West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar has plenty of reasons to smile this week, specifically, with his good kid, m.A.A.d city solo effort reaching gold status with over 500,000 copies sold through retailers.
At a loss for words over his achievement, Lamar described reaching the gold standard as a surreal experience.
“It’s crazy man, you think about the first time you actually start rapping,” Kendrick told MTV News of good Kid, m.A.A.d city‘s success moments before he took the stage at Cali Christmas in Los Angeles. “That’s what I think about every time I hear that, knowing how far I’ve got with it to actually have your own album in your hands and it’s certified gold. It’s a crazy feeling; it’s a surreal moment in time that I’m in right now.” (MTV)
After only two months on store shelves, the new LP has easily pushed out over 500,000 copies.
West Coast rap newcomer Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city moved down eight spots to No. 40 with 24,000. With a full two months knocked out, Lamar’s new LP sits at 506,000 sold records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
This week, Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill named good kid, m.A.A.d city one of his favorite 2012 releases.
“My favorite album of 2012? Ohhh. I don’t know. Let me think. I got a favorite album I would say. I would say the best album beside mine is Kendrick, 2 Chainz. What else is my favorite albums? What else is fire that I’d be listening to? I just don’t want to say the politically answer. I want to say who we’re really listening to. We be listening to [Chief Keef‘s ‘Love Sosa’]. Yo Gotti, Lil Reese and sh*t.” (Rap-Up)
He is reportedly putting together a visual for the Drake-assisted “Poetic Justice” anthem.
We know you’ve been wondering what single Kendrick Lamar is going to choose next from his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city. And you will be happy to know that’s none other than the Drake featured ‘Poetic Justice’, produced by Scoop DeVille. The song contains a sample of ‘Any Time, Any Place’ as performed by Janet Jackson and is one of the more popular cuts from the album. We can also confirm that they’re currently planning to shoot a music video for the single, the follow up to the top 10 radio hit ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’. Good choice? (HHNM)
Check out some recent Kendrick Lamar footage: