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nowaypablo  ·  2321 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: To Pimp a Butterfly is fucking garbage, here's why.

    What I’m saying is that TPAB is fucking manufactured for middle-class white people to eat up.

I think you're wrong man. There's clearly a lot of sweat put into this album, and I don't think Kendrick is clowning around for white people. There's real soul in Wesley's Theory and You Ain't Gotta Lie, there's real anger in Blacker the Berry, there's a subtle power in Momma, and there's the classic banger Alright that brings it all home.

OK. Fuck King Kunta.

But the rest of TPAB is real. As for,

    Nothing about your album is nuanced or poetic,

Take a listen to the two separate poems that are read out– no rapping or music– during this record. He spends the entire album slowly unveiling a poem, a theme and explanation to the whole concept of the album, line by line at the end of each song. All the shit you're talking about with Black Lives Matter and whatever social "impact" this might have had, it's all irrelevant to the album and what Kendrick did in TPAB. White kids that don't know hip-hop eating it up came after the fact, after the album leaked a week early and every die-hard fan was waiting there and taking it like a money shot. TPAB was a fuckin' musical orgasm man. Damn.





user-inactivated  ·  2321 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    All the shit you're talking about with Black Lives Matter and whatever social "impact" this might have had, it's all irrelevant to the album and what Kendrick did in TPAB.

Bruh.

You cannot say the shit you just said and then say the shit you said before. Choose one.

    Empowering to blacks and black Americans by intent and before all else, but somehow empowering to many other listeners. I mean it makes me proud (and angry, and sad) to be African American, and I definitely am not.

Fucking come on man. You're doing it right now.

nowaypablo  ·  2321 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Right, clearly I've taken on a slightly different perspective. I felt empowered by the album because it was powerful, I can't see how you would think it's artificial or some sort of middle-class bait.

user-inactivated  ·  2321 days ago  ·  link  ·  

But WHY did you think it was powerful? We're footsing right now and I only do that shit in Smash.

Also:

    White kids that don't know hip-hop eating it up came after the fact

Is not true. The white kids who ate it up day one are the same ones that ate it up after the fact. Check any hiphopheads thread, lol.

Look. TBAP isn't special for being an album manufactured for middle class white peeps. Most hip-hop is, nowadays. Drake, Kanye, Childish, whoever. The reason why I take issue with THIS middle-class based hip-hop album specifically is because it claims to be some deep, poetic, introspective shit about the struggle when it's fake as hell. It was lyrically weak. I'm not going to separate the art from the artist when the artist is telling me that I need to respect myself more. Fuck that. Dude's a fucking Uncle Tom that's making some sales on a post-Ferguson world.

But considering K-dizzy's pallin around with fucking Dr. Dre, professional woman-beater and the guy that gave us Eminem, I guess I shouldn't be all that surprised.

e: it's also completely unsurprising that it's always always always white dudes coming to bat to defend this piece of shit and his piece of shit album. Please let somebody tell you that you don't respect yourself enough, then be told "but what about the black on black crime? That's what Kendrick's talking about!" and then tell me that you'd still be cool with them and their body of work. But oh wait, the only reason you still vibe with it nowaypablo is because he didn't say that shit to you.

not_damn_dirty-ape  ·  2321 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What's wrong with king kunta?

user-inactivated  ·  2321 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Lol it's the shitty track that's perceived as being more popular than the other shitty tracks that are equally popular.