Top Ten Reasons to Love Kendrick Lamar

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The Top Ten

1 Lyrical Content

Instead of bragging about sex, money, drugs, etc. like the rest of today's rappers, Kendrick focuses on spreading inspiration and sharing the lessons he has learned growing up in a place of danger and violence. - winner333

He's original. He's like today's Tupac! - MorganChambz

2 His Music

One of the most creative and talented rappers alive. He has only released two albums, which have been critically acclaimed and one of which has become a modern classic. - winner333

3 The Control Verse

His famous Control verse, where he lists out all the modern rappers who he wishes to surpass and vows to be the best. Many consider the verse as a diss, but it isn't. It's more like a battle-cry, Kendrick challenging his competitors. As Eminem said - Rappers are foolish if they are mad at Kendrick's Control verse. - winner333

4 His Personality

Humble, generous and loyal to his fans. - winner333

5 He's Innovative

Kendrick is always experimenting with music. He tries to add something new, something that isn't usual, to his projects. In his first album, he narrated a whole story through the songs. In his second album, he drew heavy influence from jazz and funk music. - winner333

6 His Metaphors

Kendrick's songs are full of metaphors, symbolism and messages. Though it takes a few listens to dig deep beneath the surface into his lyrics. - winner333

7 He's Inspirational

Kendrick's music is all about spreading positivity and inspiration. Rap was a tool that the black man created to bring light on social issues and Kendrick believes that rap artists today are misusing their influence. - winner333

8 He Stays True To The Culture

Rap music is in ruins and Kendrick is one of the only few artists who is producing meaningful music in the genre. Unlike Lil Wayne and the rest, Kendrick focuses on the music and the message instead of bragging and flaunting. - winner333

9 The Conversation With Tupac At The End of "Mortal Man"

At the end of his song "Mortal Man", Kendrick has a conversation with Tupac and they talk about music and the issues that the black man is facing. Kendrick used clippings from an interview of Tupac in the 90s to create the conversation. - winner333

10 His Hairstyle

The Contenders

11 He's Proof That You Can Be Mainstream and Still Be An Amazing, Lyrical Rapper
12 His Name
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