Kendrick Lamar Becomes the 1st Rapper Not named Eminem To Have a 300-Week Billboard chart Album
All praises due to "good kid, m.A.A.d. city."
Published in October of 2012, Kendrick Lamar classic studio debut album good kid, m.A.A.d. the city put the Compton native on its current path, to be on the receiving end of the Pulitzer Prize, among many other awards.
In the original album review, HipHopDX called the album "a shot at history", which has become a fulfilled prophecy.
Billboard recently discovered that the soon-to-be six-year-old album (currently — and surprisingly — is located at No. 116 on the Billboard 200) passed its 300th week on the chart. It is only the fourth Hip-Hop album to do so, with the other three belong to none other than Eminem. (2010 the Recovery (now in the 312 weeks), 2002, The Eminem Show (now at 354 weeks) and 2005's curtain Call: The Hits (now at 403 weeks.)
In general, the 22 albums have reached the 300-week mark, with the cutting-edge of be Pink Floyd's iconic The Dark Side of the Moon (937 weeks), and second place finisher Bob Marley and the Wailers' Legend: The Best Of....k.a. the most ubiquitous of reggae project of all time.
It should also be noted that Kendrick had a near consecutive run over those 300 weeks; it just fell of the Billboard 200 during the Dec. 6, 2014-date chart.
Relive the magic of good kid, m.A.A.d. the city of down.