Tuesday, December 13, 2011

LA Weekly's Top 10 Los Angeles Albums of 2011

From LA Weekly: 1. Kendrick Lamar
Album: Section 80
The rapper most likely to inherit the West Coast's throne followed up last year's breakout record, (O)verly (D)edicated, with a more thematically-cohesive effort. The lyrics from Compton's pride and joy Section 80 are haunted by the visions that torment his heart. Whether spitting over a free-base jazz beat on "Ab-Soul's Outro," observing Long Beach Blvd's never-dared-to-dream girls in "Keisha's Song (Her Pain)," or painting a blood-splattered, crack pipe-littered portrait of the CPT in "Ronald Reagan Era," Lamar raps like he's just come down from the mountain. He didn't make the feel-good album of the year. Instead, he thrust his fist into the air and asked us to join him. -Rebecca Haithcoat

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