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Artwork and Reversed Tracklist for Collector's Edition of Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN."

Started by Rick James, Dec 5, 2017, in Kendrick Lamar

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    1. DUCKWORTH.
    2. GOD.
    3. FEAR.
    4. XXX. (feat. U2)
    5. LOVE. (feat. Zacari)
    6. LUST.
    7. HUMBLE.
    8. PRIDE.
    9. LOYALTY. (feat. Rihanna)
    10. FEEL.
    11. ELEMENT.
    12. YAH.
    13. DNA.
    14. BLOOD.

    Looks like a collector’s edition of Kendrick Lamar’s GRAMMY nominated album DAMN. is on the way. The online store of Microsoft of all places uploaded information about the album yesterday but since then has been removed.

    There is an all new artwork for the album where Kendrick Lamar is wearing a “DAMN.” T-shirt, as can be seen above. The tracklisting for the album is reversed from the original album. It kicks off with ‘DUCKWORTH’ and ends with ‘BLOOD’ instead of the other way around.

    Earlier this year, while confirming the rumors that the album could be played both ways, Kendrick told MTV News, “I think like a week after the album came out, [fans] realized you can play the album backwards. It plays as a full story and even a better rhythm. It’s one of my favorite rhythms and tempos within the album. It’s something that we definitely premeditate while we’re in the studio.”

    The release date for the collector’s edition hasn’t been revealed and we’re still waiting for the official word about the news from TDE or Interscope.
     
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  2. Maximus
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    Dec 5, 2017 Skeppy

    i don't think a seperate release was needed tbh, but whatever kendrick wants i'll roll with
     
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    Dec 5, 2017 Started from the bottom like snowman...

    Not needed but another way of label making some money.
     
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  4. Big Cuntry
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    Dec 5, 2017 never duckin' from you peons

    I think it's mainly for the vinyl cuz you can't really play a vinyl track list in reverse order.

    I'll probably cop.
     
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    Dec 5, 2017 I feel lyke Pablo

    doesn't seem like this would have a "better rhythm" at all, tbh

    maybe I'll try playing it this way tho
     
    #5 Swizz, Dec 5, 2017
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    Dec 5, 2017 The Punisher

    A couple days ago, a Reddit user postedwhat looks like the back cover of a collector’s edition of Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., and yesterday, a listing for the new edition of the album appeared in Microsoft’s online music marketplace. That listing has since been removed (although you can find a cached version of the page here), but still, it looks like a deluxe edition of DAMN. is on the way at some point, even if it accidentally found its way online too soon.

    Most notably, it features new black-and-white artwork of Lamar wearing a DAMN. t-shirt, and a new tracklist, which has been reversed, meaning it now starts with “DUCKWORTH.” and ends with “BLOOD.” Based on the tracklist from both the Reddit photo and the Microsoft listing, it doesn’t look like the album will come with any bonus tracks.

    This of course plays into the Lamar-confirmed rumors that the album was also meant to be played backwards. Back in August, he said:

    “I think like a week after the album came out, [fans] realized you can play the album backwards. It plays as a full story and even a better rhythm. It’s one of my favorite rhythms and tempos within the album. It’s something that we definitely premeditate while we’re in the studio.

    I don’t think the story necessarily changes, I think the feel changes. The initial vibe listening from the top all the way to the bottom is … this aggression and this attitude. You know, ‘DNA,’ and exposing who I really am. You listen from the back end, and it’s almost the duality and the contrast of the intricate Kendrick Lamar. Both of these pieces are who I am.”

    Check out the new DAMN. artwork above, and revisit our review of the original version of the album here.
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    http://uproxx.com/realtalk/kendrick-lamar-damn-collectors-edition/

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sto...ck-lamar/damn-collectors-edition/8d6kgwxbcw5z
     
    #6 Xmipod, Dec 5, 2017
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    Dec 5, 2017 The Punisher

    #7 Xmipod, Dec 5, 2017
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  8. Big Cuntry
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    Dec 5, 2017 never duckin' from you peons

    threads merged
     
    #8 Big Cuntry, Dec 5, 2017
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    Dec 5, 2017 never duckin' from you peons

    Yeah, I actually haven't tried this yet, but my main beef is God/Fear being the second and third tracks. It seems like they'd be so out of place.
     
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    Dec 5, 2017 The Punisher

    My bad I didnt see this
     
    #10 Xmipod, Dec 5, 2017

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  11. Big Cuntry
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    Dec 5, 2017 never duckin' from you peons

    No worries, no tag was used earlier!
     
    #11 Big Cuntry, Dec 5, 2017
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    Dec 5, 2017 Kornrow Kenny

    Fear would not be out of place anywhere tbh bc it's just so great
     
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    Dec 5, 2017 Kornrow Kenny

    If I know kendrick he's not just releasing this with the tracks in reverse order... I bet there's a surprise or two in there somewhere
     
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    Dec 5, 2017 Charlie don't surf

    DNA is just too perfect an opener to be a closer.
     
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    Dec 6, 2017 DonChapagneson

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    Dec 6, 2017 Pray for Kanye

    Need this asap
     
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  17. I bet he drops a deluxe version and it’s basically UU2 as the bonus disc
     
    #17 the lyricvore, Dec 6, 2017
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  18. I really don’t see kendrick just switching up his track order and asking his fans for money they already spent. He will deff give us something.
     
  19. Kendrick should of released Damn as a double disc. Disc two could of been the same cd in reverse....


    That would of been dope. And he would of sold twice and many records.
     
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    Dec 6, 2017 never duckin' from you peons

    Honestly Fear isn't even one of my favorites on the album. It's good but wouldn't even crack the top half for me.
     
    #20 Big Cuntry, Dec 6, 2017
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