(AllHipHop News) Nearly one year ago, Kendrick Lamar saw his Good Kid, M.A.A.D City put the Compton emcee in very rare company*. GKMC* became the fourth Hip Hop LP to spend 300 weeks on the Billboard 200.
Lamar's major label debut is now in an even more exclusive club. The Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope project hit the 350-week mark, making it only the third rap album to spend that amount of time on the chart.
Eminem's The Eminem Show and Curtain Call: The Hits are the only other Hip Hop releases to make the Billboard album rankings at least 350 times. Drake is on pace to join Em and K. Dot with 2011's Take Care (332 weeks).
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City currently sits at #140. Kendrick's critically-acclaimed body of work opened at #2 in 2012 with 241,000 first-week copies. The album has been certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA.
Kendrick Lamar earned six nominations at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014, including Best New Artist and Album Of The Year nods. Good Kid, M.A.A.D City is often credited as lifting Lamar to mainstream status. The 32-year-old wordsmith has gone on to win 13 Grammys and a Pulitzer Prize for Music (Damn).