Mixtape Monday: good kid, m.A.A.d Mixtapes Celebrates Kendrick Lamar's 5th Anniversary
This week’s Mixtape Monday celebrates the fifth anniversary of Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city with cheers to projects and the artists that inspired his classic sophomore effort.
In just a few days Kendrick Lamar’s full-length sophomore album good kid, m.A.A.d city will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its release on Oct. 22, 2012. This week’s edition of Mixtape Monday is overly dedicated to this release, the music that inspired it, the artists and producers that helped to create it and the people that were inspired to slow down, chop up, mash and remix the album. Cheers to the project that cemented a storied career for Kendrick Lamar and jump started a West Coast rap renaissance led by Lamar and his Top Dawg Entertainment labelmates.
Traveling back to 2012, we examine the climate before, during and after the release of good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Early releases from Terrace Martin, Sonnymoon and DJ Dahi are amongst a handful of projects that explain the sound Kendrick perfected on good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Dilemma mashes Kendrick and Nas on the ill kid matic city tape and Gambino meets K-Dot on good boy, d.e.e.p, web. Enjoy!