I didn’t know that Kendrick Lamar was about to give a title to my tattoo 😀 But of course I’ve been waiting for this album. Although only discovering Kendrick Lamar this year, I’ve been crazy about him since. I’m on my 3rd listen of the album and still not really sure, what I think of it.
First listen: I love Wesley’s Theory and King Kunta. Rest? Boring background music.
Second listen: Still love those 2. Actually skipped both interludes, starting to be disappointed.
But now? I’m at my third listen, this time more closely then the first 2, with even more attention to the tracks. Turns out, I actually kinda like For Free?, the first interlude, after all. It’s just so different and unexpected, and jazzy, that’s what made me dislike it in the beginning. And now I actually think it’s kinda genious! I’m still only halfway through the first listen (the still ongoing wifi problems make it very hard ….), but I already like the whole album way more then I did in the first two. I honestly think that this is one of the albums that you have to listen to a few times to really know if you like it or not.
And that appears to be a Kendrick thing for me. I remember, when I first heard Swimming Pool, I liked it, but I wasn’t very excited about it. The more I heard it, the more I loved it, and now I’m using it for my HipHop classes.
What I know so far about the album, is: I don’t love it. Which is a shame. I expected to, and I don’t. It doesn’t go anywhere near the last one, unfortunately. The one thing I love for sure is the title 😀 For those who know me in person, you know that I have a tattoo on my right shoulder, a butterfly combined with a clef. Yep. How to pimp a butterfly, 100% 😉 (you can check my deviantart to take a look at it if you want)