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"Swimming Pools (Drank)"
Swimming Pools
Single by Kendrick Lamar from the album good kid, m.A.A.d city

B-side

Remixes

Released

July 31, 2012

Recorded

2012

Genre

Hip hop

Length

4:07 (single version)
5:13 (extended version)

Label

Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records

Songwriter(s)

Kendrick Duckworth, Tyler Williams

Producer(s)

T-Minus

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"Swimming Pools (Drank)" is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar. It was released in 2012 as the lead single from his major-label debut studio album good kid, m.A.A.d city by Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. The song was written by Lamar and Tyler "T-Minus" Williams, the latter of whom also produced the song. It is an introspective regarding Lamar's family and social life, alcoholism and the peer pressure which accompanies it amongst his friend. An extended version of "Swimming Pools (Drank)" appears on good kid, m.A.A.d city.

"Swimming Pools (Drank)" propelled Lamar to mainstream popularity. It peaked at #17 on the US Billboard Hot 100 after thirteen weeks of steady progression on the chart. The song also serves as Lamar's first entry on the UK Singles Chart, where it debuted at #63. A music video was released to accompany the song in August 2012, which was nominated for Best Male Video and Best Hip-Hop Video at the 2013 MTV Music Video Awards. On January 26, 2013, Lamar performed the song on Saturday Night Live alongside his single "Poetic Justice". "Swimming Pools (Drank)" was nominated for Best Rap Performance at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The song is featured in the video games Grand Theft Auto V and Saints Row IV.

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