Gilles Peterson Guest Kendrick Lamar - Worldwide (BBC 6 Music) 2012.12.01

This week Gilles meets one of the most exciting lyricists to emerge in recent years, Kendrick Lamar.

The 25 year old rapper released his critically- acclaimed debut album Good Kid mAAd City last month on Interscope. Hailing from Compton, a LA neighbourhood with a rich history of producing era-defining acts like NWA, Kendrick appears to be the next great MC to emerge from that lineage.

His debut album is a complex series of intertwining tales discussing the struggles of growing up in inner-city America. It showcases his lyrical dexterity and creative ambition, as well as an acute social conscience and empathy for the struggle of others.

Bosq Of Whiskey Barons feat. Kaleta - Dem Know [Ubiquity]
Jets - Sin Love With You [Leisure System]
Nosaj Thing - Home [Brainfeeder]
Sohn - The Wheel [Aesop]

Album of the Week

Ultraista - You’re Out [Temporary Residence]

The Dells - Walk On By [Cadet]
Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love [Island]
Chico Mann - Say What [Soundway]
Meridan Bros Brothers - Guaracha UFO [Soundway]
Wayne Shorter - Golden Mean [Blue Note]

Austin Peralta Tribute

Austin Peralta - Algiers [BBC session at Maida Vale]
Austin Peralta - DMT Song [BBC session at Maida Vale]

Stubborn Heart - Starting Block [One Little Indian]
Jozif feat. Little Bear - The 508 [Crosstown rebels]
Yuna feat. MeLo X - Live Your Life [Motherland]
Jesse Boykins III - The Perfect Blues (Machinedrum remix) [Ninja Tune]
War - Slipping Into Darkness (Tom Moulton mix) [MCA]

Kendrick Lamar in Conversation

Kendrick Lamar - Hiii Power [Interscope/Aftermath]
Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank) [Interscope/Aftermath]
Roy Ayers - We Live In Brooklyn [Ubiquity]
Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid [Interscope/Aftermath]
Kendrick Lamar Feat Mary J Blige - Now Or Never [Interscope/Aftermath]
Kendrick Lamar - Sing About Me [Interscope/Aftermath]
Kendrick Lamar - Real [Interscope/Aftermath]
Roots Manuva - Natural feat.Kope [Big Dada]

Nicolas Jaar & Theodore Roosevelt - The Ego [Cirrcus]

Album of the Week

Ultraista - Gold Dayzz [Temporary Residence]

Rocketnumbernine - Rotunda
The Outlaw Band - Deep Gully [Akarma]
Elmore Judd & Bullion - Golden Goat [Honest Jon’s]
Paco Zambrano Y Su Combo - Mescelina [Tigers Milk]
Shuggie Otis - Walkin’ Down The County [Columbia]
Bobby Womack - Stupid [XL Recordings]
Romare - Down The Line [Black Acre]
Indestructible Noise Command - The Place [4AD]
DJ Day - Mama Shelter [White]
David Virelles - A Celebration, Circa 1836 [PI Recordings]
Nostalgia 77 - Angels & Demons At Play [Tru Thoughts]
Da Lata - Places We Go [White]