In just a few short months Kendrick Lamar has gone from underground rap hero to hip-hop’s golden child. That’s right K-Dot’s critically acclaimed debut good kid, m.A.A.d city is now a certified gold LP.“label hit me and told me #GKMC already certified gold,” TDE CEO Top Dawg wrote on Twitter on Friday. “Thanks 2 y’all ….#TDE #HiiiPoWer.”
Kendrick’s debut landed at #2 on the Billboard 200 selling over 240,000 units the week after his October 22 release date. Aside from being a commercial success GKMC was praised by fans as critics alike as one of the most creative albums of the year and is a strong contender for hip-hop album of the year.