D City stylized as good kid, m. The full version of the remix was premiered by on March 17. The uncle who is holding Lamar also is displaying the gang sign with his hand, and the poster above the head of the uncle features Lamar and his father. In December 2012, Complex also named Good Kid, M. All five singles achieved chart success, of varying degrees. The song featured Lamar's mentor, , and was produced by. Anna Wise 12 Compton feat.
Recording Industry Association of America. Jaeki Cho of hailed Good Kid, M. Carter, ComposerLyricist - Emeli Sande, FeaturedArtist - Braun, ComposerLyricist - Kendrick Lamar, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - M. Archived from on March 23, 2013. The album features , -like that dramatize the characters' limitations. Archived from on January 11, 2013. It became Lamar's first album to enter the , peaking at number 16, and entering the at number two.
Archived from on November 7, 2013. Still, when he realizes that hero Jeezy must have risen above the game -- because the real playas are damned and never show their faces -- it spawns a kind of elevated gangsta rap that's as pimp-connectable as the most vicious Eazy-E, and yet poignant enough to blow the dust off any cracked soul. Any hesitation about the horror of it all is quickly wiped away by Kendrick's mix of true talk, open heart, open mind, and extended hand. This journey through the concrete jungle of Compton is worth taking because of the artistic richness within, plus the attraction of a whip-smart rapper flying high during his rookie season. The album was also included in the book. After keeping the album title's acronym concealed, Lamar later revealed M.
The album was also ranked number two by , the , , and , number four by , of and of , number five by , number six by and number eight by. After the release and success of his debut studio album 2011 , Lamar signed a major label with and 's. The album also peaked in the top ten of the album sales charts in Canada, New Zealand, and the Netherlands. Archived from the original on May 3, 2013. Archived from on November 26, 2012.
In October 2013, Complex named it the second best hip hop album of the last five years. It eschews contemporary tastes and generally features tight bass , subtle background vocals, and light piano. Select Gold in the Certification field. The album received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised its thematic scope and Lamar's lyrics. D City was met with widespread critical acclaim. D City World Tour, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.
Writers draw comparisons of the music to 's 1998 album. D City appeared on several year-end top albums lists by music critics. City would be a milestone even without the back-story, offering cool and compelling lyrics, great guests Drake, Dr. Archived from on October 16, 2012. The same day, an extended version of the music video was released. Here, is living his life like status and cash were extra credit.
Archived from on March 13, 2013. The album was also named to many end-of-the-year lists, often topping them. He's shamelessly bold about the allure of the trap, contrasting the sickness of his city with the universal feeling of getting homesick, and carrying a Springsteen-sized love for the home team. Nobody is heroic here, including Lamar—from Christian strivers to default sociopaths, all the players are confused, weary, bored, ill-informed. Any hesitation about the horror of it all is quickly wiped away by 's mix of true talk, open heart, open mind, and extended hand.
He's shamelessly bold about the allure of the trap, contrasting the sickness of his city with the universal feeling of getting homesick, and carrying a -sized love for the home team. Hutchins, ComposerLyricist - Quincy Jones, ComposerLyricist - Marilyn Bergman, ComposerLyricist - Kendrick Lamar, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - G. The music video for the original version of the single was released on May 13, with comedian making a cameo appearance. Lamar expressed he was surprised and happy that Gaga released her version of the song, as it displayed confidence in their work together. D City one of the 25 classic hip hop albums of the previous 10 years. Swimming Pools Drank Extended Version 10. By April 2018, the album had sold 1.
D City 2012 2015 Deluxe edition cover from Good Kid, M. Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst 11. The album was nominated for Top Rap Album at the 2013 and the 2013 , and won the award for Album of the Year at the 2013. It earned Lamar four nominations at the , including. It was named the best album of 2012 by , , , and. It was widely praised by reviewers for Lamar's lyrical ability and narratives.
Jay Rock 06 Poetic Justice feat. The album's title mainly refers to Lamar's childhood innocence, and how Compton affected his life. The album also entered the at number 16 on October 28, as well as entering at number two on the. It featured a cameo from , and a bonus clip of a new song by from his own respective major label debut album, 2014. Archived from on September 23, 2013. Before the album's title was officially revealed, fans had already been calling Lamar's major label debut Good Kid, Mad City or Good Kid in a Mad City, as it was a nickname Lamar had given himself.