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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d City’ Certified Gold

Going Gold isn’t easy in today’s climate and when a debutant does it, it’s a special feeling indeed. TDE/Aftermath’s Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city has been certified Gold in only 5 weeks of release, as per TDE’s CEO Anthony Tiffit.

Mind you, this means number of copies shipped and not sold. The Compton emcee’s potential Rap album of the year has sold 428k copies till date. Congrats to the team!

Posted by : Mista Bless

The Source Magazine Named Kendrick Lamar “Rookie Of The Year”

Kendrick Lamar definitely brought awareness back to West Coast hip hop in 2012. His good kid, m.A.A.d city album lived up to the hype. Both critics and fans alike appreciated the Compton emcees Aftermath debut. The project sold 242,122 copies in its first week.

The Source magazine recognizes Kendrick’s accomplishments by crowning him the king in its 3rd annual Rookie Of The Year issue.

Check out an excerpt from his interview plus the UnCovered video below.

Kendrick Lamar on his religious beliefs at a young age: “We couldn’t believe something we dind’t know about. As a kid, all we seeing is street sh*t… When you see one of your partners get smoked and that same day you have someone coming to you preaching to you asking you, ‘Do you believe in God?,’ it gives you a [different] outlook.”

Posted by : Mista Bless courtesy of Thisis50.com