Complex also ranked its album cover as the best of 2012, while Pitchfork included it on its list of the 20 best album covers of the year. The New Review section, p. Lamar introduces various characters and internal conflicts, including the contrast of his homesickness and love for Compton with the city's plagued condition. D City 2012 2015 Deluxe edition cover from Good Kid, M. The uncle who is holding Lamar also is displaying the gang sign with his hand, and the poster above the head of the uncle features Lamar and his father. On November 8, Gaga released the version she was featured on, which had her singing the and a. He's shamelessly bold about the allure of the trap, contrasting the sickness of his city with the universal feeling of getting homesick, and carrying a Springsteen-sized love for the home team.
The album received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised its thematic scope and Lamar's lyrics. . The album was also named to many end-of-the-year lists, often topping them. On March 13, premiered a snippet of the song's official remix, which featured. Carter, ComposerLyricist - Emeli Sande, FeaturedArtist - Braun, ComposerLyricist - Kendrick Lamar, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - M.
City would be a milestone even without the back-story, offering cool and compelling lyrics, great guests Drake, Dr. Though there is no confirmed explanation for why Lamar chose to do this, he explained that the reason why he had not censored his own eyes was that the album's story was told through his eyes, and is based around his experiences. It became Lamar's first album to enter the , peaking at number 16, and entering the at number two. Archived from on January 15, 2013. Jaeki Cho of hailed Good Kid, M. He told that he did not want to work with high-profile producers, but with those he had established himself with, mainly producers from 's in-house production team,. D City World Tour, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
In addition he said Good Kid, M. Archived from on November 5, 2012. The same day, an extended version of the music video was released. It featured a cameo from , and a bonus clip of a new song by from his own respective major label debut album, 2014. The album is Lamar's debut, after his independently released first album in 2011 and his signing to Aftermath and Interscope the following year.
This journey through the concrete jungle of Compton is worth taking because of the artistic richness within, plus the attraction of a whip-smart rapper flying high during his rookie season. D City features a baby Lamar, two of his uncles, and his grandfather, with the adults' eyes censored. Lamar expressed he was surprised and happy that Gaga released her version of the song, as it displayed confidence in their work together. Archived from on November 7, 2013. In an interview for , Lamar said that the album would not sound like Section. Before the album's title was officially revealed, fans had already been calling Lamar's major label debut Good Kid, Mad City or Good Kid in a Mad City, as it was a nickname Lamar had given himself.
However, on August 23, Gaga announced that the song was no longer being released on that date and apologized to fans for the delay. Add it all up and subtract the hype, and this one is still potent enough to rise to the top of the pile. D City was being studied as a text in the freshman composition class of professor Adam Diehl, alongside other works such as the novel , ' Selected Poems, 's short story , and the film. Archived from on November 1, 2013. The album was also ranked number two by , the , , and , number four by , of and of , number five by , number six by and number eight by. D City has a low-key, downbeat production, with atmospheric beats and subtle, indistinct.
After keeping the album title's acronym concealed, Lamar later revealed M. Title Writer s Producer s Length 1. It earned Lamar four nominations at the , including. Archived from on October 16, 2012. It was released on October 22, 2012, by , , and. According to , a site which aggregates hundreds of critics' lists from around the world into all-time rankings, the album is the most acclaimed of 2012, the third-most acclaimed of the 2010s, and the 141st most acclaimed album of all time. Nobody is heroic here, including Lamar—from Christian strivers to default sociopaths, all the players are confused, weary, bored, ill-informed.
D City was met with widespread critical acclaim. The album's title mainly refers to Lamar's childhood innocence, and how Compton affected his life. The songs address issues such as economic disenfranchisement, retributive and downtrodden women, while analyzing their residual effects on individuals and families. The full version of the remix was premiered by on March 17. By April 2018, the album had sold 1.