Said best in their own words:
In an exclusive sit down with TheWellVersed & 2DopeBoyz, Kendrick Lamar reveals that not a single thing on good kid, m.A.A.d city was fabricated and this album closes a chapter in his life that he’s been rhyming about since the Kendrick Lamar EP, Overly Dedicated and Section.80. Back in late 2011, Lamar stated to TWV that his major label debut would unite all of the loose ends told on the previous projects. Turns out that his master plan was well executed as good kid, m.A.A.d. city does an excellent job of telling the Compton emcee’s story. For Lamar, the entire process was therapeutic.