Kendrick Lamar ‎– DAMN. - 2017 Conscious Hip Hop - Sealed 180 Grm 2LP

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Kendrick Lamar ‎– DAMN.

Label:
Top Dawg Entertainment ‎– B0026745-01, Aftermath Entertainment ‎– B0026745-01,Interscope Records ‎– B0026745-01
Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:
US / Europe

pressed czech republic
Released:
14 Jul 2017
Genre:
Hip Hop
Style:
Conscious

Tracklist

A1 Blood 1:58
A2 DNA 3:05
A3 Yah 2:39
A4 Element 3:28

 

B1 Feel 3:34
B2 Loyalty 3:47
Featuring – Rihanna
B3 Pride 4:31
B4 Humble 2:56

 

C1 Lust 5:08
C2 Love 3:31
Featuring – Zacari
C3 XXX 4:14
Featuring – U2

 

D1 Fear 6:54
D2 God 4:08
D3 Duckworth 4:08

Companies, etc.

Manufactured By – Universal Music Distribution
Distributed By – Universal Music Distribution
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Aftermath Records (3)
Copyright (c) – Aftermath Records (3)
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Interscope Records
Copyright (c) – Interscope Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Top Dawg Entertainment
Copyright (c) – Top Dawg Entertainment
Pressed By – GZ Media – 157776E

Credits

A&R [Interscope A&R] – Manny Smith (2)
A&R [Interscope Records | A&R Admin] – Alicia Graham*
A&R [Interscope Records | Top's Homies] – John Janick, Steve Berman (3)
A&R [TDE] – David Harrell, Kendrick Lamar, Sounwave
Commissioned By [Interscope Records | Video Commissioner] – Mark Bridges (2)
Coordinator [Interscope Records | A&R Coordinator] – Gabrielle Graham
Creative Director – Dave "miyatola" Free*, Kendrick Lamar, Vladimir Sepetov
Executive-Producer – Anthony "TopDawg" Tiffith*, Dr. Dre
Lacquer Cut By – SS*
Legal – Joshua P. Binder, Esq*
Legal [Business Accounting] – Brandon "Big B" Tiffith*, Saj Motley
Legal [Interscope Records | Business Affairs] – Jason Kawejsza, Todd Douglas, Todd Johnsen
Management [Aftermath Entertainment | General Manager] – Ashley Palmer
Management [General Manager] – Roberto "ret0ne" Reyes*
Management [Interscope Records | International Marketing] – Don Robinson, Jurgen Grubner
Management [Interscope Records | Marketing] – Archie Davis, Matt LaMotte
Management [Interscope Records | Publicity] – Ray Alba
Management [Interscope Records | Sales] – Gary Kelly (3)
Management [MGMT Assistants] – David Harrell, Derrick McCall, Edgar Moreno
Management [TDE] – 2teez, Dave Free, Moosa, Punch*, ret0ne*
Mastered By – Mike Bozzi
Mixed By – Derek 'MixedByAli' Ali*
Other [Styling] – Dianne Garcia
Photography By – Dave "miyatola" Free*, Roberto "ret0ne" Reyes*
Producer [Associate Producer] – Dave "miyatola" Free*
Product Manager [Interscope Records | Production] – Kam Sangha
Recorded By – James "The White Black Man" Hunt*, Matt Schaeffer

Notes

Double 180 gram vinyl with gatefold jacket.

( pitchfork) "

The record’s few lulls succumb to what surrounds them. The springboard bounce of “HUMBLE.,” the war chant of “DNA.,” and hot steel of “XXX.” show Kendrick in his element, fast and lucid, like Eazy-E with college credits and Mike WiLL beats. The production is taut and clean, but schizophrenic, often splicing two or three loops into a track and swaying between tempos, closer in kin to good kid, m.A.A.d city’s siren-synths than Butterfly’s brass solos. If he was “black as the moon” on his last album, he’s an “Israelite” here, refusing to identify himself by the shade of his skin but fluent in the contents of his D.N.A. *Butterfly *floated along to soften its scathing stance—“We hate po-po” sounds better over a smooth saxophone—but with so many “wack artists” in play, what’s the reward for upliftment? Kendrick is so alone at his altitude that when he acknowledges Fox News, let alone Donald Trump, it feels like a favor to them both.

Still, the album exists for “DUCKWORTH.” It’s the final piece of the TDE puzzle, a homegrown label of Compton natives that happened to deliver the best rapper of his generation. If we’re to believe the song’s last gunshot—and its seamless loop back to track one—much of DAMN. is written from the perspective of a Kendrick Lamar who grew up without a father to guide him away from the sinful temptations outside his home. He bobs in and out of this perspective, but the repeated pledges to loyalty and martyrdom evoke the life and mind of a young gang member who carries his neighborhood flag because no one’s proved to him that he shouldn’t. These choices, Lamar suggests, aren’t pre-determined or innate, but in constant dialogue with and in reaction to their surrounding circumstances. They aren’t above or beneath anyone who can hear his voice. Success and failure choose their subjects at their whim; we’re as grateful as Kendrick for his fate."

( the atlantic) "

Now for his fourth proper full-length, Damn, he’s found another way to excel at rap stardom while subverting it. Sin is not only the big theme of the thumping, compulsively listenable album but also its stylistic inspiration; he indulges in wrath and lust self-reflexively, portraying himself as an agent of wickedness who he can then, gratifyingly, ether. As noted widely, the album title carries a few meanings. You might say “damn” after he takes a savage shot at some rival—and he’s then damned for not turning the other cheek. You might say “damn” when he lands a vivid boast about wealth or success—and then he’ll fret about how his accomplishments have only cemented his damnation."

 
 
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Condition New
Format 2LP, 180 Gram
Label Aftermath Records
Color Black