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noahbenezra said: Are you going to speak on the Lord Jamar thing?
Why should I? Dude was the worst member of a rap group who released approximately one and a half great albums when I was in elementary school. I barely cared about what he had to say when he was making good music and I certainly don’t care about what he has to say twenty years later. It seems like the best course of action would be to let him wither away in obscurity while he clutches whatever ignorant and outdated beliefs he still holds deep in his heart or rectum but no the internet can never do that because it needs your outrage for fuel.
nativescience replied to your link:Kendrick Lamar Interview: Turn the Page 2014 Cover Story | Complexno
Why not though?
to me it’s very simple. Kendrick on GKMC moved from telling to showing. Section 80 is still that youngster who is in some regards proselytizing their world view to his audience. On GKMC he invites us in.
I found it odd that you felt he sounded forced on GKMC, because much where Section.80 fails is Kendrick forcing things. Beyond those annoying sung hooks and the plain bad “No Make Up”, where we find Kendrick trying a radio song, he was using some of his rap flow gymnastics to mask some failings in crafting memorable songs.
GKMC is not only effortless, which itself is the signifier for hours of work, editing, and re-working in the studio, but a complete vision
Section.80 has great highs “Kush & Corinthians”, “Rigamortis”, “ADHD”, but GKMC is a statement, that he will be forced to deal with from here on out for better or worse.