A Numerical Breakdown of Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city"

Mentions of Guns and Gun-Related Violence: 40

"A quarter tank of gas, one pistol, and orange soda." ("The Art of Peer Pressure")

 

"Matter fact, I hop out that motherfucker and be like, [Gunshot sounds.]" ("The Art of Peer Pressure")

 

"Another casualty of war, you bitch, two bullets in my Uncle Tony head." ("Money Trees")

 

"The driver seat the first one to get killed, seen a light-skinned nigga with his brains blown out." ("M.A.A.D. City")

 

"And a fight he tried to put up, but the type of bullet that stuck had went against his will." ("Sing About Me")

 

"And if I die before your album drop—" [Three gunshots.] ("Sing About Me")

 

"Santa Claus don't miss them stockings, liquor spilling pistols popping." ("Money Trees")

 

"In the streets with a heater under my Dungarees." ("Money Trees")

 

"My homeboy just domed a nigga." ("Money Trees")

 

"Strapped inside your desire to fire bullets that stray." ("Good Kid")

 

"That was back when I was nine, Joey packed the nine." ("m.A.A.d. City")

 

"We adapt to crime, pack a van with four guns at a time, with the sliding door, fuck is up? Fuck you shooting for if you ain't walkin up?" ("m.A.A.d. City")

 

"Or warn the bullets comin' from AK's, AR's, aye y'all, duck." ("m.A.A.d. City")

 

"You movin' backwards if you suggest that you sleep wit a Tec, go buy a chopper and have a doctor on speed dial, I guess." ("m.A.A.d. City")

 

"A couple drive-bys in the hood lately." ("m.A.A.d. City")

 

"Shots in the crowd then everybody ran, crew I'm finna slay, the street life I crave, shots hit the enemy, harsh turn brave." ("m.A.A.d. City")

 

"Down the boulevard with the pistol grip." ("m.A.A.d. City")

 

"So loc, grab a strap cause yeah, it's so real." ("m.A.A.d. City")

 

"Deal with the outcome, a strap in the hand." ("m.A.A.d. City") 

 

"With dreams of being a lawyer or doctor/Instead of a boy with a chopper." ("m.A.A.d. City")

 

"If I told you I killed a nigga at 16, would you believe me?" ("m.A.A.d. City")

 

"You killed my cousin back in '94, fuck yo truce." ("m.A.A.d. City")

 

"I ride, you ride, bang/One chopper, one hundred shots, bang/Hop out. Do you bang?/Two chopper, two hundred shots, bang/I ride, you ride, bang/One chopper, one hundred shots, bang/Hop out, do you, bang/Two chopper, two hundred shots, bang" ("Swimming Pools (Drank)"

 

"Banana clip split his banana pudding." ("Dying of Thirst")

 

"Strayed bullets, AK bullets." ("Dying of Thirst")

 

"Now back to business, loading the guns in." ("Dying of Thirst")

 

"To burn for eternity, return of the student, that never learned how to live right just by how to shoot it." ("Dying of Thirst")

 

"Everybody gon' respect the shooter, but the one in front of the gun lives forever." ("Money Trees") (3x) 

 

"My mind is living on cloud nine and this nine is never on vacation." ("Backseat Freestyle")

 

"Respect my mind or die from lead showers." ("Backseat Freestyle") (2x)

 

"Dave, say something! These niggas killed my brother!" ("Swimming Pools (Drank)"

 

"They just killed the homie brother, my nigga." ("Dying of Thirst")

 

"The city had fought with firearms and many died before dawn." ("Black Boy Fly")

 

"Like every time I walked to the corner and them guns bursting." ("Black Boy Fly")

 

"They all will buy me a chopper if any one of you try me." ("Black Boy Fly")

 

"K. Dot wrote me saying Marcus got killed. If you knew me, then you know how bad I fee.l" ("Collect Calls")  

 

"Remember all the nights that I cried, thinking that my only son just died." ("Collect Calls")

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