EP REVIEW | Kendrick Lamar’s “untitled unmastered.”

Kendrick Lamar

[Words By// @K1ngEljay]

Sometimes, just having clarity helps.

We’ve had projects from artists that weren’t quite finished released, recanted, and redone, leaving us in limbo (Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo for example, which is why that review is coming soon). We’ve had people that announced projects were finished and failed to give release dates. We’ve even had people announce general time frames for special projects and just miss the mark completely (J. Cole’s “Black Friday” session, but that could be due to Bas’ current success). I feel like we all appreciate artists more when they let their actions speak for them.

Which is why Kendrick Lamar is at the top of the list right now. After releasing his award-winning project To Pimp A Butterfly, he followed that up with a solid tour and a string of network television performances with new content. Each performance was notable, and almost each one had a different song. He became must-see television just through his actions. So when K. Dot released the untitled unmastered. EP out of nowhere with the clarity of its purpose (unmixed, unmastered tracks from the T.P.A.B. sessions), it was appreciated by his fans and promptly sold between 150k – 200k with no promo. Continue reading