Good Kid, Maad City – Kendrick Lamar – 9.8/10

1. Sherane AKA Master Splinter’s Daughter – 9.2
2. Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe- 9.3
3. Backseat Freestyle – 10
4. The Art Of Peer Pressure – 10
5. Money Trees – 9.5
6. Poetic Justice – 8.9
7. Good Kid – 9
8. Maad City – 9.6
9. Swimming Pools (drank) – 9.5
10. Sing About Me, I’m Dying Of Thirst – 9
11. Real – 9.1
12. Compton – 9
13. Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (remix) – 9.1
14. Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (international remix) – 9

A classic. The only word that does this album any (poetic) justice. What an incredible album this is. A powerful, meaningful and emotional release from one of the greatest rappers around today. The album is structured as a biopic into the life of a young Kendrick Lamar growing up in Compton. Good Kid Maad City profiles the highs and lows of existing in the harsh gang related environment of Compton. There is honestly not one bad song in the whole album. With a perfect balance of fast paced bangers (Backseat Freestyle) and chilled out slow tracks (Money Trees, Real) alongside captivating flow, incredible production and mesmerising lyricism. This is one of the best hip hop albums of the generation and will go down in history as a classic.