Kendrick Lamar Says Word Of Mouth Helped Album Sales, Refers To Shyne As Being A "Good Dude"
Kendrick Lamar chops it up with Bootleg Kev to discuss album sales, Shyne comments, joint album with J. Cole, and more.
Although artists including Game and ScHoolboy Q have come to Kendrick Lamar’s defense due to comments made by Shyne earlier in the month about his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city, the Compton rapper is still unfazed by Shyne’s unexpected remarks.
When the topic of Shyne was brought up during an interview with Bootleg Kev of Power 98.3, Kendrick simply revealed that he had yet to speak to the rapper following his comments and even referred to Shyne as being a “good dude”
“Shout out to Shyne man. He’s a good dude man. He’s a real good dude,” said Kendrick.
The T.D.E. rapper also spoke on his album good kid, m.A.A.d city selling tens of thousands more copies than expected in its first week, an increase that Kendrick says likely resulted from word of mouth about the album.
“Probably like 210 [thousand],” said Kendrick when asked how many copies he expected his album to sell in its first week. “Somewhere around there, but you know. What happened was the album dropped and then the same thing that’s been happening with my career since day one, just word of mouth. You start seeing little small reviews and people start talking about it and telling the next person to go get it. With that being said that trickles down to another few thousands and the next day another few thousands and the next day.”
Released on October 22, good kid, m.A.A.d city sold a little over 240,000 copies in its first week.