Monday, October 22, 2012

Kendrick Lamar: good kid, m.A.A.d city by Shiv

There are times when music can take over over your body and make you do things that you never do. Sometimes a certain beat can make you nod your head and get lost in the rhythm, but when you have the lyrical content to accompany such a beat, it can transform your face into the meanest mean mug known to man. "Backseat Freestyle " the Hit Boy produced track by Kendrick Lamar is exactly that. good kid, m.A.A.d city is the debut album available today from Kendrick Lamar, in what is arguably the most anticipated album of the year. Known as a lyrical wordsmith, Lamar is under the tutelage of the King of the West Coast, Dr. Dre, and has single handily quieted the outcry for Dre's Detox album that we have been hearing about for the past 10 years. #GKMC has already produced hit records "The Recipe" and "Swimming Pools." Lamar also won Lyricist of the Year at the BET Hip Hop Awards for what it is worth. I would imagine this album will receive plenty of Grammy love when the time comes.

Dr. Dre serves as Executive Producer of the album, as well as being featured on two tracks. Drake, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell, Jay Rock, and MC Eiht are also featured on the album.

The track featuring Drake "Poetic Justice" will be sure to get the ladies attention.  The song is a slow, melodic jam that showcases both artists lyrical power. Kendrick is quite the story teller.

I think this is considered a cosign...Andre 3000 and Dr. Dre jamming out to "Bitch, Don't Kill MY Vibe" the second track on the album.

Overall this is wonderful collection of music. Lyrically it is one of the best albums I have heard in a while, but the production is what really stands out to me. This is the type of stuff that legends are made of. The West is BACK.

Kendrick threw a surprise concert outside the Staples Center the night before his album came out

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furious said...

I need to check this out right now. I didn't realize the album is already out there. Hopefully, I can find it streaming.

@SugarShiv said...

Go to spotify