good kid/m.A.A.d. reactions: The 20 Best Reactions To Kendrick Lamar's Debut Album
"on good kid, m.A.A.d city anger gives way to analysis. Nearly a quarter-century after N.W.A's eye-opening "Straight Outta Compton," Lamar isn't re-sounding the alarm — he's looking closer, showing us in deeply considered detail how those conditions affect individuals and families over the long term. "All my life I want money and power," he growls atop a clattering Hit-Boy beat in "Backseat Freestyle"; later, in the spacey "Real," he wonders if those material comforts might limit his ability to relate to others."