good kid, m.A.A.d city is the second studio album by Kendrick Lamar. It was released on 22nd October, 2012, through Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. The album features guest appearances from Drake, Dr. Dre, Jay Rock, Anna Wise, and MC Eiht. It is Lamar’s major label debut, after his independently released first album Section.80 in 2011 and his signing to Aftermath and Interscope the following year.
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City features production by Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, Pharrell Williams, Hit-Boy, Scoop DeVille, Jack Splash, and T-Minus, among others, contributing to the album. Billed as a “short film by Kendrick Lamar” on the album cover, the concept album follows the story of Lamar’s teenage experiences in the drug-infested streets and gang lifestyle of his native Compton. The album earned Lamar four Grammy Award nominations at the 2014 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.
The album was supported by five singles – “The Recipe”, “Swimming Pools (Drank)”, “Backseat Freestyle”, “Poetic Justice”, and “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”. All five singles achieved chart success of varying degrees.
Track Listing: A1 Sherane a.k.a Master Splinter’s Daughter A2 Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe A3 Backseat Freestyle A4 The Art Of Peer Pressure
B1 Money Trees B2 Poetic Justice B3 Good Kid B4 M.A.A.d City
C1 Swimming Pools (Drank) (Extended Version) C2 Sing About Me, I’m Dying Of Thirst