Album Cover: Kendrick Lamar – ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’

good kid, m.A.A.d city

Kendrick Lamar takes snapshots from his life and shares them with the world on the covers of his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city. The standard artwork appears to be a Polaroid picture of Kendrick as a child, while the deluxe shows a photo of a mini-van parked outside a house in Compton.

Due October 22, the album features the Dr. Dre-assisted single “The Recipe” and follow-up “Swimming Pools (Drank),” as well as a collaboration with Lady Gaga called “Partynauseous.”

In his latest VEVO LIFT episodes, the Compton MC meets a fan who won a Twitter contest and talks about his personal style. “I’m not flashy, I’m not over the top,” says Kendrick, who’s currently headlining the “BET Music Matters” tour.

good kid, m.A.A.d city

Deluxe Cover



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21 Comments

  1. Joseph Vryheid

    That album cover is just… bad.

    I call it… when being different becomes ‘THE SAME’.

    Womp womp.

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  2. Alexander

    Don’t like either cover. I hope the rest of the album has better tracks. Cuz “the recipe” was mediocre and he could do better than “Swimming pools”.

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    nurse monique Reply:

    @Alexander, did you hear westside, right on time?

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    So Fresh Reply:

    @nurse monique, that record is crazy…love that song

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  3. miles

    These covers are awesome. I love the vintage feel.

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    Haterupinthzbitch Reply:

    @miles, It’s not vintage. its da fukin 90′s for god sake. Vintage would be 1900′s to 1960′s dumb ass

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    Miles Reply:

    @Haterupinthzbitch, Vintage

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    WonderLand19 Reply:

    @miles, Me too!!

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  4. Be3000

    Illmatic and Ready to Die gone wrong.

    Oh and The Carter 3 too

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  5. Real

    it’s abstract. look it up. the cover is him obviously paying homage to his childhood and Compton.

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  6. Haterupinthzbitch

    Fukin fugly, why o why k. lamar ewwwwweeeee

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    Rauno Reply:

    @Haterupinthzbitch, What would you like then? ” chainz’s new cover?

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  7. Nielsen

    The covers are freaking awesome. Just because he’s not posing with jewelry and showing gang signs or some shit doesn’t mean it’s bad.

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  8. Real Sh!t

    I dont really like the standard cover but i like deluxe artwork the standard cover look the deluxe one

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  9. Craig

    It’s……different.

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    tries too hard to be hipster. NEXT!

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  11. Shae

    If you really fucked w/ Kendrick, you’d know who that van is for & why he has that as his deluxe cover. In his joint “Wanna Be Heard” he cited “My momma believed in me. She let me use her van to go to the studio, even though she know her tank is empty, that’s who I do it fo’”… and for the standard, those are his uncles. We all know they were a big part of his life. For those criticizing the covers… smh. This album is by far the dopest cover i’ve seen in YEARS. Why?… Because it’s real. It’s him paying homage to his childhood years in Compton. So before some of you leave ‘negative’ comments, go to YouTube & type in “KENDRICK LAMAR SPEAKS WITH LU PARKER .mov”. You’ll understand these covers… promise, you’ll respect & understand him more. This is dude is the future of hip-hop… Time will tell.

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  12. Don't bE SO SORRIEy Man Orange

    wonderful cover can’t wait for his album to come out!

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  13. marz

    dooope ass cover, kenrick is a story teller. listen to his ep and OD and you will understand, but yall just listen to the radio im guessing.

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  14. Louis

    I’m starting to think this J. Cole/Kendrick Lamar collaboration album is a damn MYTH.

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  15. Steven

    that album cover is too dope. cant wait for the CD

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