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Top Dawg ‎/ Aftermath / Interscope Records

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

$48.00

Top Dawg ‎/ Aftermath / Interscope Records

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

$48.00

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A TAV Essential Listening Album.

Damn (stylized as DAMN.) is the fourth studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar. It was released on April 14, 2017, by Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. The album features production from a variety of record producers, including executive producer from the Top Dawg Entertainment label-head Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, Sounwave, DJ Dahi, Mike Will Made It and Ricci Riera; as well as production contributions from James Blake, Steve Lacy, BadBadNotGood, Greg Kurstin, The Alchemist and 9th Wonder, among others.

Damn received widespread critical acclaim and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, earning Lamar his third consecutive number-one album in the United States. The album was supported by three singles: "Humble", "DNA" and "Loyalty" featuring Rihanna. In July 2017, Damn was certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). – Wiki

“…it’s Lamar’s lyricism that holds court. Like his idol 2Pac, he explores the microcosm of his personal struggles through the macrocosm of society’s ills. Nowhere is this more powerful than when he pairs opposing concepts: the track PRIDE. is followed by HUMBLE.; LUST. is followed by LOVE.; and, perhaps most tellingly, GOD. is followed by DUCKWORTH. (Lamar’s last name). Somewhere in the constant tension between the three pairs lies their reconciliation.

Countless rappers claim to have transcended the game. Kendrick Lamar actually does. There’s the sense his ambitions on DAMN. are even larger, reaching toward something more universal, fateful, even spiritual in its reach to find the link tying all contradictions together. On FEAR., Lamar raps: “What happens on earth stays on earth / I can’t take these feelings with me / So hopefully they disperse.” One can spend hours unpacking what he really means.” – NOW Magazine

“DAMN. is a widescreen masterpiece of rap, full of expensive beats, furious rhymes, and peerless storytelling about Kendrick’s destiny in America.

Storytelling has been Lamar’s greatest skill and most primary mission, to put into (lots of) words what it's like to grow up as he did—to articulate, in human terms, the intimate specifics of daily self-defense from your surroundings. Somehow, he’s gotten better.” – Pitchfork

Item description:        

Artist:

Kendrick Lamar

Title:

DAMN.

Label:

Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records

Format:

2 x Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

2017

Genre:

Hip Hop

Style:

Conscious

Catalog No:

B0026745-01

Condition:

New