On April 14th, God emcee Kendrick Lamar came back for the three-peat with DAMN, a fourteen-track reflection on human emotion with tracks titled “FEAR,” “LUST, ” and “LOYALTY.” When it dropped, I relieved myself from all social media opinion, I waited a few days to prepare myself, and when I was ready, I lay down on my floor and pressed play.
By the time the closing track “DUCKWORTH” came to a halting, phenomenal end, there wasn’t an ounce of doubt in my mind that Kendrick
I find myself starting all of my creative work with a few facts about myself: I’m from Ohio, and at one point I was training to be a Baptist minister. Not only are these facts the most efficient point of entry for anyone I meet, they also tend to get some of the best reactions. You ended up at this school? Wait, you study writing now? I’ll spare all the gritty details of how that came to be and skip to why those things that happened years ago matter now. In the wake of the el