Good Kid: M.A.A.D City

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Lamar also said that the album will showcase the influence of his hometown: "The kid that's trying to escape that influence, trying his best to escape that influence, has always been pulled back in because of circumstances that be. The music video for the original version of the single was released on May 13, with comedian Mike Epps making a cameo appearance. On March 9, 2013, Kendrick told Rap-Up that his next single off the album would be "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe". while Alex Macpherson of The Guardian found "Lamar's depiction of downtrodden women" to be "unnecessarily prurient and unconvincing". It was released on 22nd October, 2012, through Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.

Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker finds its use of "smooth" music as a backdrop for "rough" scenarios to be analogous to Dr. On December 23, 2013, the music video for "Sing About Me", was released, and was directed by Darren Romanelli.

D City was being studied as a text in the freshman composition class of Georgia Regents University professor Adam Diehl, alongside other coming of age works such as the James Joyce novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Gwendolyn Brooks' Selected Poems, James Baldwin's short story " Going to Meet the Man", and the John Singleton film Boyz n the Hood. Jon Caramanica of The New York Times finds them to be a part of the album's "narrative strategy", with "prayers and conversations and different voices and recollections and interludes, all in service of one overarching story: Mr. The album was supported by five singles – " The Recipe", " Swimming Pools (Drank)", " Backseat Freestyle", " Poetic Justice", and " Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe".

Before and after the album's October 2012 release, Lamar toured as a supporting act alongside Drake and Steve Aoki. Dre (the two recently had a joint XXL cover), Kendrick is ready to release his highly-anticipated major label album ‘Good Kid, m. Lamar would later respond to Shyne's comments on October 26, saying that he is not a sensitive person and was unfazed by his comments. D City features a child Lamar, two of his uncles, and his grandfather, with the adults' eyes censored, possibly for privacy reasons.D City has a low-key, [13] downbeat production, [14] with atmospheric beats and subtle, indistinct hooks. In 2022, it was ranked number one on Rolling Stone 's "50 Greatest Concept Albums of All Time" list. Billed as a “short film by Kendrick Lamar” on the album cover, the concept album follows the story of Lamar’s teenage experiences in the drug-infested streets and gang lifestyle of his native Compton.

He also expressed interest in directing the short film, as well as suggesting that Tristan Wilds, Taraji P.

In The Irish Times, Jim Carroll viewed it as an entertaining and forward-thinking that nonetheless echoed the past era of West Coast hip hop.

On the week ending October 29, 2022, the album had spent a total of 10 years (520 weeks) on the Billboard 200, making Good Kid, M.One week before the standard edition's release (October 22, 2012), snippets of the album leaked online. In its second week, it sold 63,000 copies in the US, [73] and 176,000 more copies over the next four weeks, bringing its total sales to 481,000 by November 25. Besides all the great ideas and life, this journey through the concrete jungle of Compton is worth taking because of the artistic richness, plus the attraction of a whip-smart rapper flying high during his rookie season.

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