Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer. He is regarded by many critics and contemporaries as one of the most influential artists of his generation, and often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time. Aside from his solo career, Lamar is also known as a member of the hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, alongside his TDE label-mates Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar 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. He began to gain recognition in 2010 after his first retail release, Overly Dedicated. The following year, he independently released his first studio album, Section.80, which included his debut single "HiiiPoWeR".
|Born:||Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, June 17, 1987, Compton, California, U.S.|
|Other names:||Cornrow Kenny, K-Dot, Kung-Fu Kenny, King Kendrick|
|Occupation:||Rapper, songwriter, record producer|
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About Kendrick Lamar
Compton-based rapper known for his introspective lyrical style who first gained critical acclaim for his 2011 album Section.80. His third album, 2015's To Pimp a Butterfly, helped him earn a wider audience, leading to seven Grammy Awards between 2015 and 2016.
He released his first mixtape at the age of sixteen, eight years after watching Tupac and Dr. Dre's music video "California Love" for the first time.
His second album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, won the award for Album of the Year at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards and reached #2 on the U.S. charts.
He has five siblings, and said his parents raised him to have a socially conscious worldview. In 2015, he got engaged to his high school sweetheart Whitney Alford. He and Whitney welcomed a baby girl in 2019.
He has collaborated with Dr. Dre on several songs, including "The Recipe."
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