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

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"m.A.A.d. City" (featuring MC Eiht) 

Kendrick Lamar taps into Compton's dark side for the companion piece to "Good Kid," rapping from a gangbanger's perspective with yet another new voice, one brimming with wild-eyed, fight-or-flight intensity. The production, by Sounwave and Terrace Martin, switches from menacing modern-day trap rap to early-'90s Elifzaggin-inspired thump, while hometown O.G. MC Eiht shows up to legitimize Kendrick's hard-edged past.

(Photos from left: John Ricard / BET, Courtesy of XXL)

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