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Kendrick Lamar ‘God is Gangsta’, Music Monday

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

This is the third time we’ve featured Kendrick Lamar as our #musicmonday and this time it’s not only because we are serious fans, it’s also to celebrate Lamar’s recent multiple Grammy wins. Much deserved Mr Lamar.

This is total creative innovation; a new voice, a new sensibility that takes hip hop and rap forward in a direction that is both relevant and smart, taking this musical artform forward while still referencing musical history from jazz, soul and funk traditions. If you haven’t spent some time with To Pimp a Butterfly yet, we suggest you should as a matter of musical urgency.

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“Blink” Music: Kendrick Lamar ‘i’

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Here it is. Better late in the day than never, and perfect to give your Monday afternoon a little lift.

We only had to hear this new Kendrick Lamar track once to be utterly in love. ‘i’ swings around the joy that is The Isley Brother’s ‘Who’s that Lady’. Lamar works with this ultra smooth inspiration to create an innovative sound that moves seamlessly from smooth to punchy, bright to deeply dark and soulfully disco to chippy hip hop. Very excited to hear more new stuff from this ground breaking artist.

‘i’ drops on the 9th November, and you can pre-order it here.

 

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“Blink” Music Monday: Kendrick Lamar ‘Swimming Pools’

Monday, September 10th, 2012

We are hooked on ‘Swimming Pools’ by Kendrick Lamar, and can’t wait to hear more from this 23 year old hip hop star from LA. You may not know Lamar’s name, but you will surely know the names of some of the hip hop legends he has already worked with: The Game, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and Dre. There is something of the Frank Ocean sound in this tune, and as we love a bit of Frank, that is no bad thing as far as we are concerned. It’s softly insistent, creeping up on you in a far more subtle way than the usual verbal assault you may associate with Californian hip hop. Lamar’s debut album drops in October.

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