Kendrick Lamar Receives Platinum Plaque

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The kid did good. After hitting the BET Experience stage, Kendrick received a platinum plaque for his critically acclaimed album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Congrats K-Dot and the entire TDE camp.

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  • EYE

    Okay album not great

  • so

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  • Rah hill

    Aftermath. Does it again. I think he’s next album is gona be the truth. Plus it’s a good thing that DR Dre just let’s this nigga do he’s own thing.

  • @tshiamofs

    Well deserved. GKMC is a classic

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  • JustMyOpinion

    Slow & steady wins the race. Good job Good Kid.

  • donn

    Not a classic by far

  • Donn

    CONGRATS. Well deserved. Ppl just like to go against the popular opinion. If everybody said the album sucked then a few dudes would say its FIRE. Ppl just like to be in the minority. Great album, haven’t heard an album like this in a long time. If ever. In 2013 we got this album, proud time in HipHop.

  • mollyg



    Amazing album. When I listen to it, it was more than music, it was a story of a person just like me with dreams, fear, dangers, trouble, happiness, adolescence and maturity. He stayed true to his roots he kept it original but different. God bless Kendrick Lamar and hip hop.

  • theChef

    Good god, I havent heard an album like this in a GOOD minute. I will actually purchase this rather than download it. If hip hop artist pumped out more stuff like this, labels could move units like it was ’98.

  • sataniiiMan

    classic album! THIS IS HIP-HOP

  • Poli1sbbc

    One thing I liked about the production of this album is that the beats are different from current hip hop albums and it sounded like all the producers were on the same page. It almosts seems as if the whole album was produced by one person. That’s how smoothly the album flows. Great Album Kendrick.

  • rolleshit

    One of the best Album I ever heard!! Point Blank!!

  • Shadi11

    listening to this really makes section 80 (one of my favourite albums) sound alot more like a mixtape

    AMAZING album

  • MJ

    This album will go down as one of the best albums of all time for any genre just like Illmatic, Reasonable Doubt, Ready to Die and the other rap albums that are considered the best of all time. When those albums came out we didn’t understand how great they because were very young at the time. Now we have a chance to witness a classic and a legend in the making. The storytelling is amazing. It’s like a movie. You can’t just listen to a couple of songs or skip through. You have to listen straight through from beginning to end.


    Congratulations Kendrick, you earned it bro. You deserve everything that’s coming your way.

  • sPaWnY

    This deserves every bit of this rating.

  • Black Shady

    Truly deserved!!!

  • King

    well deserved plaque….but certainly not a classic

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  • Bluster

    This deserves every bit of this rating. This shit is a CLASSIC.

  • eminemstan

    This album is ahead of its time. Perfection from start to finish.
    The best hip-hop debut since Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor.

  • anonymous

    26 and already sitting on one of the most impressive classic albums of this new generation, big props for that.

  • mouRis

    Kendrick Lamar: Single handedly bringing the REAL Hip-Hop back!

  • raiseyourL

    As a fan, I’m proud of Kendrick for making it as far as he has. When I first heard Good Kid M.A.A.D. City I was amazed. It’s rare nowadays to find an album so consistent and coherent with it’s storytelling and lyricism. Swimming Pools, Poetic Justice, and Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe aren’t big giant top 5 hits on the hot 100, but they were still hits, and they did their job. Even without charting extremely high, almost everyone I know has heard those songs. I thought Kendrick would go gold without a doubt, but even I underestimated him selling this much. Even though, he hasn’t quite sold one million copies, he’s pretty close. I think his performance at the BET Awards will spike up his sales a little. As long as he continues to promote the album and maybe drop another single (I say Money Trees), he should definitely sell a million. That’s a big deal too, the only rappers that go platinum nowadays are Jay, Ye, Em, Wayne, Drake, and Nicki. The best part is there ain’t nowhere to go but up from here. Now bring on that Kendrick/Cole album next year.

    good kid maad city, one of the best albums of this generation.


    Pac died at 25. Kendrick starts to carry the throne at 25 should be some good years to come

    gkmc certified classic since its released.

  • Thatguy 5

    @raiseyourL u high nigga? he already sold a million copies.. That’s what the PLATINUM plaque he’s holding mean bruh

  • Truth Hurts


  • creo

    Hard work pays off. did his thang without a pop single wit a rnb singer 2 hit radio. Gd 2 see a westcoast shine without rapping the same old lowriders,chronic,chucks,etc shit we always hear. 2many niggaz fuck theirs off loving hoes fuck with homies n bullshitting with they talent. Stay focus tde camp doing it right.niggaz must know how 2listen when they get advice.

  • StarFox64

    the plateau that they put this album on, i dont see how kendrick will be able to follow up to it or schoolboy q..

  • creo

    @truth hurts dnt be jealous bitch nigga. Is dat u shyne hoe ass nigga. u must be a weak rapper who hasnt made it. keep trying sucka nigga


    his a classic in todays standards

  • Daan

    Definitely well deserved. I think Kendrick just fucked the industry up with this one. It’s more like a chapter in the autobiography of Compton.

  • Thatguy 5

    @creo don’t forget shyne had a classic album before k. dot lol

  • The Brain Trust

    his a classic in todays standards

    Fuck all that ‘today’s standards’ BS.

    Standards haven’t dipped. If anything, in the internet era, we’re far more critical than listeners in the 90s.

    It’s a landmark hip hop album. Period.

    Glad I contributed to the platinum plaque with my purchase.

  • NasIsLike

    Na brah Classic ..NO Classic is illmatic, GRODT, The Documentry, Ready to Die, All eyes on me….Like kdot but yall throwin words around real losely.

  • trueshady2f:

    the only album I bought these last 7 years

  • Kiddcu

    It has become my most played album ever, lol

  • Blair

    Cats need to focus on making great albums, not great mixtapes, not great singles, not great verses on other people stuff

    kendrick, only artist of this generation with a hip hop classic, congratz!

  • Blair

    KENDRICK LAMAR NAS has stated represents a new future of not only the cali mcee but hip hop in general ……..

    never heard an album that good since the marshall mathers lp and food and liquor

  • xzeoTy

    Kendrick’s solidified himself as one of the most impressive artists with GKMC.

  • tha OG

    Great album he deserved that platinum plaque!!!

  • sawyy3r

    Already bumped this album more than this overrated shit of The Documentary (C- lyrics)

  • LikeJordan45

    Shit sux @TruthHurts real talk man.

  • woff

    kendrick had the hiphop world looking at him before he dropped and he proved everyone that he owns this shit. he had no real top10 hits. no commercial sounding singles but he has the classic material.


  • Killaz

    IMO, this is the best album since food and liquor in 2006.

    That’s right. Everything about the the beats on GKMC –hell, everything about that album– was meticulously thought out and executed in intricate fashion.

  • klastiNo

    Seems like Kendrick is bringing out a difference between old heads and young bloods.

    That’s star quality right there

  • wsaz MISTER YOU

    everything about this album is perfect minus Real.

    great job kendrick, you’re the leader

  • azrtyu

    Amazing album. When I listen to it, it was more than music, it was a story of a person just like me with dreams, fear, dangers, trouble, happiness, adolescence and maturity. He stayed true to his roots he kept it original but different. God bless Kendrick Lamar and hip hop..

  • E95

    I would definitely consider that project a classic.
    Favorite Songs: The Art of Peer Pressure / B!+ch, Don’t Kill My Vibe / Good Kid
    Least: Backseat Freestyle

  • SAMURAI mc

    Well I think it might be the most important album of this generation, 5/5 album

  • Jay

    Lol that kendrick stan act like niggas dont know he post all the comments dick riding lmfao shit was ight not classic by far…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  • J Rob

    This is the turning point we’ve been waiting for
    congratz for the platinum with this classic kendrick.

  • Maquise

    Congratulations Kendrick Lamar! no one deserved it more than you

  • zeerax

    I’m cool with that, not the biggest fan but I have to admit that it was a groundbreaking album

  • L&HH L&HH

    Gotta give my respect him, Drake, Wayne, Jay, Nikki, and Kanye the only rappers going platinum. Doesnt look like Kanye and Wayne are gonna go plat with their recent releases and Nikki is pretty much a pop star and I dont think her last album went plat either.

  • Johnny Ryall

    The word gets thrown around a lot but this album is 100% certified #CLASSIC, ya bish! If your circle don’t agree it’s full of squares.

  • King Game

    Good shit lil nigga.

  • prophecypro

    It gets harder and harder for rappers to go Plat, for an artist like Kendrick who isnt a pop artist to get this is a tribute to how alive the west coast fanbase really is and how they were waiting for years for another superstar to come out the gate.


    feels good knowing you contributed. he deserves it, a classic is a classic, now lets hear that schoolboy q

  • Hiiitlg

    don’t know about it being a classic, but a bottom line classic for sure !

    i’m happy for him

  • Wayne

    2012 was a great year for hip hop

  • OvO

    Mediocre af C-

  • zRo

    Left my car old news

  • He deserved it. K Dot is very talented!

    Kendrick Lamar, Ace Hood, B.O.B, Nelly, Bridget Kelly, Lil Mama & Toccara Attend Ford Hot Spot During The BET Awards Weekend

  • fixyourself

    glad to ahve Kendrick to lead this generation, only him dropped an amazing album these last years

  • elfIS

    Best album since my beautiful dark twisted fantasy, so true and impressive,

    King Kendrick Lamar

  • zRo

    Hahaha trollin much dick ryder half the damn comments lol damn shame #

  • zRo

    Hahaha trollin much dick ryder half the damn comments lol damn shame #Stan

  • DU3E

    I used to hate him but I have to give credit where its due, it’s a near perfect album.

    very well deserved, can’t wait for your 2nd studio album kdot.

  • atlbound

    with or without the plaque, the album is legit, big props.

  • Sensitive Blake Griffin

    congrats to the young rap gawd Kendrick made Jay proud

  • D’on Hall

    Fuck kendrick my nigga ab soul tho

  • JuvenileHell

    Good work Kendrick. It says a lot when garbage strip club rappers are flopping left and right and an artist like Kendrick can go plat in this climate.

    Looking forward to your next piece of work KDot

  • Ineedmoney504

    we didnt let hip hop die on oct. 22

  • DeuceZ

    I love the fact that this was an actual album..not just a collection of songs that can play on the radio

  • Savior

    Best hip hop news I’ve seen in a minute…Kendrick bringing real hip hop back and being rewarded for it. It ain’t dead yet friends


  • A.R.$

    GKMC was a great album. Congratulations to kdot

  • Q

    Dont care post That JCole hoe

  • Logitechgg

    I knew it was going to be plat when I first heart it.


    Anoter great lyricist doing a milli ? i’ve been waiting for that since the early 2000’s

  • T.D.E.

    AMAZING, I’m glad this nigga went plat instead of all these fake rappers @ Drake, Rick ROss and Wayne

  • Pufft rappy

    hip hop won

  • Zeggy Shah

    Very good news, i’m happy for the boy, he deserved it

  • Mike22

    bought 5 copies of this instant classic.

  • Ras

    @nasislike Cosign bro not near a classic! I didnt like that shit tbh but yo yo aye who the stan suckin off this guy lol

  • crew

    Just wasnt good sad

  • Jay Rock Aint Eating

    Well done Kendrick & The Top Dawg ENT Family know time to drop the Oxymoron album, Heard About through a friend of mind then heard him on a track with Tech N9ne and the rest was History Section 80 still in heavy Rotation especially Keisha Song.

  • yelabieard

    didn’t like it as much as you but I can recognize quality albums, it has everything I want for an hip hop album so i’m not mad if this is widely considered as a classic.

    good job kdot


    Congrats to Kendrick, well-deserved!

  • LOL

    GKMC is ok, nothing special to be honest. he’s just getting love because he’s from Dr. Dre’s camp. plus he’s got co-signs from Drake and Jay-Z. you got other debuts that had a bigger impact like GRODT, The Documentary, Doggystyle which all had Dr. Dre production and this album didn’t have none of that. it’s just that the younger generation has a thing for him.

  • ratzer

    Gongrats to dude

  • ion

    Who the stan SMH wow

  • griberghh

    Album has everything to be considered as a classic in the next few years, Imma gonna support that kid, he is very special to me

  • Haiiikpo

    shhhhhh, it ain’t a classic YET guys, stop overrating it, might become a classic for sure but yall need to wait at least 5 or 10 years.
    amazing album nontheless.

  • LostNas

    This album is the voice of an era.

  • SK

    Im 15 im not a kenrick fan @lol shit sucked balls tbh

  • Lmao

    Great for him, hard work pays off


    haven’t heard an album that good since Lupe Fiasco – The Cool.

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  • Thiro

    that instant masterpiece is finally plat !

  • AlexFirth91

    Looks like Aftermath got another classic “2001” , “The Marshall Mathers LP”, “Get Rich or Die Tryin”, now “good kid, m.A.A.d city”

  • Avatar Keemie

    I haven’t felt an emotional connection to an album like this since Petey Pablo’s ‘Diary of a Sinner: First Entry.’

  • Menes_323

    I’m Just Glad It Came From The Best Side…The West Side! If the newer generation is sick of Hip-Pop, go listen to the 90’s!

  • A$E

    Kendrick Lamar, best rapper out so far (not counting the veterans; like jay, Nas, quik), call me regionally biase if you want to, westcoast radio stations need to stop being held hostage and support their artist, i like other regions but [email protected] them they’re not westcoast

  • Jo…

    I really like this album but i cant flex i liked section 80 more.

    Dude is already sitting on 2 classic I guess… but S80 >>

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  • RaiderBrian

    Congrats Kendrick I Feel Yall All The Way, I Had Wanted Rick Ross To go plat ! I Feel He Deserved It But I Think Yalls Arguement Is Substance Over Style Or Style With Substance And This GKMC Is Drippin Out The Seems With Substance, Reflection, Intelligence, And Great Production…. Congrats Kendrick. I Agree With Yalll! ON This!!!

  • Marc J Pappas

    This is definitley a great album, Im feelin it. But lets not get carried away putting on the same level as Illmatic. Its a classic for todays stndards, but not quite on the level of Illmatic or Moment of Truth.

    Give the album a few more years before calling it a classic guys but it’s indeed one of the best albums released in recent memory

  • Cleegsg

    very well deserved.

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  • WhereIsMy304s

    This album is the best album I’ve heard in a very long time. This was a perfect album from the beats, subject matter, & lyrics. This is a classic in my book.

  • J,C

    Overall , Amazing.

    kid must be happy now

  • Michael Young

    Kendrick is a breath of fresh air.The album was a 100% hip hop.

  • JJJames

    Best album I have herd in a long time, in fact I haven’t really been this impressed with an album since Lupe dropped The Cool. Not sure if that means it is a classic though. XXL is so shitty and inconsistent with their ratings (way to many XLs and some real questionable Ls) so the XXL rating means nothing to me, and it certainly doesn’t mean classic. Classics stand the test of time, so we will see where m.A.A.d city stands 5-10 years from now. A very quality album though. Very quality.

  • ggggglqgqgq

    Considering his skills, passion, charisma, personality, …he might go down as a legend, let’s hope hist next album is as great as Section 80 and gkmc

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    LOL @ that stan guy that has posted 85 comments no life smh

  • ProoofD12

    Cats need to focus on making great albums, not great mixtapes, not great singles, not great verses on other people stuff

    great job kendrick lamar

  • Draje545

    Listening to it again, damn that album is absolutely beautiful.
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  • Draje545

    na you can’t edit or delete it my Nicca 😉

  • Jay Money

    great album, but don’t call it a classic. A classic is determined through time!

  • Lesly

    good day for hip hop man

  • Lp

    never understood why they kept saying the album was platnuim in Febutary, when it was in the 700,000 range. Maybe a method to sell more copies, idk.

    But this is a big change for Hip Hop. It proves that an artist can stay true to their identity and doesn’t need a direct audience. His music is for everyone. Congrats

  • jay

    I would suck Kendrick and Jay z dick at the same time no problem
    best rappers evah

  • NY kidd

    I fill really bad for the stan that wrote most of these comments and now you tlkin bout suckin dick wtf we get it your in love with kendrick but damn you gay af post a comment evey sec.. smh we all know its you acting like other ppl SMH

  • blackslash

    It amazing.

    Amazing album, he deserves all the praise and success he gets.

  • Da Business

    Props to K.Dot, lp is amazing.

  • mor

    the kid worked hard and delivered; I support that.


    yeahh kendrick totally deserves this and more. GKMC was a great album, best of 2012 for sure.

    weird to see haters on here, but you gotta remember, there are lames out there who buy weezy/rick ross and shit, so you gotta expect there will always be people who have shitty taste in music.

  • ober

    congrats my nigga

  • Jax

    This is a huge accomplishment in today’s time for Hip Hop music. Congrats to K Dot!!

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  • Rod Markie

    First off major congrats to kendrick and tde for their hard work and grind in this era known as the rachet/turn up era, he just shitted on every rapper old and new with this album from sales, to lyricism and concepts!
    But we have to be careful with the word classic, a album isnt considered a classic by how good it was or how it sounded it’s considered classic by it’s longevity and it’s playback rate years after it’s release. Right now gkmc was just a fantastic album with major impact on the culture, years from now Im almost positive it will be a CLASSIC.

  • creo

    Co [email protected] stinkmeaner u hit it right on the nail

  • Yo Mama

    How’s someone lame for buying ross/weezy shit?Its called preference.Congrats to K.Dot for the plaque,GKMC was a great album


  • ECU

    Its amazing to see a real hip hop album go platinum.

  • Nickey Black

    People can say what they want about K album. Lyrically it was superior, musically it’s refreshing. If it is not a classic album then it’s great. If it’s not a great album then it’s good. If it’s not good then it’s decent. If it’s not decent then it’s ok. If it’s not ok then it’s trash.

    This album far from trash and its right between great and classic. That says a lot. Congrats!

  • The Wise

    THIS IS NOT A CLASSIC ALBUM..POINT BLANK…is it better then the other 85% of shit rappers yes it good but deffinetly not classic..give one album u can compare it to as being classic?! Its just better then the shit thats out since hip hop has gone down the drain

  • Yeezus Christ

    lol fuck outta here that album is nothing special

  • Loaded

    for a second i thought that said keyshia cole. i was like WHAT?!

  • still best rite now!!

    ok, well it’s a “modern day classic” …..happy?

  • ober

    best album I have heard these last 7 years, congratz kendrick

  • trexxx

    Amazing album. When I listen to it, it was more than music, it was a story of a person just like me with dreams, fear, dangers, trouble, happiness, adolescence and maturity. He stayed true to his roots he kept it original but different. God bless Kendrick Lamar and hip hop.

  • Very Reasonable Citizen

    Good god, I havent heard an album like this in a GOOD minute. I will actually purchase this rather than download it. If hip hop artist pumped out more stuff like this, labels could move units like it was ’98.

  • DREAAElm

    the only classic album of this generation, big props kendrick lamar

  • alphs

    I think kendrick is already up there with Tupac, his album is more than hip hop, it’s a masterpiece.

  • additikive

    Fantastic album, absolytely fantastic. Kendrick damn near exceeded EVERY one’s expectations for this. I know it’s a reach, but the way Illmatic touched the people growing up in the past generation, I think GKMC does the same thing with this current generation. Soundtrack to everyday situations. Relatable. Deep. Deserves every bit of praise it gets.

  • riiin

    amazing, fucking good win for hip hop

  • dingding

    No one is calling it the greatest album of all time. You’re just a fucking idiot. It is a very well thought out album that obviously had a lot of thought into it which people acknowledge.

    it’s indeed a classic, not on Illmatic level, but still a classic

  • Charle Van Horn

    5 mics. This is like a mix of Illmatic & Aquemini. Kendrick4K proves his worth wit this project, start to finish. The whole concept as a whole is perfected and exemplifies what an ALBUM is supposed to be. Reminds me of how 70s rock albums were put together to flow start to finish. Kendrick’s album may have haters who are unknowledgeable about what makes a great album, but over time these people will understand (hopefully) that this is a classic in its time. This CD will do for this generation, what OutKast’s “Aquemini” did for its generation. After recently being at the Las Vegas show, I can also attest that he has the performance game on lock as well, and really knows how to control a crowd and get full involvement from everyone. GLad I was in media row in the front to catch it! All in all, this CD is worthy of all the praise and accolades for it defines Kendrick as one of the top emcees and storytellers of his time.

  • Marteens

    nigga that shit aint certfied by RIAA? his album aint sold over 1 million yet in USA

  • Marteens

    yawnnnn this album overrated i give it like 6/10 smh to many boring and skippable songs
    section 80 though 10/10 straight upppppp

  • 2

    gkmc makes s80 sound like a mixtape lol

  • stiroish

    its a very well thought out and excellently executed album-the story flows all through and after a few listens (i’ve listened to it probably 20 plus times now) you see the whole flow of the storyline, each skit leads to another chapter-only time will tell if it can be put on the same level as illmatic, but its definitely classic worthy-this brother Kendrick has unlimited potential, and cant wait for his follow up, he puts his heart and soul into his mus music, and i feel he is a super MC because he has all the elements-from the lyricism and flow like a biggy or jay-z, and the content like a PAC or Nas, he has it all, and he will only get better-too many favorite songs to mention…

  • Zeggy Shah

    5/5 this album gives me hope that a new artist can put out quality music in this era. its absolutely refreshing 2 know that people still make hip hop music that i, as a fan, can stand by.


  • naf said

    shit is classic, lyrics and beats on point thats what u cant deny.
    my favs: track 4 with dat heavy bass line reminded me Kanye’s work on Diamonds from Sierra Leone and the rest.

  • sayid

    Aaaaanndd the album is one of the best SEQUENCED albums done in recent years since Saigon’s Greatest Story Never Told.

  • Timberlg

    not being a huge kdot fan before kgmc, this album solidified him as the top rapper alive right now. idc how much yall dont like him,, the fact is, is hes on another level than than most. Classic album

  • Congrats. Definitely well deserved.

  • Run that louie belt!!

    *2 platinum up next*

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