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90
Beats Per Minute

It’s all about the moment, and Section.80 is about as relevant as it gets.

80
Pitchfork

Section.80 still stands as a powerful document of a tremendously promising young guy figuring out his voice.

80
PopMatters

After a string of highly promising but ultimately confusing mixtapes, Kendrick Lamar delivers on his immense Dr. Dre- and blog-fueled hype with one of 2011's best hip-hop albums.

80
The Needle Drop
Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar doesn't follow the usual tough and hardened stereotypes that come with repping the California city. The guy isn't a wimp, but he's more interested in saying something thought-provoking than violent.
70
AllMusic

Kendrick's conceptual aptitude is part of what makes him stand out, but he thrives most at relating defiance in dealing with his circumstances.

AtTehDriveThru
80

kendrick guessed my score 7 years in advance

BradTasteMusic
84

My only issue with this project comes from some of the choruses. Besides that it’s an incredible conscious hip hop album

CameronFriezer
83

Favourite: Keisha's Song (Her Pain)
Worst: No Make-Up (Her Vice)

1. Fuck Your Ethnicity - 9
[I feel like this song is a lot more simple then what I hear from todays Kenrick which I don't mind. I mean it doesn't matter what style he has when approaching a track it's just always good]

2. Hol' Up - 9
[I love the production on this song, just so different and unique]

3. A.D.H.D - 10
[Lyrically this is so brilliant and the production again is just so good]

4. No Make-Up (Her Vice) - 7
[I felt ... read more

GrabelinhO
92

▪️F*ck your ethnicity ▫️10/10
▪️Hol‘ up ▫️10/10
▪️A.D.H.D ▫️10/10
▪️No make-up ▫️10/10
▪️Tammy‘s song ▫️8,5/10
▪️Chapter six ▫️9/10
▪️Ronald Reagan era ▫️10/10
▪️Poe mans dreams ▫️10/10
▪️Chapter ten ▫️8,5/10
▪️Keisha‘s song ▫️9/10
▪️Rigamortus ▫️9,5/10
▪️Kush & Corinthians ▫️9/10
▪️Blow my high ▫️7,5/10
▪️Ab-Soul‘s outro ▫️7,5/10
▪️Hiipower ... read more

somejoplin
90

kendrick very early on shows his amazing bars, storytelling, and style that would be the base for what he would do later. great listen

fav tracks: keisha's song (her pain), kush & corinthians, a.d.h.d
least fav track: chapter ten

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Added on: July 21, 2011