“good kid, m.A.A.d city" is the second studio album by Kendrick Lamar. The album serves as Lamar's major label debut, after his signing to Aftermath and Interscope in early 2012.
The album was recorded mostly at several studios in California with producers such as Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, Pharrell Williams, Hit-Boy, Scoop DeVille, Jack Splash and T-Minus, among others. Billed as a "short film by Kendrick Lamar" on the album cover, the concept album follows the story of Lamar's teenage experiences in the drug-infested streets and gang lifestyle of his native Compton, California. Upon its release, good kid, m.A.A.d City received rave reviews from music critics, who praised its thematic scope and Lamar's lyrics. It earned Lamar four Grammy Award nominations at the 56th Grammy Awards including Album of The Year.