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A Pleasant Surprise!,
This review is from: Good Kid: M.A.A.D City (Audio CD)
Wow is pretty much all I have to say about Good Kid: M.A.D.D. City. Kendrick, your lyrics and tight beats to this unique album proves you have arrived! As many of our hip-hop favorites over the last 2 decades slowly wining down their careers in the game, new blood has to show this genre will be in good hands for many years to come, thanks to Lamar no doubt it will be.
I've only heard a few songs from Kendrick Lamar--thanks to MMG--but now since he's on Dre's Aftermath label -- he'll definitely be in great hands for years working with a legendary Grammy-winning producer who has produced many classics for NWA, 2PAC, and Eminem. Kendrick's sound almost bares in comparison to Outkast first album (which for a lot of hip-hop junkies that album was a pure classic)!
There is something extremely cosmic and raw with his lyrics especially when you hear 'Poetic Justice' 'Art of Peer Pressure' 'good kid', and 'm.a.D.D city' and 'Swimming Pools.' The rest of the album is quite impressive and very visionary if you ask me. You can now count me in as a fan of Kendrick Lamar!