Kendrick Lamar pretty much claimed the day—heck, the whole goddamn year—as his own yesterday with the release and almost instant acclaim of his debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city. To cap it all off, the Black Hippy made a special appearance on Conan, where he played his LP's radio smash, "Swimming Pools (Drank)." With only his DJ Ali behind him, mounted on a Top Dawg Ent. placard, the focus was entirely on our future Hip-Hop King as he commanded the stage with a typically impassioned performance. And rightfully so.
good kid, m.A.A.d city is out now on iTunes.