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Kendrick Lamar Shares New ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ Snippets

Kendrick Lamar Good Kid Maad City Drake Poetic Justice Snippets

Last week at a San Diego show, rising Los Angeles rap star Kendrick Lamar shared a couple of snippets from his feverishly anticipated major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, out October 22. The clips were captured by a fan and uploaded to YouTube — though brief, they reveal a bit more of the Dr. Dre protégé’s impressive range, with “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” showcasing spacey future rap, and “Backseat Freestyle” a rawer example of dude’s skill.

Update: The Hit-Boy-produced “Backseat Freestyle” can be heard in full below, via Nah Right.

A couple of other brief clips have surfaced of late as well: “Poetic Justice,” which features Drake, and “Sing About Me/I’m Dying of Thirst.” Stream the bits and pieces above and below, and revisit the full songs we’ve already reported on: “Compton” featuring Dr. Dre, “The Recipe” also featuring Dre, and “Swimming Pools (Drank),” which comes to us in video form. Read more about Lamar in the SPIN feature, “Not Your Average Everyday Rap Savior.”