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Pick Three: Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Nas

Three is the magic number.

Monday, July 30, 2012

We get a taste of three new releases from hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar and R&B singers Frank Ocean and Nas, hand-selected by writer, blogger and co-host of the MTV show “Hip Hop POV” Sowmya Krishnamurthy.

Sowmya's picks: 

Pick #1: Frank Ocean, Channel Orange. "It's a really honest, open album. Sonically, it takes pages from D'Angelo and Sade and Prince... but lyrically there's a hip-hop sensibility." 

Pick #2: Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools (Drank)." "He's not afraid of socioeconomic issues, sociopolitical issues - but he does it in a way that isn't preachy. It's not him standing on a soapbox." 

Pick #3: Nas, Life Is Good. "He gets pretty personal. Rappers aren't really known for exuding open emotion when it comes to things like relationships.... but Nas is very honest." 


Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Comments [2]

C Town from Brooklyn

Kendrick! TDE

Jul. 31 2012 01:17 AM
Naseem Kurt from NYC

Kendrick is the truth. I'm glad this kid is getting airplay on the mainstream level finally

Jul. 30 2012 12:43 PM

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