On this day in Hip-Hop history, Kendrick Lamar released his second album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City.
On this day in 2012, Kendrick Lamar released his sophomore album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City on Top Dawg. The album featured production by Dr. Dre, DJ Khalil, Pharrell Williams, Just Blaze, Scoop DeVille, T-Minus, and many others. Notable guest artists on the set included Drake, Dr. Dre, Jay Rock, MC Eiht, Mary J. Blige, Anna Wise, Kent Jamz, Black Hippy, and Jay Z.
Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City spawned the hit singles: "Poetic Justice," which reached #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified multi-platinum; "Swimming Pools (Drank)," which hit #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified multi-platinum; "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe," which reached #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified multi-platinum; "The Recipe," which peaked at #38 on the R&B chart and #23 on the Rap chart and was certified platinum; and "Backseat Freestyle," which reached #22 on the Rap chart and was certified platinum. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. It was certified multi-platinum by the RIAA and was nominated for a Grammy.
Also on this day...
1991 - Black Sheep released their debut album A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing on Mercury.
1991 - Del the Funky Homosapien released his debut album I Wish My Brother George Was Here on Elektra.
1996 - Chuck D released his debut solo album Autobiography of Mistachuck on Mercury.
1996 - M.O.P. released their second studio album Firing Squad on Relativity.
1996 - Westside Connection released Bow Down on Priority.