good kid, m.A.A.d city

Release date
22 Oct 2012
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Sherane a.k.a Master Splinter’s Daughter 4:34 146,000
2 Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe 5:11 203,954
3 Backseat Freestyle 3:33 219,852
4 The Art of Peer Pressure 5:25 170,385
5 Money Trees 6:27 129,216
6 Poetic Justice 5:00 209,049
7 good kid 3:34 153,590
8 m.A.A.d city 5:50 124,024
9 Swimming Pools (Drank) (extended version) 5:14 146,122
10 Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst 12:05 101,204
11 Real 7:24 62,819
12 Compton 4:08 71,126

About this album

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (stylized as good kid, m.A.A.d city) is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Kendrick Lamar. The album was released on October 22, 2012, by Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment, and distributed by Interscope Records. The album serves as Lamar’s major label debut, after his signing to Aftermath and Interscope in early 2012. It was preceded by the release of Kendrick’s first studio album Section.80 (2011), released exclusively through iTunes independently.

The album was recorded mostly at several studios in California with producers such as, Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, Pharrell Williams, Hit-Boy, Scoop DeVille, Jack Splash and T-Minus, among others. Billed as a “short film by Kendrick Lamar” on the album cover, the concept album follows the story of a Lamar’s teenage experiences in the drug infested streets and gang lifestyle of his native Compton, California.

Upon its release, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City received rave reviews from music critics, who praised its thematic scope and Lamar’s lyrics. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 242,000 copies in its first week – earning the highest first-week hip hop album sales of 2012 from a male artist, along with the best-selling debut from a male artist of the year. The album generated 2.8 million streams through Spotify, becoming the second highest first week stream total of the year.

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  • opgay


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    2 Oct 12:47am Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Better than Eminem's discography... difficult to respond to that without sounding petty (especially considering the artists in question) so I'll save the next person the trouble by calling that out as a little silly and fanatical. Have hardly any complaints about GKMC but I think one or two tracks could have been embellished a little further. Poetic Justice is a waste of a great sample begging to be flipped perfectly (and creatively) imo... Looking at hip-hop's current standards, Kendrick's quite the overachiever (hence some slightly disproportionate praise) and we could do with more rappers attempting to create music that will endure.

    22 Sep 7:57pm Reply
  • Anna-wa

    I mean, like I said, he may never beat it, but I have confidence he'll still make good albums after this. He really seems to take his art seriously, so I think he'll make many more good albums to come.

    24 Aug 8:11am Reply
  • barbwireboy2

    That's what happens when you release an album of this calibre...but Section 80 was incredible too, so it might not have the same effect.

    24 Aug 12:19am Reply
  • butt-plugsuit

    Hope this doesn't have the Nas affect on Kendrick where people will compare all of his future albums to this.

    22 Aug 10:20pm Reply
  • lastsaintsfm

    king of cali

    15 Jul 2:10pm Reply
  • autorretratos

    one of the best

    13 Jul 1:04am Reply
  • beazythemonster

    Better than Eminem's discography

    5 Jul 11:27pm Reply
  • EderSith


    1 Jul 5:58pm Reply
  • Anna-wa

    Passed the "overplay" test. Definitely think it'll pass the test of time as well.

    29 Jun 4:58am Reply
  • heyman010

    This is probably going to go down as a classic rap album

    18 Jun 11:31pm Reply
  • Unsaidxpl

    This changed my view on hip-hop.

    12 Jun 6:54pm Reply
  • wizOne-fuckcOps +1

    6 Jun 1:52pm Reply
  • Anna-wa

    Almost 1400 listens later and still sounds as perfect as the 1st time.

    22 May 9:37pm Reply
  • Anna-wa

    He may never beat this, but I have confidence he'll put out another good album. :)

    14 May 11:43pm Reply
  • Special_Key7

    Pretty great

    26 Apr 9:05pm Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    rating 8.5/10

    25 Apr 8:40am Reply
  • Killork

    no words for this it's just too damn good

    20 Apr 3:58pm Reply
  • Rubvo

    nothing but praise for this one.

    15 Apr 8:56pm Reply
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