Editors’ Notes Hailing from the streets of Compton, Calif., Kendrick Lamar crowns himself king on the narrative-driven debut good kid, m.A.A.d city; the tale of a well-intentioned adolescent struggling with the pressures of his environment. From the spacious “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” rhythmically chaotic “Backseat Freestyle,” hypnotic “Swimming Pools (Drank),” and heart-breaking introspective “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst,” each song is grounded by the uniquely impressive and sometimes painfully relatable lyrics of Lamar. As the triumphant closer “Compton” plays with west coast pioneer Dr. Dre featured, it becomes clear that a torch is being passed to a new hip-hop great. This deluxe version contains six bonus tracks.

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Sherane a.k.a Master Splinter’s Daughter
1
4:33
 
Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe
2
5:10
 
Backseat Freestyle
3
3:32
 
The Art of Peer Pressure
4
5:24
 
Money Trees (feat. Jay Rock)
5
6:26
 
Poetic Justice (feat. Drake)
6
5:00
 
Good Kid
7
3:34
 
m.A.A.d city (feat. MC Eiht)
8
5:50
 
Swimming Pools (Drank) [Extended Version]
9
5:13
 
Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst
10
12:03
 
Real (feat. Anna Wise)
11
7:23
 
Compton (feat. Dr. Dre)
12
4:08
 
Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (feat. JAY Z) [Remix]
13
4:38
 

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