Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city (CD) (2012) (FLAC + 320 kbps)

Hip-hop debuts don’t come much more “highly anticipated” than Kendrick Lamar’s. A series of killer mixtapes displayed his talent for thought-provoking street lyrics delivered with an attention-grabbing flow, and then there was his membership in the Black Hippy crew with his brethren Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock all issuing solo releases that pleased the “true hip-hop” set, setting the stage for a massive fourth and final. Top it off with a pre-release XXL Magazine cover that he shared with his label boss and all-around legend Dr. Dre, and the “biggest debut since Illmatic” stuff starts to flow, but Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City would be a milestone even without the back-story, offering cool and compelling lyrics, great guests (Drake, Dr. Dre, and MC Eiht) and attractive production (from Pharrell, Just Blaze, Tabu, and others). Here, Kendrick is living his life like status and cash were extra credit. It is what makes this kid so “good” as he navigates his “mad” city (Compton) with experience and wisdom beyond his years (25). He’s shamelessly bold about the allure of the trap, contrasting the sickness of his city with the universal feeling of getting homesick, and carrying a Springsteen-sized love for the home team.


01. Sherane a.k.a. Master Splinter’s Daughter
02. Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe
03. Backseat Freestyle
04. The Art of Peer Pressure
05. Money Trees (Feat. Jay Rock)
06. Poetic Justice (Feat. Drake)
07. good kid
08. m.A.A.d city (Feat. MC Eiht)
09. Swimming Pools (Drank) (Extended Version)
10. Sing About Me / I’m Dying of Thirst
11. Real (Feat. Anna Wise)
12. Compton (Feat. Dr. Dre)


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