Fans have been craving a new solo album from Kendrick Lamar for over four and a half years now. The last time the TDE rapper put out an album, it was April 2017, with his fourth studio album, “DAMN.” That went on to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, 3x platinum, and even won a Pulitzer Prize.
While fan await a possible new album from Kendrick, his 2012 “good kid, m.A.A.d city” continues to post historic numbers. This project is debated by many as being Kendrick’s greatest album of his career so far. According to Chart Data, it is now the longest-charting hip-hop studio album on the Billboard 200, as it’s spent 450 weeks there.
At the time of GKMC’s release, it debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. It was also led by classic hits of his such as “Swimming Pools,” “Poetic Justice” feat. Drake, and “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe.” Fans praised Kendrick’s impressive storytelling on this project as well as his usual fire lyricism. GKMC went on to be certified 3x platinum by the RIAA in the US as well.