Hard work pays off. Kendrick Lamar continues to dominate the charts with his impressive fourth studio album “Damn.” The Bompton emcee can officially add another platinum project to his list of accomplishments.
The project was officially certified platinum by the RIAA Thursday.
Kendrick’s label, Interscope Records, made the announcement on Twitter.
Kendrick recently received praise from fellow platinum-selling artist The Game.
Game took to social media to praise his fellow Bompton emcee, saying Tupac would’ve been proud.
Game confidently told followers K. Dot’s LP is “dope as f**k.”
“If you are a true fan of Hip Hop, then you have it memorized by now!!!” Game said. “If you are a hip hop fan & you do not have @kendricklamar s**t by now… F**K You, that’s on Compton, Bompton and my hood and kids.”
Game, once a pupil and now a teacher of the culture, told followers he studied the album, and is proud.
“K-Dot, you know where we from and what it took for n****s like us to not only make it out the HUB alive but to achieve greatness on the same accord is nothing short of a blessing,” he wrote on IG. “This s**t got me real motivated.. glad real rap still exist… no disrespect to you sucka n****s.. but f**k y’all, you can’t rap, and ya mama know you ain’t s**t.”
Game continued his passionate rant, saying Tupac would’ve been proud.
From me to whoever THE F--- is concerned…… this album is a DOPE AS F--- blood !!! & it's the Lil homie's 3rd LP…. if you are a true fan of HIP HOP, then you have it memorized by now !!! If you are a hip hop fan & you do not have @kendricklamar s--- by now…… F--- YOU, that's on Compton, Bompton & my hood & my kids…. my lil n---- raw as f--- & it been that way…. Dot I'm proud of you blood, Top.. you know what it is wit OG CHUCK homie….. I studied the album & im proud of this s--- my n---- !!! K-Dot, you know where we from & what it took for n----- like us to not only make it out the HUB alive but to achieve greatness on the same accord is nothing short of a blessing….. this s--- got me beyond motivated.. glad REAL RAP still exist…. no disrespect to you sucka n-----… but f--- y'all, you can't rap & ya mama know you ain't s---….. this COMPTON S--- ain't never been for play… I brought @DrDre back to the hood & showed him what is was on Cedar Block….. "WESTSIDE STORY" coming soon…… ✌? #PacWouldBeProud #CaliforniaLove #WaitTiliGetOffHouseArrest #TheSummerIsMine #LosAngelesKing #ifYoureOffendedEatADick #illBeHumbleAnotherDay #ThugLife #TheBlackWallstreet #BloodMoney #HurricaneHasSpoken
Kendrick sold 603,000 copies of his project in the first week since its release, Billboard reports.
Kendrick’s album debuted atop the Billboard 200 album chart Sunday with highest sales figures of 2017 thus far, Newsweek reports.
Kendrick reportedly sold 353,000 in traditional digital download sales. He sold 227,000 units in streaming equivalent numbers. An additional 23,000 units came from track equivalent album (TEA) sales.
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