12.Compton

from Kendrick Lamar (Ft. DJ Dahi, Dr. Dre, Jay Rock & Punch) – Good kid, m.A.A.d city [Credits] Lyrics on Rap Genius

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That’s the start of my life. That’s the start of the positivity that I kept in. That’s the exact start. The movie ends after ‘Real.’ You’ll hear the cassette loading. It ends with ‘Real.’ The new chapter starts with ‘Compton.’

One of the reasons why it’s the perfect song is that the history behind that song is incredible. It was the first song I ever recorded with Dre. It was the first time meeting him and actually walking in the studio, that was the beat that was playing. He was testing me out, to see if I could—that’s really me rapping, better than here. That was the first song. It was a great experience. I’ll never forget that exact moment.

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