Kendrick Lamar ‎– DAMN. - 2017 Conscious Hip Hop - Collectors Edition- - Clear Vinyl 2LP

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Kendrick Lamar ‎– Damn

Label:
Top Dawg Entertainment ‎– B0027771-01, Aftermath Entertainment ‎– B0027771-01,Interscope Records ‎– B0027771-01
Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Clear, Collectors Edition

Product is limited to 30,000 and hand-numbered (15,000 US-Pressing - 15,000 EU-Pressing) The US version is numbered from 15,000 to 30,000
Country:
US
Released:
16 Feb 2018
Genre:
Hip Hop
Style:
Conscious

 

Tracklist

A1 Duckworth

A2 God

A3 Fear

 

B1 XXX
Featuring – U2

B2 Love
Featuring – Zacari

B3 Lust

 

C1 Humble

C2 Pride

C3 Loyalty
Featuring – Rihanna

C4 Feel

 

D1 Element

D2 Yah

D3 DNA

D4 Blood

 


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
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

Product is limited to 30,000 and hand-numbered (15,000 US-Pressing - 15,000 EU-Pressing) The US version is numbered from 15,000 to 30,000
DAMN. COLLECTOR’S EDITION is the special re-release of Kendrick Lamar’s bestselling 2017 album DAMN., released December 8, 2017. Although the album features no bonus tracks, it has a new cover and a reversed track list.

The idea for the album was unveiled in an August 2017 interview with MTV News where Lamar revealed that the album was intended to be played in its original track order which was in reverse.

 


Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode (Scanned [UPC]): 602567140283
Barcode (Printed [UPC-A]): 6 02567 14028 3

 

( 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."

More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Aftermath Records
Color Black