Blog: 2015 Might be the Luckiest Year for Hip-Hop


The Writer's Bloc

(Photo courtesy of gozamos) (Photo courtesy of gozamos)

It’s already been a breakthrough year for hip-hop. From Canada to Chile, to California and South Dakota, rappers have changed the fabric of the genre. To the early release of To Pimp A Butterfly to the tours of Lakota and Chilean-French rappers, hip-hop has never looked this way before.

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar broke Pandora’s box when To Pimp a Butterfly  dropped a week before its initial release date on iTunes and Spotify a week. Dubbed “The Great American Hip-Hop Album,” the Compton native brought a kaleidoscope of genres such as jazz, funk and soul. But, the album is incredibly profound, dissecting the essence of black America and dropping lyrics such as “you hate my people, your plan is to terminate my culture” in “The Blacker the Berry.”

In the album, Lamar plunges into a whirlpool of dark intimate experiences, his conscience spitting…

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