Kendrick Lamar’s new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers drew a lot of mixed reactions from not just the Hip-Hop community, but the world in general. After numerous artists offered up their thoughts on the album over the weekend, Eminem also chimed in with his own opinion.
On Sunday, May 15, Eminem took to Twitter to praise K Dot’s new album. After spending a couple of days with the double-disc LP, the Shady Records founder tagged his mentor Dr. Dre and expressed how he felt about it.
“Yo @DrDre this Kendrick album is f****** ridiculous. I’m speechless,” Eminem tweeted.
Yo @DrDre this Kendrick album is f****** ridiculous. I’m speechless.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) May 15, 2022
Eminem isn’t the only artist that has given K Dot’s fifth studio album high marks. Other rappers like Lupe Fiasco, Lil Durk, Tyler, The Creator, Wale, Denzel Curry, and plenty more have all commented with their thoughts about the album. While there’s plenty of praise to go around, the album was also met with some negative feedback as well.
Kendrick makes a bold attempt to rap freely about his experiences with trans family members in his song “Auntie Diaries,” in which he repeats a gay slur. Although he doesn’t intend to demean anyone in particular, the song’s lyrics didn’t go over too well with some fans. There were also numerous listeners who vented their frustrations about Kodak Black being featured on the album multiple times due to his troubled past.
“I really love Kendrick Lamar’s album!” a fan tweeted. “And that being said, I hate the rapist is featured all over it. I expected better on that front. Like seriously, Kodak is not that damn good for y’all to be ignoring the rape conviction idc.”
Despite the mixed reactions, Kendrick Lamar’s album is expected to rack up 400 million streams in its first week, which equals out to 325K – 350K copies. If the predictions are correct, then Kendrick Lamar will have the biggest release of the year over Future and Bad Bunny.
Written by: BCHIPHOPNETWORKDigital
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