kendrick lamar's best song

I love how the lyrics of every song in DAMN. are connected:

“Is it wickedness? Is it weakness? You decide. Are we gonna live or die?” -BLOOD.

“Tell me when destruction gonna be my fate, gonna be your fate, gonna be our fate. Peace to the world, let it rotate.” -DNA.

“Don’t call me Black no mo’. That word is only a color, it ain’t facts no mo’.” -YEAH.

“‘Cause most of y'all ain’t real, most of y'all gon’ squeal, most of y'all just envy, but jealousy get you killed. Most of y'all throw rocks and try to hide your hand.” -ELEMENT.

“Feel like the feelin’ of no hope, the feelin’ of bad dope. A quarter ounce manipulated from soap. The feelin’, the feelin’ of false freedom.” -FEEL.

“Tell me who you loyal to. Is it money? it is fame? Is it weed? Is it drink? Is it comin’ down with the loud pipes and the rain? Big chillin’, only for the power in your name…Tell me who you loyal to. Do it start with your woman or your man? Do it end with your family and friends? Or you’re loyal to yourself in advance? I said, tell me who you loyal to. Is it anybody that you would lie for? Anybody you would slide for? Anybody you would die for? That’s what God for.” -LOYALTY.

“See, in a perfect world, I’ll choose faith over riches, I’ll choose work over bitches, I’ll make schools out of prison. I’ll take all the religions and put ‘em all in one service. Just to tell ‘em we ain’t shit, but He’s been perfect, world” -PRIDE.

“This shit way too crazy, you do not amaze me… I don’t fabricate it, most of y'all be fakin’. I stay modest ‘bout it.” -HUMBLE.

“Lately, I feel like I been lusting over the fame. Lately, we lust on the same routine of shame. Lately, lately, lately my lust been hiding. Lately, it’s all contradiction. Lately I’m not here. Lately, I lust over self, lust turn into fear. Lately, in James 4:4 says: ‘friend of the world is enemy of the Lord’. Brace yourself, lust is all yours” -LUST.

“Damn, love or lust. Damn, all of us’.’ -LOVE.

“Tell me what you do for love, loyalty, and passion of all the memories collected, moments you could never touch.” -XXX.

“(I don’t think I can find a way to make it on this earth) What’s up family, yeah it’s yo cousin Carl man, just given’ you a call man. I know you been havin’ a lot on yo mind lately and I know you feel like ya know people ain’t been prayin’ for you but you have to understand this man, that we are a cursed people. Deuteronomy 28:28 says, “The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart.” See family that’s why you feel like you feel like you got a chip on your shoulder. Until you finally get the memo, you will always feel that way. Why God, why God do I gotta suffer? Why God, why God do I gotta bleed? (…) Goddamn you, goddamn me, goddamn us, goddamn we, goddamn us all.” -FEAR.

“Don’t judge me, don’t judge me.”-GOD.

“It was always me versus the world, until I found it’s me versus me. Why, why, why, why? Why, why, why, why? Just remember what happens on earth stays on earth! We gon’ put it in reverse.“ -DUCKWORTH.>

It’s like a tale about all the struggles that black community have to fight within itself.

50 Best Rap Songs of 2015

50. Madeintyo - Uber Everywhere

49. Migos - Highway 85 

48. Jay Rock ft. Lance Skiiwalker - 90059

47. Rick Rock ft. Snoop Dogg & TeeFlii - Neva Met

46. 1WayFrank - Juggman

45. Young Dolph ft. Slim Thug & Paul Wall - Down South Hustlers

44. Payroll Giovanni - Talk Dat Shit

43. Ty$ ft. E-40 - Saved

42. Duke ft. Young Thug - Stay Focused

41. Despot - House of Bricks

40. Mouse On Tha Track - H E Sh T

39. Tree & Crack - Chicken Pocks

38. Earl Sweatshirt - Grief

37. Kool John & P-Lo - Blue Hunnids

36. Kevin Gates - Khaza

35. The Game ft. Drake - 100

34. Denmark Vessey - Don’t Smoke K2

33. iLoveMakonnen - Super Clean

32. Lil Lonnie - Colors

31. Freddie Gibbs - Fuckin’ Up The Count

30. Shad Da God ft. Rich Homie Quan - Would You Ride

29. Rahn Rahn $plash - Gone Off The Zips 

28. Rich Homie Quan - Flex

27. Maxo Kream ft. Father - Cell Boomin

26. Skooly - Thriller

25. Yo Gotti ft. Young Thug - Rihanna

24. Starlito - Mirror Man 2.0

23. Wati Heru - BKWYA

22. Big Sean ft. Drake & Kanye West - Blessings

21. Snootie Wild - Like This Before

20. Nef The Pharaoh - Big Tymin

19. Bricc Baby Shitro ft. Alia Rose - Alone

18. Johnny May Cash - Lil Homies

17. Kamaiyah - How Does It Feel

16. Dr. Yen Lo - Day 3

15. Woop - Banger

14. Dej Loaf ft. Big Sean - Back Up

13. Bankroll Fresh - Screen Door

12. Fetty Wap ft. Remy Boyz - 679

11. Mozzy - Bladadah

10. Tate Kobang - Bank Rolls remix

9. Bloody Jay - Make It Out

8. Kodak Black - No Flockin

7. Billy Woods - Warmachines

6. Sicko Mobb - Kool Aid

5. Kendrick Lamar - Alright

4. Chief Keef - Ten Toes Down

3. Future - March Madness

2. Vince Staples - Lift Me Up

1. Young Thug - Check

Best Songs of 2015

10.  “Gold Steps” by Neck Deep

9. “Motorcycle” by The Front Bottoms

8.  “Drop” by Turnstile

7. “Before The World Was Big” by Girlpool

6.  “Born” by Rotting Out

5. “I Don’t Like Who I Was Then” by The Wonder Years

4. “The Thrash Particle” by Modern Baseball

3. “Hello Euphoria” by Turnover

2. “Alright” by Kendrick Lamar

1. “Heavy Gloom” by The Story So Far

Best Albums of 2015 (so far) + Songs Mix

This is my 10th year of music blogging and I’m being spoiled rotten by how much great music has been released (it’s actually a bit overwhelming). From landmark albums from seasoned artists like Sufjan, Father John Misty and Kendrick to incredible debuts from Natalie Prass, Leon Bridges and Jamie XX, 2015 has it all, and looking at the upcoming release calendar, I doubt it’ll be slowing down any time soon. As usual, I’ve listed my best albums chronologically below and you can listen to my favorite songs in this ongoing Spotify playlist. Enjoy!

Best Albums of 2015 (so far)

Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper (January 9, Domino)


Belle & Sebastian - Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance (January 19, Matador)


Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass (January 27. Spacebomb)


Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear (February 10, Sub Pop)


Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer (February 24, Domino)


Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly (March 15, Top Dawg)


Hot Chip - Why Make Sense? (March 19, Domino)


Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell (March 30, Asthmatic Kitty)


The Mountain Goats - Beat The Champ (April 3, Merge)


San Fermin - Jackrabbit (April 21, Downtown)


Blur - The Magic Whip (April 28, Parlaphone)


Other Lives - Rituals (May 4, TBD)


The Tallest Man on Earth - Dark Bird is Home (May 12, Dead Oceans)


Jamie xx - In Colour (June 2, Young Turks)


Leon Bridges - Coming Home (June 23, Columbia)

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Honorable Mentions

The Staves - If I Was
Purity Ring - Another Eternity
Shamir - Ratchet 
Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

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Best Songs of 2015 (so far) Mix

Click here to listen to my ongoing Spotify Playlist. Here’s my 30 faves below…

Alabama Shakes “Gimme All Your Love”
Beirut “No No No”
Belle & Sebastian ”Play For Today”
Blur “Ong Ong”
Chromatics “In Films”
Courtney Barnett “Depreston”
Dan Deacon “When I Was Done Dying”
Destroyer “Dream Lover”
Eskimeaux - Broken Necks
Father John Misty “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)”
Hot Chip “Huarache Lights”
Jamie xx “Loud Places (ft. Romy)”
Kendrick Lamar  “These Walls”
Leon Bridges “Coming Home”
Mas Ysa “Margarita”
The Mountain Goats “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero”
Miguel “Coffee”
Natalie Prass “My Baby Don’t Understand Me”
Other Lives “2 Pyramids”
Panda Bear ”Crosswords”
Purity Ring “Heartsigh”
San Fermin “Emily”
Shamir “On The Regular”
Shura “2 Shy”
SOAK “B a noBody”
The Staves “Steady”
Sufjan Stevens “The Only Thing”
Tame Impala “Let It Happen”
The Tallest Man on Earth “Sagres”
White Reaper “Make Me Wanna Die”

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Most Anticipated of 2015 Still To Come

Destroyer - Poison Season
Frank Ocean - Boy’s Don’t Cry
Chromatics - Dear Tommy
Tame Impala - Currents
Beirut - No No No
Kanye West - Swish
CHVRCHES - TBD
Beach House - Depression Cherry
Disclosure - Caracal
White Reaper - White Reaper Does It Again

(photo via cubagallery)

scuteedolans  asked:

1, 8, & 10 💕

1. put your itunes on shuffle. give me the first 6 songs that pop up.

- humble. / kendrick lamar
- the best of both worlds / hannah montana
- through the late night / travis scott
- respect / aretha franklin
- give me love / ed sheeran
- often / the weeknd

8. if you are outside, what are you most likely doing?

laying in my grave because this bitch doesn’t go outside

10. what was the last lie you told?

my boyfriend asked me if i’m okay and i told him i am

thank you for asking baby!!! 💛
5

5 hip hop artists whom you need to be listening to: the youngest and the best.

Earl Sweatshirt
Age: 20
Best Release: Doris(9/10)
Best Song: Chum(9/10)

Isaiah Rashad
Age: 23
Best Release: Cilvia Demo(9/10)
Best Song: R.I.P Kevin Miller(10/10)

Chance the Rapper
Age: 21
Best Release: Acid Rap(8/10)
Best Song: Acid Rain(10/10)

GoldLink
Age: 21
Best Release: The God Complex(8/10)
Best Song: Sober Thoughts(10/10)

Kendrick Lamar
Age: 27
Best Release: Section.80(10/10)
Best Song: Money Trees(10/10)

CONGRATS KENDRICK LAMAR ON LEADING THE 2016 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS. He’s nominated for…
Album of the Year
•Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Song of the Year
•Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Best Rap Album
•Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Best Rap Performance
•Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
•Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat, “These Walls”
Best Rap Song
•Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
•Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney, “All Day” (as composer)
Best Music Video
•Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
•Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
•Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Best Dance Recording
•Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me”

anonymous asked:

i think his best song is fragile(this song has kendrick lamar in it which is 👌👌) or worldwide choppers, maybe caribou lou!

i will listen to him

Kendrick Lamar's Grammy Nominations

Kendrick got nominated for 11 grammys this year, toping Taylor Swift who got 7. Kendrick is nominated for 

Album of the Year: To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar 

Song of the Year: “Alright” — Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar) 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar 

Best Dance Recording: “Never Catch Me” by Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar 

Best Rap Album: To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar 

Best Music Video: “Alright” by Kendrick Lamar 

“Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar 

Best Rap Performance: “Alright” by Kendrick Lamar 

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: These Walls- Kendrick Lamar Featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat

  Best Rap Song: Alright- Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)