Lamar tells me he began singing about his city, his struggles, and his survival at the age of 13. Now years later, he has nearly 300 songs, and must narrow it down to 12 for an album release. When asked which are his favorites, song titles like â€œThe Hard Part 2,â€ â€œCut You Off,â€ â€œAverage Joe,â€ and â€œFaithâ€ roll off his tongue. According to Lamar, all the songs have a message. Whether itâ€™s about the ills of negativity, or the senseless loss of his uncle to prison, Lamar sings with a raw, honest, and sometimes angered voice. Many of his lyrics come from what heâ€™s seen and experienced growing up in Compton. â€“ Lu Parker.
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