Good Kid, M.A.A.D City is Kendrick Lamar’s second studio album released in 2012 where he depicts his young lifestyle in Compton. Deep down Kendrick Lamar has morals and is self aware about the lifestyle he was born in and the massive influences of drugs, sex, and gang affiliation has in his life. This whole album is a story from the beginning to end and it features clever bars, word play, incredible instrumentals, interesting thoughts, and really nice authenticity. If you’re not into the poetry that goes into rap, then you’d probably still enjoy this album because there are so many songs still directed toward the mainstream, like Money Trees or Swimming Pools. There is so much depth to this album and it’s amazing. From the real voicemails towards the end of Sherane a.k.a Master Splinter’s Daughter to The Dying of Thirst conversation, really shows how much time was spent on this albums. One of my favorite things about this album is how real these problems can be for Kendrick Lamar as a youngin’. For example, The Art of Peer Pressure clearly expresses the influences he is pressured into, like drugs and robbery. He crafts such vivid images and giving this album a couple of listens is the best way to experience this album. In all, I would give this album a 10/10. Slide 4 is a Track-list.
Slide 5 is my personal Ranking from best to worst. (But all are so good that none are really bad.) DM for Request! ️️️ - 8 hours ago