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Kendrick Lamar Talks The 100% Realness of good kid, m.A.A.d city

Posted on October 26, 2012
Artist: Kendrick Lamar

In an exclusive sit down with TheWellVersed & 2DopeBoyz, Kendrick Lamar reveals that not a single thing on good kid, m.A.A.d city was fabricated and this album closes a chapter in his life that he's been rhyming about since the Kendrick Lamar EP, Overly Dedicated and Section.80. Back in late 2011, Lamar stated to TWV that his major label debut would unite all of the loose ends told on the previous projects. Turns out that his master plan was well executed as good kid, m.A.A.d. city does an excellent job of telling the Compton emcee's story. For Lamar, the entire process was therapeutic.

“It's 100% real,” Lamar says in from a studio located in the outskirts of Las Vegas. “It's easier for me to write that way. I couldn't fabricate anything and I know that the people close to me, when they finally get to hear it, they'll be like ‘whoa' he's revisiting demons and this album was really me moving on with my life. Truthfully, being able to get that out is a lot of skeletons in the closet that put a burden on your life and a burden on your career.”

The artist formally known as K Dot says that he tells this story to remind and inspire people that doing the right thing will eventually pay off.

“To The youth of this generation: I come from where you come from. I made a change within myself to do something positive at the end of the day and you can do it too.”

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