Kendrick Lamar, Manchester Arena

James Blake, whatever, let’s forget about that support slot. This is the story of Kung Fu Kenny, and his adventure for… whatever it is he’s fighting for (Hint: It shines bright like a star).

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Channel Audio’s Albums of 2017

Give yourself a headache with these ten albums, let the sounds of 2017 burst your drums, then lie deaf to the world. It’s easier to cope, it’s harder to mope. Trust me, it was worth every last pop.

10. Kendrick Lamar – Damn.

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Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

DAMN.
Kendrick Lamar
Release Date: 14th April 2017
Interscope

After To Pimp A Butterfly, the only way up is to take a turn and go back on yourself. Damn. is a trip back to basics, away from the avant-garde jazz rap, and towards a series of hard-hitting beats and lines, so everything’s fine. Back to his other kind of genius is a better way to put it… to use basics, well, that’s just… damn! Continue reading