Rapper Kendrick Lamar (KL) will drop his first major Label record titled Good Kid, Mad City on October 22, 2012 through Top Dawg, Aftermath and Interscope records. The album will feature guest appearances by artists such as Jay Rock, Drake, MC Eiht, Dr. Dre and Mary J. Blige. The Recipe produced by Scoop DeVille and featuring Dr. Dre was released as the lead single from the album. The singer is currently touring across the NA to promote his debut album Good Kid, Mad City. His tour dates and venues are as follows:
Oct. 10 San Diego, CA - SOMA
Oct. 11 Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theater
Oct. 13 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Oct. 14 Seattle, WA - The Neptune
Oct. 16 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
Oct. 17 Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
Oct. 18 Pomona, CA - Fox Theater
Oct. 19 Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Cafe
Oct. 20 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
Oct. 26 Morgantown, WV - WVU Collisuem - West Virginia University
KL’s tour set list includes songs from his new album as listed below:
Standard Edition Tracklist:
1. "Sherane a.k.a. Master Splinter’s Daughter"
2. "Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe"
3. "Backseat Freestyle"
4. "The Art of Peer Pressure"
5. "Money Trees" (featuring Jay Rock)
6. "Poetic Justice" (featuring Drake)
7. "good kid"
8. "m.A.A.d city" (featuring MC Eiht)
9. "Swimming Pools (Drank)" (Extended Version)
10. "Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst"
11. "Real" (featuring Anna Wise)
12. "Compton" (featuring Dr. Dre)
Deluxe edition tracklist :
13. "The Recipe" (featuring Dr. Dre)
14. "Black Boy Fly"
15. "Now or Never" (featuring Mary J. Blige)
16. "Collect Calls"
17. "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
KL is one of the very few new singers out there that knows how to enlighten fascinating stories. He is very young, but this is a real person that has something to say about the world and his stories cover real life issues that not many rappers would even try to address these days. At first listen, KL is not the easiest rapper to listen to, his voice and traits takes some warming up to if you haven't listened to his songs before, but once you do, it is just smooth sailing from there.