I doubt his record company made him have drake on his album. He did a song with lady gaga and didn't put it on his record because "it didn't flow with the record." The dude has more substance and introspective thought than any artist of any genre i have ever heard period. When i first heard him i thought "so this is what people felt when 2pac, Jay-Z and Nas came out." He's that good. It's really crazy to me that he is mainstream now because he hasn't "sold out." And i really mean that. He is one of the few that have stayed true to themselves and still "made it." I'm hoping he is the start of a trend for all music. He is not really marketable in his appearance, he just makes amazing music. I listen to everything from Tech N9ne to Hank 3 to Pantera to Don Henley. Kendrick is the real fuging deal. I've never heard beats mixed with this level of intelligent lyrics and flow. Truly amazing artist.
yeah, i hope he stays true to himself. as long as he sells i believe the record company wont bother him too much.(i think he did 200k his first week)
Whoa so kendrick is already your greatest rapper of all time!!! Most think eminem is the best out now, you think kendrick has surpassed em, nas and jay already too??
Have you ever heard of jay electronica? he was supposed to be the "the best new best rapper out" a while ago.....
I would wait a while before i said that about any artist, but i'm in the process of checking him out.
I don't get around to many artist because i already have my set list of guys I like on my mp3, but im always open to new artist of any genre......have you ever heard of tv on the radio??