he'd be on the album. There's no Autotune on this album.

well i cant stand drake, dude is terrible (worse than wayne)... but if there is no auto-tune then the rest of the album could be promising.


If there was 5 seconds of autotune you'd immediately hate on the album?  :grumpy:
 


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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #110 on: October 22, 2012, 08:12:53 AM »
NIK i agree w you that it does not seem to have a regional sound and that is not a good thing imo

It has I guess what youd call a mainstream sound, which just borrows from south type of rap and tones it down a little

For me personally, its not that im close minded or want it to be 1995 again, but I would want something a little more original production wise to be able to call it a classic

edit - oh and its not a bad album, just not a great album
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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #111 on: October 22, 2012, 08:56:06 AM »
It has I guess what youd call a mainstream sound, which just borrows from south type of rap and tones it down a little

Word, that's a good description of it...

 

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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #112 on: October 22, 2012, 12:59:11 PM »
NIK i agree w you that it does not seem to have a regional sound and that is not a good thing imo

It has I guess what youd call a mainstream sound, which just borrows from south type of rap and tones it down a little

For me personally, its not that im close minded or want it to be 1995 again, but I would want something a little more original production wise to be able to call it a classic

edit - oh and its not a bad album, just not a great album

good post
 

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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #113 on: October 22, 2012, 04:15:25 PM »
Wow this album is the most overrated piece of shit I heard in a long time. Shit was boooooooorrrrrring....


Tell him Devin and Outkast want their style back....

haven't listened the album but i can't really see the common points between Kendrick and Devin... Kendrick's not as laid back as Devin and his lyrics are far more articulate and elaborate to the point it sounds snubbish, on some hipster shit. whereas Devin just doesn't give a fuck plain and simple, he raps about weed and hoes and that's it. and that's what he's good at.

i would compare Kendrick to peeps like Childish Gambino, except that he's way better than the latter (who is good)
 

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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #115 on: October 23, 2012, 12:45:40 AM »
i havent heard it, im still debating whether im gonna buy this or not.... i dont like seeing a drake feature. cuz thats one song that will be a auto-skip... and how much auto tune is on here????? if its all over i dont wanna hear it even


It's not any where near what you're preconceiving ;)

Albums nice and the drake feature is still a good track IMO

i cant stand drake or auto tune. so is there alot of auto tune on here>??????


People need to get over the Drake thing. Captain Simp put Kendrick on his album and took him on tour, so it was obvious from the get go he'd be on the album. There's no Autotune on this album.

well i cant stand drake, dude is terrible (worse than wayne)... but if there is no auto-tune then the rest of the album could be promising.


If there was 5 seconds of autotune you'd immediately hate on the album?  :grumpy:

5 seconds not so bad, 5 seconds in multiple songs would be bad... u know what im sayin

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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #116 on: October 23, 2012, 12:52:22 PM »
GKMC just received an XXL rating from the Magazine

http://www.xxlmag.com/reviews/2012/10/kendrick-lamar-good-kid-maad-city/

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Kendrick Lamar is keen to capture his adolescent years’ volatile mind frame by reminiscing, accepting and sharing his inner demons and bitter memories. Even more so than his remarkable independent releases, Overly Dedicated and Section 80, good kid, m.A.A.d city is a true display of his meticulousness nature. The quality of precision shows in the music, the lyrics, the concepts, and the structure, making the Compton native’s debut one of the most cohesive bodies of work in recent rap memory.

It starts with a recording of a prayer, and fades in on a 17-year-old Kendrick, whose focus in life is pillaging of “pussy.” Fluidly dashing and pausing over a nocturnal backdrop, K-Dot’s lustful mind frame only awakes with the encounter of two gang bangers. Just like that, the anecdotal intro, “Sherane a.k.a. Master Splinter’s Daughter,” which creates the mise en scène for the album, cuts into the first of many voicemail recordings (essentially interludes) from Kendrick’s mother and father. Not only do these voicemails adjoin the plotline, but they also aid as reminders for young Lamar to stray from the street life, serving as yin to the violence-driven yang of Compton.

It’s crucial to note throughout the majority of good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar plays himself as a 17-year-old teenager, who’s driving around Los Angeles in his mother’s caravan with his gang-affiliated homies. This narrative is the mainstay throughout the project. It accentuates a sense of excitement, shedding light on a side of the talented wordsmith that hasn’t been dissected until now. Starting with “Backseat Freestyle,” with its bigmouth, punch-line antics over a thumping Hit-Boy production, this is a pre-fame MC who’s foolishly blazing off raps with friends. It doesn’t, however, means the flow is elementary or his quotable are shabby; he channels multiple voices and executes crisp-clean double- and triple-time bonanza with ease.

But fun and games aren’t the only elements that constitute a young Kendrick’s late-night escapade. On “The Art of Peer Pressure”—a spacious, internal monologue—he highlights the rowdy behaviors he displays in front of his friends, while having an almost opposite sentiment inside his psyche. This thought further explores on a more in-depth lane on “good kid,” in which the first-two verses discuss the allure and fear administered by—quite ironically—gangs and police sirens that both flaunt colors red and blue.

The album reaches a creative and cinematic climax on “m.A.A.d city.” Whether it was meant to depict his puberty or the panting sufferings of reality, K.L. purposely tweaks his voice into a higher pitch, and frantically describes the “mad” elements of Compton. Gun-driven, gang violence widespread throughout the ‘hood has become a part of Kendrick’s DNA. It’s a tempting draw, even when he attempts to fight it. And toward the end of this epic, the rapper epitomizes his lineage claiming that he’s an “angel,” who was made on “angel dust.”

After the violence subsides, Kendrick leads the “short film” near its epilogue on “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst.” The first-two verses speak from the perspectives of siblings as subjects that Kendrick touches on current and previous albums. It’s a tearjerker, and an impressive delivery of emotions that can’t help but let the listeners visualize empathetic portraits of those gunned down and faded away.

While Kendrick rolls deep, affiliated with TDE and Aftermath, there’s not a bevy of features. All of the guest appearances on the project assist as cameos with fitting roles. Drake on the suave, love serenade “Poetic Justice,” Jay Rock on the tale of hustler’s ambitions in “Money Trees,” MC Eiht serving OG knowledge on “m.A.A.d city,” and Dr. Dre passing the torch to Kendrick on “Compton” all serve a thematic purpose. None of their names or verses outshines the star of the movie. They’re all knitted into the drape known as good kid, m.A.A.d city, helping to mold a fuller image.

Overall, good kid, m.A.A.d city is an invigorating LP. Every record is both complexly arranged and sonically fitting, foregrounding Kendrick’s vivid lyricism and amazing control of cadence. There’s not a single loophole. From the prayers on “Sherane a.k.a. Master Splinter’s Daughter” to the triumphant ending on “Compton,” each skit and track interweaves one another, solidifying a complete picture. While only time can determine the album’s fate, this life chronicle of Kendrick has all—if not more—of the qualities rap’s now living and deceased legends have carved in stone. It’s an undeniably stellar major label debut from Kendrick Lamar, which will certainly hurt the self-esteem of many rappers out now while also inspiring them to reach these heights.

 

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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #117 on: October 23, 2012, 03:44:26 PM »

5 seconds not so bad, 5 seconds in multiple songs would be bad... u know what im sayin

There's no autotune. It is a great album, reviews keep pouring in. Glad to see someone on the west coast finally get some shine and mainstream critical acclaim.

Pitchfork's review is below. 9.5 out of 10

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17253-good-kid-maad-city/
 

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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #118 on: October 24, 2012, 05:11:11 AM »

5 seconds not so bad, 5 seconds in multiple songs would be bad... u know what im sayin

There's no autotune. It is a great album, reviews keep pouring in. Glad to see someone on the west coast finally get some shine and mainstream critical acclaim.

Pitchfork's review is below. 9.5 out of 10

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17253-good-kid-maad-city/

Damn they losing it over the album. 7.5/10 at best, and I'm a fan of it
 

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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #120 on: October 24, 2012, 05:42:38 AM »
Shyne is calling his album trash because k.dot is doing something that puffy,dre,snoop,jay,nas,game did...you know what the fuck im talking about.
 

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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #123 on: October 24, 2012, 01:52:15 PM »
http://www.aftermathmusic.com/blog/2012/10/23/gkmc-200k-in-the-1st-week/

225-240k first week sales = impressive 8)

isnt that first week really one day? since it dropped on a monday?

imagine if it dropped on a tuesday and had its full weeks worth...
 

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Re: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" is Good.. But Not Classic
« Reply #124 on: October 24, 2012, 04:15:57 PM »

5 seconds not so bad, 5 seconds in multiple songs would be bad... u know what im sayin

There's no autotune. It is a great album, reviews keep pouring in. Glad to see someone on the west coast finally get some shine and mainstream critical acclaim.

Pitchfork's review is below. 9.5 out of 10

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17253-good-kid-maad-city/

Damn they losing it over the album. 7.5/10 at best, and I'm a fan of it


agreed