Who is Kendrick Lamar?

When and where was he born?

In Compton, California, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born on June 17, 1987. His mother named him after singer-songwriter Eddie Kendricks.    

His early life:

He received his elementary education at McNair Elementary School of the Compton Unified School District. He subsequently attended Compton Centennial High School. Kendrick Lamar was a brilliant student and consistently got A’s.   

In 2004, 16-year-old Kendrick Lamar released his first project, “The Youngest Niggas Leader,” aliased K-Dot. The album earned him local recognition and a deal with Top Dawg Entertainment. He started working with record labels and released a 26-track mixtape “Training Day” in 2005. 

Who is  Kendrick Lamar?

Kendrick Lamar is an American rapper and lyricist. He is a critically acclaimed commercial artist who began his musical career.

Early Career Life:

He started his musical career by recording mixtapes under the pseudonym K-Dot. His first music contract was signed at sixteen with Top Dawg Entertainment. Later, he formed a hip-hop group, released his own albums and singles, and participated in theatrical productions and tours.    

As part of his career, he has been associated with Jay Rock, Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Game, Taylor Swift and Rihanna. Kendrick Lamar has received around 135 award nominations, of which he has received nearly 45 awards. Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Game called him “The New King of the West Coast”. Time magazine also included him in the 100 most influential people in 2016.   

He collaborated with rappers between 2006 and 2007, such as Jay Rock and Ya Boy. He appears under his pseudonym on the songs “The Cypha” and “Cali Niggaz” by rapper The Games.   

In 2009 he released his next mixtape, “C4”, which appeared on Wayne’s “The Carter III LP”. Around this time, he started using his real name and stopped using his pseudonym at work. 

In the same year, he released “The Kendrick Lamar EP (Extended Play)”. In 2009, he also formed the hip hop group “Black Hippy” with Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. 

Each team member has appeared in other videos and feeds in most cases. 

In 2010, he released his first mixtape, “Overly Dedicated”, under Kendrick Lamar’s name, which entered the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart in the same year. In 2011, he released his first official digital album, Section.80, which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200.  

Around this time, he gained popularity through guest appearances and album releases. 

In 2011, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre called him “The New King of the West Coast” during a Game concert. In 2011, he released two albums, “Good Kid” and “MAD City”. His albums received wide recognition and were nominated for the prestigious Grammy award.  

Between 2013 and 2014, he continued to tour extensively. He also has guest appearances on Y.G., Tame Impala, and SZA. In 2014, he released the single “I” from the album To Pimp a Butterfly.    Show Source Texts

The album was released the following year with very positive reviews. In 2015, he appeared in the official remix of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” and the music video. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100. In 2016, a compilation of unfinished demos called “Untitled Unmastered” was released. In 2017, he released a promotional single, “The Heart Part 4”.    

The following week, he released the lead single “Humble” and his video. In April 2007, she released her next album, The Album, featuring U2, Rihanna, and Zachary. The album received platinum status from the Recording Industry Association of America and reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart.   

Kendrick Lamar is a famous rapper and lyricist. He has several award-winning albums to his credit, such as “Studio.80”, “Good kid”, “MAD city”, “To Pimp a Butterfly”, and “Damn”. Kendrick Lamar received the BET Hip Hop Award for Lyricist of the Year in 2012 and 2013.   

Winner of the 2013 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards Pioneer Award; the BET Awards are divided into two categories: “Best New Artist” and “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist”. It also won a Soul Train Music Award in 2013 for Good Kid, m. A.D.’s “Album of the Year.” city. In 2014 and 2015, he was voted “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist” at the BET Awards. In 2015, he won the Grammy for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for “I”. In 2016, he won the Grammys for “Best Rap Performance” and “Best Rap Song” for “Okay.”  

Awards:

He also won a Grammy for Best Rap/Song Collaboration for “These Walls” (with Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat). In 2015, he won a Grammy for Best Music Video for “Bad Blood” (with Taylor Swift). His album “To Pimp a Butterfly” won the 2016 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. It was also nominated for a Grammy in multiple categories in 2017. He is a Christian and even talks about it in his songs.    Show Source Texts

In 2015, he got engaged to longtime girlfriend, Whitney Alford. NBA player Nick Young is the cousin of Kendrick Lamar. 

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