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How do you feel about the impeding Kendrick Lamar and U2 collaboration titled "XXX?"

Yea
51 (63%)
Nay
20 (24.7%)
Too stunned to say
10 (12.3%)

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Voting closed: April 15, 2017, 01:17:51 PM

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Offline JKent

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Re: Kendrick Lamar/U2 Collaboration "XXX": Yea or Nay?
« Reply #60 on: April 14, 2017, 11:14:51 AM »
U2 inadvertently just found themselves featured on probably the most important rap album of the year on a track that is more ballsy politically and socially than most anything the world of rock has produced in a decade.

If you don't like it, I'm sorry, it's not meant for you... that's really all there is to it. Just know that it's amazing that they did this and it's a great sign that they're back to being willing to experiment again.

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Re: Kendrick Lamar/U2 Collaboration "XXX": Yea or Nay?
« Reply #61 on: April 14, 2017, 11:17:26 AM »
I love it.  Sounds like Numb style effects under the rap. It's getting universal acclaim outside our circle. The album leak is all anybody is talking.  Bono wants to relevant again. He is now in the middle of pop culture relevancy Typhoon


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Re: Kendrick Lamar/U2 Collaboration "XXX": Yea or Nay?
« Reply #62 on: April 14, 2017, 11:41:01 AM »
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I love it.  Sounds like Numb style effects under the rap. It's getting universal acclaim outside our circle. The album leak is all anybody is talking.  Bono wants to relevant again. He is now in the middle of pop culture relevancy Typhoon


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Yes, this song is being very well received. Literally have not seen a single criticism yet.

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Re: Kendrick Lamar/U2 Collaboration "XXX": Yea or Nay?
« Reply #63 on: April 14, 2017, 12:21:30 PM »
Not my cup of tea, but it's a bold song, and it's serving them well with a much needed return of image, so good for them.

The fact they didn't let Edge put some guitars on it it's an absurdity to me, I'm sure he would have brought something exciting to the piece.

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Re: Kendrick Lamar/U2 Collaboration "XXX": Yea or Nay?
« Reply #64 on: April 14, 2017, 12:39:12 PM »
I'm assuming it's Edge on the piano in that part? hopefully we get some more info on the collaboration process in an interview at some point.

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Re: Kendrick Lamar/U2 Collaboration "XXX": Yea or Nay?
« Reply #65 on: April 14, 2017, 12:52:34 PM »
Gotta say, it does absolutely nothing for me, my opinion of hip hop, rap or U2 one way or the other.  Bono's voice sounds good, reminds me a bit of Sinatra crooning a bit.  IF they get some "street cred" out of it, more power to them.  I hope though it does help them to rediscover a the darker, dirtier version of themselves.

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Re: Kendrick Lamar/U2 Collaboration "XXX": Yea or Nay?
« Reply #66 on: April 14, 2017, 01:47:55 PM »
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I'm assuming it's Edge on the piano in that part? hopefully we get some more info on the collaboration process in an interview at some point.

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Re: Kendrick Lamar/U2 Collaboration "XXX": Yea or Nay?
« Reply #67 on: April 14, 2017, 04:58:42 PM »
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I'm assuming it's Edge on the piano in that part? hopefully we get some more info on the collaboration process in an interview at some point.

there we have it!
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Re: Kendrick Lamar/U2 Collaboration "XXX": Yea or Nay?
« Reply #68 on: April 14, 2017, 05:35:49 PM »
Sounds good I reckon. It's clearly a Kendrick song, small cameo, but the song isn't boring that's for sure...

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Re: Kendrick Lamar/U2 Collaboration "XXX": Yea or Nay?
« Reply #69 on: April 14, 2017, 06:28:29 PM »
Bono might just get the radio hit he craves off the back of this Kendrick track !!!

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Re: Kendrick Lamar/U2 Collaboration "XXX": Yea or Nay?
« Reply #70 on: April 14, 2017, 07:53:58 PM »
Been watching reaction videos on youtube as people listen to the album.  A lot of young kids saying "Holy sh**, Bono is the man.  My mind is blown"

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

U2 is now relevant.  Inserted themselves into the biggest album drop on social media ever.

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« Reply #71 on: April 14, 2017, 07:56:13 PM »
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Been watching reaction videos on youtube as people listen to the album.  A lot of young kids saying "Holy sh**, Bono is the man.  My mind is blown"

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

U2 is now relevant.  Inserted themselves into the biggest album drop on social media ever.
Yep. Time to capitalize and release the damn album now. It's either good or it isn't at this point.

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Re: Kendrick Lamar/U2 Collaboration "XXX": Yea or Nay?
« Reply #72 on: April 14, 2017, 08:01:33 PM »
yea but this isn't a single. its a deep cut i dont think this will be good enough for them.

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Re: Kendrick Lamar/U2 Collaboration "XXX": Yea or Nay?
« Reply #73 on: April 14, 2017, 08:43:17 PM »
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yea but this isn't a single. its a deep cut i dont think this will be good enough for them.
It might become one. HUMBLE. is the only single that's been released so far.

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Re: Kendrick Lamar/U2 Collaboration "XXX": Yea or Nay?
« Reply #74 on: April 14, 2017, 11:08:33 PM »
Yeah U2 needs to release the album by this fall at the latest. Now's the time.