Kendrick Lamar DAMN.

DAMN.

Kendrick Lamar

Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on April 14, 2017 by Aftermath - Interscope Records

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, Main Artist - Bekon, Producer - Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith, Producer - K. Duckworth, Author, Composer - D. Tannenbaum, Author, Composer - Anthony Tiffith, Author, Composer

  2. 2 DNA.

    Kendrick Lamar, Main Artist - Mike Will Made It, Producer - K. Duckworth, Author, Composer - M. Williams II, Author, Composer

  3. 3 YAH.

    Kendrick Lamar, Main Artist - Sounwave, Producer - DJ Dahi, Producer - Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith, Producer - Bekon, Additional Producer - K. Duckworth, Author, Composer - M. Spears, Author, Composer - D. Natche, Author, Composer - Anthony Tiffith, Author, Composer

  4. 4 ELEMENT.

    Kendrick Lamar, Main Artist - Sounwave, Producer - James Blake, Producer - Ricci Riera, Producer - Tae Beast, Additional Producer - Bekon, Additional Producer - K. Duckworth, Author, Composer - M. Spears, Author, Composer - J. Blake, Author, Composer - R. Riera, Author, Composer

  5. 5 FEEL.

    Kendrick Lamar, Main Artist - Sounwave, Producer - K. Duckworth, Author, Composer - M. Spears, Author, Composer

  6. 6 LOYALTY.

    Kendrick Lamar, Main Artist - Rihanna, Featured Artist - DJ Dahi, Producer - Sounwave, Producer - Terrace Martin, Additional Producer - Anthony Tiffith, Additional Producer, Author, Composer - K. Duckworth, Author, Composer - D. Natche, Author, Composer - M. Spears, Author, Composer - T. Martin, Author, Composer

  7. 7 PRIDE.

    Kendrick Lamar, Main Artist - Steve Lacy, Producer - Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith, Producer - Bekon, Additional Producer - K. Duckworth, Author, Composer - S. Lacy, Author, Composer - A. Wise, Author, Composer - Anthony Tiffith, Author, Composer

  8. 8 HUMBLE.

    Kendrick Lamar, Author, Composer, Main Artist - Mike Will Made It, Producer - A. Hogan, Author, Composer - Michael L. Williams II, Author, Composer - Kobalt Songs Music Publishing - WB Music Corp. - Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

  9. 9 LUST.

    Kendrick Lamar, Main Artist - DJ Dahi, Producer - Sounwave, Producer - Badbadnotgood, Producer - K. Duckworth, Author, Composer - D. Natche, Author, Composer - M. Spears, Author, Composer - C. Hansen, Author, Composer - A. Sowinski, Author, Composer - M. Tavares, Author, Composer - L. Whitty, Author, Composer

  10. 10 LOVE.

    Kendrick Lamar, Main Artist - Zacari, Featured Artist - Teddy Walton, Producer - Sounwave, Producer - Greg Kurstin, Producer - Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith, Producer - K. Duckworth, Author, Composer - Z. Pacaldo, Author, Composer - T. Walton, Author, Composer - M. Spears, Author, Composer - G. Kurstin, Author, Composer - Anthony Tiffith, Author, Composer

  11. 11 XXX.

    Kendrick Lamar, Main Artist - U2, Featured Artist - Mike Will Made It, Producer - DJ Dahi, Producer - Sounwave, Producer - Anthony Tiffith, Author, Composer, Producer - Bekon, Additional Producer - K. Duckworth, Author, Composer - M. Williams II, Author, Composer - D. Natche, Author, Composer - M. Spears, Author, Composer - P. Hewson, Author, Composer - D. Evans, Author, Composer - A. Clayton, Author, Composer - L Mullen, Author, Composer

  12. 12 FEAR.

    Kendrick Lamar, Main Artist - The Alchemist, Producer - K. Duckworth, Author, Composer - D. Maman, Author, Composer

  13. 13 GOD.

    Kendrick Lamar, Main Artist - Ricci Riera, Producer - Sounwave, Producer - DJ Dahi, Producer - Bekon, Producer - Cardo, Producer - Anthony Tiffith, Author, Composer, Producer - K. Duckworth, Author, Composer - R. Riera, Author, Composer - M. Spears, Author, Composer - D. Natche, Author, Composer - D. Tannenbaum, Author, Composer - R. LaTour, Author, Composer

  14. 14 DUCKWORTH.

    Kendrick Lamar, Main Artist - 9th Wonder, Producer - Bekon, Additional Producer - K. Duckworth, Author, Composer - P. Douthit, Author, Composer

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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