Peter Rosenberg shares some news about Kendrick Lamar’s upcoming album, saying it’ll drop in early 2015.
As a Hot 97 radio host, Peter Rosenberg often has a reputation as a crotchety, tough-to-please listener, so that’s why his new, gushing “review” of Kendrick Lamar’s upcoming album is so shocking. Letting us know that the album’s now scheduled to rdrop in 2015, Rosenberg couldn’t stop raving about the four unreleased tracks he heard.
Starting off by saying that Kendrick’s “gone to another level” with this material, he added, “This album is gonna be as good as good kid, m.A.A.d city, and it may even be on a different and higher level.” As he’s talking about the best-received hip-hop album of the decade there, you may scoff, but to him, Kendrick’s an artist that he’s “willing to push [his] chips in because [he’s] confident in the product”
Other details Rosenberg revealed are the tracks’ subject matter (“He’s talking about black righteousness, he’s talking about Africa, there’s social commentary…”) and their sonic qualities (“Upbeat music that is gonna thrive on the club and on the radio, however, just like good kid, m.A.A.d city, you can hear there’s no attempt to make club music”).
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