I didn’t plan on making a MOTY post, but I’ve been listening to something that has changed my mind. I hate that I’m even calling this a mixtape, because that doesn’t even give it justice. Kendrick Lamar is a Compton native, whose name I had seen around a lot of blogs the past few months. The only thing I had heard from him was that “Thanksgiving” joint with Big Pooh. A few weeks ago one of my boys showed me the teaser video for “Ignorance is Bliss“. I still wasn’t really impressed, but a few more co-signs led me to check out this project. The production, lyrics, concepts, EVERYTHING is on point on OD. O(verly) D(edicated) has officially cemented its place next to K.R.I.T. Wuz Here in my regular rotation. Miss out if you want to….
Standout Tracks: The Heart Pt. 2, Growing Apart (To Get Closer), P&P 1.5, Michael Jordan, H.O.C