Have you ever sat around, listening to Kendrick Lamar and thought, ‘Shit, I wonder if anyone has ever done a seriously detailed, in-depth analysis of Lamar and his music, rapping and life in general?’
The article provides the ins and outs of the rapper’s flow, and once you start reading, it’s like you can’t stop. It’s full of the dynamics of the syllables, beats and bars – complete with images of the sheet music injected in between chunks of text.
If you find yourself really digging Martin’s analysis, he has done it plenty more times for rappers such as Nas, Eminem, Notorious B.I.G and more. It’s all featured on his blog, as well as rap sheet music and notations, free rap lessons and free beats from Martin.
We’ve included a video created by Martin which follows along to a notated performance of sheet music of Kendrick’s ‘Backseat Freestyle’ verse, which he hopes will give readers, listeners and the like a greater understanding and appreciation of Lamar’s musical chops.