Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city has been dressed up in plenty of shades whether it be in its original, glossy LA format or striped down to its bare bones. However, when drenched in the slowed tones thanks to DJ View – Kendrick’s views of life on a day within South Central become even more lucid thanks to View applying timely chops and reordering the sonic landscape before him to fit his own speed. Sort of like a writer getting a perfectly suitable script in front of him, adding in more scenes and characters to make it fit a totally different demographic while not coming close to alienating those it was originally meant for. Besides, any outing with the homies deserves to be slowed to a certain speed to take in every story and action – it should never be forgotten whether it be committing breaking and entering or running with your homeboys trying to brag about the chick who finally let you meet her on the inside.

DOWNLOAD: DJ View & Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, P.U.R.P.L.E. City

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