Album Review | HIP-HOP
Kendrick Lamar, ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’
The Compton MC’s long-awaited major label debut is a breakthrough, as he both resurrects and reinvents West coast hip-hop. Instead of fantasies of stacks and strippers summoned by many current MCs, Lamar spins tales of everyday life with telling details. Over diverse beats he captures the heat of the street and the inner lives of people trying to survive these trying times.