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Kendrick Lamar, 'Damn'

5. Kendrick Lamar, 'Damn'

No one has had quite the streak that Kendrick Lamar has, and for the Compton rapper to follow up a complicated, soul-searching, politically charged masterpiece like To Pimp a Butterfly with a more pop-leaning, fun victory lap such as Damn is the perfect showcase of his range and abilities. On this album, Lamar shows that he can perfectly balance being a skilled lyricist and major hitmaker.

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