Kendrick Lamar’s first proper album, Good Kid, M.A.D.D. City unfolds an entire narrative arc playing out on Rosecrans, a street that stretches across all of Compton. Through masterful lyrical technique, Lamar ably weaves a story unlike any other committed to wax, his poetic urgency and literary stories making Good Kid, M.A.D.D. City a magnum opus in hip-hop storytelling. Will it make our Hip-Hop Hall of Fame? Listen and find out.