Kendrick Lamar Damn Collector’s Edition Vinyl
Special re-release of Kendrick Lamar’s bestselling 2017 album DAMN in a numbered clear vinyl limited edition. Although the album features no bonus tracks, it rather sports a new cover and a reversed tracklist. The idea for the album was unveiled in an August 2017 interview with MTV News where Lamar revealed that the album was intended to be played in its original tracklist and in reverse.
“I think like a week after the album came out, [fans] realized you can play the album backwards. It plays as a full story and even a better rhythm. It’s one of my favorite rhythms and tempos within the album. It’s something that we definitely premeditate while we’re in the studio.
I don’t think the story necessarily changes, I think the feel changes. The initial vibe listening from the top all the way to the bottom is…this aggression and this attitude. You know, “DNA.” and exposing who I really am. You listen from the back end, and it’s almost the duality and the contrast of the intricate Kendrick Lamar. Both of these pieces are who I am”.
Not concerned with setting the bar at Olympic record heights, Kendrick follows the ‘voice of a generation’ vibe of “To Pimp A Butterfly” with a move straight out of the Bob Dylan playbook. Much like the folk great going electric and swapping the protest songs for personal reflections, Kendrick finds the middle ground between the hard hitting car bumpers of “GKMC” and societal rage of “TPAB” with a fourteen track examination of his place within contemporary America.