Kendrick Lamar has always been one of my favorite artists and if you are a fan of rap or hip hop, you would most likely agree with that statement, so it was no surprise that when Damn was finally released that it instantly became my favorite album. This album isn't made to boast about Kendrick's money and fame (other than in "god" where he boasts about his successes but only to speak about why he works so hard and how he's gotten there), in fact, he isn't afraid to speak about the negative aspects of his life and the negativity that his popularity has brought him. The songs on the album also touch up on very important topics that young African Americans have to deal with in today's society as well as embracing his own heritage. Each and every song is quite meaningful. Damn has got to be one of my favorite albums of all time as each song is very relevant and important to today's society while also being great songs that I can still listen to just about every day and not get tired of it. You definitely have to give Damn a listen if you haven't already.
By Rashad H.