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good kid, m.A.A.d city [Explicit]

10 Feb 2014 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Label: Polydor Associated Labels
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 Aftermath/Interscope Records
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 1:17:55
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B00DOS81M4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,938 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Tich on 4 Jan 2013
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Early in 2012 my teenage son (whose musical taste mostly comprises of grime, dub step and rap) played me a song called 'Cartoons And Cereal' by Kendrick Lamar. I was so impressed, I asked him to play it again. Here was a 'rapper' who wasn't singing about the usual topics of bitches, n****s and having wads of money. Instead, he was telling us about how he wanted to do something with his life.

On the strength of this I purchased this album, and have to say that I wasn't disappointed in the slightest (bearing in mind, this review is from a middle aged classic rocker who thinks the best album ever is Zep's Physical Graffiti! From the very first tune it grabs you - no over production, no thud thud beat that annoys the balls off you! Lyrically, it's one of the strongest albums I've heard in a long time. Tracks that stand out for me are 'The Art Of Peer Pressure' - how many teenagers could learn from this? - and 'Sing About Me: I'm Dying Of Thirst' - the haunting backing vocals of the second half are simply superb. From start to finish it's a master class.

The album is full of quality, and just grows with each play. I can't recommend it highly enough - if you buy just one hip-hop/rap album this decade, buy this one - you won't be disappointed.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Kellen on 30 Oct 2012
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Well what can I say, If I could give 6 stars, I would. The whole album is a masterpiece and the best thing I've heard in 2012, without a doubt. It's set out to be an ALBUM, not just a bunch of tracks on a disc. Kendrick tells a story all the way through, hence the album is appropriately named, 'a short film by Kendrick Lamar'. It's genius, it's almost like a movie experience on an album. There's some skits at the beginning and end of songs as a tactic to get you into the right mood for the following track, and to lay out the topic/issue that Kendrick wants to talk about.
I can safely say, from amazing heart felt tracks like 'the art of peer pressure', to the incredible Hit-Boy produced track (N****s in Paris, Goldie), 'Backseat Freestyle', Kendrick kills every track, as you would expect from such a talented lyricist.
Best album of 2012, easily.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rob Callen on 29 Aug 2013
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Top top album from start to finish, there is not one track which lets it down. I am a massive hip hop fan and have been for years and this is one of the best albums I have heard.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sharper than the rest on 7 Mar 2013
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Best album I've bought in a very long time!!! Always listen to when running as it gets you pumped and up the hills!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Teri on 6 Nov 2013
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I have liked Kendrick Lamar for a while now and this cd of his is FAB and of course Dre
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Thatcher on 19 Mar 2013
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this album is quality. when i heard this guy was from Compton and signed to aftermath (Dre's label) i was expecting a real gem of work and boy were my expectations met...after a few listens that is-his voice grated on me initially and i wasn't too keen on his second single here in the uk Backseat Freestyle. but needless to say after countless listens i now love the whole darn thing esp Compton, Money Trees, Poetic Justice, m.A.A.d Kid and B*tch Don't Kill My Vibe. Buy now and support dre and Kendrick Lamar as they deserve it. Aftermath 4 life b*tch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Samuelsan on 22 Feb 2013
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A quite spiffing album with the popular ditty "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" providing much entertainment during the cold winter months
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DT on 8 Nov 2012
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review from from Sam Jackson @ hilltopviewsonline.com
The young rapper's major label debut "good kid, m.A.A.d city" starts out with a group of men reciting a prayer asking the Lord to come into their hearts. Usually in this business it takes a drug/alcohol induced flameout to get artists on a spiritual kick, but Lamar seems to have skipped some levels.
Not that his ascent has not been quick either. After putting out his first mixtape at 16, he started rising in the hip-hop world, both by himself and as part of the four-man super group Black Hippy, who have two remixes on deluxe editions of "good kid, m.A.A.d city." His first album, the critically acclaimed "Section.80," caught the attention of legendary producer Dr. Dre, who executive produced this album.
So why does someone who has become so successful at 23 need aid from above?
Judging from the lyrical themes of "good kid," Lamar's trying to exorcise the ghosts of his past, mostly eschewing typical hip-hop braggadocio for deeper lyrics about things like girl trouble, the death of close friends, and his Compton upbringing.
The whole album is cloaked in beats from a variety of producers, ranging from big names such as Just Blaze, Pharrell and Hit-Boy, to past affiliates from "Section.80," with sounds ranging from seductive synths and drums ("Sherane a.k.a. Master Splinter's Daughter," "Swimming Pools (Drank)"), and old school West Coast bombast ("Backseat Freestyle," the "California Love" rip-off "Compton"). The songs often end with little skits, snippets of dialogue that range from "Friday"-esque hilarity to disturbing violence.
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