After finding Twitter abuzz with tweets regarding pretty much all of his song titles ranking in the top ten top tweets, I was disappointed when I checked the Google Play store to see if it had made it’s way over there. I was so disappointed that I almost made the decision to pirate the songs once I was unable to find it.
Fortunately, in light of supporting both good music and Google Play, I decided to wait –how ever long it took– for the album to make its way to the Android music store and within two days, my insecurities were cured.
Rather than shelling out the $14.99 for the album, I decided to restart my Google Play Music subscription for $9.99 a month and quickly downloaded it.
A few songs that jumped out at me immediately were “These Walls”, “For Sale” and “King Kunta”. The only disappointment I’ve been dealing with so far is that the song “i” –probably better known as “I love Myself”– wasn’t the same version as the single. The one that’s on the album sounds more like a live recording. I’m not sure if it was by design or if it actually was, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as the single. I would have enjoyed if both version were on the track rather than either or.
Overall the album is pretty great. It features a hint of old school instrumentals with Kendricks newfound flow and seems to be geared towards alot of the racial bits that society is currently facing today. If this album can’t win him album of the year, I don’t know what will.