RESPECT.’s Top 10 Albums of 2017

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Kendrick Lamar "DAMN."

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K. Dot proves why he is the new king of LA, with out-of-this-world production and lyrical craftsmanship on display…this release certainly fuels serious talk of Kendrick being added to the “Mt. Rushmore” of hip-hop. We see now why there’s loyalty and royalty inside his DNA. Add to the fact that DAMN. has to follow the world-shattering classic To Pimp A Butterfly.