2. Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d. city
Release Date: 10/22/2012
Label: Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope
If you're one of those people who thinks that today's hip-hop lacks substance and quality, you obviously aren't familiar with Kendrick Lamar. It was evident that he was one of rap's most promising new artists on his album Section.80, but since then, he's made the case for his talent even stronger with an undeniably sound string of guest appearances, for everyone from Drake to Big Sean. good kid, m.A.A.d city has been previewed to press, but the feedback is overwhelmingly positive. It's clear that Kendrick's major label debut isn't about to disappoint. Hell, even Lady Gaga is a fan of the Compton native. Next: the world.
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