Made Me an Angel on Angel Dust, what
In an interview Kendrick did with the LA Leakers, he stated the reason he doesn’t smoke is because the first time he smoked weed, someone had laced the joint with cocaine, which in this case is called angel dust rather than referring to PCP (perhaps erroneously). Thus, after this event, he no longer smoked, making him a better person, or an angel, due to angel dust.
For those who don’t see it:
made me an angel on angel dust.
The connection between angels and afterlife is also important here, considering the line in the last verse about Compton making him a “human sacrifice.” Being an angel means having a life AFTER experiencing social death in the hood.
Also, there may be a reference to the fact that Compton is in Los Angeles.
Kendrick has mentioned in interviews that there are many more meanings for the acronym, including: My Angry Adolescence Divided, and notice that the album is also divided in two parts.
To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “M.A.A.d City” by Kendrick Lamar (Ft. MC Eiht) Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box