I have just listened to Kendrick Lamar's newest LP, "Good Kid, M.A.D.D. City", in its entirety. After a few down years, hip-hop has been resuscitated in my opinion. If you have not heard it yet, or aren't even a fan of hip-hop/rap/whatever you call it, I suggest that you give it a listen because it is a true work of art. The last time I was as excited for hip-hop CD was when Kid Cudi dropped his first solo album, "Man On the Moon: The End of Day". I think it's funny every time I go out and hear "Swimming Pools" at a club, despite its catchy beat, his unique voice, and rhyme scheme. The song is about him battling peer pressure, looking weak to his friends, and low self esteem talking to women all the while trying to battle getting sick proving himself in all categories. It is a much more complex song than many being put out by major record companies getting played on the radio. It's a song I don't think I will get sick of so easily like others being put out now a-days, but who knows I'll probably hate it tomorrow.
If you have listened to it before, what do you think of the LP? If you haven't listened to it, then I urge you to give it a try.
Any suggestions as to who else is keeping Hip Hop alive?