kendrick lamar’s most organized fan creates database of unreleased material
The “unofficial Kendrick Lamar content library” is a K-Dot K-hole of unreleased music, album analyses, and some 134(!) guest verses.
Kendrick Lamar has released a huge amount of consistently dope content since his mixtape days as rising teen rapper K-Dot. The Compton superstar — who was reportedly back in the studio literally days after dropping Untitled Unmastered last month — now has three studio albums and one compilation to his name. But this is only the tip of the Kendrick iceberg, beneath which lies a whole bunch of unreleased tracks and mixtapes, numerous magazine and video interviews, and some 134(!) guest verses. "It's enough to fill a library!" you might say. Well one superfan has done just that and dropped the whole darn thing online. #blessed.
"I've collected every Kendrick Lamar guest verse, live performance, unreleased track, interview and album analysis and put them all in one place," Reddit user doogywassa posted in r/hiphopheads yesterday. That place is the "unofficial Kendrick Lamar content library" on Wakelet. The "Before the Hype" folder is a particularly excellent K-Dot K-hole, filled with retrospectively delightful interviews in which the rapper muses on the likelihood of releasing a hit with Top Dawg Entertainment. "If I get that hit single and I live with it forever, it's not going to matter because I've always had this base that I started out with from the jump," Kendrick said in 2011, soon after the release of Section.80. "That base believes in me and will buy the same album that I made 20 years ago and see the progression of that. They're not going to buy my music off of a hit record."
Check out the whole library here.
Text Hannah Ongley