A week later than fans had originally expected it, Kendrick Lamar has released his fourth studio album, called ‘DAMN.’
After resurfacing at the end of last month with the stand-alone single ‘The Heart Part. 4’, fans of the rapper had marked down April 7th as the official release date of the follow-up to his widely-acclaimed 2015 album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’. However, despite affirming on the track that his competitors had “’til April 7 to get your shit together,” the date actually signified the official announcement of ‘DAMN.’ although the simultaneous arrival of the album’s lead single, ‘Humble’, did give fans a first taste of what was to come from the new record.
On a first listen through there are obviously pros and cons (mostly early on) and some really interesting ideas.
It does initially feel like a slightly uneven/incoherent album though. It’s definitely a great album and will sit in the discography ranking above Overly Dedicated and Section.80, but the jury’s still out on whether it can top the cohesive, highly original masterpieces that were Good Kid, M.A.A.D City and To Pimp a Butterfly. Time to recharge before another pass !
But King Kunta also has many celeb friends, so when his album dropped you best believe another King got a hold of it, King Lebron James himself, check out his video of him vibing out:
— Miguel Chines (@MiguelChines) April 13, 2017