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Good Kid m.A.A.d City
Self-described as a “short film by Kendrick Lamar”, this album takes us on the journey of Lamar growing up in Compton, straight from the man himself. With a seductively gripping narrative, Lamar describes a lifestyle of women, drugs and gang involvement but with his signature political undertones throughout. K Dot’s storytelling abilities through rap and spoken word, are second to none. A classic example of why he was (controversially) labeled the “King of New York” even though this was only his second studio album. Truly a hip hop masterpiece, that will keep you on the edge of your seat for start to finish.