Section.80 is Kendrick Lamar’s first full-length project, released on July 2, 2011, via Top Dawg Entertainment; although the project was marketed and distributed like a studio album, Lamar has consistently referred to it as a mixtape. Genius has compiled in-depth breakdowns of both the track list/production credits and cover art.
The title, Section.80, is a combination of Section 8 Housing and the decade that Kendrick was born in—the 1980s. The subject matter ranges from Black people’s strife due to the missteps of the Reagan Administration, women’s issues, drug abuse, and conspiracy theories about the government; all of this without sacrificing precise, agile lyricism.
“The Spiteful Chant” was notably removed from streaming services in August 2019.