Promise That You Will Sing About Me: The Power and Poetry of Kendrick Lamar

Promise That You Will Sing About Me: The Power and Poetry of Kendrick Lamar

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A stunning, in-depth look at the power and poetry of one of the most consequential rappers of our time.

Kendrick Lamar is one of the most influential rappers, songwriters and record producers of his generation. Widely known for his incredible lyrics and powerful music, he is regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time. In Promise That You Will Sing About Me, pop culture critic and music journalist Miles Marshall Lewis explores Kendrick Lamar’s life, his roots, his music, his lyrics, and how he has shaped the musical landscape.

With incredible graphic design, quotes, lyrics and commentary from Ta-Nehisi Coates, Alicia Garza and more, this book provides an in-depth look at how Kendrick came to be the powerhouse he is today and how he has revolutionized the industry from the inside.

Title:Promise That You Will Sing About Me: The Power and Poetry of Kendrick Lamar
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    Promise That You Will Sing About Me: The Power and Poetry of Kendrick Lamar Reviews

  • Geoff

    This was an interesting book - pitched between a pop biography and an academic analysis of Kendrick Lamar and his place in Californian, Hip Hop, and US culture. Lamar is a great MC recognized in both ...

  • Karen  Dee

    This book was really insightful, not just about Kendrick Lamar but of hip hop and R&B and the history behind them. There was a lot of context given for the creation of rap and the times in which it ev...

  • Monique

    I went into this knowing nothing about what would be discussed. I am pleased that I did. I learned a lot about a person who I consider one of the greatest rappers of my time. Thanks for the ARC NetGal...

  • Michelle

    “Promise That You Will Sing About Me”, by author Miles Marshall Lewis, is about hip hop rapper sensation Kendrick Lamar. The book not only gives the history of Kendrick Lamar’s music and influen...

  • Dre

    Reading "Promise That You Will Sing About Me" by Miles Marshall Lewis is an experience, I tell you. Not only does Lewis give critical, well-researched analysis of Kendrick's body of work, he gives a g...

  • Fiona

    This book is specifically targeted at Kendrick Lamar fans and I, as a general aficionado of hip-hop history and culture, didn't get much out of it. The author inserts himself and his experiences into ...

  • Jay DeMoir

    Part biography and part academic analysis of Kendrick Lamar, this book was insightful and provided a clear take on Lamar who's one of my favorite rappers....

  • Cavak

    Promise That You Will Sing about Me reads like a love letter to rap with fascinating personal anecdotes from Lewis. If you're not familiar with the genre, that's fine. You'll gain a healthy dose of hi...

  • lisa

    This book is a combination of hip hop history, and glowing review of Kendrick Lamar. It was interesting, somewhat in the vein Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib, b...

  • Kristi

    I will preface this review with I'm not a huge fan of Kendrick Lamar. Like the author, I grew up with rap and hip hop artists who influenced Kendrick. Like him, I also stopped really listening to that...