DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar
Top Dawg Spits the Tone
New Kung Fu Kenny! Kendrick is back. Kendrick is king.
The follow-up to To Pimp A Butterfly, DAMN, is less focused on a specific narrative than his previous masterworks. Less focused, but no less powerful or conceptual. Contradiction and confusion and polarizing forces surface in the lyrics and emotions of this album. Good spirits struggle with bad spirits. No one does it like Kendrick. Raw, dense, poignant, and transcendental.
For a truly deep dive, check out the Dissect podcast's 5th Season, which covers the songwriting of DAMN track by track!
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