Earlier this week, Kendrick Lamar’s seminal record ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ celebrated its sixth birthday. A project that still to this day changed the rap landscape (seemingly futureproofing it for years to come), the album’s anniversary subsequently led to NYC duo Brasstracks also declaring their love, sharing their impeccable new tribute to the collection with the aptly-titled, ‘Good Kid, Brass City’.
Released across all platforms, Brasstracks’ Ivan and Conor really work their might here, delivering a seven-song medley of GKMC’s sonics that further harnesses the power of Kendrick’s original masterpiece.
Sharing a behind-the-scenes accompanying clip, Ivan says “So we were on tour a couple weeks ago and we were listening to Kendrick Lamar’s full discography, and the album that still resonates with the most is Good Kid, m.A.A.d city. We had the crazy idea to make an ode to Kendrick Lamar from the songs from the album… Most of the songs on the project have a really healthy relationship between jazz and hip-hop. It was pretty easy for us as jazz musicians turned hip-hop producers, to go into the studio with all of our friends and make some magic happen based on what Kendrick did in 2012…. This was honestly just fun for us. If anybody else really digs it, Kendrick hears it or something crazy, that’s just a bonus. Because this was an amazing project for us to do.”