Kendrick Lamar is one of the most widely admired performers in popular music today. His last collection, To Pimp A Butterfly, was named album of the year by many publications including Billboard and Rolling Stone. His new album, titled DAMN., debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart, and was the best-selling debut of the year thus far. Rock critic Ken Tucker says DAMN. extends Lamar’s range and the power of his storytelling.
“In a recent interview, Lamar said that while his previous album, To Pimp A Butterfly, was about changing the world, the implied message of DAMN. is, “I can’t change the world unless I change myself.” Listening to Kendrick Lamar tussle with his ideas about how to effect that change in himself can make you think about your own life, and perhaps the things we can change.”
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