Kendrick Lamar's 2012 album 'good kid, m.A.A.d city.' Courtesy of Top Dog Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.
When ‘good kid, m.A.A.d. city’ first hit shelves, mainstream music listeners didn’t know what to expect because Kendrick Lamar was — for the most part — still known as an underground artist (His first album ‘Section.80′ was released independently through iTunes).
But sometimes underground artists have some of the most dedicated followings. Because of this, Lamar’s album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. It sold 242,000 copies its first week.
Kendrick’s album also racked up 2.8 million streams on Spotify, which ended up being the second-highest first week stream for 2012.
The good kid was on top of the world.
Splash House flyer (Courtesy of SplashHouse.com)
Palm Springs is not the lively place for young and upcoming, sophisticated visitors it once used to be. Those people are all grown up, retired and visiting other cities around the world while the rest of us slowly roast alone in the summer months like a pork tenderloin.
The city has grown alongside those who were here in the city’s heyday, but that doesn’t mean Palm Springs doesn’t have that certain social and musical grace that, for the most part, has slowly mellowed and waned.
The two-day, three-hotel Splash House pool party brought to you by promoters LED of Los Angeles, Pacific Festival of Orange County and Private Label of San Diego looks to show the world things haven’t changed for the worst.