The apex of his musical output thus far, Flower Boy is Tyler’s chronicle of a conflicted artist still grappling with what it means to be an adult.
Using a loose thematic through line of a house party over the course of a single night, Melodrama covers a wide range of intense emotions without ever once falling victim to, well, melodrama.
All in all, DAMN. is yet another stellar addition to Kendrick’s extraordinary body of work.
This is rap at its most hedonistic, providing beats that would make a wallflower’s booty go frenetic in the club, but it is also rap at its most bleak, paranoiac and boundary-pushing.