Kendrick Lamar: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers
I have been listening to this album on and off since December of last year. I couldn’t get through it in one listen. Lamar packs so much information into these tracks. His lyricism is so dense that I couldn’t unpack everything he revealed. After many listens, I just have to read his lyrics. Like poetry, reading his rhymes line-by-line gives me a better understanding of the issues he’s dealing with, including racism, transgender, fatherhood, relationship, violence, and sex addictions. In addition to his exceptional lyrical content, his infectious flow and superb choices of productions make this an influential album.