Kendrick Lamar Reveals His Favorite Albums of 2012
Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city has dominated discussions on 2012′s best albums. And rightfully so; it’s truly one of the most compelling rap albums released on a major label in years. It even notched the top spot on our Top 10 Albums list. But where does the Compton emcee stand on the AOTY debate?
“One of my favorite albums of 2012 will be Nas Life is Good,” says K.Dot. “The reason why I chose this album was simply because Nas kept his longevity, kept his creativity, kept his storytelling at an all-time high,” he explained. “Given the fact that he’s been in the game so many years, still being able to come fresh and come new to where it’s amongst the elite artists in the game.”
“Another one of my favorite albums of 2012 would have to be Frank Ocean’s album, reason given is because you don’t hear too many male vocalists or vocalists, period, giving storytelling inside of their music. I think it’s pretty dope and clever to bring that part of the game back. As far as singing and rhythm and blues, it’s a great album, great concepts, a body of work. That’s what it’s about in the game. I can respect that.”
Interestingly, Kendrick’s picks finished in the Top 3 on our Best Albums list, just behind his Aftermath debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city. Great minds?
Anyhow, push play below to hear Kendrick Lamar pick his favorites on Google Play.