Thanks to the controversy his "Control" verse generated, rapper Kendrick Lamar's debut disc good kid, m.A.A.d city has just platinum. Get the deets on Kendrick's success inside and find out about the latest "American Idol" shakeup.
Now that his debut LP good kid, m.A.A.d city has gone platinum, rapper Kendrick Lamar may truly be the King of both coasts like he claimed.
After his debut disc topped the charts last November (moving 241,000 copies its first week), Kendrick's chart sales remained stable (but relatively quiet) until his explosive verse on Big Sean's "Control" single. Now, first time fans and buyers are taking notice of the young mc.
KL called out several of hip hops biggest stars on his now infamous verse that went a little something like this in case you've been under a rock:
I got love for you all but I'm tryna murder you niggas/
Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas/
They don't wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas/
What is competition? I'm tryna raise the bar high/
Who tryna jump and get it? You're better off tryna skydive
Everyone and their dog has resonded in a clap back track, except for those actually named. In hindsight, those words seem prophetic. In an age where it's rare that an album goes platinum, even months after the release, Kendrick has reach that goal in under a year. Perhaps he is the king?
In other music news....
We've been following the "American Idol" casting shakeup for a few months now, and there are new changes to report!
As it stands, we know Keith Urban will be returning to his seat (he survived the Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj debacle) and it's pretty certain that Jennifer Lopez will make a comeback to replace Mariah. But in this week's surprise shakeup, former "AI" judge Randy Jackson has been selected to return as a mentor on the show, replacing music exec Jimmy Iovine.
So who'll being joining Keith and J Lo on the panel? So far....top music producer Dr. Luke tops everyone's list to win the final seat. Not so impressive so far, but we'll keep you posted.
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