Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ Challenges, Profoundly

first_imgNo matter that To Pimp a Butterfly was released prematurely, fans of Kendrick Lamar are listening to it repeatedly across the globe and raving about the new project. Although the bar was set incredibly high after his chart topping 2012 release Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, Lamar follows through with a story and message so thoughtful and new it can only be seen as a gasp of fresh air from today’s seemingly monotonous hip-hop world.On a superficial level, To Pimp A Butterfly has a very different sound, really contrasting with GKMC. The album embodies a funky and jazzy feel throughout, epitomized by female vocals demanding “the funk” in one of the hyped singles off the album, “King Kunta.” TPAB’s potency and depth establishes it as one of the most respected albums of 2015 thus far, earning accolades from celebrities like Taylor Swift and Kanye West on Twitter. Kendrick Lamar convinces the listener that every single second of every track has a purpose and was crafted so deliberately and with much intention with comments on today’s social, civil, and political scenes.What might separate this album from the rest to be released this year is the lack of a specific hit. It was clear that he didn’t make a specific song for radio plays or to be the next banger at a party. He clearly crafted this album without a desire for commercial success. Whether he gets it or not, however, is a different story. Overall, he exploded artistically and his fans reaped the benefits.Specifically, “King Kunta” is a song that (as the oxymoronic title suggests) contrasts riches and poverty, upper class and lower class, which is probably a take on his rise to stardom from his Compton roots. In congruence with his self-proclaimed throne dating back to the “Control” days, this track opens with him denouncing “monkey mouth motherfuckers” who may have forgotten who reigns supreme in the hip hop world.Delving deeper into Kendrick Lamar’s psyche, the juxtaposition of the positive, egocentric hit “i” with its complement “u” shows a lot of reflexive thought. “i” is the type of song you would listen to after finally getting that cute girl’s number or acing that final exam, filled with self-praise. In stark comparison, “u” is the type of song you would listen to during darker times, with Lamar ripping himself apart through the voice of an old friend between gulps of booze.These three tracks only scratch the surface in describing the masterpiece that is To Pimp a Butterfly, check it out for yourself.last_img read more

California investor purchases Westwood Business Park for $7.4M

first_imgCassidy Turley announced the $7.4 million ($80.88/psf) sale of Westwood Business Park, a Class B office development at 2222-2228 West Northern Avenue in the Northwest Phoenix Submarket. California-based LBK Trust III purchased the property from Nebraska-based MJA Holdings, LLC.Cassidy Turley Executive Managing Director Eric Wichterman and Senior Vice President Mike Coover negotiated the transaction on behalf of the seller, while Edward Nelson of Marcus & Millichap represented the buyer.Built in 1981, Westwood Business Park is a ±91,491 square foot office complex consisting of four two-story buildings on 5.40 acres. The property is located conveniently in the heart of North Central Phoenix west of 19th Avenue and Northern Avenue. Westwood Business Park is minutes from the Interstate 17 and the Loop 101 freeways and in close proximity to shopping, restaurants, hotels, high-end communities, recreational parks and corporate centers. The business park was 82% leased at the time of sale.last_img read more

Male adult fatally stabbed in Roseau

first_img Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img A stabbing incident in River Street on Friday evening has left a male adult dead.Police has confirmed that Jeffrey Winston, 40, of River Street was pronounced dead about 8:55pm at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Friday, 26th July.According to the police public relations officer, inspector John Carbon, Winston sustained a single stab wound to his upper right abdomen.Mr Carbon also confirmed that another male adult has been detained in connection with the incident.The incident occurred in the vicinity of Fervrier’s Enterprises about 8:30pm.Dominica Vibes News 76 Views   16 comments LocalNews Male adult fatally stabbed in Roseau by: – July 27, 2013last_img read more

2011-12 NCAA Basketball score bugs

first_imgAll Activity Sports Logo News Forums Home 2011-12 NCAA Basketball score bugs Sports Logos 2011-12 NCAA Basketball score bugs Location:Sun Devil Country Go To Topic Listing Recommended Posts Posted December 14, 2011 Forums Home BigMac12 Banned Sports Logos 12 This topic is now closed to further replies. 12 Followers 0 BigMac12 Sign in to follow this   2011-12 NCAA Basketball score bugs 0 Sign in to follow this   Link to post By BigMac12, December 14, 2011 in Sports Logo News SportsLogos.Net Share this post 4,173 posts 12 Followers 0 Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net Has anybody got a screen caputre of ESPN’s college basketball score bug? They changed the timeouts and added a bonus section. Sports Logo News All Activitylast_img read more