Lupe talks about Good Kid, m.A.A.d City ~ LUPEND

Monday, October 22, 2012

Lupe talks about Good Kid, m.A.A.d City


Kendrick's album is now available in stores and online and Lupe took to Twitter earlier to share his thoughts about the album. Read below:

Phew! Money Trees + Good Kid... Sing About Me is the personal favorite...Masterpiece...

Reminds me of "Kid A"...yeah like a rap version of RadioHead's "Kid A"... Love it...mellow, electric, tactical, honest, raw, relevant, futuristic, well executed, fearless... #GKMC hats off beloved @kendricklamar

46 comments:

  1. Shout out to lupe for giving kendrick credit. lupe is my favorite artist. But keepin it a 100, kendrick album is better than lupes album.

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  2. ^^^^I beg to differ but I respect your opinion.

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  3. Kendrick has a track that matches Put em up? Hood Now? Lambo Angels? Strange Fruition?

    Thought so.

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    1. yes, he does. have you listened to good kid, m.A.A.d city? or do you just assume these things?

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  4. can everyone stop comparing albums and artists these days and just enjoy the music for it is?

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    1. Yeah yeah yeah. But u should understand hip hop is all about competition as well

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  5. Na man I have to agree with the first Anonymous. I love Lupe and he's my favorite rapper but Good Kid, Madd City blows FNL2 out of the water conceptually and storytelling wise, just being honest. The whole album is like a movie and you have to listen to every track to truly appreciate it. The way the tracks are structured makes the album incredibly cohesive. Got to give credit when credit is due, Kendrick delivered. Lupe is still my nigga though lol

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    1. Kendrick is my favorite rapper but food and liquor 2 blew his album into the water

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    2. i beg to differ, gkmc is unmatched all around

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  6. If anything you have to compare Lupe's first album to this....

    Lupe is in a different state of his career.

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  7. Perfectly said....

    Lupe is the G.O.A.T

    Top 10 in my ears....

    Lupe Fiasco
    Ghostface Killah
    Common
    2Pac
    Mos Def
    MF DOOM
    Nas
    Jay-Z
    Black Thought
    Guru

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  8. Lupe is one of the greatest lyricists to me, no doubt. But it looks like in a couple of years, you're gonna be adding Kendrick to that list too, that's all I'm saying.

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  9. Honestly I can really appreciate both of these albums and getting them in the space of one month from each other is a blessing considering the crud thats released most of the time lol.

    Beyond that though, personally, Kendrick's album just impacted me more than fnl2 to the point where I can see people looking back and calling it a masterpiece. FnL2 should definitely still be a contender for hip hop album of the year but due to its subject matter...i doubt it

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  10. Not better than F&L2 just a different vibe. Mellow shit. Can't really compare the two in my opinion. But it is a really really good album. Poetic Justice is sexy and Backseat Freestyle goes hard. :-)

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  11. FnL2 is a great album. Better than Kendrick's.

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  12. U should be thankful cuz there r ppl competing to present sth good and provoke each other in a good way to sth better. Liking an album is totally personal thing cuz lasers for example is one of my fav albums but for some others it's the worst album that lupe ever did

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  13. This album is great. The music and artistry is all on point. But you're a bandwaggoning BH dick fondler if you think it's that much better than FnL2... We don't even gotta bring up FnL

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  14. I'm only 15 and I'm already crazy in love with both their albums. I also agree with "Lupe is in a different state of his career". Compare them as artists, not the albums. Kendrick is going to do big things (already has done many). I won't be surprised if Lupe jumps on a track with him or vice versa. LUPE!

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  15. Kendrick's album killed FL2.
    We're all Lupe fans, so I hope no one takes that as an insult...it's the truth, though.
    FL2 was good, good kid mAAd city is great.

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  16. Kendrick's album killed FL2.
    We're all Lupe fans, so I hope no one takes that as an insult...it's the truth, though.
    FL2 was good, good kid mAAd city is great.

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  17. Kendrick's album killed FL2.
    We're all Lupe fans, so I hope no one takes that as an insult...it's the truth, though.
    FL2 was good, good kid mAAd city is great.

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  18. Kendrick's album killed FL2.
    We're all Lupe fans, so I hope no one takes that as an insult...it's the truth, though.
    FL2 was good, good kid mAAd city is great.

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  19. I like FNL2 more. I only like 3-4 tracks on GKMC.

    Who the fuck is even going to be talking about this when Part 2 of FNL comes out anyways? If Atlantic lets Lupe release that it's going to be game over.

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    1. That's exactly how I feel. Gkmc is a cohesive album but I find mindself listening to about only 3-4 tracks (after listening to it in its entirety). I just enjoy F&LII more.

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    2. That's exactly how I feel. Gkmc is a cohesive album but I find mindself listening to about only 3-4 tracks (after listening to it in its entirety). I just enjoy F&LII more.

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  20. I like to think Lupe retired after Enemy of the State in 2009. I often refer to him as Francis Ford Fiasco. He released Godfather one and two and then apocalypse now which was enemy of the state. After that they both came out with alot of material that was unusual. Kendricks in his prime right now , he would take lupe out, not bar for bar but with his younger energy. Not to take anything away from fiasco tho, he made food and liqour which is the best rap album ever

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  21. ^ Agreed I've said Lu went crazy after The Cool, but EOTS was some good work. Its all had something missing since then. Hook ain't right, the beat is wack(usually the case) or his flow just seems off. Kendrick is at a different place, kinda around, where Lu used to be.

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  22. How can anyone consider Lu's material after EOTS a decline?? WWJD is one of his greatest works imo. GKMC is great but these dudes have their lanes. Can Kendrick (or anyone in BH) get as clever or witty as UY/Lambo Angels/WWJD? Doubt it. Can Lu create the sounds of mAAd city or Money Trees? You'd end up prefering Kendrick's efforts. Get off the dicks and understand what you like is just what you like. End.

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  23. I personally think that if FNL2 had beats that were more mellow and soulful with the same exact lyrics then this caparison wouldn't even be brought up, lyrically FNL2 is better, Lamar is dope and I'm not taking that away from him but Lupe is far more lyrical no matter what beats he chooses and when he chooses the right ones, it's hard to compare anyone else to him.

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  24. I agree with Lupe my favorite track is Sing about me. And Lupe is my favorite but I like K.Dots album better than FnL ONLY because I can relate to it more. It more personal... I was born and raised in SoCal

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  25. Kendrick Lamar for subject matter but his album was not better than food and liquor 2. Section 80 over gkmc but it was still a good effort. It's just people are sometimes put off by too much political America stuff. People like that stuff to be slipped in

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  26. @thundercats

    No doubt Lu-Dini has some gems here and there, but overall Lupe's material from 06-09 is better than his material from 2010-present. This doesn't mean that every single thing Lu-Dini has done since 2010 is awful though. It just means that "most" aren't up to par with his 06-09 efforts. Back then every verse Lu-Dini spat was magic and his flow on every track was perfect and actually complimented the beat.

    This isn't the case anymore. You have got to admit that in some of the songs Lu-Dini has put out nowadays it sometimes sounds like his voice is fighting with the beat in competition of which one deserves the most attention instead both being as one.

    Not trying to take anything away from Lupe. I personally think FNL2 is better than KDot's latest effort. No one is messing with Put em Up, Lambo Angles, Strange Fruition, Hood Now, Unforgivable Youth, and Brave Heart. Lu is still making those tracks that no other artist can replicate, but as I said earlier, "no doubt Lu-Dini has some gems here and there, but overall Lupe's material from 06-09 is better than his material from 10-present."

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  27. **********"It's just people are sometimes put off by too much political America stuff. People like that stuff to be slipped in"***********

    ^^^^THIS^^^^^THIS^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^

    People just don't like that Lupe is too direct and concrete with his message. They liked it when it was abstract(i.e. gotta eat) or did it from a first person perspective(i.e. put you on game).

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  28. kendrick lamar is gonna be in berkeley california at the rasputins at 6. gonna do some signing and perform.
    http://www.rasputinmusic.com/?p=7674

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  29. This album is a classic. I obviously love both artists, but honestly I don't think FL2 is a classic so to speak. It is definitely a very good album tho. A memorable one in fact, but this is KDOTs a FL1 basically. And I'd put those on par with each other.

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  30. I wouldn't call this album a classic, Section 80 would be more of that and its far better than GKMC, GKMC MUSICALLY and partially lyrically is the album of the year but the fact that there aren't many albums like this out right now is the reason why so many of you are calling this a classic in the first place. give the album atleast 5 years before you call it a classic album, it's good and mos def the album of the year but I thought it fell short to Section 80.

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  31. Ok first off, you cant compare these albums. FNL2 was a "socially aware" album about "America" and GKMC was a very "personal" album about "his self" TWO TOTALLY different, sounds/vibes/concepts/etc

    Now if you wanna compare FNL2 to any of Kendrick's projects, it'd have to be Section 80 ONLY because the subject matter was the same/similar, Section 80 and FNL2 were both "Socially Aware"

    Same goes for those who compared S-80 to GKMC, its 2 completely different concepts

    Now to compare MUSICALLY, you definitely can compare FNL2 and GKMC. They both combined "nigga friendly" and "musician friendly" production within their albums. Think of it as listening to the albums with no words...NOW, which is better?

    But anyway, yall need to shut up cause half the shit yall saying dont even matter, they're both good artists, and they both fuck with each other, bottom line.

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  32. And to those who mentioned Lupe not being as lyrical anymore or what have you. I think he's really trying to find that perfect balance between being simple and complex solely because he's still in a mainstream space, plus he has new gained fans from Lasers, which of course wasn't very lyrical. But i think with pt 2, we'll get some more dope lyrics, especially because most of Soundtrakk's beats are on the second half, as well as some stuff from S-1, AND we also have Skulls, which i think is going to be verrrrry creative. so everybody be paitent, he might leave the industrial world with a BANG!!

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  33. @Ness, lmaooooo @ 'nigga-friendly' and 'musical-friendly' production....So true unfortuntely about the FNL2 album at least(I havent listened to GKMC yet I admit).

    @Everyone, I swear Lupe fans have to be the most serious rap fans I have come-across of,lol,smh. You guys(and girls) are basically pressuring me to get GKMC. I am still listening to his mixtapes.

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  34. Could someone explain the meaning of Kendrick's Swimming pools?

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  35. To Anonymous, Swimming Pools is basically a song that details how people drown their sorrow in alcohol. So it's Kendrick bringing to light that, and whether he'll choose to be a casual drinker, or a alcoholic, which he chooses to be a casual drinker with this kinda anti alcoholic song.

    Now, on to the people saying Lupe OKAY album F&L 2 is better then GKMC is seriously a joke. Lupe had better lyricism on F&L 2, he had better songs then he did on Lasers, and had better higher moments then he did on Lasers. However as a album at best it wasn't even a great to good album. At best it's an okay album that has some good songs on it, but still isn't a cohesive well put together album that is very well put together with the beats complementing the lyricism. So in terms as quality goes GKMC is far better then F&L 2, and does have tracks that are as good if not better then the best songs on F&L 2. You have Sing About Me, Swimming Pools, Art of Peer Pressure, Good Kid to name a few. Now, am I going to say GKMC is a classic, NO. Even still it's one of the best Hip-Hop debuts in some time, and is a very great album that no doubt will be on a lot of top ten lists this year, and probably will be in the top 50 albums for this decade later on. I think though their are other great albums that are as good, or better then GKMC. You just have to be on the look out for them. Like Lost In The Tress A Church That Fits Our Needs, Grizzly Bear's Shield albums, Killer Mike R.A.P Music, and Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel... to name a few. Also, people are still going to be talking about GKMC even after F&l 2 Pt 2, Pt 1 wasn't even good just a okay album. Hopefully Lupe actually makes a album that is great, or is just simply a good listen. I used to make excuses for the lackluster material Lupe has been putting out, but the truth is he has not put out good music like he used to. He simply needs to put together a album where he consistently has good lyricism with a cohesively put together album that is complimented with beats that mesh well with the lyrics. So the weak excuses for Lupe decline in quality of music really needs to stop. The fact of their matter is there are rappers that have put out better albums, and songs then him over hyping his songs that he claims no one is touching when people have.

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