Kendrick Lamar‘s “m.A.A.d. City” topped the Billboard charts for 300 weeks and became the first hip-hop album to make history since Eminem’s “Recovery.”
The rapper’s 2012 studio album arrived at No. 116 on Billboard’s Hot 200 chart Aug. 4. Lamar is the first rapper after the “Mockingbird” artists to have a debut on the charts for that long.
The following albums of Eminem made music history in the genre of hip-hop, “Curtain Call: The Hits” spent 403 weeks on the ‘Hot 200’, “The Eminem Show” (354 weeks) and “Recovery” (312 weeks).
“good kid, m.A.A.d. City” topped the charts at No. 2 when it first released in October 2012. Lamar received over seven Grammy nominations and the album recently went triple platinum in June.
The “Be Humble” rapper told Power 106 in 2013, “It feels great. I got some of the best fans, the best family, the best radio stations supporting me, and that’s who I owe it to at the end of the year… [good kid, m.A.A.d city] is a really raw album…”
K. Dot’s project also debuted as a short-film in 2016. He also was candid about the revision of the album in 2017. “We did ‘good kid’ about three, four times before the world got to it,” he added. “New songs, new everything.”
Lamar’s talent and ability to tell tales in his music also landed him a Pulitzer Prize for his recent album “Damn.”