Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ Goes Gold

With the plans for his next single surfacing last week, Kendrick Lamar's debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city is now certified Gold. Reaching over 500,000 units sold in about five weeks, we can expect the number to raise even quicker when his Drake-assisted track "Poetic Justice" hits televisions and airwaves. Top Dawg Entertainment CEO, Anthony Tiffith, took to his Twitter to share the accomplishment, tweeting out:

We'd like to congratulate Kendrick and his TDE label for the achievement. For those who have yet to purchase the album, be sure to do so by clicking here.

By Richard Brooks / News / December 1, 2012 / 5225 Views
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  • Yy

    It's really hard to believe that my generation still somewhat see's what's good and what isn't in todays music lol honestly...
    I think this goes to prove that hip hop could take almost like a massive u turn in the next decade. Not in the marketing sense, but more the quality of mainstream content. big ups to Kendrick...its his time and im sure alot would agree he deserves it more than anyone "The sky is falling, the wind is calling

    Stand for something or die in the morning...
    #HIIPOWER

  • loc

    Gold? That's it?

  • YAWKYAWKYAWK

    FUCK SHYNE! #HiiiPower

  • Shyne

    Ok i take it back, sorry, jeez.

  • Shyne

    I was having a bad hair day so i was a little riled up. Sorry Kenny, guess the numbers dont lie.

  • Sensei Hennessy

    GKMC is most rewarding in that it raises the bar for hip hop albums of the near future
    This is the standard.
    Fans & critics will be judging rap albums in comparison to GKMC
    If it doesn't measure up, its not the best and will be labeled slightly disappointing
    Rappers now have to work to reach GKMC level, and for that Kendrick, we thank you.

  • logic

    ... You obviously don't understand the magnitude of going platinum. No way it was gonna happen this soon. It may happen, probably will, but now? That would be nuts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/asunkee Jamila Wallace

    For a debut!? That's pretty damn good!

  • http://twitter.com/zsxdflip Diego Letamendi

    Well Game did go platinum with his debut round the same time it took Kendrick to go gold.

  • MeenGene

    The retail market in general was a totally different time. Like Night and day. 10 years ago game and Kendrick would have gone double platinum on thier debuts in the first few weeks.

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