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06 April 2015

The 10 Best Kendrick Lamar Songs Listed By Complex

Complex recently compiled a list of the 25 best Kendrick Lamar songs.

Sure, the Compton, California rapper may have only completed three studio albums, thus far, but the ranking takes into account the possibility that Kendrick hasn’t even made his best song yet.

Still, the Complex staff sifted through K. Dot’s mixtapes, features, and albums to craft an extensive list of his top 25 songs.

Four songs off Lamar’s major label debut good kid m.A.A.d. city rank in the top ten. Three tracks are from his latest offering To Pimp A Butterfly, and two songs are off his breakthrough project Section.80.

Kendrick’s top song, according to Complex, is “m.A.A.d. city” featuring MC Eiht.

Complex’s Associate Editor, Insanul Ahmed, penned Kendrick’s 2014 Complex cover story. He also described why the publication chose “m.A.A.d city” as K. Dot’s number one song.

“m.A.A.d city”  is easily the most lyrical and most cinematic song ever recorded by one of rap’s latest, greatest storytellers,”he wrote. “Running nearly six minutes long, it’s carefully detailed to feature just about every hallmark of Kendrick’s music; spitfire rapping, a song that turns into another song, autobiographical details splintered across a larger narrative, nods to West Coast OGs like MC Eiht and Ice Cube, and vocal effects courtesy of TDE’s go-to engineer, MixedByAli.”

Check out the top 10 below and visit Complex for the full top 25 ranking.

10. “HiiiPower”

9. “u”

8. “Alright”

7. “A.D.H.D.”

6. “Backseat Freestyle”

5. “The Blacker the Berry”

4. “Money Trees” featuring Jay Rock

3. “Sing About Me/Dying of Thirst”

2. “Cartoon & Cereal” featuring Gunplay

1. “m.A.A.d city” featuring MC Eiht