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Kendrick Lamar

Full Name

Kendrick Lamar's full name is Kendrick Lamar Duckworth.1)


Kendrick Lamar was born on June 17, 1987 in Compton, California.2)

Overly Dedicated

On September 14, 2010, he released the video for “P&P 1.5,” a song off his first album Overly Dedicated that featured his Black Hippy collaborator Ab-Soul. On September 14, Lamar released Overly Dedicated to digital retailers through Top Dawg Entertainment, and on September 23, he made it available for free online.3)

The Independent Grind

Lamar played with Tech N9ne and Jay Rock on The Independent Grind tour during 2010.4)

EP And Black Hippy

In late 2009, he issued a self-titled extended play (EP). That same year, Lamar and his TDE labelmates Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, and Schoolboy Q created Black Hippy, a hip hop supergroup.5)


Kendrick Lamar was formerly known as Kendrick Dot.6)

High School

Lamar was a straight-A student at Centennial High School in Compton as a youngster.7)

Musical Environment

Kendrick grew up in a musical environment that was always changing.8)

Grammy 57

Lamar won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards (2015) for his track “i” .9)

Balanced Life

Kendrick had a sense of balance in his life that many of his childhood contemporaries lacked. This equilibrium is responsible for his undiscovered narrative of “Good Kid, Mad City”, the life of young black guys attempting to escape Compton's effects.10)

To Pimp a Butterfly

To Pimp a Butterfly, Lamar's third album, was released in March 2015 and debuted at number one in several countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.11)


Kendrick's handwork and unrivaled talent have allowed him to collaborate with a diverse variety of acclaimed music veterans, including The Game, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Little Brother, Jay Rock, DJ Quik, Scott Storch, and Cool & Dre.12)


Lamar was eight years old when he saw his idols, Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre, record the music video for their smash track “California Love,” which would later prove to be a pivotal milestone in his life.13)

Eddie Kendricks

His mother gave him the name Eddie Kendricks in honor of the artist.14)

Many Tracks With Black Hippy

Kendrick has released many songs as Black Hippy with fellow Top Dawg members Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul.15)

kendrick_lamar.txt · Last modified: 2022/05/13 01:23 by eziothekilla34