Good Afternoon. Or whenever you read this. Today…I am in a state of “awe.” Yes. By now. You’ve already heard about and listened to this album. Aptly entitled, DAMN. It’s Kendrick’s Lamar’s latest release. And I have to say, as a new fan, this young man has earned his spot as the G.O.A.T. No argument.
As an artist, it is one thing to have a hit album. But when you keep topping yourself, you’re not just another entertainer, you are a genius. And Kendrick Lamar has a vision and purpose with his music. His passion and his love for what he does spills into every track on this album.
I have to be honest, my first introduction to Kung Fu Kenny, came by accident in overhearing a discussion about the Grammy’s. This person was awestruck by Kendrick’s performance. Honestly, I really wasn’t expecting much. Given that I had stopped listening to rap after Tupac and Biggie died. Curious, I decided to Google it anyway, although that I didn’t watch any awards shows any longer. I checked it out, and I have to tell you, it blew my mind. Needless to say, I watched it many times. It moved me on that level. The last time that happen was when I watched Michael Jackson’ Emmy nominated performance of Billy Jean and Prince’s performance of Purple Rain on The American Music Awards. Kendrick was in a different league, forcing EVERYONE IN HIP HOP to raise their game.
That’s what true artistry does.
I’m listening to DAMN as I write this. And I’ll listen to it some more. It’s that good.
If you haven’t listened to this album, MAKE SOME TIME to do so.
You’re listening to a legend in the making. Saying that, I wonder what Tupac Shakur would say…