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Kendrick Lamar / Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

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Kendrick Lamar / Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

Kendrick Lamar / Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

Kendrick Lamarの5年振り(1曲目で1885日とRapしている。)となる5作目。その間に2児の父になったKendrickであるが、アルバムのトーンへの影響は無さそうだ。5年間スランプだったらしく、去年夏に活動再開となり、傑作リリースにいたっている。
アルバムは2部構成になってるが、タイトルの順とは逆で、前半9曲がBig Steppers(成り上がり)となり、成功した自分の苦悩や浮気事件、キャンセルカルチャーなどをRapしている。後半がMr. Morale(士気の高い人)で、トランスジェンダーした親族、幼少期のトラウマ、世間の期待と自身とのギャップなどについて、ありのままに語っている。
Trackはお馴染みのSounwave中心の製作陣によるもので、音数少な目でPianoを効果的に使った抑揚抑えめのものが印象的。他にもストレートなHip-Hopやメローなものど様々となっている。

Score card


rap oriented---------song oriented

15

urban-------------------------earthy

15

familiar----------------------serious

15

Rating

110

Producers

OKLAMA, Sounwave, J.LBS and Duval Timothy(1)
Sounwave, Jahaan Sweat and Boi-1da(2,12)
TaeBeast and Sounwave(3)
Baby Keem, Sounwave, J.LBS and Dahi(4)
Sounwave, Dahi, Beach Noise and Duval Timothy(5)
Duval Timothy(6,11)
Sounwave, Dahi and Frano(7)
The Alchemist and Emile Haynie(8)
Sounwave and DJ Kahlil(9)
OKLAMA, Sounwave, J.LBS, Dahi and Duval Timothy(10)
OKLAMA, Sounwave and J.LBS(13)
OKLAMA, Sounwave, J.LBS and Cardo(14)
Bekon, Tyler Mehlenbacher, Sergiu Gherman, Craig Balmoris and Beach Noise(15)
Pharrell Williams(16)
Sounwave, J.LBS and Bekon(17)
Bekon, Tyler Mehlenbacher, Sergiu Gherman, Craig Balmoris, Dahi and Sounwave(18)

Guests

Blxst, Amanda Reifer, Sampha, Taylour Paige, Summer Walker, Ghostface Killah, Kodak Black, Baby Keem, Sam Dew, Tanna Leone, Beth Gobbons pf Portishead, Tim Maxey, Duval Timothy, Thundercat

Tracks

No.TitleComposersPerformerTime
1United in GriefSam Dew, J. Pounds, Jake Kosich, Johnny Kosich, Kendrick Lamar, M. Spears, Matt Schaeffer, Timothy Maxey and Duval TimothyKendrick Lamar04:15
2N95Baby Keem, Sam Dew, Jahaan Akil Sweet, Kendrick Lamar, M. Spears and Matthew SamuelsKendrick Lamar03:15
3Worldwide SteppersSam Dew, Donte Lamar Perkins, J. Pounds, Kendrick Lamar, M. Spears, P. Darnell and V. CraneKendrick Lamar03:23
4Die HardBaby Keem, D. Natche, Sam Dew, Victor Ekpo, Isaac John De Boni, J. Pounds, Kendrick Lamar, M. Smith, M. Spears, Matthew Dean Burdette, Michael John Mulé, R. Smith, Amanda Reifer, ThundercaKendrick Lamar feat. Blxst, Amanda Reifer03:59
5Father TimeD. Natche, Daniel Tannenbaum, Duval Timothy, Jake Kosich, Johnny Kosich, Kendrick Lamar, K. Jones, M. Spears, Matthew Schaeffer, Sampha Sisay, Victor EkpoKendrick Lamar feat. Sampha03:42
6Rich (Interlude)Bill K. Kapri, Duval Timothy, Sam DewKendrick Lamar01:43
7Rich SpiritA. Thomas, D. Dennis, D. Natche, Frano Huett, G. Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, M. Hall, M. Spears, Sam DewKendrick Lamar03:22
8We Cry TogetherDaniel Alan Maman, Daniel Tannenbaum, F. Welch, G Peacock, J. Pounds, Kendrick LamarKendrick Lamar feat. Taylour Paige05:41
9Purple HeartsAnthony Dixon, Dennis Coles, Jake Kosich, J. Pounds, Johnny Kosich, Kendrick Lamar, Khalil Abdul-Rahman, M. Spears, Matthew Schaeffer, Sam Dew, Summer WalkerKendrick Lamar feat. Summer Walker, Ghostface Killah05:29
10Count Me OutD. Natche, J. Pounds, Kendrick Lamar, M. Spears, Sam DewKendrick Lamar04:43
11CrownDuval Timothy, Kendrick Lamar, Sam DewKendrick Lamar04:24
12Silent HillBeach Noise, Bill K. Kapri, Jahaan Akil Sweet, Jake, Johnny, Kendrick Lamar, M. Spears, Matthew, Matthew SamuelsKendrick Lamar feat. Kodak Black03:40
13Savior (Interlude)Hykeem Carter, J. Pounds, M. Spears, OKLAMAKendrick Lamar02:32
14SaviorDaniel Tannenbaum, J. Pounds, Kendrick Lamar, Mario, Luciano, M. Spears, Rascal, Ronald LaTour, Sam Dew, Tommy Paxton-BeesleyKendrick Lamar feat. Baby Keem, Sam Dew03:44
15Auntie DiariesCraig Balmoris, Daniel Krieger, Daniel Tannenbaum, Homer Steinweiss, Jake Kosich, Johnny Kosich, Kendrick Lamar, Matt Schaeffer, Sergiu Gherman, Tyler MehlenbacherKendrick Lamar04:41
16Mr. MoraleAvante Santana, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Sam DewKendrick Lamar feat. Tanna Leone03:30
17Mother I SoberBeth Gibbons, Daniel Tannenbaum, J. Pounds, Kendrick Lamar, M. Spears, Sam Dew, ThundercatKendrick Lamar feat. Beth Gobbons pf Portishead06:46
18MirrorBekon, Craig Balmoris, D. Natche*, Daniel Krieger, Kendrick Lamar, M. Spears, Sergiu Gherman, Stuart Johnson, Timothy Maxey, Tyler MehlenbacherKendrick Lamar04:16

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