Kendrick Lamar Lists His Favorite Albums of 2012 [Video]

Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city is topping best album lists everywhere. Now, the Compton native wants to share his own personal picks for his favorite albums.

In an interview with Google Play, he explained his reasons behind Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange and Nas’ Life is Good for top LPs of the year. He starts first with Nas by explaining his storytelling and longevity in the game is respectable. He then moves on to the Odd Future member’s debut album, citing that the album’s sequencing and storytelling are executed perfectly. Read his responses below.

On Nas’ Life Is Good:

“One of my favorite albums of 2012 will be Nas Life is Good. The reason why I chose this album was simply because Nas kept his longevity, kept his creativity, kept his storytelling at an all-time high. Given the fact that he’s been in the game so many years, still being able to come fresh and come new to where it’s among the elite artists in the game.”

On Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange:

“Another one of my favorite albums of 2012 would have to be Frank Ocean’s album, reason given is because you don’t hear too many male vocalists or vocalists, period, giving storytelling inside of their music. I think it’s pretty dope to bring that part of the game back. As far as singing and rhythm and blues, it’s a great album, great concepts, a body of work. That’s what it’s about in the game. I can respect that.”

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