Kendrick Lamar b----, Don't k--- My Vibe feels out of place on GKMC

Started by Posh P, Nov 9, 2015, in Kendrick Lamar Add to Reading List

  1. Posh P
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    Nov 9, 2015
    Firstly, I just want to say that it is a very good song. However, the content in the song feels out of place on the album.

    Nearly all the other GKMC songs on the album talk about Kendrick growing up in Compton and the things he experiences. However, this song talks about his career up to that point and the shadiness in the music industry etc.

    Over time, I've just felt that the song is very randomly put in the album and doesn't contribute anything to the GKMC story.

    Maybe there is something I am missing or haven't realised? What are your thoughts on this?
     
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  2. shahidah
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    Nov 9, 2015
    Well the skit ends with Poppa Dot saying "cut my muthafuckin oldies back on, you killin my muthafuckin vibe" and I felt the skit introduces the song in a way that ties it to the album.

    What I'm thinking is that maybe the whole song is Kendrick in his head thinking about the future? That's why it doesbt follow the gkmc storyline.
     
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  3. Posh P
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    You're right, the skit from Sherane does lead into the song very well. It could potentially be Kendrick thinking about the future, but I've never got that impression before as I don't think Kendrick would have been thinking like that as a teenager. Could be a possibility though.

    I just feel it doesn't flow with the narrative of the album. If anything, based on the songs content, I feel that the song would be more appropriate on TPAB because on there Kendrick is discussing several difficulties he has about being famous and in the limelight etc.

    This is why i wonder whether the song has a deeper underlying meaning.
     
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    Nov 9, 2015
    No
     
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  5. Krabby Patty
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    Nov 9, 2015
    It wouldn't fit better on TPAB because the beat sounds like something on GKMC, not TPAB. TPAB is a Funk/Jazz/Hip Hop hybrid. GKMC is straight new school, west coast Hip Hop.
     
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  6. shahidah
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    Nov 9, 2015

    Yea it could be one of those really personal records of Kendricks...like only Kendrick knows...

    But then if that's the case I wonder why he didn't just save the record for his own personal collection...

    Unless they knew it was going to be too good of a radio song to not put it on the album?

    So many possibilities...we need Kendrick.:em55:
     
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  7. Posh P
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    I agree. I meant more in terms of the content rather than the sound. I should have stated that before.
     
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    Sure, but isn't the whole album just Kendrick looking back, but using 1st person?
     
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  9. Posh P
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    Yeah, the whole album is Kendrick reflecting on his past, but this song is Kendrick reflecting on his career as an adult, whereas pretty much nearly every other song (perhaps excluding Compton) is him reflecting on his childhood/teenage/adolescence years. That's the main reason why it feels a little disjointed to me.
     
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    Nov 9, 2015
    That's possibly the case because - if I remember correctly - Cartoons & Cereal was on the 'original' version of GKMC but was replaced by b---- Don't k--- My Vibe.

    Imagine this GOAT beginning of GKMC:

    1. Sherane
    2. Cartoons & Cereal
    3. Backseat Freestyle
    4. Art of Peer Pressure
    ... holy s---

    Anyway, I still like that b---- Don't k--- My Vibe is on the album since it's a good and needed contrast to the other tracks which have a rather classic rap/serious/b-----r/etc. sound. You shouldn't forget that one reason why GKMC is so d--- awesome is that it literally has tracks for every mood.

    Anyway, Cartoons & Cereal stays special. Very f---in' special :emoji_fire:
     
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    Nov 9, 2015
    Never thought of that before :weebey:
     
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    I don't feel like GKMC is ever "in-place" anyway, it just had supreme classic records. TPAB is a far more cohesive and flowing album. GKMC is tied together by the story, musically it's really not tied together as well as Section 80 and TPAB.
     
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    Nov 9, 2015
    Not really. In terms of the narrative Sherane is in the "present" and the BDKMV is the beginning of the "flashback" to when his friends pick him up before they freestyle and rob a house.
     
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    Nov 9, 2015
    Doesn't add to the story but I think it sets the scene to his K Dot character.
     
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    Nov 9, 2015
    This song and the remix with Hov are f---ing amazing
     
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    Never felt this way about the song but was never hot on it like most
     
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    not really
     
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    I can't even listen to the OG version after hearing the remix



    sittin next to Hilary smellin like dank
     
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    Nov 11, 2015
    I agree, but the original works better in context.
     
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    Dec 9, 2015
    They probably forced him to do another radio record for the album... Then again.... He probably came in to do what he wanted to do & he didn't care which lead up to " backseat Freestyle " when he was young with no cares in the world..... Irdk what's the real deal i'm just throwing ideas out
     
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