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Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly

“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 [...]

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: The Heist

“The Heist comes off as instant, alive, and oh so welcoming….These two talented young bucks can’t be contained, and hearing them offer one memorable, meaty number after another makes for an exciting listen….The Heist winds up a rich combination of fresh and familiar.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“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. [...]

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