The Rundown: Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d. city

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"The Art of Peer Pressure"

At times good kid, m.A.A.d. city recalls Outkast's heyday—Atliens and Aquemini in particular. Here, the understated, rim-shot beat and Kendrick's overpronounced, Andre-like non sequiturs are a throwback to "Jazzy Belle," and that's a good thing. Kendrick Lamar takes the theme of the album head on: a regular kid trying, and sometimes failing, to stay out of the trouble his hometown's known for.

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