Kendrick Lamar DAMN.

DAMN.

Kendrick Lamar

Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on April 14, 2017 by Universal Music

Main artist: Kendrick Lamar

Genre: Rap

Distinctions: 4F de Télérama (April 2017) - Pitchfork: Best New Music (April 2017)

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Album : 1 disk - 14 tracks Total length : 00:55:01

  1. 1 BLOOD.

    Kendrick Lamar, Composer, Author, MainArtist - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - Songs Of Universal, Inc., MusicPublisher - D. Tanenbaum, Composer, Author - Bekon, Producer - Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith, Producer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Aftermath/Interscope (Top Dawg Entertainment)

  2. 2 DNA.

    Michael L. Williams II, Composer, Author - Kendrick Lamar, Composer, Author, MainArtist - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - Mike Will Made-It, Producer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Aftermath/Interscope (Top Dawg Entertainment)

  3. 3 YAH.

    Michael Burton, Composer, Author - Phillip Terry, Composer, Author - Kendrick Lamar, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., MusicPublisher - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - M. Spears, Composer, Author - D. Natche, Composer, Author - DJ Dahi, Producer - Sounwave, Producer - Sony/ATV Allegro, MusicPublisher - Sony/ATV Sonata, MusicPublisher - Bekon, Additional Producer - Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith, Producer - Anthony Tiffith, Composer, Author - TDE Music LLC, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2017 Aftermath/Interscope (Top Dawg Entertainment)

  4. 4 ELEMENT.

    Juvenile, Composer, Author - Mannie Fresh, Composer, Author - Kendrick Lamar, Composer, Author, MainArtist - James Blake, Composer, Author, Producer - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - Songs Of Universal, Inc., MusicPublisher - M. Spears, Composer, Author - Ricci Riera, Composer, Author, Producer - Sounwave, Producer - Sony/ATV Allegro, MusicPublisher - Tae Beast, Additional Producer - Bekon, Additional Producer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Aftermath/Interscope (Top Dawg Entertainment)

  5. 5 FEEL.

    Kendrick Lamar, Composer, Author, MainArtist - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - M. Spears, Composer, Author - Sounwave, Producer - Sony/ATV Allegro, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2017 Aftermath/Interscope (Top Dawg Entertainment)

  6. 6 LOYALTY.

    Philip Lawrence, Composer, Author - Bruno Mars, Composer, Author - Rihanna, FeaturedArtist - Robyn Rihanna Fenty, Composer, Author - Christopher Brown, Composer, Author - Terrace Martin, Composer, Author, Additional Producer - Kendrick Lamar, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., MusicPublisher - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - Universal Music Corp., MusicPublisher - Music of Windswept, MusicPublisher - M. Spears, Composer, Author - D. Natche, Composer, Author - DJ Dahi, Producer - Sounwave, Producer - WESTSIDE INDEPENDENT MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, MusicPublisher - Sony/ATV Allegro, MusicPublisher - Sony/ATV Sonata, MusicPublisher - Warner Geo Met Ric Music, MusicPublisher - Anthony Tiffith, Composer, Author, Additional Producer - TDE Music LLC, MusicPublisher - BMG Onyx Songs, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2017 Aftermath/Interscope (Top Dawg Entertainment)

  7. 7 PRIDE.

    Kendrick Lamar, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Steve Lacy, Composer, Author, Producer - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - Anna Wise, Composer, Author - Carroll, Guido & Groffman, LLP, MusicPublisher - Bekon, Additional Producer - Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith, Producer - Anna Smiles Music, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2017 Aftermath/Interscope (Top Dawg Entertainment)

  8. 8 HUMBLE.

    Michael L. Williams II, Composer, Author - Kendrick Lamar, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., MusicPublisher - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - A. Hogan, Composer, Author - Mike Will Made-It, Producer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Aftermath/Interscope (Top Dawg Entertainment)

  9. 9 LUST.

    Darryl McDaniels, Composer, Author - Rick Rubin, Composer, Author - Joseph Simmons, Composer, Author - Adam Keefe Horovitz, Composer, Author - Kendrick Lamar, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Badbadnotgood, Producer - Sony/ATV Songs LLC, MusicPublisher - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - Universal Music Corp., MusicPublisher - M. Spears, Composer, Author - D. Natche, Composer, Author - DJ Dahi, Producer - Louis Kevin Celestin, Composer, Author - Universal Polygram Int. Publishing, Inc., MusicPublisher - Sounwave, Producer - Sony/ATV Allegro, MusicPublisher - THIRD SIDE MUSIC INC., MusicPublisher - Matthew Tavares, Composer, Author - Leland Whitty, Composer, Author - Jordan Cardy, Composer, Author - Alexander Sowinski, Composer, Author - These Are Songs of Pulse, MusicPublisher - Sony/ATV Sonata, MusicPublisher - C. John "Jack" Hansen, Composer, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 Aftermath/Interscope (Top Dawg Entertainment)

  10. 10 LOVE.

    Greg Kurstin, Composer, Author, Producer - Kendrick Lamar, Composer, Author, MainArtist - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - EMI April Music Inc., MusicPublisher - Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - M. Spears, Composer, Author - Sounwave, Producer - Sony/ATV Allegro, MusicPublisher - Teddy Walton, Composer, Author, Producer - Zacari, FeaturedArtist - Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith, Producer - Anthony Tiffith, Composer, Author - TDE Music LLC, MusicPublisher - Zacari Pacaldo, Composer, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 Aftermath/Interscope (Top Dawg Entertainment)

  11. 11 XXX.

    Bono, Composer, Author - U2, FeaturedArtist - Adam Clayton, Composer, Author - Larry Mullen, Composer, Author - Michael L. Williams II, Composer, Author - The Edge, Composer, Author - Kendrick Lamar, Composer, Author, MainArtist - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - M. Spears, Composer, Author - D. Natche, Composer, Author - DJ Dahi, Producer - Mike Will Made-It, Producer - Universal Polygram Int. Publishing, Inc., MusicPublisher - Sounwave, Producer - Sony/ATV Allegro, MusicPublisher - Sony/ATV Sonata, MusicPublisher - Bekon, Additional Producer - Anthony Tiffith, Composer, Author, Producer - TDE Music LLC, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2017 Aftermath/Interscope (Top Dawg Entertainment)

  12. 12 FEAR.

    The Alchemist, Producer - Dale Warren, Composer, Author - Alan Maman, Composer, Author - Kendrick Lamar, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Irving Music, Inc., MusicPublisher - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - The Royalty Network Inc., MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2017 Aftermath/Interscope (Top Dawg Entertainment)

  13. 13 GOD.

    Kendrick Lamar, MainArtist - D. Tannenbaum, Composer, Author - R. LaTour, Composer, Author - Cardo, Producer - M. Spears, Composer, Author - D. Natche, Composer, Author - R. Riera, Composer, Author - DJ Dahi, Producer - K. Duckworth, Composer, Author - Ricci Riera, Producer - Sounwave, Producer - Bekon, Producer - Anthony Tiffith, Composer, Author, Producer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Aftermath/Interscope (Top Dawg Entertainment)

  14. 14 DUCKWORTH.

    Joseph W. Scott, Composer, Author - Bill Curtis, Composer, Author - Richard Cornwell, Composer, Author - JOHN KING, Composer, Author - DON D. ROBEY, Composer, Author - 9th Wonder, Producer - George Williams, Composer, Author - Kendrick Lamar, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Johnny Flippin, Composer, Author - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - Songs Of Universal, Inc., MusicPublisher - Paul Bender, Composer, Author - BMG Gold Songs, MusicPublisher - Naomi Saalfield, Composer, Author - Simon Mavin, Composer, Author - Perrin Moss, Composer, Author - BMG Platinum Songs, MusicPublisher - Downtown DMP Songs, MusicPublisher - Janez Bončina, Composer, Author - Adolf Topić, Composer, Author - Bekon, Additional Producer - Earl Shelton, Composer, Author - Jean Matyka, Composer, Author - Akin, d.o.o., MusicPublisher - Pero Ugrin, Composer, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 Aftermath/Interscope (Top Dawg Entertainment)

About

To Pimp a Butterfly's proper and oft-biblical follow-up arrived on Good Friday, 13 months after untitled unmastered., an intermediary release that eclipsed the best work of most contemporary artists. If Kendrick Lamar felt pressure to continue living up to his previous output, there's no evidence on DAMN. He's too occupied tracing the spectrum of his mental states, from "boxin' demons" to "flex on swole," questioning and reveling in his affluence, castigating and celebrating his bloodline, humble enough to relate his vulnerabilities, assured enough to proclaim "Ain't none of y'all fuckin' with the flow." Throughout, he intensely examines most of the seven deadly sins, aware all along that his existence is threatened by anyone who objects to the color of his skin or clothes -- or, in the case of the blind stranger who shoots him during the album's opener, nothing that is apparent. Compared to the maximum-capacity, genre-twisting vastness and winding narratives of Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City and To Pimp a Butterfly, DAMN. on the surface seems like a comparatively simple rap album that demands less from the listener. There's relative concision in the track titles and material, and a greater emphasis on commercial sounds -- such as Mike WiLL's lean and piano-laced trap beat for the strong-arming "HUMBLE.," Lamar's first Top Ten pop hit, and a couple productions that are merely functional backdrops lacking distinction. In a way, however, DAMN. is just as lavish and singular as the preceding albums, its quantity and weight of thoughts and connected concepts condensed into a considerably tighter space. It contains some of Lamar's best writing and performances, revealing his evolving complexity and versatility as a soul-baring lyricist and dynamic rapper. Although it's occasionally distorted, stretched, smeared, and reversed to compelling and imagination-fueling effect, his voice is at its most affecting in its many untreated forms. Take "FEAR.," in which he switches between echoing hot-blooded parental threats to enumerating, with a 40-acre stare, various death scenarios. His storytelling hits an astonishing new high on "Duckworth," the album's finale. Over ethereal funk sewn by 9th Wonder, Lamar details a potentially tragic encounter between his father and future Top Dawg CEO Anthony Tiffith -- and the conditions leading to it -- that occurred long before Kung Fu Kenny was known as K. Dot. ~ Andy Kellman

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