Acclaimed hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar returns with fourth album “Damn”. It follows To Pimp A Butterfly, and the accompanying Untitled Unmastered release of last year. With characteristic, unique skill Kendrick creates dense, deeply reflective verses on politics, religion, culture and current affairs. The personal is linked with the universal in overarching narratives of damnation and redemption. Joining Kendrick on the record is Rihanna and U2, alongside contributions from BADBADNOTGOOD, James Blake, Kaytranada and The Internet’s Steve Lacy. The roots of ’70s soul and funk are embedded in the music, which also draws from the dusty breaks and chopped samples of ‘90s hip hop, and the spare electronic beats of trap.