“As a release born firmly in the age of streaming, playlists, and The Life of Pablo, it’s a sprawling album to argue about and examine.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now
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“…know that the album is devoid of superstar appearances because the captivating Gates doesn’t need them.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now
“Dropping the Young from his name and turning on the full Jeezy, Church in These Streets finds the veteran Atlanta MC tackling the concept album while playing the role of an inner-city preacher.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now
“Survivor’s guilt, realizing one’s destiny, and a Snoop Dogg performance of Doggystyle caliber are woven among it all; plus, highlights offer that Parliament-Funkadelic-styled subversion, as ‘The Blacker the Berry’ (‘The sweeter the juice’) offers revolutionary slogans and dips for the hip. Free your mind, and your ass will follow, and at the end of this […]
“It is… the most excited he’s sounded to be rapping since Paper Trail. His voice and flow patterns are so inimitable they run the risk of becoming sound effects, but he’s pushing himself out of familiar cadences and revisiting some of the demented, spitfire youthful energy that used to make him unpredictable.” –Pitchfork Check Our Catalog
“With Pusha’s pen at full force and his performance a proper combination of cold and tense, the album is as if Clipse’s Hell Hath No Fury were atom-smashed into something more artful and unstable. My Name Is My Name is a remarkable and vital solo debut.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog
“This journey through the concrete jungle of Compton is worth taking because of the artistic richness within, plus the attraction of a whip-smart rapper flying high during his rookie season. Any hesitation about the horror of it all is quickly wiped away by Kendrick’s mix of true talk, open heart, open mind, and extended hand. […]