Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
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orangeeyes
November 14th 2012


9 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"A good amount of this album is him talking about drugs, violence and 'bitches'."



Good job, you just described 99.9% of all rap albums ever. I guess Illmatic and Reasonable Doubt are "hypocritical" too. Hell, you could almost throw some Tribe albums in there.

GaryJohnson2012
November 14th 2012


516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Usually if you are against something, IE violence, you have the spine to not make a song with a

chorus endorsing violence just because it will give you radio popularity. The song is shit because

its a drinking song made for clubs thats virtually only going to be heard in bars by people who

don't care about the lyrics. So yeah make money by going against your own beliefs, encourage people

to drink on the chorus while mentioning in the same song that you only drink bc of peer pressure,

but just say that part fast so none of the intended audience will hear and you can keep your record

label happy? shit is beyond pathetic. This is a quintessential example of what record labels do to

ruin music, they make it idiotically hypocritical and shallow.



In other words he made a song against what he stands for to be popular. Seriously can you show me

that part of MLK's speech? I can't find it anywhere

GaryJohnson2012
November 14th 2012


516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Nah. Not at all. Only the garbage you listen to is 99.9% about drugs violence and bitches. Illmatic

is not about drugs violence and bitches you need to clean out your ears. Stfu about me not

'understanding the album', its not hard to understand, you are just overly impressed by pop music

and need to learn what life is about so you won't be so interested in other's meaningless gangsta

fairytales. I dont care why he said it in the album it is stupid and disrespects someone who

accomplished more in a day than Kendrick's sell-out ass will in a lifetime.



Seriously though, instead of just saying "you didnt get the album at all, clearly you didn't get it

based off of one random sentence i quoted from your review that I can't even rebuttal your defense

to" try to EXPLAIN why I didn't get the album at all (maybe say what the quote actually meant and

how i got it wrong) instead of smugly sitting on my review page and bitching about how

you are so much more informed than I am when really your just impressed by pretentious shit and

don't know what real hip hop is

Lenix
November 14th 2012


793 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

lol this guy

GaryJohnson2012
November 14th 2012


516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

@ Lenix anyone ask for your input, shithead?

GaryJohnson2012
November 14th 2012


516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

turn that bullshit off hear the Teacha instead

Cardboardbox
November 14th 2012


45 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Gary, its hypocritical intentionally, ever heard of doublethink ?

orangeeyes
November 14th 2012


9 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"Rappers I monkey flip them with the funky rhythm

I be kickin' musician, inflictin' composition

Of pain I'm like Scarface sniffin' cocaine

Holdin' a M-16, see with the pen I'm extreme, now"



These are literally the first two bars of Illmatic.



"Robbin foreigners take they wallets they jewels and rip they green cards

Dipped to the projects flashin my quick cash

and got my first piece of ass smokin blunts with hash"



Drugs, violence, and sex all in three lines in the very next song.



"Martin had a dream" etc. is a homage to the chorus from "Dreams" by the Game. The Game is a rapper, also from Compton. His debut album was released in 2004, when Kendrick was roughly 17/18. The song is about freestyling and talking shit about guns/drugs/sex sitting in the backseat of his friends' car as a young adult. Kendrick looked up to and listened to artists like Dre and the Game when he was growing up.



Wow, that almost makes sense. If you're going to summarize a review by cherrypicking a singular line from the album, at least TRY to understand the context of the line instead of putting words in the artists' mouth.



It's unfortunate you apparently don't listen to ANY rap that degrades women or glorifies violence/drugs. I guess that leaves out Wu-Tang Clan, 2Pac, Biggie, Nas, Jay-Z, Outkast, Mobb Deep, Big L, Eminem, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Common, NWA, Atmosphere, I could go on.



You're the worst kind of pretentious idiot.

GaryJohnson2012
November 15th 2012


516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

doublethink? lol hahahahaa

GaryJohnson2012
November 15th 2012


516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

what about the rest of the songs on illmatic? lupe fiasco doesn't degrade women..., talk about

being pretentious idiot lol

Ethics
November 15th 2012


4112 Comments


lol

Wolfhorde
November 15th 2012


14915 Comments


lupe would be better if he wouldn't be a rapper.

DotEight
November 15th 2012


5701 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"lupe would be better if he didn't say he was a boss skater and can barely kickflip".



Fixed.

GaryJohnson2012
November 15th 2012


516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

""Martin had a dream" etc. is a homage to the chorus from "Dreams" by the Game. "



you pulled that out of your ass lmfao

robertsona
Emeritus
November 15th 2012


15271 Comments


why did the cover get changed?

GaryJohnson2012
November 15th 2012


516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

'martin had a dream' is from MLK's I have a dream speech during the march on washington in the 60s during the civil rights movement... you stupid, stupid bastard. And no this album is not intentionally hypocritical , doublethink has nothing to do with music ugh... no wonder i get voted so low u fools

Cardboardbox
November 15th 2012


45 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Your brain hurts my mind hole. Almost all rap is intentionally hypocritical and Good Kid is a prime example. For example double think is littered in this mother fucker. Kendrick is a kid with good morals afraid of the world he lives in, but at the same time he is doing everything he can to be a part of that world. Two simultaneous contradicting ideals ( double think). Backstreet freestyle, the art of peer pressure, money tree and M.a.a.d City are shining examples of this. Rappers are not stupid, they are just like people who write books and poetry everything has a purpose.

Cardboardbox
November 15th 2012


45 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I don't intend to prove anything to you, I just want to start building an idea in your brain that you might understand in a few years.

GaryJohnson2012
November 15th 2012


516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

the van is the cover of the deluxe album

GaryJohnson2012
November 15th 2012


516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

you clearly have no idea what doublethink is, try reading books you ignorantly and crudely quote ideas

from and you wont sound like such an ignorant clown



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