This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History
 


This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History


October 22nd – Kendrick Lamar releases his sophomore album, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City”, on Top Dawg Records, on this day in 2012.

The platinum-selling, Grammy nominated album featured production by Dr. Dre, DJ Khalil, Pharrell Williams, Just Blaze, Scoop DeVille, T-Minus and several others.

The album, which is the story of Lamar’s upbringing in the gang-infested streets of Compton, California, spawned five hit singles, “Poetic Justice”, featuring Drake, “Swimming Pools”, “Don’t Kill My Vibe”, “The Recipe”, featuring Dr. Dre and “Backseat Freestyle”.

Other guests on “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City” included Jay Rock, MC Eiht, Mary J. Blige, Anna Wise, Kent Jamz, Black Hippy and Jay-Z.