Good Kid, M.A.A.D City is the superior rap album.
To Pimp a Butterfly is the superior hip-hop album.
I found GKMC to be exceptionally stereotypical - "growing up rough in Compton" are you for real!? And the follow up - "The Black Mans Struggle".
Just so dull and uninspiring. Musically the latter LP was extremely dreary and in some places - outright arid.
For someone claiming to be helpful RE: 'the rules and culture of this board' you fucked it up pretty badly by identifying yourself with a trip.
Let me help YOU: this is an anonymous image board, turn off your fucking trip you attention whoring cunt
GKMC is actually about growing up rough in Compton as much as Come on, Feel the Illinoise! is actually about Illinois. The setting is Compton, but it's about Kendrick's dual life as a good kid and someone who gets swept up in gang life with his friends and the day that changed his life forever.
show me another album about the true story of your friend getting shot and dying in front of you and forever changing your life and you'll have a point. The change has to be positive as well– Kendrick stopped smoking and drinking and focused on achieving his dream of being a rapper afterward.
Most albums in general are about common, relatable experiences. If you think "growing up in Compton" is inherently a bad album topic but can go listen to any of the billions of songs written about love, pls anon