Photo: Wally Skalij, L.A. Times
Kung-Fu Kenny, popularly known as Kendrick Lamar, released his second studio album, and the follow up to Section.80, ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ ten years ago on 22nd October, 2012. The album, which featured guest appearances by Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, TDE’s Jay Rock, Anna Wise, Drake and MC Eiht, had peaked at no. 2 three weeks after its debut on November 2, 2012.
Ever since then, the album has stayed in the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Selling 242,000 copies in its first week, the album has spent 520 weeks on the Billboard making it the longest charting hip-hop album in history.
‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ features some of the most iconic records by Kendrick including ‘Swimming Pools’, ‘M.A.A.D City’, ‘Bitch, Don’t Kill my Vibe’ which was later remixed by Jay-Z and Emeli Sande for an “international remix”, ‘Money Trees’ and ‘Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst’.
Earlier today, to mark the tenth anniversary of ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’, Kendrick Lamar’s Paris stop of ‘The Big Steppers Tour’ was aired live to a global audience on Amazon Music and Prime Video.
Listen to ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ here: