2x12 Vinyl - Hip Hop / Rap Collaboration - Mixtape First Time on Vinyl- 19 tracks -
Kendrick Lamar is the rare musician to enjoy being called the “greatest rapper alive,” a testament to his uncanny power as a verbal pugilist, his intoxicatingly complex lyrical themes and no small amount of pop savvy. But the MC didn’t emerge as a fully formed virtuoso. Instead, much like Jay Z in the years before his 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt, Lamar honed his technique out of the spotlight for years, save for a few cameos with boldfaced names like the Game and help from music industry mentors. When the world was finally ready to hear Lamar, he was ready.