Thursday Oct 08 2015
This week's 'Feature'd Album of the Week' showcases Kendrick Lamar and his Section.80 mixtape. The record released in 2011 becoming the project that introduced Kendrick's music to a wider audience. The concept album features lyrical themes such as racism and medication tolerance over mellow jazz-like instrumentals. Throughout the record Kendrick's lyricism becomes more and more powerful with tracks like Rigamortis where he raps continuously over 3 minutes of muffled Jazz trumpets and drums. Section.80 set the stage for Kendrick and his views on themes and life experiences he faced while growing up in Compton.
- Kevin Sanchez