Five Different Ways of Hyping Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar in New York City, August 2012. Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage

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In the early hours of yesterday morning, Three 6 Mafia’s Juicy J attempted to let the world know that he was hopping on board the Kendrick Lamar hype train by checking out his new Good Kid, m.A.A.d city album — only to drop a digital d’oh by posting up a pic revealing that he was mistakenly downloading last years’s Section.80 project instead. Still, Juice’s gaff is telling about the how Lamar’s debut album is being received from the hip-hop community at large — here’s the best of Lamar’s peers going doolally over his album.

1. Kendrick is this era’s Dylan

2. Kendrick’s new b-word is catching on

 3. Lets not forget the body of work

4. Theory: Is Kendrick the secret love-child of Andre 3000?

5. One copy of this will not be enough

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