West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar recently talked about the success behind his new good kid, m.A.A.d city solo effort and named his favorite album of 2012.
Along with discussing his top pick, Lamar also explained his process for getting on other artists’ records.
“My favorite album? Nas. Yup, yup. Life Is Good. Crazy album,” Lamar revealed in an interview. “I’m definitely [picking and choosing certain collaborations]. It’s really got to be about the song. Really, you know? I don’t take the talent away from any artist. Everybody’s unique in their own way. So you don’t necessarily have to do the music I do. It has to be a great song and a great idea.” (Rap-Up TV)
Last summer, New York rapper Fabolous also boasted about Nas’ solo release.
“I think it’s actually a breath of fresh air for hip-hop,” Fab said. “It’s a different direction than a lot of the hip-hop that’s been coming out more recent. It’s so fresh. It’s so good to hear fresh music once in a while. You know, nothing wrong with the sound that’s in hip-hop right now, except for that it’s over-saturated you know, but I think Nas gives a different approach. I think that’s dope. “It’s just about making great hip-hop overall and I think Nas’ album adds to that,” ‘Loso added. (XXL Mag)
The star-studded LP managed to topple its competition at number one in opening week.
Rap veteran Nas’ Life Is Good debuted on the chart this week at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the long-awaited solo follow-up to 2008’s Untitled sold 149,200 copies and stood in front of Zac Brown Band‘s Uncaged which landed at No. 2 with 78,300. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Lamar’s latest retail offering has sold over 481,000 copies since hitting store shelves.
West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city dropped 14 spots to No. 32 with 24,500. Moving into his second full month, the rapper’s new studio debut has moved 481,400 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
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