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Good Kid: M.A.A.D City [Deluxe Edition]


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The moment that signaled 25-year-old Top Dawg Entertainment artist Kendrick Lamar's rise from West Coast underground cult hero to mainstream superstar happened on stage at a hometown concert in during the summer of 2011. With Dr. Dre looking down from the balcony seats, Lamar was joined on stage by Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, and Game. Those West Coast icons, gangster rap torchbearers for two ... Read more in Amazon's Kendrick Lamar Store

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  • Audio CD (October 22, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Aftermath
  • ASIN: B00913P6G0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (648 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,559 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Sherane a.k.a Master Splinter's Daughter
2. Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
3. Backseat Freestyle
4. The Art of Peer Pressure
5. Money Trees feat. Jay Rock
6. Poetic Justice feat. Drake
7. good kid
8. m.A.A.d city feat MC Eiht
9. Swimming Pools (Drank) [Extended Version]
10. Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst
11. Real feat. Anna Wise of Sonnymoon
12. Compton Feat. Dr. Dre
13. The Recipe feat. Dr. Dre
14. Black Boy Fly
15. Now or Never feat. Mary J. Blige

Editorial Reviews

Deluxe Edition includes three additional tracks. 2012 release from the Compton-based Hip Hop artist. Currently signed to Top Dawg, Aftermath and lnterscope. Lamar is a member of Hip Hop supergroup Black Hippy, along with fellow West Coast rappers and label mates Jay Rock. Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. He first gained major attention after being mentioned by Dr. Dre resulting in a buzz for the, then upcoming. release of his fourth mixtape. Early in his career, Lamar amassed a large internet following, and had already worked with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Wiz Khalifa, Game, Drake, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Talib Kweli, Lady Gaga, Kid Cudi, Busta Rhymes, E-40, Warren G, Bun B, Tech N9ne and Lil Wayne among other popular artists.

Customer Reviews

Kendrick Lamar really tells a story in his lyrics.
N. Spearmon
After long time I purchased an album, and it was worth it, I am still listening everyday.
berent
Great Album, Great Lyrics, Good Beats & great concept in story telling.
Notus30

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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Mr Eclectic on November 2, 2012
Format: MP3 Music
It takes me several listens to really digest music. Initially, I thought some Cali reviewers were hyping the album up by calling it a classic. I got off work and after the 2nd listen all the way through, I was sold. This has everything you look for in an album with very limited recognized artists.

I appreciate this album because it brings real, everyday life experiences to wax. Kendrick brings a cool story line without compromising lyrics to concept and without forcing himself on beats. The lyrics, beats, and flow combine to make great music. You can tell he had fun making this album. It defintely has an unique 90s feel mixed with today's hip hop. You can play this album straight through. This is my favorite album of 2012, and 2012 has been a great year for Rap and Hip Hop.

This is great music.
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42 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Michael Brent Faulkner, Jr. VINE VOICE on October 27, 2012
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Kendrick Lamar's debut effort Good Kid: M.A.A.D City [Deluxe Edition] materializes just at the right time to give West Coast rap some renewed notability. Kendrick Lamar is one today's most unique rappers. Left of center, he joins the likes of Drake and KiD CuDi, paving his own pathway. Good Kid m.A.A.d City is not only one of 2012's best rap albums but also one of the year's `crowning achievements.' Conceptually structured around its title - Kendrick is ultimately a good kid trapped in Compton, which is chucked full of vices within the sins/demons of a bad, rough city - Lamar details his early life experience.

"Sherane a.k.a. Master Splinter's Daughter" opens with a prayer that ultimately alludes to the title of the album. Featuring soulful, old-school production by Tha Bizness, "Sherane a.k.a. Master Splinter's Daughter" finds Kendrick narratively lusting for a 'no-good' girl. Lamar's rhymes are agile and well conceived, eliminating need for a hook (there is none). As customary throughout the effort, an interlude (skit) foreshadows successive tracks, much like a novel.

On "B*tch, Don't Kill My Vibe," producer Sounwave's production incorporates a Boom Clap Bachelors sample ("Tiden Flyver"). Over a lush, west coast characteristic sound, Lamar is on autopilot, admitting his improprieties while also admonishing anyone to attempt to block his individuality as a person and artist. Lamar's vocal inflections and athletic flow help to make this cut another brilliant contribution.

"Backseat Freestyle" sports some of Hit-Boy's best production work. The Intro/outro is particularly notable by Lamar: "Martin had a dream, Martin had a dream, Kendrick have a dream...
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jason A. Cleveland on October 26, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Flawless top to bottom. I get the feeling 5-10 years from now this will be looked at as a Hip Hop Classic and will leave a footprint that will stand the test of time for years to come. This is a brilliant masterpiece. Any fan of Hip Hop should own this whether digital or physical.
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21 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Keith D. on October 22, 2012
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I normally don't write reviews, and Amazon can vouch for that lol. This album however deserves my praise. This is what we think when we are listening to hip-hop. Not that 2 Chainz B.S. not to knock his hustle though. I know a lot of people who loves the swimming pool song but it doesn't stop there. This is a new classic. I love concept music and Kendrick has bars to fill every concept. I was hoping for some Dre music but it definitely wasn't needed at all. Do your self and buy this album and listen to each song in order and you will be hooked like me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Linda Engberg on July 16, 2014
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i am a person of the age where i never expected in a million years to buy a 'rap' album. however, i watched the grammies this year and was totally blown away by the imagine dragons/kendrick lamar performance. to the extent that i purchased the cd's of each. since one must know the lyrics to appreciate in entirety, i'm in the process of so doing. an interesting aside is that as one living in the heart of chicago, i noted that mr. lamar is appearing at our "pitchfork" festival this very weekend. for one 3 times his age, to be impressed upon 1st listen, is really something.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tyler F. on January 30, 2014
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Now, I am not the biggest hip-hop/rap aficionado, as I have only listened to the more mainstreamed artists such as Eminem, Jay-Z, and Kanye, however I have to say this is perhaps one of my favorite albums in that genre. Kendrick just takes the game to another level with both his lyrics and flow. It also helps that the samples and beats that are being used in the album just flow so well with Kendrick's verses. My personal favorite song the album would have to be "Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst", partly because it is an lyrically impressive 12 minute song which builds up from beginning to end. I would totally recommend buying this item at full price if the sale price is not there anymore (at the time of purchase, the album was $3.99).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bug on April 14, 2014
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seriously get it and listen to it. really deep album. however, this album focuses on Kendrick's violence-impregnated youth in Compton so if you're sensitive to the sounds of gunshots or discussions of gang activity be aware of that.

But it's a really inspired and good album with a lot of variety.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Mama on March 9, 2014
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I am a huge hip-hop fan and I can't express enough how amazing this cd is. I tend to listen to Wu-Tang and Outkast most often but Kendrick is playing all day everyday in my car. His lyrics give me chills (literally) and his beats are second to none.
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it's a hurricane jackass. i'm inside listenin to some Kendrick. was lookin for some worthwhile posts and topics.....obviously i ain't findin that here yo!
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