Songs have good concept but overall replay value and musical/lyrical aspect is missing. Not a single track is close to GKMC. Part 2 is sooo much like keem
Some of the songs, I just flat out dont agree with what he is saying so I dont like it and it certainly feels like he’s being vulnerable and honest but some of the stuff he’s saying is just not right (Kanye type). If white rapper say the shit he did they’d definitely be cancelled. Kendrick seems to be overly misusing the privilege he has as a god tier rapper to use words like “Fag**”. I bet he’ll still be defended by his fans, but its straight up not right. Its such a sad perspective he’s putting out, that’s why I’m not a fan of this album. This does not evoke any genuine emotional reaction(like what GKMC did) out of me besides understanding the meaning behind his lyrics and finding the surface level meaning to be offensive
Best songs: Father Time, Mother I sober
Everything else is straight up garbage or I couldn’t relate to at all or bop my head to.
From Kendrick perspective tho, it seems like he’d had all these things he wanted to express and he finally did it so its a big relief. I understand this but as an artist, you can express that in a much elequont way like the way Kanye does it (his music alone makes people cry like runaway, all mine, violent crimes)