It is a rare thing for an album to live up to such frenzied hype however, Kendrick Lamar’s debut studio album has not only done so; it has surpassed expectations. In fact, this record has already been hailed as a classic in some quarters. Such praise may be premature but as the dust settles it is clear that this has set a benchmark for modern-day hip hop. Good Kid M.A.A.D City features an eclectic, yet cohesive, array of beats laced with a slew of hard-hitting and articulate rhymes. Lamar has the rare ability to be a conscious rapper without being preachy or patronising. Featuring guest appearances from his mentor Dr Dre and production from Pharrell; this homage to Kendrick’s home city of Compton is exactly what the doctor ordered.
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I’ve been wanting to do something vaguely travel related on here for a hot minute now. The problem is, outside of telling you where to get the best deep fried pizza in Glasgow, I’m pretty useless at stuff like that. So, we invited Joy along to speak about her new book, “The Best Things to [...]