This album is a masterpiece. It is one of those albums that people will still be listening to 10 or 20 years from now and appreciate. Kendrick Lamar, an up and coming rapper from Compton, makes a big splash with Good Kid, M.a.a.d City. The 12 track album not only gives hard hitting beats and sophisticated lyrics that Kendrick is known for, but also a mini story at the end of each song that the listener can put together. The album signifies to many hip hop fans that pure hip hop still lives in an age of one hit wonders looking to make some money. Kendrick takes you on a ride through his childhood, teen years, and adulthood in the streets of Compton. His struggles and thoughts are put on display through the music and words. Scattered throughout the album are tracks that get you excited, bring you down, and make you listen carefully. Notable features on the album include Drake, Pharell, and Dr Dre. This album marks the beginning of Kendrick Lamar’s style of rap starting to grow on listeners.