Kendrick Lamar surprises us with eight-track project
“I made To Pimp A Butterfly for you, told me to use my vocals to save mankind for you,” Kendrick Lamar said. Breaking into a conversational-formatted track on “untitled 01 | 08.19.2014,” we see ourselves sitting front row of Cornrow Kenny’s conversation with the highest power. We gain a sense of knowledge as to why Kendrick chose to lead with a different purpose on ‘TPAB.’ In 2016, the ability to resonate with fans without club hits is not an easy task, but when you’re influence stands on a surface as strong as K. Dot’s, there’s no failure behind his confidence; showing more on ‘untitled unmastered.’
Cheers led off the fact that Kendrick did not let the industry pimp him, “Pimp Pimp! Horay” became the celebratory-theme throughout this eight-track project.
“Forecasted my future, this is the future,” Kendrick spits on the final track “untitled 08 | 09.06.2014.” “Until my next album, more power to ya.”
Sending a message out to the industry, he’ll let other artists get their bars off, while he prepares the world for his next album.
Songs like “untitled 03| 05.28.2013” and “untitled 08 | 09.06.2014” are songs we have seen Kendrick perform on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show. It left many wondering when Kendrick may release these tracks.
Intentional or not, Kendrick showed us that he can take different lanes and control it all the way through, with little trouble. Mixing in a trap-like production in the mood of “funkadelic” mixes gave listeners a surprise.
The final warning to the rest of the industry turned on the switch Kendrick flicked during his “Control” verse in 2013 with Big Sean and Jay Electronica.
“You ni**as fear me like ya’ll fear God. You sound frantic, I hear panic in your voice, just know the mechanics of making your choice and writin’ your bars. Before you poke out your chest, loosen your bra. Before you step out of line and dance with the star. I could never end a career if it never start.”
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