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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

United States · Person · 1987–present
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Born and raised in Compton, California, he embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). He began to gain recognition in 2010, after his first retail release, Overly Dedicated. The following year, Lamar independently released his first studio album, Section.80, which included his debut single, "HiiiPoWeR". By that time, he had amassed a large Internet following and collaborated with several artists in the hip hop industry, including The Game, Snoop Dogg and Busta Rhymes.

His major-label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released in 2012 by TDE, Aftermath and Interscope Records to critical success. It debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The record contained the top 40 singles "Swimming Pools (Drank)", "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe", and "Poetic Justice". Lamar won his first Grammy Award for "i", lead single from his critically acclaimed third album To Pimp a Butterfly (2015). The album drew on free jazz, funk, soul, and spoken word, debuted atop the charts in the US and the UK, and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 58th ceremony. In 2016, Lamar released untitled unmastered., a collection of unreleased demos that originated during the recording sessions for Butterfly. He released his fourth album DAMN. in 2017, preceded by its lead single "Humble", which reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Read more »

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News

Kendrick Lamar Adds Dates to North American Tour

Kendrick Lamar has added 15 more dates onto the back end of his North American tour in support of his new album DAMN.  YG and D.R.A.M. will open for the new shows, which will run through August and early September. Check out the full list of dates...

Videos

Kendrick Lamar - DNA.
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
Kendrick Lamar - God Is Gangsta
Kendrick Lamar - These Walls (Explicit) ft. Bilal, Anna Wise, Thundercat
Kendrick Lamar - For Free?

Discography

DAMN.
2017 Official Album
To Pimp a Butterfly
2015 Official Album
good kid, m.A.A.d city
2012 Official Album
Section.80
2011 Official Album
untitled unmastered.
2016 Official Album Compilation
Training Day
2006 Official Album
Welcome to Class 2014
2013 Official Album
Straight Outta Compton
2015 Official Album

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