It takes a lot to make a seven minute track that keeps the listener entertained and captivated throughout. All it takes is a 20 second slump or one hook too many and you’ve lost your audience. It should come as no surprise to anyone who’s heard Kendrick Lamar’s previous work that he is capable of this rare feat.
A lot is owed to THC’s production, which is disjointed and scattered but with enough surprises that you’ll need to listen multiple times before you notice all the subtleties. Gunplay also comes through with a solid contribution that will help to expose him to the masses.