If you are a music lover then you understand the joy of editing a new track or album. Well, like our good sister Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar has left us to continue to enjoy an “oldie but goodie” project. His album ‘DAMN’. is arguably one of the hottest around – that’s after all the outstanding awards it has received over the past four years.
The art of the album is evident in Kendrick’s multi-layered and repetitive lyrics, as well as in the simplicity of the entire album. Each song is titled like the name of the album with a single word in capital letters followed by the punctuation mark for the period. The album cover shows Kendrick wearing a white t-shirt with a distracted expression on his face. At the top of the cover, the name of the album is written in thin, bright red letters.
Whatever messages Kendrick wanted to convey with this masterpiece, they were felt strongly and then honored with streams and awards. 2018 was a particularly big year for Kendrick’s last solo project. In May 2018 the entire “DAMN”. The album received triple platinum status with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In the same year all 14 songs on ‘DAMN’. According to reports from Billboard, they have been certified platinum or multi-platinum by the RIAA. Currently the track is “LOYALTY”. has double platinum status. ‘LOVE.’ is four times platinum. ‘MODEST.’ is seven times platinum. The list goes on.
Back in January 2018, Kendrick had received Grammy Awards for this album, according to their official website. He received an award for the best rap album. The song ‘HUMBLE’. gave Kendrick three Grammy Awards including Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, and Best Music Video. He also won Best Rap / Sung Performance for “LOYALTY”.
With ‘DAMN’. Kendrick was also the first hip hop act to win the highly regarded Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2018. They described the project as “a virtuoso collection of songs, united by their indigenous authenticity and rhythmic dynamics, and offering impressive vignettes that capture the complexity of the modern African. American life, ”reads the Pulitzer Prize website. The price was $ 15,000.
I’m not sure how the rapper plans to top this award-winning album, but we’ll just have to wait and see. Roommate, are you expecting Kendrick’s next project?
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