Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


good kid, m.A.A.d city [Deluxe Edition]

Kendrick LamarAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (577 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.

Amazon's Kendrick Lamar Store


Image of album by Kendrick Lamar


Image of Kendrick Lamar


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

Visit Amazon's Kendrick Lamar Store
for 4 albums, 4 photos, discussions, and more.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 2, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: TDE / Aftermath / Interscope
  • ASIN: B008Z94NZG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (577 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,675,392 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
44 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music, Great Lyrics, Classic Hip Hop 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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
39 of 45 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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...
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album 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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Love Love April 3, 2013
Format:MP3 Music
Good kid m.a.a.d city is one of the best cd's I've heard in a while. It reminds me of 90s story telling type of rap. I would recommend this cd to anyone who likes real music. It has great beats and the content is not just money, h**s, clothes. He speaks on real life situations that we all went through or are going through. The thing that makes this cd so good, is the fact that he is just telling us stories about his REAL life in Compton. Get the cd if you don't already have it, you will not be disappointed. My favorite songs : Back seat freestyle, Money trees, Bish don't kill my vibe, the prayer at the beginning ,who am I kidding the whole cd is FIRE !!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
20 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
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.
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good kid classic cd!!!! October 22, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Just the album cover alone makes this a classic (so real he has a mini van on the deluxe cover to represent the struggle how deep is that not a phantom or lambo like most of deez wack mc's represent while they steady cover up no rap skills in exchange for fashion smh) Kendrick is true to his lyrics all the way down to his appearance. He's like the west coast version of j.cole both artist have more to offer to this hip hop game. Whole album is nice!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow just wow March 9, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good enough April 23, 2014
By Jerrika
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought the cd for one song swimming pools and I actually like even more songs then I thought I would, ..... not mad that I spent the money to buy it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Kendrick reminds me a bit of myself
CA15 I love this album. This album wasn't mastered to absolute full volume so it actually sounds better than most records today.
Published 8 days ago by ZachG815
5.0 out of 5 stars sweet album
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... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Comicker
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
His lyrics are clever and I can listen to whole album again and again!
Well done and money well spent!
Published 12 days ago by Po-Ting Lu
5.0 out of 5 stars good kid, m.A.A.d city
One of the best storytellers I've ever heard in hip hop. It's important to separate Kendrick's lyrical ability (which is above average) from his storytelling ability and artistry... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Alphonso F. Saville
5.0 out of 5 stars the new boss
kendrick lamar is amazing.who knew?i certainly didn't.
he's got jay z on b,don't kill my vibe.great.
he's got dr.Dre in there somehow.truly great. Read more
Published 18 days ago by SFNico
5.0 out of 5 stars get this CD
kendrick (aka k-dot) tells his story of growing up in compton in this tremendous lyrical tale. very well produced, fluid lyrics, great beats, solid featured artists. Read more
Published 19 days ago by james
5.0 out of 5 stars Luh me some K. Lamar
What a great price for a all around great work of lyrical art!!
Been non stop play in my playlist
Published 19 days ago by MiliTerry
5.0 out of 5 stars My sons enjoy it
My sons wanted it...I ordered and they love it. Not much more to say lol ALSo got it through cloud app
Published 23 days ago by Tracey Brewer
5.0 out of 5 stars KDOT
loyal fan for a while. he doesnt disappoint

Black boy fly is a nice bonus track

TDE is running things
Published 1 month ago by BWS24
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible
This has honestly got to be the worst cd that I have ever wasted my money on. Never again Kendrick.
Published 1 month ago by Eric Smith
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for Similar Items by Category