Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ Just Broke A Record
Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 back in 2012. It quickly became a classic, and this week, it broke a record previously held by rap legend Eminem.
“Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” became the longest-charting hip-hop album this week after reaching its 358th week on the Billboard 200 chart. The record was previously held by Eminem’s 2002 album “The Eminem Show”.
Eminem’s “Curtain Call: The Hits” is actually the longest-charting hip-hop album at 461 weeks, but the 2005 album is technically a compilation album and not a studio album so it does not count in these circumstances.
Lamar has had a pretty exciting year with the rapper welcoming his first child with fiancée Whitney Alford back in July.
It seems like as great of a time as ever to go back and listen to “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” to see why it’s been on the charts for almost a full seven years.