When you pick up the album of Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City,” on the cover it reads “A short film by Kendrick Lamar.” I couldn’t have said it any better. GKMC is basically an audio story that satisfies the ears. Kendrick Lamar has become the “Chosen One” in the rap community and this debut album may be the most anticipated album since 50 Cent’s “Get Rich or Die Trying.”
This album is pure genius from the start to the finish. It starts with a scenario where Kendrick describes being a teenager who is enticed enough by a girl named Sherane that he decides to take his grandmother’s van and drive through the infamous city of Compton, Calif., to reach her. Kendrick breaks down in great detail how it is to be a boy who is tempted, yet scared of the situation.
One of the best songs of the album is “Don’t Kill My Vibe.” This song has an outstanding beat so listeners can’t help but nod along. Kendrick and his engineer MixedbyAli have a great talent for altering Kendrick’s voice to fit the situation and vibe of the song. Kendrick used that to his advantage in this song.Read More