Best Kendrick Lamar Songs of All Time!

#25. Black Friday ft. J.Cole – Kendrick and J. Cole take turns free styling over each others classic beats. Kendrick goes first, and quickly bodies the “J. Cole beat”! J. Cole goes next, and his attempt on the “Kendrick beat” falls very flat by comparison…

#24. Duckworth. – A song that is more “Historically Important”, then ” Historically Great” per se. That being said, the “storytelling” here is top notch. There’s no denying that…

#23. Hood Politics – The most aggressive rap on “To Pimp a Butterfly” outside of maybe “Blacker the Berry”. The Killer Mike “shout out” on this track was cool to hear as well…

#22. Compton ft. Dr. Dre – “Old Compton” trades bars with “New Compton” on this memorable track. I prefer this track over the other Dr. Dre collaborations Kendrick had done to this point…

#21. Hol’ Up – “I wrote this record from 30,000 feet in the air”. You could tell K-dot had a lot of fun making this record. When Kendrick’s songs have that “carefree” vibe to them, that is when he’s at his best as a rapper IMO…

#20. Sing About Me – Kendrick raps from the perspectives of the people he’s left behind in Compton during his rise to fame. What will people say when it’s all said and done?… G.O.A.T?…

#19. Backseat Freestyle – Taylor Swift made a “lip syncing video” to this song, and since then I haven’t quite enjoyed this song in the same way I once had. It’s still a great “freestyle”, but when you have lyrics like “Be-atch Coldplay, Be-atch Coldplay”, you know it has its limitations as a “song”…

#18. DNA. – K-dot’s first attempt at a “Trap” song goes off “without a hitch”. A trap song with actual meaning behind the lyrics may be unheard of, but i think Kendrick does a nice job with this attempt. Putting Don Cheadle a.k.a the original “Kong Fu Kenny” in the music video adds a nice extra touch to this one…

#17. Ronald Reagan Era – More memorable bars from Kendrick’s great debut album. I wonder if there were any repercussions for dissing Marcus Camby like that?…

#16. The Heart Part 4 – “Don’t tell a lie on me, and I won’t tell the truth about you”. Attacking Big Sean had never been so much fun up to this point…

#15. Poe Mans Dreams (His Vice) ft. GLC – The most “Underrated” track in “King Kendrick’s” discography! The lyrics really come alive on this track, to help you visualize everything Kendrick  is saying. I really love this one…

#14. m.A.A.d city ft. MC Eight – A really dope two part track that mixes new and old school west coast hip hop very effectively…

#13. HiiiPower – “Who said a black man in the illuminati? Last time I checked that was that was the biggest racist party”. This a great closing track to Section .80, and another song people tend to over look when making a “best of” Kendrick list…

#12. A.D.H.D. – This might be my Favorite Kendrick Lamar track of all time. It was the first song I heard from K-dot’s that really made me a fan of his music, and style as a MC…

#11. Money Trees ft. Jay Rock – This song has some great “T.D.E” chemistry in it. This is probably Jay Rock’s best performance on a song to date. This might be due to the “loose” vibe K-dot applies on this song. The track is a pure joy to listen too…

#10. Alright – Kendrick’s “Most Important” song too date. No one could of foreseen this song being as big as it was when “To Pimp a Butterfly” initially came out. Putting Pharrell on the hook was a very good decision, he was red hot at the time…

#9. Swimming Pools (Drank) – K-dot’s first smash hit! Still not sure how well this track holds up ten years from now. The lyrics tend to lean towards the weaker side of Kendrick’s catalog..

#8. Rigamortus – Straight Barzzz! Once Kendrick starts off with “Got me breathing with dragons”, i knew this track would be straight fire… no pun intended… Section .80 is a really underrated album IMO…

#7. I (radio mix) – Kendrick’s attempt at a “2pac – Keep Ya Head Up” type track. It won a Grammy, so i guess it worked. That being said; it’s number seven on my list, so I must think it’s pretty good. Right?…

#6. Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe – The original track has plenty to offer, but it’s kind of a shame that the remix slayed this track so hard. None the less, this song still ranks high on my list because it has Kendrick’s most memorable hook to date. It doesn’t get better then “Bitch don’t kill my vibe”…

#5. HUMBLE. – A hip hop parody track, that goes hard AF. Seriously, half the “bars” in this song are complete nonsense; but I still love this track regardless…

#4. King Kunta – A really funky sounding track that feels  “one of a kind”. A “modern” sound mixed with a “70’s” vibe, that’s how I would describe it…

#3. The Blacker the Berry – Kendrick sends a potent message with this banger of a track. The drums are vicious, and really set the mood/tempo of this song nicely…

#2. Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix) ft. Jay-Z – Both Kendrick and Jay-Z go innnn, on this one. You know Kendrick rewrote his verses after hearing that Jay verse. Both of these guys wanted “the win” on this track…

#1. Ignorance Is Bliss – The most memorable rap verses of the decade, thus far IMO. This is the song marks the beginning of when things really started to “happen” for Kendrick Lamar. His “big break” essentially. No wasted bars in this one…


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