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I know Kendrick Lamar Regrets this

HottestMcsHottestMcs Posts: 35
edited March 2012 in The Reason
http://hottestmcs.com/2012/03/regrets-kendrick-lamar.html

I've been listening to Drake's Take Care, and I realized how important The Buried Alive Introduction is to Kendrick Lamar's career. This opportunity opened doors for a whole new demographic of listeners to hear Kendrick. I don't think he made the best of this opportunity. He was cool, but look at Busta Rhymes on Scenario! This is supposed to be Kendrick's debut to mainstream I think Kendrick will be fine but he missed out on a great way to pickup steam for his own project. Dr. Dre will have to find another way.

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  • RahlowRahlow SmaKKKa CraKKKa Senseless Compton Cali4YaPosts: 2,638 ✭✭✭✭✭
    eeehhh, I guess its some truth to this
    Formerly Mr.AJ
    E/S Compton SBCC 722
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  • yeah i rap so don't yeah i rap so don't Posts: 3,874 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think his verse on Game's RED about was his debut to Mainstream bro
    How many dudes have you really shot
    you rely on muscle memory no wonder you forgot
    how stupid can you be,I'm world class,who you teaching ass
    you got broad shoulders prom queen, carry that
    your top five lists can not be taken seriously (naw)
    when the reaper takes them all seriously (yeah)
    you should have died as one of your moms cramps
    fuck around get your skull turned into boot camp (ha)
    I am not the one who you want to have bothered
    your mom water shouldn't have broke if Moses was your father (hungh)
    I just stepped out the nexus to answer who next is
    what perplexes me is you all know I'm sicker,you disagree
    you iller?, make your move Nomad (damn)
    I got better reflexes than Body Builders
    demolition man, is he stallone,snipes,or the reem
    all you self-centered clowns can't stop the dream (stupid)

    The essence of my pubescence was stick to the lessons
    Keep the substance in the artwork solid,no need for stressin
    Shit, rap smoke and mirrors
    I aint dyin' off the second hand from the reflection of another man
    Not tryin' to hear who you think more clever, it whatever
    Dead at the same time, they toe-to-toe, neck-and-neck forever
    Dexterity is dexter, my pressure is impressing
    Buffalo Bill, but the victims doing the cross-dressing
    You nobodies get piled in the bathtub
    why you think it's called the rest room
    The brand is new, just call it a flesh-wound
    Word is born, who needs a flesh womb
    If I diss you, better just take that
    I coin phrases,Harvey Dent aint got the balls to flip that
    Sergeons need image awards if they save face
    Cave your chest in until Osama and Bruce Wayne could be roommates
    You gassed already, that's what happens when your hate unconditional
    Your favorite rappers is weak, but you virgins use to putting pussy on a pedestal
    silverfoxxtru_m.a.csoul rattleridoitforhiphop10
  • BackInWhiteBackInWhite Posts: 23,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    kendrick fudd is wack
    2nd worst song on take care
    gunplay shitted on his life on cereal and cartoons
    tumblr_nvppa2vZKf1ruz6zso1_500.gif
    p-tavern
  • HottestMcsHottestMcs Posts: 35
    edited March 2012
    I think his verse on Game's RED about was his debut to Mainstream bro

    I think that was a good record, and the video will be out soon. But Way more people are going to hear Drake's album than Games. The Game is presenting him to the West coast. Drake is arguably the hottest in the game right now.
  • yeah i rap so don't yeah i rap so don't Posts: 3,874 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2012
    Game isn't presenting him tot he West Coast. Game has been working with TDE for years. Everyone knows Kendrick on the West coast.
    How many dudes have you really shot
    you rely on muscle memory no wonder you forgot
    how stupid can you be,I'm world class,who you teaching ass
    you got broad shoulders prom queen, carry that
    your top five lists can not be taken seriously (naw)
    when the reaper takes them all seriously (yeah)
    you should have died as one of your moms cramps
    fuck around get your skull turned into boot camp (ha)
    I am not the one who you want to have bothered
    your mom water shouldn't have broke if Moses was your father (hungh)
    I just stepped out the nexus to answer who next is
    what perplexes me is you all know I'm sicker,you disagree
    you iller?, make your move Nomad (damn)
    I got better reflexes than Body Builders
    demolition man, is he stallone,snipes,or the reem
    all you self-centered clowns can't stop the dream (stupid)

    The essence of my pubescence was stick to the lessons
    Keep the substance in the artwork solid,no need for stressin
    Shit, rap smoke and mirrors
    I aint dyin' off the second hand from the reflection of another man
    Not tryin' to hear who you think more clever, it whatever
    Dead at the same time, they toe-to-toe, neck-and-neck forever
    Dexterity is dexter, my pressure is impressing
    Buffalo Bill, but the victims doing the cross-dressing
    You nobodies get piled in the bathtub
    why you think it's called the rest room
    The brand is new, just call it a flesh-wound
    Word is born, who needs a flesh womb
    If I diss you, better just take that
    I coin phrases,Harvey Dent aint got the balls to flip that
    Sergeons need image awards if they save face
    Cave your chest in until Osama and Bruce Wayne could be roommates
    You gassed already, that's what happens when your hate unconditional
    Your favorite rappers is weak, but you virgins use to putting pussy on a pedestal
  • silverfoxxsilverfoxx Sion Posts: 11,704 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think his verse on Game's RED about was his debut to Mainstream bro

    Same here, also I think K. dot made the weird unorthodox sound on Drake album so alot of mainstream can know he is experimenting with his craft and he is not afraid to push boundaries. Also his lazy flow on the buried alive hit ppl of guard because anyone who has a chance to appeal to the masses, will come harder, but Kendrick went the opposite route to show that he is different.

    HottestMcs
  • BackInWhiteBackInWhite Posts: 23,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    silverfoxx wrote: »
    I think his verse on Game's RED about was his debut to Mainstream bro

    Same here, also I think K. dot made the weird unorthodox sound on Drake album so alot of mainstream can know he is experimenting with his craft and he is not afraid to push boundaries. Also his lazy flow on the buried alive hit ppl of guard because anyone who has a chance to appeal to the masses, will come harder, but Kendrick went the opposite route to show that he is different.

    oh ok, i get it
    be wack on purpose to show how different you are
    he's taking the lil b route
    got it
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  • blackdemoblackdemo Posts: 2,350 ✭✭✭
    Whoa whoa whoa!!!

    YO, that verse was one of the deepest verses ive heard in a LOOOONGG time that verse was Nas illmatic status b. paints a picture so vividly. if u dont agree then u just dont understand the song.

    Im gonna post the lyrics, but ill have explanations for every bar
    http://www.lesbodega.tumblr.com

    For the latest in Hop Hop music. and Ill photos

    soul rattler
  • andre_1024andre_1024 Posts: 2,491 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It was a dope interlude..I don't think it hurt him in anyway..plus let's not act like a majority of ppl buying a Drake album would give Kendrick a listen anyway..
  • usmarin3usmarin3 Posts: 38,013 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't think Drake "stanbase" are to type to even fuck with a nigga like K Dot anyways. His fanbase are the type that likes that sugar coated shit, K Dot spits deeper shit.

    I think that collabo project with J Cole will do more for his career, because that's more to his fanbase.
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    I believe in L.O.V.E.......Lots Of Vagina Ev[/b]eryday.
  • BackInWhiteBackInWhite Posts: 23,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lol @ anything with j.cole doing anything for anybody's career
    extra lol @ that wack ass song going over anybody head
    shit was so wack it had to have gone over my head, of course!
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  • KameKame Posts: 24,246 ✭✭✭✭✭
    backinwhite and usmarine yall not watching the jay concert goin on right now?
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  • BackInWhiteBackInWhite Posts: 23,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    i'm watchin hoarders
    jay lost me as a fan a long time ago
    still think he's the best rapper but post american gangsta gay jay gets no love from me
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  • 2Fresh2def2Fresh2def Posts: 935 ✭✭✭
    I think his verse on Game's RED about was his debut to Mainstream bro

    lol oops, that nigga forgot about that shit lol
  • 2Fresh2def2Fresh2def Posts: 935 ✭✭✭
    kendrick fudd is wack
    2nd worst song on take care
    gunplay shitted on his life on cereal and cartoons

    lmao, i wouldnt call him wack but he is certainly not the most interesting nigga around
  • trilladelictrilladelic Posts: 4,457 ✭✭✭✭✭
    kendrick fudd is wack
    2nd worst song on take care
    gunplay shitted on his life on cereal and cartoons

    lol that cat do sound like elmer tho..

    in da welay im da wunaway wabbit..

    pro smoke, pro choke, anti-broke, conservative liberal..
  • KameKame Posts: 24,246 ✭✭✭✭✭
    i'm watchin hoarders
    jay lost me as a fan a long time ago
    still think he's the best rapper but post american gangsta gay jay gets no love from me

    nah he doin all the old shit
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    TURBOZONE-BEST-SIG-EVER-50.gif
  • 2Fresh2def2Fresh2def Posts: 935 ✭✭✭
    kendrick fudd is wack
    2nd worst song on take care
    gunplay shitted on his life on cereal and cartoons

    lmao, i wouldnt call him wack but he is certainly not the most interesting nigga around
  • 2Fresh2def2Fresh2def Posts: 935 ✭✭✭
    smh @ him regretting this, yall nerd niggas cherish this nigga too much, everytime there is a new nerd rapper, yall niggas think he's gonna so called save the game and sell like ''02'' 50 cent, well sorry nerds , he's not , this nigga will be lucky to do 250,000 just being real
  • That verse was definitely not wack
    StoneColdMikey
  • blackdemoblackdemo Posts: 2,350 ✭✭✭
    "If you was in a pine box
    I would surely break the lock
    I’d jump right in and fall asleep
    Cause you are the death of me

    This might seem like a straightforward message of him talking about how much he cares about someone, but really it’s nothing like that at all. He’s using death as symbolism for becoming mainstream or “selling out”


    Looking in the mirror I’m embarrassed
    I’m feeling like a suicidal terrorist
    React like an infant whenever you are mentioned

    Kendrick feels like a hypocrite for how he used to act like a child when mainstream artists such as Drake were mentioned. Either disrespecting or discrediting them due to jealousy

    Now he feels like a suicidal terrorist because he’s killing the person he used to be for hopes of a better life. (Similar to the afterlife that terrorists are often promised for the sacrifice)

    He is embarrassed because when he looks in the mirror he realizes he is becoming a mainstream rapper and is on the verge of blowing up



    Mind over matter never worked for my nemesis

    mind over matter is a term used to describe the belief that the mind is more powerful than the body. a nemesis is defined as a persons weakness or the thing that will ruin them. so he’s saying the fundamentals of mind over matter never worked when it comes to his nemesis (which is the fame, money, and vanity talked about through the song)

    I’m in the matter of man arm wrestling hands
    I was dope when I said the music business was all I needed
    A record deal and fame was all he ever wanted. But when he finally signed his contract the A&R’s/the music business' hand shake felt strong and painful like a match of arm wrestling
    When I got it I was greeted by an alien
    When he finally got his sound right, he met Fame. On this track, Kendrick (like several rappers in the past) personifies Fame and gives her a somewhat poisonous personality. The term Alien is Kendrick Lamar’s way of describing a beautiful woman. He shares this with us in his track “Alien Girl” off of the O.verly D.edicated EP

    That said last year that she slept with a Canadian
    That gave him an addiction
    That would keep him in Mercedes Benz
    Bright lights and Rhianna as a lady friend
    Kendrick goes on to explain how Fame was essentially bragging about how she made “The Canadian” (Drake) addicted to vanity and led to him living a flashy lifestyle, driving nice cars, going to nice places and being friends with stars like Rihanna
    My vice is similar
    Kendrick feels as though he is also getting drawn into the vanity slave lifestyle, especially when it comes to women
    women love when your my type
    It seems that since meeting Fame, Kendrick has also gotten acquainted with some of her friends (groupies)
    And you winning from everything that your palm write
    They especially love it when you got the fame and the money from the songs that you write. For a true artiste like Kendrick, it is impossible to avoid groupie attention
    Put her in the Palms Hotel, sin city
    Devil in a dress, Platinum Chanel
    Live the ambiance all cause the audience
    One day said I would do it
    Kendrick explains how easy it is to get caught up in your own hype from the energy of some of the fans

    Drake also references this phenomenon in Fear

    “But it’s funny having fans
    Who find you before anybody ever has the chance
    And build you up so you could be the biggest in the game
    And realize when you’re there, sometimes the shit don’t feel the same”

    So instead of a verse being read
    Ima go ‘n get some head off the strength of my music
    Instead of reading a verse from the Bible, he goes to get head from a woman that is probably only interested because of the fame his music brought him
    I tell a bad bitch your ass too fat
    Capitalize That, and you weave look good
    With the Indian tracks
    Kendrick realizes that in order to be successful in the industry (or capitalize), he needs to degrade women in a way while still trying to sugarcoat it so that they will still buy his music
    Tracking device on your used 5 series
    I don’t call back just blame it on your Canadian
    The same day we say we in the area cruisin’ in Toronto
    Hit me on the cellular, thought he was gonna sell me a false word
    Like the rappers I know
    Sat down with a few drinks, located where you can’t see us
    A white waitress on standby when we need her
    Speaking about meeting Drake when he was on tour in Toronto. He thought Drake would just say they’ll work together but not follow through with it, but Kendrick Lamar was proven wrong and got put on the album
    He explains exactly this situation on a recent interview with MTV

    A black Maybach 40 pulled up G
    No doors all that nigga was missing was Aaliyah
    Felt like the initiation
    A reality living in the matrix
    In the movie The Matrix, Neo is initiated into the real world by choosing the red pill. Kendrick sees Drake and learns about living with fame from the encounter
    He felt like Drake was bringing him into the game. Into the higher part of the game and bringing him out of the underground. Now, his dreams are coming true so he is no longer living reality, he is in the matrix of life

    We talk casually about the industry
    And how the women be the taste makers for the shit we makin’
    Then he said that he was the same age as myself
    And it didn’t help cuz it made me even more rude and impatient
    Kendrick and Drake almost share the same age (June 17, 1987 and October 24, 1986).
    When Kendrick sees everything that comes with the fame he wants to become famous, too. ASAP!
    He gets impatient when Drake tells him that his time is yet to come and that he probably should focus more on a healthy growth as an artist than to rush to his 15 minutes of fam

    So blame it on Mr OVOXO, the reason why I’m breathing on the vanity I know
    The reason why my best friend said she love me more than life
    But I live a double life and need to let her go
    Kendrick is suggesting that his best friend, most likely a personification of truth, or being true to his art, loves him — but he is flirting with fame and is going to have to let truth go to become famous
    The reason why the highlight was when he said
    You alone to the people when you outside
    So dig a shovel full of money, full of power, full of pussy, full of fame
    And bury yourself alive, then I died"
    A powerful metaphor for the trappings of fame — you may be surrounded by wonderful things, but you are in essence buried underground — kept away from other people and meaningful interactions the same lifestyle that provides you with said things

    With this metaphor of digging his own grave he closes the circle to the very first metaphor in the song, the pine box coffin
    http://www.lesbodega.tumblr.com

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  • MC The RapperMC The Rapper Posts: 8,140 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yo heard the track and meh , talking about the first time you met someone is not interesting and why didn't you post the track

  • blackdemoblackdemo Posts: 2,350 ✭✭✭
    I didnt post every single explanation cuz its alot of work but u should get most of it, this song was deep, n one of the est verses of 2011 n one of kendrick's best verses period, i dont understand how u dont think he went the fuck in. smh man, did u listen to it or skim thru it??????????????????????????
    http://www.lesbodega.tumblr.com

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  • BackInWhiteBackInWhite Posts: 23,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lucky to do 250k?!
    i think that nigga will be lucky to do 100k overall
    nigga head shaped like a hershey kiss and he got a speech impediment
    on top of that he do all that extra wack shit and raps like a def poetry jam nigga
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    Craig Robinson
  • MC The RapperMC The Rapper Posts: 8,140 ✭✭✭✭✭
    blackdemo wrote: »
    "If you was in a pine box
    I would surely break the lock
    I’d jump right in and fall asleep
    Cause you are the death of me

    This might seem like a straightforward message of him talking about how much he cares about someone, but really it’s nothing like that at all. He’s using death as symbolism for becoming mainstream or “selling out”


    Looking in the mirror I’m embarrassed
    I’m feeling like a suicidal terrorist
    React like an infant whenever you are mentioned

    Kendrick feels like a hypocrite for how he used to act like a child when mainstream artists such as Drake were mentioned. Either disrespecting or discrediting them due to jealousy

    Now he feels like a suicidal terrorist because he’s killing the person he used to be for hopes of a better life. (Similar to the afterlife that terrorists are often promised for the sacrifice)

    He is embarrassed because when he looks in the mirror he realizes he is becoming a mainstream rapper and is on the verge of blowing up



    Mind over matter never worked for my nemesis

    mind over matter is a term used to describe the belief that the mind is more powerful than the body. a nemesis is defined as a persons weakness or the thing that will ruin them. so he’s saying the fundamentals of mind over matter never worked when it comes to his nemesis (which is the fame, money, and vanity talked about through the song)

    I’m in the matter of man arm wrestling hands
    I was dope when I said the music business was all I needed
    A record deal and fame was all he ever wanted. But when he finally signed his contract the A&R’s/the music business' hand shake felt strong and painful like a match of arm wrestling
    When I got it I was greeted by an alien
    When he finally got his sound right, he met Fame. On this track, Kendrick (like several rappers in the past) personifies Fame and gives her a somewhat poisonous personality. The term Alien is Kendrick Lamar’s way of describing a beautiful woman. He shares this with us in his track “Alien Girl” off of the O.verly D.edicated EP

    That said last year that she slept with a Canadian
    That gave him an addiction
    That would keep him in Mercedes Benz
    Bright lights and Rhianna as a lady friend
    Kendrick goes on to explain how Fame was essentially bragging about how she made “The Canadian” (Drake) addicted to vanity and led to him living a flashy lifestyle, driving nice cars, going to nice places and being friends with stars like Rihanna
    My vice is similar
    Kendrick feels as though he is also getting drawn into the vanity slave lifestyle, especially when it comes to women
    women love when your my type
    It seems that since meeting Fame, Kendrick has also gotten acquainted with some of her friends (groupies)
    And you winning from everything that your palm write
    They especially love it when you got the fame and the money from the songs that you write. For a true artiste like Kendrick, it is impossible to avoid groupie attention
    Put her in the Palms Hotel, sin city
    Devil in a dress, Platinum Chanel
    Live the ambiance all cause the audience
    One day said I would do it
    Kendrick explains how easy it is to get caught up in your own hype from the energy of some of the fans

    Drake also references this phenomenon in Fear

    “But it’s funny having fans
    Who find you before anybody ever has the chance
    And build you up so you could be the biggest in the game
    And realize when you’re there, sometimes the shit don’t feel the same”

    So instead of a verse being read
    Ima go ‘n get some head off the strength of my music
    Instead of reading a verse from the Bible, he goes to get head from a woman that is probably only interested because of the fame his music brought him
    I tell a bad bitch your ass too fat
    Capitalize That, and you weave look good
    With the Indian tracks
    Kendrick realizes that in order to be successful in the industry (or capitalize), he needs to degrade women in a way while still trying to sugarcoat it so that they will still buy his music
    Tracking device on your used 5 series
    I don’t call back just blame it on your Canadian
    The same day we say we in the area cruisin’ in Toronto
    Hit me on the cellular, thought he was gonna sell me a false word
    Like the rappers I know
    Sat down with a few drinks, located where you can’t see us
    A white waitress on standby when we need her
    Speaking about meeting Drake when he was on tour in Toronto. He thought Drake would just say they’ll work together but not follow through with it, but Kendrick Lamar was proven wrong and got put on the album
    He explains exactly this situation on a recent interview with MTV

    A black Maybach 40 pulled up G
    No doors all that nigga was missing was Aaliyah
    Felt like the initiation
    A reality living in the matrix
    In the movie The Matrix, Neo is initiated into the real world by choosing the red pill. Kendrick sees Drake and learns about living with fame from the encounter
    He felt like Drake was bringing him into the game. Into the higher part of the game and bringing him out of the underground. Now, his dreams are coming true so he is no longer living reality, he is in the matrix of life

    We talk casually about the industry
    And how the women be the taste makers for the shit we makin’
    Then he said that he was the same age as myself
    And it didn’t help cuz it made me even more rude and impatient
    Kendrick and Drake almost share the same age (June 17, 1987 and October 24, 1986).
    When Kendrick sees everything that comes with the fame he wants to become famous, too. ASAP!
    He gets impatient when Drake tells him that his time is yet to come and that he probably should focus more on a healthy growth as an artist than to rush to his 15 minutes of fam

    So blame it on Mr OVOXO, the reason why I’m breathing on the vanity I know
    The reason why my best friend said she love me more than life
    But I live a double life and need to let her go
    Kendrick is suggesting that his best friend, most likely a personification of truth, or being true to his art, loves him — but he is flirting with fame and is going to have to let truth go to become famous
    The reason why the highlight was when he said
    You alone to the people when you outside
    So dig a shovel full of money, full of power, full of pussy, full of fame
    And bury yourself alive, then I died"
    A powerful metaphor for the trappings of fame — you may be surrounded by wonderful things, but you are in essence buried underground — kept away from other people and meaningful interactions the same lifestyle that provides you with said things

    With this metaphor of digging his own grave he closes the circle to the very first metaphor in the song, the pine box coffin

    Dawg you really went to rap genius and posted they explanations ?
    soul rattlerp-tavern
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