Rolling Stone

Training Day



On Training Day, Lamar, at only age 18, sounds as if he’s already put in his 10,000 hours. On “One Shot Kill,” he effortless­ly floats over instrument­als — with a lithe, hair-trigger flow — whose swift BPMs are not even remotely in the wheelhouse of his contempora­ries. On “Good Morning America,” Kendrick namechecks Snoop and Tupac, while bragging that he’s the West Coast’s new savior.

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