It’s hard to believe that Kendrick Lamar released his classic, major label debut Good Kid, Maad City. Seeing I was such of fan of his Section 80 album, which he dropped a year earlier. Of course, him being such a huge 2Pac fan helped me kind of gravitate to his music. The album featured his Black Hippy crew and Drake, but also legends like Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige and MC Eiht. To get you ready for the release, he also releases The Heart Pt. 3 and that made me ready for the album even more. The first single was released back in the spring of 2012 and it featured Dr. Dre; the track was called The Recipe. Later in the summer, he released his second single, Swimming Pools (Drank) as anticipation built for October 22nd. Check out the track listing below.
- Sherane aka Master Splinter’s Daughter
- Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe
- Backseat Freestyle
- The Art of Peer Pressure
- Money Trees ft. Jay Rock
- Poetic Justice ft. Drake
- Good kid
- A.A.D City ft. MC Eiht
- Swimming Pools (Drank)
- Sing for Me, I’m Dying of Thirst
- Real ft. Anna Wise
- Compton ft. Dr. Dre
- The Recipe ft. Dr. Dre
- Black Boy Fly
- Now or Never ft. Mary J. Blige
- The Recipe (Black Hippy Remix)
- Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix) ft. Jay-Z
For me, it doesn’t matter if you’re an old-school fan or new school, this album should be in your rotation and in your collection. Kendrick Lamar is my favorite artist of today and he’s someone that I’ve bought all his albums. Normally, I list all my favorite tracks from the album, but when I but this CD in I’ll listen from the beginning to the end without skipping a track. Stream the album below or check it out by clicking on this link.
What’s your favorite track off the Good Kid Maad City album? What’s your favorite track by Kendrick Lamar? Leave a comment below.