Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

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Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 22, 2012 (2012-10-22)
Recorded2011–2012
Studio
Genre
Length68:23
Label
Producer
Kendrick Lamar chronology
Section.80
(2011)
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
(2012)
To Pimp a Butterfly
(2015)
Singles from Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
  1. "The Recipe"
    Released: April 3, 2012
  2. "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
    Released: July 31, 2012
  3. "Backseat Freestyle"
    Released: January 7, 2013
  4. "Poetic Justice"
    Released: January 15, 2013
  5. "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe"
    Released: March 18, 2013

Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City (written as good kid, m.A.A.d city) is the second studio album by Kendrick Lamar. It was released on October 22, 2012 through Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Records and Interscope Records. After the release of Lamar's mixtape Overly Dedicated (2010), Dr. Dre quickly sighned him to his record label Aftermath.

The lyrics are about Lamar's childhood, living in Compton. He experienced gang violence and the use of drugs, which left him stuck on that type of style. It was supported by several singles, including: "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe", "Swimming Pools (Drank)", "Money Trees", "Backseat Freestyle", "m.A.A.d. city", and "The Recipe". Other musicians featured on the album include Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Schoolboy Q, MC E, Black Hippy, Jay Rock and Drake.

Tracklisting

  • Sherane aka Master Slinter's Daughter 4:33
  • Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe 5:10
  • Backseat Freestyle 3:32
  • The Art of Peer Reasure 5:24
  • Money Trees 6:26
  • Poetic Justice ft.Drake 5:00
  • good kid 3:34
  • m.A.A.d city 5:50
  • Swimming Pools (Drank) 5:13
  • Sing about me, I'm Dying of Thirst 12:03
  • Real 7:23
  • Compton 4:08

References[change | change source]

  1. Capobianco, Ken (October 22, 2012). "Kendrick Lamar, 'good kid, m.A.A.d city'". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on October 26, 2012. Retrieved October 29, 2012.