Kendrick Lamar's "Untitled Unmastered" Hits Number One; Protestors At Chicago Donald Trump Rally Chant "Alright"
Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:42:20
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Not many artists today have the popular and cultural influence of Kendrick Lamar. This week saw his surprise release, untitled unmastered., hit number one on the Billboard 200. This weekend, protesters at Donald Trump's Chicago rally sang in chorus Kendrick Lamar's "Alright," when it was announced the Republican Nomination Candidate for the President of the United States would not be making his planned appearance at the University of Illinois Chicago campus due to security concerns.
Untitled unmastered. is the second Kendrick Lamar album in the last year to hit number one on the charts. He joins Future and Drake as the only three artists since 2015 to be able to claim such a feat. Lamar's newest album topped the charts just 51 weeks after To Pimp A Butterfly last did. The physical release of the album hit store shelves on March 11th, after hitting the internet March 4th, making the feat even more impressive.
According to Complex, "Trump supporters and protesters gathered on the campus of the University of Illinois for a rally with the Republican candidate. But due to the intensity of the crowd and growing security concerns, Trump canceled his appearance and postponed the rally for another day.
The announcement led the rally inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion where crowds gathered together to celebrate and cheer." According to the outlet, protesters also chanted "We Stopped Donald," as well as Crime Mob's "Knuck If You Buck."
For more on Kendrick Lamar, check out:Kendrick Lamar Releases Surprise New Album "untitled unmastered"
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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