Lets take a look at the matchups...
1. 2014 Forest Hills Drive VS 4. To Pimp A Butterfly
Artist: J. Cole
Hometown: Fayetteville , North Carolina
Label: Roc Nation
Previous Albums: Cole World: The Sideline Story, Born SInner
Album: 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Release Date: December 9th, 2014
Album Singles: "Apparently", "G.O.M.D."
First Week Sales: 354k (Currently Platinum)
Interesting Album Fact: 2014 Forest Hills Drive is named after the address of Cole's childhood home. The house was foreclosed after Cole graduated high school but he recently repurchased the home.
Notable Tracks: "Wet Dreamz", "03 Adolescence", "Fire Squad", "Love Yourz"
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Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Hometown: Compton, La
Label: Top Dawg Ent
Previous Album(s): Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
Album: To Pimp A Butterfly
Release Date: March 16th, 2015
Album Singles: "I", "King Kunta"
Features: George Clinton & Thundercat, Bilal, Anna Wise, Snoop Dogg, James Fauntleroy, Ronald Isley, Rapsody
First Week Sales: 324k
Interesting Album Fact: Lamar originally planned to name the album "Tu Pimp A Caterpillar". The title would have been an ode to Tupac (Tu P.A.C.) Lamar told MTV News that he changed it to butterfly to show the brightness of life.
Notable Tracks: "u", "How Much a Dollar Cost", "You Ain't Gotta Lie", "Mortal Man"
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2. Dark Sky Paradise VS 3. The Album About Nothing
Artist: Big Sean
Label: G.O.O.D Music
Previous Albums: Finally Famous, Hall of Fame
Current Album: Dark Sky Paradise
Release Date: February 24th, 2015
Album Singles: "IDFWU", "Blessings"
Features: Kanye West, Drake, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Wayne, Jhene Aiko, Party Next Door, Ariana Grande, E-40
First Week Sales: 173k
Interesting Album Fact: Dark Sky Paradise is Big Sean's first #1 album
Notable tracks: "All Your Fault", "Play No Games", "Deep", "I Know"
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Hometown: DMV (Washington D.C)
Label: Maybach Music Group
Previous Albums: Attention Deficit, Ambition, The Gifted
Current Album: The Album About Nothing
Release Date: March 31st, 2015
Album Singles: "The Body", "The Matrimony"
Features: Jerry Seinfeld, J.Cole, SZA, Usher, Jeremih
First Week Sales: TBA
Interesting Album Fact: This album is third installment of the "About Nothing" series; the first two projects were mixtapes. The songs were usually inspired by clips from the popular show Seinfeld but for the album, majority of the songs were inspired from an actual conversation with Jerry Seinfeld.
Notable Tracks: "The White Shoes", "The One Time In Houston", "The Need to Know", "The Pessimist"
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