Kendrick Lamar may not have won any awards at this year’s Grammys, but most would agree he could stand up to Macklemore and then some with his show-stopping performance during the awards show.
Regardless of his snubs this past Sunday (where he was nominated for seven total awards), the young rapper has had a wildly successful time this past year. Lamar enjoyed critical and commercial success of his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city.
Although it wasn’t his first release, he went from a little-known internet favorite to one of the biggest young stars of rap. The album, a concept album mostly concerning Lamar’s experiences growing up in Compton, has spawned three top 40 hits, and debuted at number 2 on the Billboard charts. It’s since been certified platinum.
Following his stellar performance at the Grammys, it seemed like the perfect time to count down some of Kendrick’s best songs from m.A.A.d city. Here are our top ten Kendrick songs.