We gather five initial impressions after listening to Kendrick Lamar's "untitled unmastered."
After Kendrick Lamar's stunning Grammy performance, Lebron James tweeted at Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Punch telling him that he should release those untitled cuts. Lebron was onto something...
When TDE posted a photo of their upcoming release board, it went viral. Music from ScHoolboy Q, SZA, Kendrick Lamar, and more are all on the horizen; lucky us. Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith thickened the plot when he said that he'd drop an album from one of those artists this week. The rumor mill started churning, but very few people thought that the top dog himself, Mr. Kendrick Lamar, would be the subject of this release.
Last night, the album untitled unmastered. appeared on Spotify. The blogosphere went crazy at the idea of hip hop's most valuable player dropping a surprise album. Sure enough, it was all so real. The eight-song, thirty-four minute record contains songs previously performed live on television, and a handful more loose joints to boot. After a few listens, we've decided to compile our thoughts for ya'll to discuss.