The Breakdown: Kendrick Lamar – Collect Calls

Perhaps one of my favorite songs off Good Kid Maad City, Collect Calls follows an individual dealing with some troubles. The first verse is basically the written words from a letter written home to an inmate’s mother detailing with the struggles one goes through while behind bars. Continue reading

Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city album review

The most anticipated album of 2012….at least for us. Does it deliver? Let’s see…

Sherane aka Master Splinter’s Daughter

I loved the intro to the song but I did not favor the tone of that guitar. You can tell that Kendrick is going to share his life stories from his experience growing up in Compton. The instant stop at the end of the song was nice and that voicemail message had me dying laughing. DOMINOS lmao

“Enthused by the touch of a woman she’s a masseuse / And I’m a professional porn star when off the Goose”

The story of him meeting Sherane, who will play a big part in how this story/album turns out. No complaints here, I like how this is starting out. Is that a baby in the background? Funny ass skit at the end. Continue reading

Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Pt 3 + Sample

Another nice track, why its not on the album is a good question. Downloaded. That sample sounds very familiar. Check it down bottom plus pt 1 & 2.

Willie Hutch – Mother’s Theme

The Heart Pt.1

The Heart Pt.2

I’m Just A Good Kid From Compton That Wanna Rap

“Can you relate to my story? Can you follow my dreams? And admirations that I had ever since I was 13?”

On the brink of releasing his major label debut project, Good Kid: M.A.A.D. City, I thought back to when I first heard Kendrick Lamar years ago on the Kendrick Lamar EP thinking ‘lyrically he’s decent but he got a lot of passion and drive, we’ll see how far he goes’. The one track that this was evident on was “Wanna Be Heard”. Hence the title, he felt it was his time for him to get his earned due. Over the soulful  Main Ingredient sample, the heart of Kendrick Lamar is laid down. Who knew that when he said “I’m a close cut to Common and Gucci Mane” that it would appear kinda true today? He slowly worked his way into my iPod initially, gaining hard drive space with the memorable “O.D.” where I first wrote about his music, and then becoming a lock in my daily rotation with Section.80.  Those who’ve paid attention have seen K.Dot on the come up for a while and now it seems to be the right moment.

It’s time to be heard.

Kendrick Lamar – Wanna Be Heard