Good Kid Maad City(Explicit Version) CD (2012)

Artist: Kendrick Lamar

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

Specifications

Label Universal Music Group
SKU 240529158
UPC 602537162321
UPC 14 00602537162321
Format CD
Release Date 10/22/2012
Links
Author Kendrick Lamar
Compilation Appearance All 6'S And 7'S(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Long Live Asap(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Mmg Presents:self Made Vol 2
Compilation Appearance Mmg Presents:self Made Vol 2(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Kiss The Ring
Compilation Appearance Quality Street Music(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Jesus Piece(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Jesus Piece
Compilation Appearance Jesus Piece(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Long Live Asap
Compilation Appearance Long Live Asap(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rich Gang(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Wack Album(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Born Sinner(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Born Sinner
Compilation Appearance Born Sinner(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Something Else (All Access Edition)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Something Else(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rich Gang
Compilation Appearance Rich Gang
Compilation Appearance Rich Gang(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance MY NAME IS MY NAME(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance MARSHALL MATHERS LP2 Deluxe (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance MARSHALL MATHERS LP2(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance 2014 Grammy Nominees
Compilation Appearance OXYMORON(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance OXYMORON(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Oxymoron
Compilation Appearance Hustler's Catalog
Compilation Appearance COMPTON
Compilation Appearance Rolling Stoned
Compilation Appearance Megalithic Symphony Deluxe
Compilation Appearance Marshall Mathers Lp2
Compilation Appearance Marshall Mathers Lp2
Compilation Appearance Avalanche
Compilation Appearance Prisoner Of Conscious(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Girl Who Got Away
Compilation Appearance Girl Who Got Away
Compilation Appearance Til The Casket Drops(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Wonder Years
Compilation Appearance Wonder Years
Compilation Appearance WONDALAND PRESENTS:EEPHUS(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance My Krazy Life
Compilation Appearance MY KRAZY LIFE(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance My Krazy Life
Compilation Appearance MY KRAZY LIFE(Explicit Version)
Associated Artist/Work DJ Haze
Technical Info
CatalogID B 001753602
Lable Name Aftermath
Released 10/22/2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 83m : 4s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00602537162321
Musical Guests
Jay Rock
Drake
MC Eiht
Anna Wise
Dr. Dre
Mary J. Blige
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: At My Mama's Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Encore Studios, Burbank, CA; PatchWerk Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA; TDE Red Room, Carson, CA.
Photographer: Dan Monick.
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
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..."
Disc 1
1 Sherane a.k.a Master Splinter's Daughter,Recipe, The
2 Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe,Black Boy Fly
3 Backseat Freestyle,Now or Never - (featuring Mary J. Blige)
4 Art of Peer Pressure, The
5 Money Trees - (featuring Jay Rock)
6 Poetic Justice - (featuring Drake)
7 good kid
8 m.A.A.d city
9 Swimming Pools (Drank) [Extended Version]
10 Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst
11 Real
12 Compton - (featuring Dr. Dre)
Disc 2
1 Sherane a.k.a Master Splinter's Daughter,Recipe, The
2 Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe,Black Boy Fly
3 Backseat Freestyle,Now or Never - (featuring Mary J. Blige)
4 Art of Peer Pressure, The
5 Money Trees - (featuring Jay Rock)
6 Poetic Justice - (featuring Drake)
7 good kid
8 m.A.A.d city
9 Swimming Pools (Drank) [Extended Version]
10 Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst
11 Real
12 Compton - (featuring Dr. Dre)
loading
Sold Out
Sorry, you missed the deal! This product is currently not available.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT