"The miracle of this album is how it ties straightforward rap thrills – dazzling lyrical virtuosity, slick quotables, pulverizing beats, star turns from guest rappers – directly to its narrative."
Compton MC matures quickly on this stirring major label debut."
"It's a completely exhausting listen, one that might prove easier to admire than enjoy. But at the very least, it's never anything less than fascinating." spin.com
Kendrick Lamar Good Kid, m.A.A.d City