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What does “m.A.A.d” mean in Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d city” ?

What does "m.A.A.d" mean in Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" ?
Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d city” cover art

Kendrick Lamar released his second studio albumgood kid, m.A.A.d city on October 22, 2012, the album put K. Dot in the mainstream eye. What does “m.A.A.d” mean and what does it stand for in Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d city” ?

In 2012, Kendrick revealed m.A.A.d has two meanings.

“It’s two, two meanings. The first is ‘my Angry Adolescence divided,’ and the basic standout meaning is ‘my Angel’s on Angel dust.’ That’s the reason why I don’t smoke, That was me. I got laced. The reason I don’t smoke, and it’s in the album. It’s in the story. It was just me getting my hands on the wrong thing at the wrong time, being oblivious to it.” – Kendrick Lamar revealed in a prom interview with L.A. Leakers while explaining the meaning behind m.A.A.d.

It also happens “m.A.A.d” is a reference to 90s Compton based hip-hop group “WC and the Maad Circle.”

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