THE BEST KENDRICK LAMAR SONGS!

Listen to the best Kendrick Lamar songs.

If we recently talked about Keny West’s new album, today we want to give a good review of some Kendrick Lamar songs that have made him one of the biggest musical sensations of the moment. We are looking forward to new music from him, as well as concert dates that are near us, but for the moment we are going to enjoy 15, or more, of his essential songs. Here is a selection of top Hip Hop!

Kendrick Lamar

The famous Californian singer, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth since his beginnings has transcended hip-hop thanks to his new and fresh sound that has left many fans of this genre speechless, so much so, that we could say that he is one of the greatest artists in the history of this genre born in the Bronx of New York. Kendrick’s great influences such as Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Tupac to name a few are key to his inspiration. 

His stories about hunger, need, and crime, are themes that have deeply trapped us, and Kendrick Lamar knows how to tell stories giving voice to those who need it. His ability to combine rap on fire with harmonic melodies has made his songs resonate beyond communities outside his own!

The most recurring theme in Lamar’s albums is that of a young and innocent man trying to express himself while surrounded by violence, which serves as inspiration about the rap industry’s glorification of violence, and Kendrick often stood up to adopt an image that didn’t represent him. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Ver esta publicación en Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Una publicación compartida de Kendrick Lamar (@kendricksworld)

What are Kendrick Lamar’s best songs?

King’s Dead – (BSO Black Panther, 2018)

Commissioning Kendrick Lamar to produce, compose and select songs -and artists- for the Black Panther film score was a tremendous success! An album that contains the top brass of today’s best Hip Hop. In “King’s Dead”, for example, you can find Jay Rock, Future, and James Blake alongside Lamar.

Sing about me, I’m dying of thirst. – (good kid, m.A.A.d City, 2012)

Kendrick Lamar is much more than a narrator of neighborhood stories. In fact, in this wonderful song that you can find in his first official album, he presents himself as a different narrator who has been a witness or even a protagonist of the violence of the streets. Amazing!

DUCKWORTH. – (DAMN. 2017)

That Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper to receive the Pulitzer Prize is no-nonsense and serves as an example of the lyrics and the story he tells in this song.

How much a dollar costs. – (To Pimp a Butterfly, 2015)

It’s not the only song that former President Obama has highlighted by Kendrick Lamar but it was the first and we’re not surprised because the rapper’s take on the greed and how he tells the story he tells is an absolute genius. 

DNA. – (DAMN. 2017)

Kendrick Lamar criticizes, celebrates, explores, and exposes all his DNA and culture in this great song. The music video features the participation of actor Don Cheadle!

All the stars. – (BSO Black Panther, 2018)

Of all the stars in the form of songs that make up the Black Panther soundtrack, this one shines the brightest. A delightful collaboration between Kendrick Lamar and SZA that was rewarded with a nomination for Oscars, Golden Globes, and a handful of Grammys!

The Blacker the Berry. – (To Pimp a Butterfly, 2015)

Kendrick explores hate and anger in a song that cannot be understood without “i”, also included in the album To Pimp a Butterfly. Both songs seem to play at contradicting each other and thus show two sides of the same coin. 

ELEMENT. – (DAMN. 2017)

Kendrick knows he’s in charge, and that’s what this track is all about!

Swimming Pools (Drank) – (good kid, m.A.A.d City, 2012)

One of the singles that put him on the map, at least internationally, here Kendrick explored alcoholism with a look as lucid as it is powerful.

m.A.A.d city – (good kid, m.A.A.d City, 2012)

Good kid, m.A.A.d City was Kendrick Lamar’s big-time debut. Although Kendrick came from delivering work in 2011 that only saw the light online through the iTunes Store (Section .80) here is where he stands out as the great promise of Hip Hop that is already a reality. A lot of autobiographical load in this song, in which he describes a murder he witnessed at age 9. 

Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe – (good kid, m.A.A.d City, 2012)

A song that was originally going to include Lady Gaga’s feature, but in the end due to deadlines it couldn’t be. Even so, it’s still a great song and its lyrics are wonderful!

FEAR. – (DAMN. 2017)

Terror by Kendrick Lamar. Terror at three different points in life, with 7, 17, and 27. Awesome!

i – (To Pimp a Butterfly, 2015)

It was the first single from To Pimp a Butterfly. A masterpiece that transcended genres and labels and has become an essential album. Its influence permeated even the immortal David Bowie.

CATEGORIES

RECENT POSTS

RECENT POSTS

BAD COUPLE TATTOOS: HORRIBLE BUT FUNNY!

Obtaining a tattoo on the body is a desire that nearly everyone wishes to accomplish in their lifetime. Making mistakes is a natural part of life, yet certain individuals have unfortunately selected ill-advised tattoos that come with lasting consequences. These couples have selected mismatched tattoos that won’t simply fade away within a week. Take a […]

ORBITING DATING, WHAT IS IT?

Just when you thought you were getting the hang of what ghosting was, or even the whole stalking thing, along comes another new term: orbiting. It seems like navigating relationships has become even trickier since social media stepped into the scene. New terms and behaviors keep popping up, ones we never had to deal with […]

HOW TO GET OVER A BREAKUP: SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU

To learn how to overcome a romantic breakup, you must keep in mind that although it is a difficult task to achieve, the truth is that you can always move forward. Human resilience will help you overcome any adversity. The breakup of a couple is a painful experience, an overwhelming situation that affects you physically, […]

GREENWASHING: WHAT IS IT AND HOW TO RECOGNIZE IT?

Every day, people are becoming increasingly aware of their role in society and the need to protect and care for the environment. It’s a conscious and radical shift that allows no delays or hesitations. This has led some companies, whose economic activities affect the environment and health, to significantly reduce their consumption levels and therefore […]

WHY IS MY PHONE GETTING HOT? HOW TO AVOID IT

All phones can experience occasional heat buildup, which becomes problematic when it reaches a level that causes discomfort or triggers unusual behavior. Fortunately, there are simple measures you can take to prevent your phone from overheating. Why does my phone heat up? Typically, phone overheating occurs due to factors such as excessive usage, a stressed […]

TAKE YOUR ADRENALINE TO THE MAXIMUM WITH POWERBOCKING

Powerbocking, also referred to as “power-rizing,” “blade running,” and “jump stilting,” is a sport where athletes utilize specialized leg attachments called jumping stilts. These jumping stilts are curved in form and equipped with springs, enabling users to achieve remarkable heights when jumping.  They are known to enhance an athlete’s performance across various activities, with claims […]

UNDERWATER MUSEUM: ART UNDERWATER IN CANCUN

If you love exploring the underwater world, this museum is for you. The Underwater Museum of Art (Museo Subacuático de Arte – MUSA) in Cancun, Mexico, is the perfect destination for all enthusiasts of the underwater world.  This incredible underwater museum features a wide variety of artistic installations and sculptures designed for you to enjoy […]

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: A PLACE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Mount Rainier became a national park because people with different views worked together. They wanted to save its beautiful scenery from being lost forever. Over six years, several businessmen, scientists, educators, mountaineers, and environmentalists united to advocate before Congress to protect Mount Rainier as a national park.  Their hard work paid off when President McKinley […]

ROCKVILLE FESTIVAL 2024 LINEUP, ARTISTS, AND MORE

In the vibrant realm of music, Welcome to Rockville has arisen as a beacon for rock and metal enthusiasts. This festival, which had its humble beginnings in Jacksonville, has evolved dramatically, leaving an indelible mark on the music scene. In this editorial journey, we will delve into the history of Welcome to Rockville, from its […]

DEADPOOL 3: THE FAVORITE ANTI-HERO RETURNS

The buzz surrounding the film is undeniable, and with Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman returning as one of the most beloved X-Men, Wolverine, many rumors suggest that Deadpool 3 has every chance of becoming the biggest event in the Spider-Man Multiverse. Especially since it will be the only confirmed Marvel Studios film for 2024! What […]

WHAT IS BLACKWORK TATTOO?

Blackwork tattooing is a style that relies exclusively on black ink, favored by many tattoo artists who prioritize its use over other colors. Currently, there’s a significant demand for this style, reflecting its popularity among both artists and clients! Executing blackwork tattoos poses a challenge due to its versatility, encompassing various techniques and design approaches. […]

OSCARS 2024: THE WINNERS OF THE 96TH EDITION

The Oscars might not be breaking any viewership records in recent years. The numbers are dropping, and the competition is getting tougher. Audiences are tuning into streaming platforms or exploring other forms of entertainment like video games, the new big thing in the leisure industry.  The Oscars persist and will continue to be a spectacle […]

CANNABIS CAKE: SPACE CAKE RECIPE

Space cakes truly live up to their name. It’s like having your favorite cake but with a magical touch of herb! Almost every coffee shop in Amsterdam has some type of space cake on their menu, and more people are daring to try them to experience a discreet and delicious edible high. The good news […]

Newsletters

Last Minute new From Roll & Feel Sign-up

Stay in touch with our latest
news