Best Songs of 2012
The Art of Peer Pressure // Kendrick Lamar
If there's one song that best sums up good kid, m.A.A.d city it's "The Art of Peer Pressure." The autobiographical story of a night spent riding around town and wreaking havoc with his buddies, Lamar concedes he is a "sober soul" and a pacifist at heart but when he's rolling with his crew, peer pressure becomes a more powerful force than his moral fortitude. The subject matter is universal and the story is told brilliantly, full of intro and outro "skits" and a humorous cliffhanger. The beat provided by Tabu is one of the album's best and Kendrick's flow is reminiscent of Andre 3000, possibly lending credence to the idea that the title, "The Art of Peer Pressure," is giving props to Outkast's "Da Art of Storytellin'."
"The Art of Peer Pressure" is one of the best songs on the best album of the year.
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