Congrats to Kendrick Lamar!
As per Chart Data, Kendrick Lamar’s debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, has officially become the longest-charting hip hop studio album in Billboard 200 history. Previously, Eminem’s 2002 album, The Eminem Show, held the title. “@kendricklamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ is now the longest charting hip-hop studio album in Billboard 200 history, passing ‘The Eminem Show,’” the tweet reads.
In addition to that, Kendrick and his fiancée, Whitney Alford, welcomed their first child this year. During an interview with Billboard , the DAMN. rapper emphasized the importance of his relationship with Alford. The couple began dating while they were attending high school. “I wouldn’t even call her my girl,” he said, back in 2015. “That’s my best friend. I don’t even like the term that society has put in the world as far as being a companion—she’s somebody I can tell my fears to.”
Further speaking on his love for Alford, Kendrick stated that he believes in loyalty, all pun intended. “I’m loyal to the soil,” he said. “At the end of the day you want to always have real people around you period. Everybody that’s been around me has been down since day one and I can’t change that. I don’t change for nobody. I always show respect when respect is being given and people that’s been by your side, you supposed to honor that. That’s how you stand up.”
On the music front, Kendrick has been working diligently. Back in August, Kendrick hopped on SiR’s single, “Hair Down.” In addition to that, Kendrick also worked on Beyoncé’s Lion King-inspired album, The Lion King: The Gift, on a track entitled “The Nile.”
“Told myself if I dive in it without the precaution of a lifejacket/Then I’ll dive in it ‘til I’m exhausted and I’m type lacking/Waistline on four deep, senses on four deep/Feel like there’s four of me,” he raps.
Check out the official statement from Chart Data below.