Kendrick Lamar has clearly passed the acid test with flying colours after receiving a glowing – and hilarious – text from his mother following her first listen of his new record DAMN.
“Album is bomb bomb bomb bomb!” enthuses Momma L, in a lengthy missive her son has shared on Twitter, “this is your best one to me, no bullshit.” Read the full text below.
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) April 22, 2017
Following the release of DAMN, Lamar gave an in-depth on-camera interview to Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, discussing the album’s thematic and conceptual anchor points in detail. He also touched on his approach to Donald Trump on the record, stating that “we’re not focussing on him. What’s going on now – we focussing on self“.
The rapper also this week quashed rumours that there would be a companion album to run alongside DAMN, taking to Twitter to say: “KenFolk. ThankU 4 the desire of always anticipating new music of my own. None is coming. My work will be in our future TDE dates tho.”