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#1 – Kendrick Lamar

DAMN.

KENDRICK LAMAR DROPPED THE ULTIMATE BANGER OF 2017. WITH “DAMN,” THE COMPTON RAPPER DELIVERED AN ALBUM OF HITS. WHILE EACH SONG WAS SUCCINCTLY TITLED IN A SINGLE WORD, THE CONTENT RAN DEEP, DELIVERED WITH A LYRICAL FLOW THAT HARKENS TO THE MID 90S.

WITH “HUMBLE,” THE ALBUM’S FIRST SINGLE, KENDRICK USED A WEST COAST BOUNCE TO TELL US TO KEEP OUR EGOS IN CHECK. IT’S A MESSAGE TO US ALL BUT ESPECIALLY THE RAP WORLD, WITH ITS ADMIRATION OF DRUG AND CASH FLOW.

THE LESSONS CONTINUED WITH THE SONGS “LOYALTY” AND “LOVE,” WHICH GAVE US NUGGETS OF KEN’S WISDOM ON BOTH FRONTS.

HE’S BECOME THE PEOPLE’S POET AND A STREET PROFESSOR, THAT NOT ONLY READS US OUR LIVES BUT DOES IT IN A WAY THAT IS CATCHY AND INESCAPABLE. DAMN DEFINED 2017 IN ITS HUMANITY, WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE CAN GROW. IT’S THE BEST OF THE YEAR, AND WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME, NO DOUBT.

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