Would have been a lot better if Kendrick didn’t snarl the whole damn time.
I think Kendrick has been trying too hard to sound REALLY INTENSE AND PASSIONATE lately, at least between this and the Imagine Dragon remix.
Tom you forgot about Wiz Khalifa popping in for two seconds to remind everyone that he does, in fact, smoke weed.
So is everyone just going to keep ignoring how good Black Hystori Project by Cyhi is?
He needs to just go ahead and not do this.
I feel bad for liking Fear of the Dark (the song) now.
It’s supposed to be happening. But Kanye was also supposed to be on and produce for Indicud.
Yeah, agreed. Although I kinda agree with Cudi on the Yeezus issue. It is a little fucked up to not even let the dude know he’s getting a feature credit on your album.
He DEFINITELY has been smoking since Janauary ’13.
You want Cudi to stop smoking weed so he can make something more similar to Day N Nite which featured a chorus where Cudi calls himself a “lonely stoner”. wat
Cudi is one of those guys who needs boundaries and people guiding his visions. That’s why his work on the first two MOTM’s is so great and WZRD, Indicud and now Satellite Flight are so disappointing. Emile and Plain Pat streamlined Cudi on both of those first two records but he threw off the shackles on the later stuff so he’s free to do whatever he wants, and with someone like Cudi, who is super creative but also has some deep-seeded issues and isn’t necessarily the most stable individual, that means you’re gonna get albums like Indicud where it seems like you could cut basically four tracks out and you have 9 minute songs featuring Michael Bolton.
He didn’t perform the whole album, just Gangsta, Collard Greens, What They Want, Hoover Street, Studio, The Purge, Blind Threats, Break the Bank, Yay Yay and Man of the Year. And he did Banger, Druggys wit Hoes Again (with Ab-Soul! featuring Q calling Soul Stevie Wonder), There He Go, Blessed and Nightmare on Figg St.
Still a really nice performance. Hard to remain interesting when you’re just going over a backing track, but Q is a really entertaining performer.
You must be lost
Homecoming is a weak track? WTF
Who’s got two thumbs and has been pronouncing HAIM wrong since the first time he read it?
Probably a lot of people.
Pitchfork is going to create an App review site just to give this a 10.
Yo these motherfuckers really think Toxic by Britney goddamn Spears is one of the 100 best songs ever created.
Not that what Macklemore said was right but the guy is in the weird position of literally not being able to say anything without pissing people off at this point. Some people seem to start fuming as soon as they even see him.
By the Way is a fantastic album. I think Stadium has its moments but as this point they’re basically just a touring band that can occasionally still put out some decent songs.
Wow. This is fantastic.
I need a Shlomo/Frank Ocean collab ASAP. Also a Shlomo/Miguel collab.
Really representing hip-hop well with this lineup.
Neither Young Thug nor Nicki Minaj are anywhere close to the “best thing to happen to rap in years”.
Look, I don’t have a problem with Young Thug, but he’s just another guy doing the same thing Future got famous for. Using a weird voice and weird flow over some nice beats. This trend will pass on by in the mainstream, probably by the end of the year and we likely won’t hear from Young Thug much anymore.
My issue is Stereogum, and other indie sites, posting stuff like this and completely excluding things that hip-hop heads are actually getting excited over. If blogs want to post mainstream stuff like this, be my guest, but I think it should be better counter-balanced.
Kendrick doesn’t smoke though…
All this Young Thug and Nicki Minaj coverage and no mention of Isaiah Rashad’s new music video or J. Cole’s new mixtape?
And the internet will be supplied an endless stream of GIF’s of Lorde dancing.
This was better live, in large part because of the way Imagine Dragons came in so hard after Kendrick’s remix verse, this version doesn’t have that at all since it just uses the exact same chorus from the normal song. It’s kind of a weird transition.
This is about as good as an Imagine Dragons/Kendrick Lamar collaboration could ever dream of being and I think they should be commended for that. This could have been really, really bad.