Kendrick Re-Releases DAMN Album, In Reverse – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire if you're one of the fans that figured out, the Damn album by Kendrick Lamar, should be heard in reverse...pat yourself on the back, cause your fancy! You're also absolutely right! The already platinum-selling DAMN album, really was intended to be heard in reverse order. Kendrick confirmed what some of you already knew, earlier this year saying,“I think like a week after the album came out, [fans] realized you can play the album backwards."
HotNewHipHop reports just in time for Christmas K-Dot has gifted his fans a special edition of the LP, to put under the tree. The Compton superstar confirmed in a interview over the summer, “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.”
As you can see the tracks, and artist features are the same. However you may get a different feel, after listening to the project in reverse order. Yass...there's a method to the madness! Back in August the TDE MC revealed to MTV News, the thought process behind rearranging the track order.
“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 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.”