In what is probably the most bizarre news story I’ve ever covered at Erik’s Album Reviews, apparently a Reddit user, /u/CousinTyrone, made an agreement with himself via Reddit that if Kendrick Lamar did not release a new album on Easter Sunday, he would eat a vinyl copy of Kendrick’s monumental album, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City”.
The speculation of this potential double/related album began when Kendrick himself released his fourth full length album, “Damn”, on April 14th, which was Good Friday. Reddit threads quickly erupted after the release and the theory that Kendrick would follow up the 4th studio album with a 5th one called “Nation” on Easter Sunday soon arose. The dual release would be symbolic of the two religious holidays the albums would be released on, and when put together, the dual album would be called “Damnation”. This theory instantly grew in popularity and approval, and soon after /u/CousinTyrone announced that he was so certain this dual release project would happen that if it didn’t he would eat a vinyl copy of the sophomore full length album, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City”.
Of course, “Nation”, or any other album by Kendrick, was not released last Sunday, and because of this, /u/CousinTyrone took to Youtube to prove to the world that he would in fact eat a vinyl record. The Reddit user also added in ice cream and chocolate chips to the musical concoction to help the drink taste less like “gravel”, which according to him is what vinyl tastes like apparently. The user himself also went on to later say that he took “A LOT” of laxatives to pass the record as fast as he could because, as it turns out, eating a vinyl record isn’t all that good for you (who would’ve known?). Despite the laxatives, /u/CousinTyrone was still feeling the side effects that come with eating vinyl at least 16 hours after the video was filmed, further showing why it might not be the best idea to digest your favorite pressing of an album.
The video of this impressive(?) feat is attached below, and it is 1000% worth watching. Also, in Kendrick Lamar news, my “Damn” review is in the works and will be out very soon, so stay tuned and don’t forget to check back in for more breaking news stories, which may or may not be as bizarre as this one.