This album is worth the wait! Kendrick packed this album full of powerful political pieces and once again gives you all the feels while dropping some mad beats.
Kendrick always feels like he’s doing things on another plane than his peers. Tons of people are making rap albums, but nobody seems to hit the same peaks as him. He consistently knocks it out of the park, and “Damn” is no exception. This album is more accessible than “To Pimp a Butterfly”, but that doesn’t diminish the artistry of it. “Humble” is the track most people will be familiar with (it’s hilarious to hear it censored on the radio), but “DNA” hits like a punch, and “Duckworth” is a masterpiece. We’ll see if this album has the staying power of “Good Kid, Mad City”.
Kendrick Lamar's album Damn, is another masterpiece from Kendrick. When it comes to Kendrick Lamar you ether love his music or hate it. When it comes to most of his albums they aren't just songs but instead stories. The album is headlined by the songs DNA and HUMBLE but I feel that every song is very enjoyable. It could have been easy for Kendrick to slip when it came to making this album as some artists dont care as much after becoming successful but Kendrick instead put out one of his best albums yet. I rate the album 5/5 and more importantly hope Kendrick Lamar continues making great albums.
- @Storm17 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar is his latest album. Firstly, Kendrick isn’t for everyone as he isn’t just about making hits. His music is very detailed and has stories. DAMN. represents this and is a very good album. It has 14 tracks on the album. Listening to this you have to actually listen to the words and the play on he does in his lyrics. It is a very enjoyable album, especially if you listen to it in order. The biggest stand out track is HUMBLE. which was released as a single before the album came out and it has became one of Kendrick's most popular songs to date. It has features with Rihanna on LOYALTY., Zacari on LOVE., and U2 on XXX. It starts off with BLOOD. which is a short intro of Kendrick “dying” in it and it goes to DNA. in which he addresses his haters and enemies. I honestly nearly liked every single song on the album. The best ones in my opinion are DNA, ELEMENT, FEEL, PRIDE, and LOVE. The only song I somewhat didn’t enjoy was YAH. If you are into lyrical rap this is a must.
- @sra1031 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Damn is a widescreen masterpiece of rap, full of cool beats, furious rhymes, and incredible storytelling about Kendrick’s life in America. This album of course is by Kendrick Lamar, as this is his fourth studio album and clearly one of his top two so far. He is highly regarded as a top three rapper of the new generation of Hip Hop. The one thing that's always put Kendrick above others is his story telling ability in his music which is perfectly displayed in his most recent album DAMN. Some of the songs I highly recommend you listen to, whether you're a rap fan or not, are DNA, Humble, Blood and Element. These songs tell great stories and Kendrick's rhyming ability is off the charts as that is the other thing that Kendrick can do better than most artists in the new generation of Hip Hop. Overall I would give this album five out of five stars.
- @Rajo6 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library
Damn (stylized as DAMN.) is the fourth studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar. This album includes 14 tracks and 3 singles. The singles included are “Humble”, “DNA”, and “Loyalty”. This album is unique because some of the song titles represent some of the common themes and messages of this album. For example, “Loyalty,” “Pride,” “DNA,” Humble,” “Love” and “Fear” are all song titles and themes explored throughout the album. The general tone is serious because of the use of explicit language and the songs are supposed to deliver a message. The songs are also generally downtempo because of Kendrick Lamar’s style, as he likes to create songs that are slow and methodical. My personal favourites in this album are “HUMBLE”, “LOYALTY”, “FEAR”, and “DUCKWORTH”. I personally enjoy this select few because not only do they have a nice beat and flow, they also have a message that makes me reflect on. I would recommend this album to people who not only want to enjoy his songs, but to listen to the hidden messages that Kendrick (Lamar) wants to deliver to the new generation. Overall, this is one of my favourite albums that I’ve ever listened to (and you should too). 4/5
- @newtricksterx of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
I don't know what the fuss over Lamar is all about. His music is either boring or obnoxious. I liked two songs on this album, but not enough to remember which ones, or to want to hear them again.
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