Today in Hip-Hop: Kendrick Lamar Releases, ‘Section.80′

On this day, July 2nd, in hip-hop history...   2011: After a handful of mixtapes and establishing subtle notoriety as the next potential luminary of hip-hop,  Kendrick Lamar released his Section.80, and astonished the unsuspecting masses in the process. While the majority of largely accessible rap music at this current time was adamantly being rooted around materialism and individual status, Kendrick purposefully exercises Section.80 as a podium to lyrically navigate substantial social, political, and economic ideologies. Decisively captivating in so many different facets, where Kendrick really succeeds in his foundation throughout this album's entirety, is in the confidence he exudes in both the composition and delivery ...

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