The Hip Hop Week In Review: Kendrick Lamar Drops "good kid, m.A.A.d city," Shyne Calls It "Trash"

Kendrick Lamar dropped his highly anticipated "good kid, m.A.A.d city," while Shyne branded it "trash." French Montana spoke on his upcoming album "Excuse My French."

Kendrick Lamar triumphed this week with his major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, talking with a slew of media outlets about the album and looking to sell upwards of 200,000 copies his first week. Meanwhile, Shyne didn't have nice things to say about the project, calling it and sparking a war of words with Game over the comment. French Montana also chopped it up with HipHopDX this week about his upcoming studio debut Excuse My French, discussing how he mixes music and business and detailing the features on his first album.

Kendrick Lamar Releases good kid, m.A.A.d city

After releasing his breakout project Section.80 last year, Kendrick Lamar has finally released his major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city. As part of our 30 in 30, HipHopDX gave the album 4.5/5 stars, describing the project as "a group of songs equally potent individually and collectively, meeting the mainstream and rabid fans in the middle." Praise has been widespread, with some likening the LP to Nas' classic debut Illmatic, and the numbers are going to play out in his favor: GKMC is expected to move more than 200,000 copies in its first week. K. Dot also said that Dr. Dre, who contributes to a few cuts on the album including "Compton" and "The Recipe," delayed Detox to work on the record.

Shyne Calls Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city "Trash," Game & Kendrick Respond

Not everyone was feeling Kendrick Lamar's debut good kid, m.A.A.d city. During an interview earlier this week, Shyne branded the album as "trash," stating that he wasn't feeling the beats on the LP but that K. Dot has "potential" and "talent." Kendrick's fellow Compton, California native Game came to his defense, giving an interview where he said that "whenever a shot is taken at Kendrick, I think that's the pool I'ma dive in head-first, whether there is water there or not." Po was quick to respond, calling Game "my little son" and stating that he shouldn't have responded in a public fashion. Meanwhile, Kendrick took it all in stride, stating, "It's really no response [to him]. I'm not a sensitive guy, so that's his opinion. Can't stop what the world thinks, so yeah, that's him."

French Montana Discusses His Upcoming Debut Excuse My French

French Montana chopped it up with HipHopDX this week, talking about everything from his approach to business to his upcoming solo debut Excuse My French. During the convo, he explained why he grabbed an eclectic group of features for his album including Lana Del Rey, M.I.A., Wiz Khalifa and The Weeknd. He also discussed the biggest misconception about his persona and career, stating that he's in a good position as an artist. "I just feel like when you come from where I come from you’re always gonna be the underdog," he said. "I feel like nobody expects you to do what you’re gonna do. So, when we do it it’s like you smacked them in the face." Watch a clip of our video interview below.

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- Yung Joc Asks Gucci Mane To Keep Dissing Him, Promises Retaliation Track

21 Comments

  • well..

    this album is far from classic, the production was wack the lyrics really didnt make go like oh damn or made me really think twice about em, but its a great CONCEPT album. Just cause people behind a desk gave it a great score on metacritic doesnt mean its all that like everyone hyped it up to be. Im not hating i was just dissapointed on how it turned out. Maybe he didnt put in enough hard work like he did on section 80 but thats my opinion

  • youngsta

    hahaha, old ass shyne and all the haters must be feeling like shit now. kendrick getting all the critical acclaim right now and on his way to selling 200k copies in the first. k. dot getting the same treatment as drake, j cole and big krit did (debut album out, haters come out the closet) but they're all doing their thing not giving a fuck. so suck a dick ya bish!

  • don don

    "FUKK OUTTA SHYNE" U HAD ONE ALBUM WITH LIKE 4 GOOD SONGS WHAT ELSE, AT LEAST NIGGA LIKE MYSONNE HAS GOOD MUSIC OUT AND HE WAS LOCKED UP LONGER THAN U, UR FINISHED FOR TALKIN ABOUT KENDRICK LAMAR I HOPE JAY ROCK N THE REST OF BLACK HIPPY/TDE CATCH U AND JIM JONES U BUT INSTEAD OF KUFI SLAPPING U THEY GONNA YARMULKE SLAP UR RHASPY VOICE NONE LYRICAL OFF BEAT ASS BE MADE AT URSELF FOR FALLING OFF AND STOP SAYING DIDDY DID IT...

  • Brookaveli

    Honestly, if Shyne can make a better album than this in 2012 or 2013 then we all win. I'm not betting on it but more power to him if he does. At this point I'm also looking forward to buying Game's Jesus Piece and probably regretting it.

  • Minaj has a juicy azz

    It is a good album but likening it to Illmatic is stupid. I listened to Kendrick's album twice and basically done with it. Illmatic has been in heavy rotation for 19 years.

  • Anonymous

    Let shyne and his handful of bottom feeders cry like babies if they want. Kendrick is getting universal acclaim from everybody who matters AND the album is on its way to selling a good amount of units. Record Sales & critical respect >>>>>>>>> Washed up one hit wonders from 13 years ago

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick puttin it down 4 CPT... check out this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKSn8nmxO0E

  • Wira

    If u think that K.dot is lame esp his new lp GKMC ur a fucken geek. We haven't had a good, dope, classic or close to that album in yeeeaaars. So ye if u hate the playa u can suck a bowl full of dicks.... U fuck

  • DETOX

    fuck this album detox coming next about me and catalina are two of the crazest beats ever theres no way dre doesnt know what hes doing anymore he at least has shit in the vault

  • Lil B

    Shyne is irrelevant.Enough said.

  • Anonymous

    KL is Trash.... OG Shyne just stating a fact...

  • Nuff said....

    Shyne dont have the right to call nobody shit trash. Have he been listenin to his own shit lately??? Gkmc is a dope album. I think ppl hvnt heard a REAL album in so long they cant even recognize one when they hear it... ya bish!

  • Anonymous

    LAMAR AINT NOTHING SPECIAL AT ALL SHYNE WAS RIGHT GKMC IS A HEAP OF FUCKING TRASH HIPOHOP DX GET OUT OF LAMARS ARSE

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