What is arguably the trendiest trend in the music industry as of late? Is it the liberal use of profanity or the heightened prevalence of sex? While both of those characterize multiple genres of music, arguably the trendiest trend is the surprise or semi-surprise album. The latest artist to drop a surprise album is none other than one of hip-hop’s most respected newbies, Kendrick Lamar.
The release of Lamar’s sophomore album has been very unique and nothing like the release of his Grammy-nominated debut good Kid m.A.A.d City. Everyone knew that Kendrick Lamar was working on a new project, and if they didn’t, they anticipated this was the case given the period of time elapsed since...
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