Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
A picture is worth a thousand words, an adage thatparticularly proves itself true when a vintage photograph evokes such mystery,especially one that looks like a Polaroid. Who are these people? That you, Kendrick? Most definitely is, in his uncle's arms, and it looks like he's got something to say. The caption reads "A Short Film By Kendrick Lamar," and the album tells the story of the aftermath in light of the L.A. riots (i.e. Kendrick's youth years). The photo denotes the beginnings of a memory, and keeps in the same vein as Nas and Lil Wayne exploring this theme before him, they who so ubiquitously used baby pictures on their album covers. The deluxe edition features a van, which he refers to in the first track, as his getaway to go pick up his crush.