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  • Summary: The surprise release from the rapper features guest appearances from Bilal, Cee-Lo Green, Terrace Martin, Punch, Jay Rock, Thundercat and Anna Wise.
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untitled 02 (06.23.2014)
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  1. Positive: 31 out of 31
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 91
    Untitled Unmastered provides a spectacular contrast of sounds gallivanting under the same roof.
  2. Mar 8, 2016
    90
    His harrowed and ongoing metamorphosis into a butterfly is the narrative he’s chosen and is the story he’ll likely will stick with for the foreseeable future, but untitled unmastered shows that the holes in his willed chrysalis might be more interesting than the beauty promised by the cocoon.
  3. Mar 31, 2016
    89
    Kendrick Lamar does an impeccable job of wrapping up the entire Butterfly process in a tidy bow.
  4. There are few unfamiliar messages and it’s all dense and considered, but never overwrought or explicitly angry. What really emerges is Kendrick's nuanced worldview.
  5. Mar 11, 2016
    80
    Seeking peace of mind and understanding while speaking to the human condition, Kendrick drops poignant gems on the idiosyncrasies of life, as well as his own, over the rich production provided by his trusty platoon of boardsmen on untitled unmastered.
  6. Mar 9, 2016
    80
    An eight-song, 34-minute miniature more substantial than just a handful of outtakes, but also in execution not as complete or united as his album-ass albums (starting with 2011’s Section.80).
  7. Mar 4, 2016
    70
    Ultimately, this is a set of odds and ends, inspired freestyles and funk jams; many are likely Butterfly outtakes, albeit none with the laser-focused resonance of "The Blacker The Berry" or "Alright." But there's brilliance in even Lamar's cast-offs, and an intimacy here that makes this more than just a gift for his ravenous fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 60
  2. Negative: 1 out of 60
  1. Mar 4, 2016
    10
    Kendrick lamar's throwaways put together and all I have to say is that this project is amazing. Im not going to compare it to his previousKendrick lamar's throwaways put together and all I have to say is that this project is amazing. Im not going to compare it to his previous projects due to the fact that it is too short. just enjoy it. Expand
  2. Mar 10, 2016
    10
    This album shows again why Kendrick is in the top-5 rappers right now. The beats are different to other todays rappers, who just have aThis album shows again why Kendrick is in the top-5 rappers right now. The beats are different to other todays rappers, who just have a boring, low bass rhythms. Kendrick has interesting beats, many of them even made with real instruments, which is pretty rare in todays music. And of course the rapping is straight fire like we have got used to with Kendrick. Expand
  3. Mar 4, 2016
    10
    Perfection... absolutely perfect. This EP is slightly under TPAB.... but deserves in the 90's easy.. its funny how Kendrick can put out aPerfection... absolutely perfect. This EP is slightly under TPAB.... but deserves in the 90's easy.. its funny how Kendrick can put out a little EP like this and easily dominate the game with minimal effort. Heres a quick breakdown of the EP;

    Untitled 1 - GKMC rap on a TPAB beat
    Untitled 2 - GKMC
    Untitled 3 - TPAB
    Untitled 4 - Interlude
    Untitled 5 - TPAB Feat. Jay Rock
    Untitled 6 - TBAP
    Untitled 7 - GKMC
    Untitled 8 - TPAB with a hint of GKMC

    Untitled 1,2,3,7,8 are all 11/10.... The rest all 10/10

    Enjoy this work of art !
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  4. Mar 10, 2016
    9
    I can only describe it as a really strong rap-funk album. I really enjoyed these songs. Great use of horns, bass guitar, drums. All the songsI can only describe it as a really strong rap-funk album. I really enjoyed these songs. Great use of horns, bass guitar, drums. All the songs are enjoyable to listen to, aside from 07 and 02. This is the best album of 2016 thus far, better than Macklemore's better than Kanye's TLOP.
    A must listen.
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  5. Sep 24, 2018
    9
    'Untitled Unmastered' is Kendrick Lamar's best album to date. It contains 8 incredible songs that could easily have made it to 'To Pimp a'Untitled Unmastered' is Kendrick Lamar's best album to date. It contains 8 incredible songs that could easily have made it to 'To Pimp a Butterfly', and would have made it even better than it already is.

    Untitled songs 2, 3 and 8 are highlights, with crisp beats and sound vocals that show the lyrical gift that Kendrick Lamar possesses.

    The only thing that makes it a 9 and not a 10 is that there were only 8 songs. If it would have been a 10-12 album then it would have made it to that next level of a 10 out of 10. But apart from that small detail, the album is a masterpiece in Hip Hop.
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  6. Jul 17, 2017
    8
    greatgreat album............................................................................................................................................................ Expand
  7. Apr 29, 2016
    1
    Throw aways that did not make it on to pimp a butterfly. Honestly sounds horrible and very unbearable to listen to. This throw away album isThrow aways that did not make it on to pimp a butterfly. Honestly sounds horrible and very unbearable to listen to. This throw away album is by far his worst project to date. Yet people who aren't real fans of music will try to declare this to be one of the best rap albums of the past 15 years. The kendrick empowerment wave has to end soon and he needs to actually supply us with good music like he did with good kid maad city Expand

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