19. GOOD KID, M.A.A.D CITY (2012)
Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Production: Hit-Boy, Pharrell, Tha Bizness, Sounwave, Terrace Martin, T-Minus, Just Blaze
Acclaim: K Dot Illmaticly narrates a real-life Boyz N The Hood episode on this conceptual carpool around Compton.
Peak moment: Kendrick channels multiple personalities on the first two stanzas of the haunting “Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst.”