Now I am no professional, but I am an avid lover of Hip-hop and R’n’B so I sat down and really listened to his albums: Section 80 (2011), Overly Dedicated (2010) and Good kid m.A.A.d city (2012).
In my opinion I was drawn to the Overly Dedicated , I enjoyed nearly every track on there. Especially the anthem “Barbed Wire” about staying strong and achieving your dream. “Hoc” about being inspired without having to smoke weed like others in the industry or even “Cut You Off (To Grow Closer)” the title speaks for itself.
Good Kid m.A.A.d city was my close favorite. I was drawn to “Sherane A.K.A. Master Splinters Daughter” which is where I appreciated his poetic storytelling skills and “m.A.A.d City” with the trap beat he raps over, animatedly and vividly.
Section 80 was the reason I stopped to take a listen to Kendrick Lamar. I fell in love with ‘A.D.H.D‘ watching the video on YouTube. I enjoyed his flow, the way he put his words together and the theme of feeling isolated and outcast.
You may know him from his single “Swimming Pools (Drank)‘…
The first thing that I noticed was this guy is a storyteller, he paints the pictures vividly. His flow can be offbeat at times or on beat and his attitude is relentless yet finesse. The song that I feel allows you to have an insight into who he is, is “Average Joe” on Overly Dedicated.
His music is full of profanity so if you have sensitive ears then you can pass him by, if you can get beyond that and listen to what he is sharing. He really has bars full of wisdom and pure honesty.
I like him and encourage you to get you headphones on and have a listen!