The Power of Kendrick Lamar’s Damn.’ From Back to Front

Lindsay Zoladz:

The deluxe edition of King Kendrick’s 2017 album has a lot to teach us, even in reverse.

Either listen to the deluxe that was just released, or find a playlist on your favorite streaming service, and listen to the album backwards. The theory since it was released, and the confirmation from the deluxe in reverse order, is that it was always two albums, but not two discs. The second album is the first album in reverse.

It’s almost like a progress bar: Toggle it one way and he overcomes temptation and contemplates the lessons of family. Toggle the other way and he forgets and is shot down in the street. Is it wickedness? Is it weakness? You decide.


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