“good kid, m.A.A.d city” is a studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar, released in 2012. The album is a concept album, following a narrative based on Lamar’s own life growing up in Compton, California. The album features a mix of hip-hop, R&B and spoken word, and deals with themes of gang violence, poverty and family. The album features tracks such as “The Recipe,” “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “Poetic Justice,” and “m.A.A.d city.” The album was widely acclaimed by critics and is considered a classic of contemporary hip-hop. It was nominated for Album of the Year at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. It also won many accolades and awards.