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Learn more about Good Kid Maad City(Explicit Version):

Format: CD
Sku: 240399285
UPC: 602537156535
UPC 14: 00602537156535
Release Date: 10/22/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Sherane aka Master Splinter's Daughter ~ Kendrick Lamar
2. Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe ~ Kendrick Lamar
3. Backseat Freestyle ~ Kendrick Lamar
4. Art of Peer Pressure, The ~ Kendrick Lamar
5. Money Trees - (featuring Jay Rock) ~ Kendrick Lamar
6. Poetic Justice - (featuring Drake) ~ Kendrick Lamar
7. Good Kid ~ Kendrick Lamar
8. m.A.A.d City ~ Kendrick Lamar
9. Swimming Pools (Drank) [Extended Version] ~ Kendrick Lamar
10. Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst ~ Kendrick Lamar
11. Real ~ Kendrick Lamar
12. Compton - (featuring Dr. Dre) ~ Kendrick Lamar
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recording information: At My Mama's House Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Encore Studios, Burbank, CA; PatchWerk Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA; TDE Red Room, Carson, CA.
Muze PNote Photographer: Dan Monick.
Muze PNote Hip-hop debuts don't come much more "highly anticipated" than Kendrick Lamar's. A series of killer mixtapes displayed his talent for thought-provoking street lyrics delivered with an attention-grabbing flow, and then there was his membership in the Black Hippy crew with his brethren Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock all issuing solo releases that pleased the "true hip-hop" set, setting the stage for a massive fourth and final. Top it off with a pre-release XXL Magazine cover that he shared with his label boss and all-around legend Dr. Dre, and the "biggest debut since Illmatic" stuff starts to flow, but Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City would be a milestone even without the back-story, offering cool and compelling lyrics, great guests (Drake, Dr. Dre, and MC Eiht) and attractive production (from Pharrell, Just Blaze, Tabu, and others). Here, Kendrick is living his life like status and cash were extra credit. It is what makes this kid so "good" as he navigates his "mad" city (Compton) with experience and wisdom beyond his years (25). He's shamelessly bold about the allure of the trap, contrasting the sickness of his city with the universal feeling of getting homesick, and carrying a Springsteen-sized love for the home team. Course, in his gang-ruled city, N.W.A. was the home team, but as the truly beautiful, steeped-in-soul, biographic key track "The Art of Peer Pressure" finds a reluctant young Kendrick and his friends feeding off the life-force of Young Jeezy's debut album, it's something Clash, Public Enemy, and all other rebel music fans can relate to. Still, when he realizes that hero Jeezy must have risen above the game -- because the real playas are damned and never show their faces -- it spawns a kind of elevated gangsta rap that's as pimp-connectable as the most vicious Eazy-E, and yet poignant enough to blow the dust off any cracked soul. Equally heavy is the cautionary tale of drank dubbed "Swimming Pools," yet that highlight is as hooky and hallucinatory as most Houston drank anthems, and breaks off into one of the chilling, cassette-quality interludes that connect the album, adding to the documentary or eavesdropping quality of it all. Soul children will experience d?j? vu when "Poetic Justice" slides by with its Janet Jackson sample -- sounding like it came off his Aunt's VHS copy of the movie it's named after -- while the closing "Compton" is an anthem sure to make the Game jealous, featuring Dre in beast mode, acting pre-Chronic and pre-Death Row. This journey through the concrete jungle of Compton is worth taking because of the artistic richness within, plus the attraction of a whip-smart rapper flying high during his rookie season. Any hesitation about the horror of it all is quickly wiped away by Kendrick's mix of true talk, open heart, open mind, and extended hand. Add it all up and even without the hype, this one is still potent and smart enough to rise to the top of the pile. ~ David Jeffries

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Jay Rock
Muze Guest Artist Drake
Muze Guest Artist MC Eiht
Muze Guest Artist Anna Wise
Muze Guest Artist Dr. Dre

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations All 6'S And 7'S(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Long Live Asap(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Mmg Presents:self Made Vol 2(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Quality Street Music(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Long Live Asap
Muze Music Compilations Long Live Asap(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Girl Who Got Away
Muze Music Compilations Girl Who Got Away
Muze Music Compilations Wack Album(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Born Sinner(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Something Else (All Access Edition)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Something Else(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations 3Chordfold(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Rich Gang
Muze Music Compilations Rich Gang
Muze Music Compilations MY NAME IS MY NAME(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Til The Casket Drops
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations MY KRAZY LIFE(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations My Krazy Life
Muze Music Compilations 2014 Grammy Nominees
Muze Music Compilations OXYMORON(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations MY KRAZY LIFE(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations My Krazy Life
Muze Music Compilations No Gh2:life Ain't Nuthin But
Muze Music Compilations Rolling Stoned
Muze Music Compilations MARSHALL MATHERS LP2(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Marshall Mathers Lp2
Muze Music Compilations MARSHALL MATHERS LP2 Deluxe (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Marshall Mathers Lp2
Muze Music Compilations Born Sinner
Muze Music Compilations Mmg Presents:self Made Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations Til The Casket Drops(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Born Sinner(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations You're Dead
Muze Music Compilations Oxymoron
Muze Music Compilations OXYMORON(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Megalithic Symphony Deluxe
Muze Music Compilations Rich Gang(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Avalanche
Muze Music Compilations Rich Gang(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Prisoner Of Conscious(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Jesus Piece(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Jesus Piece
Muze Music Compilations Jesus Piece(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Kiss The Ring
Muze Music Compilations Kiss The Ring(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Kiss The Ring (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Kiss The Ring(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Wonder Years
Muze Music Compilations Wonder Years

Associated Artists and Works

DJ Haze

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/22/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2012
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 3715653
Music Label Name Label : Aftermath
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602537156535

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.72)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "Lamar is an unlikely star: a storyteller...setting spiritual yearnings and moral dilemmas against a backdrop of gang violence and police brutality."

Entertainment Weekly (p.97)
- "GOOD KID tracks Lamar's coming-of-age with a highly cinematic dye, steeping his storytelling in the WEst Coast anthems that shaped him..."

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