The Sonic Breakdown Lifestyle
This is the first Sonic Breakdown, and this review will cover Kendrick Lamar’s album To Pimp a Butterfly. This will most likely be a longer review for several reasons: this is the very first review, the album requires some time to absorb, and the depth the album reaches sonically and lyrically deserves to be explored. This album is not the first Kendrick Lamar album I have heard. I have listened to his previous albums, Overly Dedicated, Section 80, and good kid, m.A.A.d city. I will present a breakdown of each track followed by a conclusion on the album as a whole.
The album starts with a Boris Gardiner sample that states “every nigga is a star” in a kind of joyous chant being heard from a record player.Continue reading