It's Been Four Years Since Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN"
It can be argued that hip-hop fans have been spoiled by faster turnaround times than ever before, with rappers sometimes delivering multiple albums in the same year. Yet in the case of Kendrick Lamar, whose most recent body of work came exactly four years ago to this day, the drought has been a relatively trying one.
Of course, DAMN. has built up quite the legacy in its own right. Currently triple platinum, the project also boasts many multi-platinum singles; “DNA” is three times platinum, “LOVE” is four times platinum, “LOYALTY” is double platinum, and “HUMBLE” is seven-times platinum. The album also earned Kendrick the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Music, as well as the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. Suffice it to say, DAMN. is beloved by fans and critics alike, with some arguing that it holds some of Kendrick’s most conceptually challenging and replayable lyricism.