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Three years after the release of Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, Kendrick Lamar releases his highly anticipated third album. Among the tracks is the new single The Blacker the Berry. "Grade of A. ...Lamar operates in the same boldly visionary idiom as the Purple One, expanding the boundaries of the hip-hop empire and daring other aspirants to the throne - yes even Kanye, even Jay - to play catch-up."--Entertainment Weekly. "4 1/2 out of 5...a masterpiece...
Traces the funk music legend's rise from a 1950s barbershop quartet to an influential multigenre artist, discussing his pivotal artistic and business achievements with "Parliament-Funkadelic."
The showcase for spoken word is back with another jam-packed series of words and wisdom. Features talented contemporary urban poets, plus well-known musicians and comedians, and highlights their original material and powerful performances in an unedited, uncensored and definitely unparalleled setting.