DAMN., he collaborates with U2, Rihanna, producer Mike WiLL Made-It, up-and-coming guitarist Steve Lacey and others to create arguably his most assured album to date. Also Tuesday, Aug. 8, and Wednesday, Aug. 9.
If you’re a hip-hop fan, a good amount of your time is spent arguing with other hip-hop fans about who deserves the title of G.O.A.T., or greatest of all time. It’s hard to argue that currently, Compton’s Kendrick Lamar is, at the very least, at the top of the conversation among active rappers. Second perhaps only to Kanye West, Kendrick has been able to unite both the underground hip-hop community and mainstream audiences with engaging storytelling, humor, unrestrained braggadocio and an appetite for progressive beats and interesting collaborators that bring the underground hip-hop aesthetic into a more accessible context. On his most recent album,