m.A.A.d city’ is the turn up. That’s the side of Compton that everybody knows, the aggressive side. The first half of the song [is like] the interlude half of it, the actual song is with MC Eiht on it. That’s really the turn up. In that I state the actual title: m.A.A.d city.
’m.A.A.d city' has two meanings; My Angel on Angel Dust and My Angry Adolescence Divided. If you listen to the album [you’ll find out] the reason why I don’t smoke weed. Because once upon a time, you’d find stuff laced with cocaine [and angel dust]. That caused a reaction and I put that inside the song. That really happened to me. That’s the reason for the title.
MC Eiht gave us the stamp [by getting on that track]. He recognized that he’s actually been in that world too. MC Eiht is a great influence on me with him being from Compton and speaking on something that was real. MC Eiht influenced me by showing me that I don’t have to talk about a lifestyle that’s not mine to win. He talks about his lifestyle growing up. That stuck and people still relate to that. He gave me inspiration to speak on something that was real to me.
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