>People aren't listening to the most socially important and artistically brilliant album released this week
>people are instead listening to something mainly to fit in with their online friends so they can keep up with the injokes
Seriously though, how fucking amazing is To Pimp A Butterfly? Anyone of any race can accept how fantastic it is in everything it attempts; its music is not necessarily modern but what it aims to do it does brilliantly. Every musical reference is done not as a pastiche but rather as an attempt to match what's been done before in quality. Lyrically the album looks at the struggles and progressions and regressions of the black community, looked at from several different viewpoints variously. Kendrick criticises where the reach for equality has gone, and wants black people to love themselves, and to end hatred throughout society rather than racism.
>mfw someone who listens to kendrick accusing other people of listening to music to fit in
what messages does TPTB have that TPAB can't match up to? How much of Jenny Death has obviously been put together painstakingly and with an amazing attention to detail and effort? How much does Jenny Death challenge your views and attempt to make a certain impact on the listener and upon society?
are you fucking serious? Half the DG fans on /mu/ don't enjoy the music as much as they do making fun of Death Grips subversively. I remember some of them practically forgot that The Powers That B was the name of the album and instead just kept calling it Jenny Death
You aren't. This is album is like Russell Brand for black people.
It spouts a bunch of shit everybody already knows, but makes it seem profound enough that insecure blacks want to cling to it and feel enlightened.
If the thing that inspires you to change the world is a shit-tier rap album, you don't deserve the change.
>If you're not racist
Nice try libtard. Your labeling won't discredit me here on the internet!
It's a decent album, pretty strong. I'd say a 7. Kendricks still a dumb nigger though, and missing the point as usual.
Never remember it's only impressive because he's black and not a real human.
Didn't they? I feel like the protest music against Vietnam almost certainly had an effect on public opinion and public opinion definitely had a massive effect on the fate of Vietnam.
dude if you want "struggles and progressions and regressions of the black community" then listen to BLACK MESSIAH or Race Music. Hell even Race Music could be a tribute to both Malcolm X and Garveyism.
No, they didn't. Public opinion involved a lot of people who didn't approve of hippies, especially their shitty music.
I'm all for changing the world, but you're denying yourself progress if you think an album is going to do it, sorry guys.
Who the fuck is Kendrick Lamar? I'm sorry OP, AotY dropped and seemingly you missed the memo.
>socially important and artistically brilliant
people actually believe this?
Anyone comparing TPAB with TPTB is a moron. They are two entirely different albums with execution that is totally unique to each other.
To Pimp A Butterfly is a great record.
The Powers That B is a great record.
It doesn't all have to be a competition just because they're both albums rooted in rap music. Smh