DAMN (2017) Lyrics – Kendrick Lamar

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DAMN. is the highly acclaimed fourth studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar, released on April 14, 2017. The album was produced through Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records, with contributions from various renowned artists and producers.

The executive producer and Top Dawg Entertainment label-head, Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, was instrumental in assembling the talented team, which included Sounwave, DJ Dahi, Mike Will Made It, and Ricci Riera, among others. Notably, the album also features production contributions from James Blake, Steve Lacy, BadBadNotGood, Greg Kurstin, The Alchemist, and 9th Wonder.

The album incorporates a unique blend of musical genres, including conscious hip hop, trap, contemporary R&B, and pop. Lamar's previous studio album, To Pimp a Butterfly, had introduced him to the conscious hip hop genre, which he further develops in DAMN. In addition to Lamar's impressive rap skills, the album also features guest vocals from renowned artists such as singer Rihanna, Top Dawg singer Zacari, and Irish rock band U2.

Prior to the album's release, Lamar released "The Heart Part 4" as a promotional single. Following its release, he released three additional singles from the album, including "Humble," "Loyalty," and "Love." "Humble" became Lamar's first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 as a lead artist.

DAMN. received widespread critical acclaim and numerous awards. The album won Best Rap Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards and became the first non-jazz or classical work to earn a Pulitzer Prize for Music. It also received a nomination for Album of the Year at the same ceremony. The album topped the US Billboard 200 with 603,000 album-equivalent units earned in its first week and also topped the chart of Canada. It reached number two in several other countries, including Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. DAMN. has since been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in May 2018 and was the Billboard Year-End number one album of 2017. In 2020, Rolling Stone's updated list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time ranked DAMN. at 175th.

Overall, DAMN. stands as one of Lamar's most successful and acclaimed works, earning recognition for its musical innovation, social commentary, and powerful storytelling. Below you can find a to z all track details, with lyrics and videos.

DAMN album Cover

DAMN album cover

Cast & Crew

  • Artist/Band
  • Release Date
  • April 14, 2017
  • Producer(s)
  • 9th Wonder, The Alchemist, BADBADNOTGOOD, Bēkon, Cardo, DJ Dahi, Greg Kurstin, James Blake, Mike Hector, Mike WiLL Made-It, Pluss, Ricci Riera, Sounwave, Steve Lacy, Tae Beast, Teddy Walton, Terrace Martin, Top Dawg & Yung Exclusive

  • Writer(s)
  • Adam Clayton, Adolf Topic, Ad-Rock, The Alchemist, Alex Sowinski, Anna Wise, Bill Curtis, Bēkon, Bono, Brock Korsan, Brody Brown, Bruno Mars, Cardo, Chester Hansen, Dale Warren, Don Robey, Earl Shelton, The Edge & Greg Kurstin