Kendrick Lamar has been steadily releasing Grade A certified tracks, slowly building up his repertoire under the Aftermath Label. There is no doubt that Lamar’s residency under the tutelage of a certain perfectionist Doctor has transformed the Compton native from a once up-and-comer to a now established presence in Hip-Hop. An apple a day keeps the Doctor away, and boy has Dr. Andre Young, aka Dr. Dre, been away for a while. And while we’re on the subject of clichés, you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. While people have been waiting for 11 years for Dre to drop a new album, personally I’m ecstatic that he has been altruistically dispensing his sagely wisdom to a new protégé. It certainly seems like Kendrick has been taking notes. After the release of his two gastronomically inclined singles, entitled “Cartoon & Cereal” and “The Recipe”, there is no doubt in my mind (and also in Kendrick’s mind) that his next album will be The Truth (with a capital T, Boom!). KD’s ability to accelerate, decelerate, and generally vary his his flow over the beat of the song is as impressive as it is unique; while there are other artists that also possess this ability, Lamar achieves it with a one-of-a-kind style that will undoubtedly make him a force for any rapper/auctioneer to contend with.