Overly Dedicated

Kendrick Lamar - Overly Dedicated
Critic Score
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User Score
Based on 380 ratings
2010 Ratings: #159
Liked by 10 people
September 14, 2010 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
Top Dawg Entertainment / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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i want another murs x kendrick
A pretty good Mixtape which kind of feels unfocused which is ironic considering this is a Kendrick project. Still good with some solid moments.

Best Track: She Needs Me (Remix)
Worst Track: Michael Jordan
This project isn't bad considering it's Kendrick's debut LP. But when compared to his later works, it's almost dismissable. Kendrick's lyricism is strong but still premature is some spots. He hadn't completely established his own sound quite yet, but the early signs of what was to come are definitely recognizable here.

Strong 6/10

*700th Rating!*
One of Kendrick’s earliest projects encapsulates the determined mentality he contained through his confident delivery and flows all across this mixtape. Though this project is extremely inconsistent and Lamar seems vulnerable in moments, his confidence still shows. Nothing too memorable on here except the introspective “The Heart Part 2” and the fast-paced “Barbed Wire.” Overall, this mixtape was a glimpse of what was to come, but would does not live up to ... read more
fav songs: Growing Apart (To Get Closer), Ignorance Is Bliss, P&P 1.5, Alien Girl (Today W/ Her), Opposites Attract (Tomorrow W/O Her), R.O.T.C (Interlude), Barbed Wire, H.O.C, Cut You Off (To Grow Closer), She Needs Me (Remix)

least fav songs: N/A
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Track List

  1. The Heart Part 2
  2. Growing Apart (To Get Closer) [feat. Jhene Aiko]
  3. Night Of The Living Junkies
  4. P&P 1.5 (feat. Ab-Soul)
  5. Alien Girl (Today With Her)
  6. Opposites Attract (Tomorrow Without Her) [feat. Javonte]
  7. Michael Jordan (feat. Schoolboy Q)
  8. Ignorance Is Bliss
  9. R.O.T.C (Interlude) [feat. Bj The Chicago Kid]
  10. Barbed Wire (feat. Ash Riser)
  11. Average Joe
  12. H.O.C
  13. Cut You Off (To Grow Closer)
  14. Heaven & Hell (feat. Alori Joh)
  15. She Needs Me (Remix) [feat. Dom Kennedy and Murs]
  16. I Do This (Remix) [feat. U.N.I & Skeme and Brown]
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Added on: April 20, 2013