Kendrick Lamar: good Kid, MAAD City
The Messiah sent to save the art of rap.
Posted on 10/18/2012
After the critically acclaimed release of, what Kendrick Lamar calls, his first EP Section.80, Kendrick Lamar has risen from an unknown, underground artist to a leading force in the reemergence of hip hop.
"I could never right my wrongs unless I write it down for real."
"Grown men should never bite their tongue unless they're eating pussy that smells like a stale plum."
Born June 17, 1987, Kendrick is a rapper from Compton, California and is a member of the Black Hippy collective along with members Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and ScHoolBoy Q. His music is largely influenced by the works of Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Nas and DMX. He is the voice of our generation; spitting eccentric rhyme after rhyme about the influence of drugs(crack), crime(Compton), media, Black oppression(vanity), relationship realities and the unfathomable idea of smoking Kush while reading Corinthians.
Section.80 blessed us with the songs ADHD, "she take it straight to the head then she look at me. She got AD-HD!", Fuck Your Ethnicity, "I don't give a fuck if you- Black, White, Asian, His-panic god damnit. It don't mean shit to me. Fuck your eth-ni-ci-ty, nigga!" and Chapter Six, "Young wild and reckless is how we live life (life). Pray that we make it to twenty one (one, one, one)".
Now, on his "official" debut album release of good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, Kendrick Lamar sticks with the his usual themes of youthful spirit and rebellion, but centers it all on his upbringing in Compton, California. There is a definite story line that runs throughout the album's experimental production, refreshing delivery and hard- hitting lyrics.
Check out a few songs below from his past projects and anxiously await the album's release on Monday, October 22, 2012.
Swimming Pools-- good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
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