Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank)
So the question coming from a lot of people over the past year is who exactly rules Top Dawg Entertainment? This topic is constantly going around in circulation and no matter how many people get involved, a resolution appears impossible.
But one aspect of it all that cannot be questioned is who's gained the most fame thus far from TDE? and maybe that's where the proof is really in the pudding. West Coast emcee Kendrick Lamar is fresh off his European tour and is currently putting the final touches to the much anticipated follow up to 'Section.80' which we now know as ‘good kid m.A.A.d. city‘ and if this latest cut is anything to go by, the countdown to October 2nd has just become that much harder.
Historically, we all know Hip-Hop has never shied away from alcohol, but here Mr Lamar is frankly taking drinking to a different sort of level. By bringing in Canadian super-producer T-Minus to take care of production duties the beat quintessentially stays true to what we've come to know and love from the Compton rapper, whilst still possessing enough elements that keep the concept fresh enough to match the rather dark content Lamar is alluding too.
Whilst Kendrick kept things fairly light with 'The Recipe' here we are treated to the other end of the spectrum, yet its equally as impressive in its own right. If Kendrick keeps teasing us with album cuts to this calibre then maybe, just maybe, we could have a Rap album of the year contender on our hands? We're (im)patiently waiting.
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