Kendrick Lamar's debut album “good kid, m.A.A.d city” tells the story of young black males trying to escape the influences of Compton. Growing up in that merciless city, it wasn't long before 25 year-old Kendrick Lamar, formerly known as K. Dot, would become acquainted with the harsh realities of the world. Sheltered by no means, the emcee was exposed to a lifestyle commonly adopted in the inner city.
However, this exposure didn't influence his character in a way that on-lookers would expect. With the wisdom from his father, Kendrick had a balance in his life that many of his childhood peers were missing.
Kendrick's handwork and unmatched talent has allowed him to work with a wide range of respected music vets such as The Game, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Little Brother, Jay Rock, DJ Quik, Scott Storch and Cool & Dre.
According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album debuted with more than 241,000 in sales in the U.S.A and also lands atop the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart and at #2 on the Billboard 100 behind only Taylor Swift’s Red. good kid, m.A.A.d city earns the biggest-selling debut week for any new artist debut in 2012.