After finding Twitter abuzz with tweets regarding pretty much all of his song titles ranking in the top ten top tweets, I was disappointed when I checked the Google Play store to see if it had made itâ€™s way over there. I was so disappointed that I almost made the decision to pirate the songs once I was unable to find it.
Fortunately, in light of supporting both good music and Google Play, I decided to wait â€“how ever long it tookâ€“ for the album to make its way to the Android music store and within two days, my insecurities were cured.
Rather than shelling out the $14.99 for the album, I decided to restart my Google Play Music subscription for $9.99 a month and quickly downloaded it.
A few songs that jumped out at me immediately were â€śThese Wallsâ€ť, â€śFor Saleâ€ť and â€śKing Kuntaâ€ť. The only disappointment Iâ€™ve been dealing with so far is that the song â€śiâ€ť â€“probably better known as â€śI love Myselfâ€ťâ€“ wasnâ€™t the same version as the single. The one thatâ€™s on the album sounds more like a live recording. Iâ€™m not sure if it was by design or if it actually was, but I didnâ€™t enjoy it as much as the single. I would have enjoyed if both version were on the track rather than either or.
Overall the album is pretty great. It features a hint of old school instrumentals with Kendricks newfound flow and seems to be geared towards alot of the racial bits that society is currently facing today. If this album canâ€™t win him album of the year, I donâ€™t know what will.