After Kendrick took the Hard Rock Cafe stage in Las Vegas by storm, we ventured to a local studio (where them TDE boys recorded “The Heart pt.3“). In between takes, Compton’s “human sacrifice” sat down with yours truly and Andreas Hale of TheWellVersed to speak on a wide variety of topics. But before we release the full sitdown, here goes a brief clip where Kendrick responds to the talk of good kid, m.A.A.d city being dubbed this generation’s illmatic and speaks on the time he let Andre 3000 hear the album..
In the premiere episode of On The Road, Jay-Z’s Life + Times rides out with rapper Kendrick Lamar and his T.D.E. crew. as they get ready for the release of Kendrick’s debut album good kid, m.A.A.d City.
K. Dot was in his hometown over the weekend and stopped by at Big Boy’s Neighborhood and layed rhymes over classic West Coast beats. good kid, m.A.A.d city is out today.
K. Dot gets animated on the online cover for Complex’s good kid, m.A.A.d city issue.
For Complex’s good kid, m.A.A.d City online cover story, Kendrick breaks down his favorite cartoons and cereal.
Kendrick Lamar caused a riot in Downtown L.A. performing a free concert outside the Staples Center on the eve of his debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city which has officially arrived online and at retailers today. Standing on top of a TDE-stamped double-decker bus, K. Dot performed the LP’s lead singles, “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “The Recipe” and Section.80 material, “HiiiPoWer” and “A.D.H.D.” Watch more footage from the free show after the jump.
Now that good kid, m.A.A.d city is now out, here goes one of the Target bonus track.
Just under three years ago a lesser known Kendrick was prepping the release of his self-titled EP (which still bares some of my favorite tracks from his catalogue). And during the promo campaign, the Compton kid laced the Dope House with an exclusive freestyle. And now that good kid, m.A.A.d city is available on iTunes, I thought it would be cool to bring back something some of y’all might have missed. So sit back, click play and vibe out…
DOWNLOAD: Kendrick Lamar – 2DopeBoyz Freestyle