Good Kid, m.A.A.d City is the second studio album from rapper Kendrick Lamar. The album takes us on a dark journey through the slang-ridden streets and bloods and crips feuded culture of Kendrick’s Compton. Kendrick channels the social immoralities of his m.A.A.d city through astute lyricism, Ali-like hooks and a mirage of Â flows.
Whilst Hit-Boy produced, Backseat Freestyle evokes the â€˜humorous side’ of gang life, Sing About Me, produced by Skhye Hutch and Iâ€™m Dying of Thirst produced by Like of Pac brings us back to a cold, nostalgic reality. And this is the founding concept which reigns throughout the nature of this album. This nostalgic reality.
The album’s cover art of an aged-looking polaroid displaying a 40-ounce baby Kendrick dangling from his uncles knees signifies a kid thrown into the externalities of a bigger world. But Good Kid, m.A.A.d CityÂ isn’tÂ your stereotypical gang-inspired album. It regards religion, love and money, and exhibits a David and Goliath abstraction, which will either serve as the making or breaking of him.