It’s no Kendrick Lamar is on top of the rap game. His lyrical skills were highlighted perfectly this video by Vox.
In addition to his lyrics and flow Kendrick is not afraid to take risks with his sound. His last two projects To Pimp a Butterfly and Untitled | Unmastered are layered with a heavy jazz influence which is a divergence from the tracks on his universally acclaimed good kid m.A.A.d city album. These albums like Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak, challenge the current state of hip-hop and push the genre forward.
To celebrate Kendrick’s artistry we put together a 20-track B-Sides playlist featuring hidden gems that you might not have heard from the Compton MC.