Kendrick Lamar made a last minute change to his 2012 track ‘MAAD City’ before its release, according to Punch TDE.
The song appears on Lamar’s second studio album, “Good Kid, MAAd City,” which was released ten years ago.
As HipHop DX reports, Top Dawg Entertainment president Terrence “Punch” Henderson shared some details about the album on Twitter last Saturday (October 22) on the 10th anniversary.
“There’s a lot to say about that album,” he wrote. “We put everything into it. ‘GKMC’ was the start. We made our mark on hip hop and music in general with that album. I’m really grateful to be a part of it.”
Punch was later asked for his “favorite memory” of the LP. “I can’t think of a favorite,” he replied. “But one memory is Kdot putting the Hook part in the madd city literally an hour before mastery.”
He continued: “I think he had to send the hook because [Derek “MixedByAli”] Ali had already left to master it. So that song was just one verse at the beginning.” Those tweets can be seen below.
Lamar has released three more full length albums since “Good Kid…” in the form of “To Pimp A Butterfly” (2015) “DAMN.” (2017) and “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers” (2022). A 10-year reissue of “Good Kid, MAAd City” was released last Friday (October 21).
The rapper is currently on the European leg of his 2022 “The Big Steppers” world tour. Next month he will perform a series of concerts in the UK and Ireland, including a three-night concert at the O2 in London.
In a five-star review of Lamar’s recent concert in Paris, NME wrote: “[La] Journey presents a creative vision that would disturb most mortals. It’s an impressive and exciting performance of truly great modern rap.”
This summer, Kendrick Lamar headlined Glastonbury 2022 alongside Billie Eilish and Paul McCartney.