Kendrick Lamar Drops “DAMN.”

K.Dot fans rejoice! Just weeks after releasing a new single, Kendrick Lamar released DAMN. on Friday.

The album includes 14 new tracks including the track HUMBLE, which caused quite a bit of controversy on Black Twitter.

First thoughts

I’ve always enjoyed Kendrick’s music because he speaks about real issues. The first Kendrick album I listened to was To Pimp A Butterfly, and at the end of each track a narrative builds. The narrative speaks on his struggle with depression and the album addresses critical social issues like police brutality.

DAMN. is no different. While I’ve only listened to it once so far, the same Kendrick is still there. The track HUMBLE includes body positive messages to black women that we’re not typically used to hearing from the media, music or even our own people.

“I’m so fuckin’ sick and tired of the Photoshop
Show me somethin’ natural like afro on Richard Pryor
Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks”

The album also features Rihanna and U2 and while it’s not To Pimp A Butterfly in terms of the beat (it’s much more mellow), the Kendrick we know and love is still very much present.

If you’re a K.Dot fan, I definitely recommend listening to this album, and it’s streaming now on Apple Music and Spotify.

Watch the video for HUMBLE below


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