5 years later, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d. city’ is still powerful

good kid, m.A.A.d. city

“It goes, Halle Berry? Or Hallelujah?”

In case you needed a reminder of how fast time is flying by, Kendrick Lamar‘s good kid, m.A.A.d. city is officially five years old as of yesterday. Kendrick’s major label debut has been applauded by critics and fans alike since its release. The Compton bred lyricist has continued to stake his claim as one of the best in the game, but some still argue that GKMC is his best overall effort to date.

I really felt like I was watching a movie the first time I listened to this project from front to back with no interruptions. From Kendrick’s storytelling to his parents talking on the interlude to the way the project progressed, the project was beautifully executed. I still listen to tracks like “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” “Money Trees,” “The Recipe,” and “Backseat Freestyle” to this day. You should too.

Watch Kendrick Lamar break down “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst.”

Watch Jay Rock explain his “Money Trees” verse.