I think it goes without saying that this album is huge right now, and for good reason. Kendrick Lamar’s most recent album “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” is just a top notch hip hop album that delivers a sound that is a new twist on old school. It sounds like ATLiens meets Nas and Talib Kweli but with its own new sound that the world of hip hop needed. As much as I love hearing Kanye make songs about words he thinks sound cool, I think we all needed a brief intermission from it all. This isn’t the first album we’ve seen from Lamar, but it has definitely put him on the map.
It’s always a sure sign of a good album when I don’t skip any of the songs, and this is more than true for Good Kid M.A.A.D City. It sounds so unique and smooth, but its an album you don’t want to mess with all the same. This album is also drenched in talent with cameos from Dr. Dre, Drake, Mary J. Blige, and Jay Rock, which gives this album the well roundedness it deserves. The reviews from all the top sources give it at least a four out of five stars, and now this decorated album has hit the top of everyone’s playlists. Subwoofers are vibrating with “Money Trees” all around town as we hear “Halle Berry, or Hallelujah,” which would have been a fantastic single on its own, but it’s surrounded with a brilliant collection of equally thumpin’ songs.
It’s nice to hear something original that I can destroy speakers with and not feel guilty about it. This is much more than a guilty pleasure, it isn’t a fast food burger, it’s philly cheese steak with filet mignon and gouda. That’s a strange metaphor but I think it works so shush. Get this album and wake up your neighbors whenever you feel like it.