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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #90 on: April 11, 2017, 11:08:21 AM »
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This thread summed up in two videos:

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Ahh, that's a throwback to my youth.  ;D

I used to love a bit of the old WCW.....wrasslin!

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #91 on: April 11, 2017, 11:39:35 AM »
Nothing especially interesting or new here but i did laugh at the description of u2 in the piece.

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #92 on: April 11, 2017, 12:27:36 PM »
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Nothing especially interesting or new here but i did laugh at the description of u2 in the piece.

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They could've at least used a real picture of bono...

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #93 on: April 11, 2017, 12:49:30 PM »
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Btw, is this U2 trying to be "relevant" again?  ;D

Yes.

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #94 on: April 11, 2017, 12:53:43 PM »
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... lament all you want about the yutes and the culture,  but they couldn't buy that kind of exposure (though I guess technically they sorta did).

U2 don't need exposure. What do they think will happen? A bunch of teenagers will hear this song and jump on the U2 bandwagon so they can wait til they're out of college for a new album to come out?

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #95 on: April 11, 2017, 01:12:48 PM »
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Alright, fingers crossed this collab went well. Please let it be a serious and dark song as I honestly don't think it would work otherwise.

I don't think Kendrick has too many fun and light songs. He may have featured on some songs in that vein for other artists, but his albums aren't pop.

And check out the tracklist around U2's track:

Lust
Love
XXX (feat. U2)
Fear
God

I think it would be safe to dismiss any fears that it will be some forced cheesy pop-collab. I mean, it could still be a letdown, but I don't think that will be the reason.

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #96 on: April 11, 2017, 01:23:32 PM »
When is it coming out

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #97 on: April 11, 2017, 01:24:10 PM »
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When is it coming out

The 14th, this Friday. Though I'd imagine it will all be leaked before then.

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« Reply #98 on: April 11, 2017, 02:00:09 PM »
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... lament all you want about the yutes and the culture,  but they couldn't buy that kind of exposure (though I guess technically they sorta did).

U2 don't need exposure. What do they think will happen? A bunch of teenagers will hear this song and jump on the U2 bandwagon so they can wait til they're out of college for a new album to come out?

How else would u2 grow their fan base?

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #99 on: April 11, 2017, 02:18:37 PM »
I still think it's another version of The Best Thing

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #100 on: April 11, 2017, 02:30:28 PM »
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... lament all you want about the yutes and the culture,  but they couldn't buy that kind of exposure (though I guess technically they sorta did).

U2 don't need exposure. What do they think will happen? A bunch of teenagers will hear this song and jump on the U2 bandwagon so they can wait til they're out of college for a new album to come out?

How many teens, decades ago, started to check out Lou Reed after hearing U2 cover Satellite of Love like I did? I can't be the only one.

How many teens, decades ago,  started to check out David Bowie, The Clash, JJ72 after hearing Bono namedrop them in interviews? I can't be the only one.

How many adults checked out Lyyke Li after hearing her on SoI like I did? I can't be the only one.

True, maybe some of their fans will think I "jumped on the bandwagon" but I could not care less.

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #101 on: April 11, 2017, 03:12:10 PM »
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... lament all you want about the yutes and the culture,  but they couldn't buy that kind of exposure (though I guess technically they sorta did).

U2 don't need exposure. What do they think will happen? A bunch of teenagers will hear this song and jump on the U2 bandwagon so they can wait til they're out of college for a new album to come out?

How else would u2 grow their fan base?

Grow their fan base? I'm pretty sure they're like the most well-known band in existence.

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #102 on: April 11, 2017, 04:39:04 PM »
I'm a huge fan of Kendrick, thought his To Pimp a Butterfly album was one of the most complex and rewarding full album listens I've ever had. And also, Kendrick does rap, but I considering him to be more of a hip-hop artist than a rapper. He has a very clever mind when it comes to production, heck if you listen to TPAB, there's heavy elements of jazz, funk, R&B, and soul in those songs.

This sounds and feels right now like he's going to be perhaps sampling or borrowing the background instrumental of a U2 song more than anything. Really, I'm more curious about this news than anything, because I'm curious on the idea behind U2's involvement.

I'm actually really excited what this might be.

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #103 on: April 11, 2017, 05:06:05 PM »
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I'm a huge fan of Kendrick, thought his To Pimp a Butterfly album was one of the most complex and rewarding full album listens I've ever had. And also, Kendrick does rap, but I considering him to be more of a hip-hop artist than a rapper. He has a very clever mind when it comes to production, heck if you listen to TPAB, there's heavy elements of jazz, funk, R&B, and soul in those songs.

This sounds and feels right now like he's going to be perhaps sampling or borrowing the background instrumental of a U2 song more than anything. Really, I'm more curious about this news than anything, because I'm curious on the idea behind U2's involvement.

I'm actually really excited what this might be.

It says featuring U2, though. Doesn't that imply that it will be a song with them, as opposed to a sample?

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #104 on: April 11, 2017, 05:15:28 PM »
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Btw, is this U2 trying to be "relevant" again?  ;D

Yes.

Yeah, it seems like they're trying to sort out which aspect of the youth culture will launch them back to the top when they dabble in it. See giving The Best Thing to Kygo and giving an intro on The Chainsmokers.

Difference is, the standard of quality for Kendrick is so damn high that it's almost certain they've done something great.