Best Kendrick Lamar Songs

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41 For Free?

The pure technical prowess displayed in this song is fantastic. Even though this song is short, he reaches a energetic climax 15 seconds from the end. The crescendo throughout the song is spurred along by a jazz-like beat which is unique to Kendrick. He also addresses the issue of gender inequality from an angle which other artists wouldn't dare to, pulling it off flawlessly with the perfect amount of aggression and humor in a way only he could. Pure poetry. Also he tweeted that this is favorite song off this album.

42 These Walls

This song isn't much of a rap joint, but it's groove is electrifying. Love the vocals, commentary, and instrumental. Very underrated

The most beautiful and intricate song on To Pimp A Butterfly, a masterpiece in itself.

Kendrick at his softest

This is my list. 1.These Walls. 2.Mortal Man. 3.Black Friday. 4.U 5.Alright. 6.King Kunta. 7.Swimming Pools. 8.I. 9.Untitled 07. 10.MAAD City

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43 Vanity Slaves
44 I Hate You

Kendricks beat song about death and very creative on the third verse.

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45 No Make-Up (Her Vice)
46 Look Out for Detox

The lyrics, the metaphors, the alliteration, the vivid imagery of his life, perfectly complementing a destructively dope beat. Another immaculate song by an immaculate artist

He goes so hard on this song! It's mad!

Sickest beat, sickest lyrics. Always gets me pumped when I'm working out!

WHY IS THIS #42?! His old songs are slept on so much.

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47 Black Friday

So powerful. His flow is unstoppable in this song

KENDRICK LAMAR ABSOLUTELY MURDERED THIS TRACK. The beat was already a favorite from jcole but god did Kendrick Lamar kill that whole beat.

Kendrick is in top form for this song. There's no stopping him. Plus an amazing half by J Cole

48 Good Kid

The most slept on track of GKMC. This song has Kendrick analytically break down his Compton surroundings as a good kid would. He understands his gang affiliation is wrong but he feels a need to participate anyway because the pressure around him is too overwhelming. This track sets up the banger mAAd City which follows it perfectly, it is almost as if Kendrick goes from a analytical thinker in this song into a reckless & rage-fueled teen in the song mAAd city. Every single verse has a very thought-provoking point as well. For example, Kendrick makes an analogy to the red & blue blinking of cop lights and to the Blood & Crip gangs of Compton, both of which are very different but are the same to him because he is a young black man who these parties are frequently victimizing. Take some deep lyrics that are well performed and a fantastic hook from Pharrell Williams and you have this remarkably underrated Kendrick Lamar masterpiece.

Agree with the first guy + his flow in this is unbelievable

So slept on. Greatness here.

My second favorite on GKMC. Very underrated track.

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49 Untitled 02 | 06.23.14

Love this song. Really different from most of songs.

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50 untitled 01 | 08.19.2014.
51 Faith
52 War Is My Love

This is the best song ever

53 XXX.

Amazing beats, U2, great message. What more could you ask for?

LOVE this song. This, God, Element, Fear, and Duckworth are my favorite songs off DAMN

54 Collect Calls

The MOST underrated kendrick song of all time

So DEEP! Best kendrick song ever

Probably the greatest exchange between two characters in any song ever. Plus amazing instrumental and hook which fit the track perfectly. Kendrick's flow is great here and incredibly emotional.

Everything about this song is amazing. The lyrics, the instrumental, the hook, everything! This song is why I call him king kendrick lamar

55 Memories Back Then
56 Now or Never

"That's why I do the best I can, because I know how blessed I am." Quote to live by. Moving song with great lyrics.

One of the best song he got should be in the top ten

This is my favorite kendrick song I don't know why it is just great

Best song ever, just not hyped enough

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57 Compton

Wow this is so far in the list... this song reminds me of good ol' 90's rap. Should be in the top 5

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58 Untitled 07 | Levitate
59 Blow My High (Members Only)

No idea how this is so low down

This is it right here!


The best vibe I ever here! At the moment kendric lamar is the best rapper on the earth!

You got the same taste as mine, I think that nobody listen to this song.. This song kills, should be in top 10..

60 The Jig Is Up

How is this so low...

It blew my mind.

And now we jumping of the roof, DOTOTOTOTO. enough said


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