In 2012, Kendrick Lamar dropped his groundbreaking album “good kid, m.A.A.d city.” The project immediately rose to the top of the charts and earned Kendrick four Grammy Award nominations in 2014. It included hit singles “Swimming Pools (Drank), Backseat Freestyle,” and “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe.” Last year, the album broke Eminem’s record of becoming the longest charting studio album in history.
According to a tweet from chart data, the album has now spent 400 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. To break that down for you, that means the album has now spent a little more than 7 years on the top 200 chart. 7 YEARS! His album dropped around the same time Vine was a popular app! Obviously a lot has changed since then which shows just how amazing this accomplishment is.
The Compton MC has not been in the headlines as much lately, but has been working on an upcoming album . The arrival of COVID-19 and recent Black Live’s Matter movement have delayed the release of a new project. Fans have been waiting for Kendrick to return with new music and the rumors of a new album built up all sorts of hype. All I know is that Kendrick will make a return at some point and when he does he’ll come correct.