I made this post on the Kanye To The forums, I wasn't intending to post it as an article on this website, however the feedback I have been getting for it has been overwhelmingly positive so I thought why not. The Shirker's official review of Kendrick Lamar's stunning label debut Good Kid, M.A.A.D City is coming on Monday, but for now here is an intrepretation of the story from both reviewer and fan perspective. Warning - it is a long post!
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City: A Short Film by Kendrick Lamar
"My raps are incidents where either I saw it happen to one of my close homies or I know about it from just being in the ghetto. I can't rap about something I don't know. You'll never hear me rapping about no bachelor's degree. It's only what I know and that's that street life. It's all everyday life, reality."
The above quote comes from Snoop Dogg in an interview with the New York Times published back in 1993 just before the release of his début album Doggystyle. Snoop had garnered considerable attention for his captivating presence on ...