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Dre Okorley 11/01/12 06:11 PM

Kendrick Lamar Sells 242K Records In First Week
 
Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city debuted at the #2 spot on Billboard, selling 242,000 records its first week. Not bad for a longtime independent artist who just recently signed to Aftermath Records.

yayitsjoe 11/01/12 06:12 PM

wow.

BuiltToFall 11/01/12 06:24 PM

Bought album on a whim from Amazon for $5. One of my favorite hip hop albums already. It's weird, seeing how I was diabolically opposed to hip hop in high school.

Jeff_Ryan 11/01/12 06:25 PM

kendrick had a dream

Who Is Ryan? 11/01/12 06:28 PM

Congrats!

be mine 11/01/12 06:50 PM

Independent artist?

justbradley 11/01/12 06:51 PM

Just noticed that the new Further Seems Forever album debuted at number 62, which is pretty cool. Not as high, obviously, but still awesome. I actually bought a copy of it at Target this past weekend.

_veges_ 11/01/12 06:53 PM

Awesome news, he deserves it

Dre Okorley 11/01/12 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by be mine (Post 114888522)
Independent artist?

That's what I said. Then he signed to Aftermath and released this.

CTRL+ALT+DANCE 11/01/12 07:08 PM

Have heard a lot about him but I never had a chance to really take a listen.
Good for him though!

Jason Tate 11/01/12 07:10 PM

Good album, but man some of the lyrics are so hip hop cliche about women, I have to skip them.

Dre Okorley 11/01/12 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 114889532)
Good album, but man some of the lyrics are so hip hop cliche about women, I have to skip them.

Those songs -- which are like 2 or 3 out of 16 if I remember correctly, compared to those whose are every track -- are him looking back at himself and mocking the stereotypical misogyny that exists in some hip hop. If you ever want to, you should check out the story behind all of the lyrics on the album. It's conceptual. His mind is really incredible.

Also Glassjaw, anyone? haha.

Jake Jenkins 11/01/12 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 114889532)
Good album, but man some of the lyrics are so hip hop cliche about women, I have to skip them.

not sure if you get the album, then

Jeff_Ryan 11/01/12 07:34 PM

Yeah this definitely isn't an album you skip tracks on even if you don't like the track in particular.

WhoSaidThat? 11/01/12 07:50 PM

Fantastic.