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Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city

Kendrick Lamar is keen to capture his adolescent years’ volatile mind frame by reminiscing, accepting and sharing his inner demons and bitter memories. Even more so than his remarkable independent releases, Overly Dedicated and Section 80, good kid, m.A.A.d city is a true display of his meticulous nature. The quality of precision shows in the music, the lyrics, the concepts, and the structure, making the Compton native's debut one of the most cohesive bodies of work in recent rap memory. It starts with a recording of a prayer, and fades in on a 17-year-old Kendrick, whose focus in life is pillaging ...

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