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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

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Famous as :

Rapper

Birth Name :

Kendrick Lamar

Birth Date :

June 17, 1987

Birth Place :

Compton, California, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Section .80" (2011)

Biography


Born on June 17, 1987 in Compton, California, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth enjoyed writing stories and poems as a student, and as time went by he began writing lyrics inspired by the street life in his native where he grew up. When he was 16 years old he began rapping and shopping around a mixtape dubbed "Youngest Head Nigga in Charge" under the moniker of K-Dot. It drew the interest of many and earned him his first record deal with Top Dawg Entertainment, under which he released two other acclaimed mixtapes, "Training Day" (2005) and "C4" (2009). Upon meeting fellow rappers Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q, Lamar began performing with them under the name of Black Hippy.

By the time Lamar released his fourth mixtape "Overly Dedicated", he dropped the K-Dot moniker and began using the shorten version of his name, Kendrick Lamar. In the same year, he exclusively released his first solo album "Section.80" on iTunes under Top Dawg Entertainment. The record paved Lamar's path to collaborate with already famous names, like Young Jeezy, The Game, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne. He then caught the attention of Dr. Dre who subsequently took him under his wings and willingly became his music and business mentor.

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Kendrick Lamar Reacts to Geraldo Rivera's Comments on His BET Award Performance

July 03, 2015 02:57:55 GMT

delivered a powerful performance of his new single "Alright" during last weekend's BET Awards, rapping his bars atop a vandalized cop car with a huge American flag as the background. However some Fox News anchors weren't impressed by the performance as they accused the Compton native of inciting violence with Geraldo Rivera adding that "hip-hop has done more damage to young African Americans than racism."
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Kendrick Lamar Premieres 'Alright' Music Video

July 01, 2015 03:54:50 GMT

has released the official music video for his "Alright" for fans' viewing pleasure. Arriving online on Tuesday, June 30, the clip directed by Colin Tilley opens with some scenes highlighting police brutality.
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BET Awards 2015: Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown and Bad Boy Artists Among Performers

June 29, 2015 07:21:29 GMT

and were among those who graced the stage at the 2015 BET Awards on Sunday night, June 28. The former kicked off the festivities with a live rendition of "Alright" off his latest album "".
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BET Awards 2015: Kendrick Lamar and Nicki Minaj Among Early Winners

June 29, 2015 01:12:57 GMT

The 2015 BET Awards was officially kicked off at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 28. opened the event with a powerful live performance of "Alright", the latest single off his "" album. He performed the song on top of a battered cop car with an American flag as the backdrop.
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Videos: Chance the Rapper Brings Out Kendrick Lamar at His TIP Fest in Chicago

June 25, 2015 09:36:15 GMT

made a surprise appearance at 's Teens in the Park Festival in Chicago on Wednesday, June 24. The Compton native surprised the crowd at Northerly Island when he came out of nowhere to perform his "m.A.A.d City" and "i".
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Meek Mill and Ne-Yo Lined Up to Perform at BET Awards

June 17, 2015 06:49:29 GMT

and are the latest additions to the line-up of performers for the 2015 BET Awards. Joining , and , the two are set to hit the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles later this month.
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Chris Brown and Kendrick Lamar Announced as BET Award Performers

June 12, 2015 07:50:07 GMT

and are set to make appearances at the 2015 BET Awards. The R&B superstar and his "Autumn Leaves" collaborator will be among performers at the annual awards show slated to air later this month.
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Kendrick Lamar Kicks Fan Off Stage for Not Knowing the Lyrics of 'm.A.A.d City'

June 02, 2015 04:44:15 GMT

seriously wanted a superfan who knew every word to his "m.A.A.d City" to assist him during his set at the Sweetlife Festival in Maryland over the weekend. So, when he found out a fan he picked didn't meet the requirement, he immediately kicked him off the stage.
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Kendrick Lamar Continues Shooting 'Alright' Music Video in Los Angeles

May 29, 2015 04:38:36 GMT

Last week, visited Treasure Island to film a music video for his "" track "Alright". The Compton native was then spotted taking over a Los Angeles street on Thursday, May 28 to shoot more scenes.
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Video: Kendrick Lamar Performs 'These Walls' on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

May 28, 2015 04:39:17 GMT

took over "" on Wednesday morning, May 27. The rapper stopped by the talk show to deliver a special performance of "These Walls" from his latest album "".
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New Dr. Dre Song '2Nite' Featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jeremih Leaks

May 25, 2015 08:18:39 GMT

A new track has made its way out online while it remains unclear when his long-awaited new album "" will arrive. Hitting the web over the weekend, the song features guest appearances from and .
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Kendrick Lamar Films 'Alright' Music Video in Treasure Island

May 25, 2015 04:43:24 GMT

is readying a music video for another "" cut. After visiting his hometown of Compton for "King Kunta", the rapper hit Treasure Island near San Francisco late last week to shoot the "Alright" visuals with director Colin Tilley.
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Kendrick Lamar and Lady GaGa's Duet 'Partynauseous' Emerges Online

May 21, 2015 19:10:42 GMT

A never-heard-before song from and 's unreleased collaboration project has arrived on the web two years after it was scrapped. It's called "Partynauseous", which was originally hyped up as a material for K-Dot's first full-length album "".
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Kendrick Lamar and Karlie Kloss Join Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Video

May 11, 2015 20:25:21 GMT

adds two more stars to the growing cast ensemble of her "Bad Blood" music video. is introduced as Welvin Da Great in one new poster and model channels her inner boxer as a character named Knockout in another one-sheet.
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Kendrick Lamar's Remix to Kanye West's 'All Day' Surfaces Online

April 16, 2015 07:06:30 GMT

After some snippets leaked online, 's remix to 's 'All Day" has surfaced in full. Hitting the web on Wednesday, April 15, the new version has 'Ye's bars from the original plus a new verse from the Compton native.
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Snippet of Kendrick Lamar's Remix to Kanye West's 'All Day' Arrives Online

April 08, 2015 08:36:12 GMT

A collaboration between and is apparently underway. On Tuesday, April 7, a snippet of what's believed to be the Compton native's remix of Yeezy's single "All Day" unexpectedly surfaced online.
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Kendrick Lamar Confirms Engagement to Longtime Love Whitney Alford

April 04, 2015 01:49:16 GMT

It's official, is engaged to longtime girlfriend Whitney Alford. In an interview with NYC's Breakfast Club radio show on Friday, April 3, he confirmed the engagement.
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Kendrick Lamar Takes Over Compton in 'King Kunta' Music Video

April 02, 2015 06:18:49 GMT

's "King Kunta" video is out. After some behind-the-scenes clips and photos taken on the filming set surfaced late last week, the rapper premiered the visuals in its entirety on Wednesday, April 1 on the Beats by Dre billboard in Times Square in New York City. He made the video available online via his Vevo page later in the day.
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Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Stays Atop Billboard 200

April 02, 2015 01:48:15 GMT

continues its reign on Billboard 200. The rapper's latest album "", which last week debuted at No. 1, is spending its second week atop the chart after selling another 123,000 equivalent album units, 107,000 of which are pure album sales.
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Kendrick Lamar's New Album Was Originally Titled 'Tu Pimp a Caterpillar'

April 01, 2015 08:43:41 GMT

planned another title for his new album before he officially named it "". In a new interview with MTV News, the Compton rapper revealed that the critically-acclaimed record was originally called "Tu Pimp a Caterpillar" and the title was supposed to be a homage to .
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Kendrick Lamar Set to Headline Hot 97's Summer Jam

April 01, 2015 05:07:22 GMT

Hot 97 has announced the full line-up of performers for this year's Summer Jam. The station revealed on Tuesday morning, March 31 that would headline the event, which is set to take place at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on June 7.
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Kendrick Lamar Films 'King Kunta' Music Video in Compton

March 27, 2015 02:14:43 GMT

is readying a music video for "King Kunta", which will reportedly serve as the next single off his latest album "". The rapper was spotted on Wednesday night, March 25 filming a scene at the Compton Swap Meet, performing atop the building while a small crowd gathered below.
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Kendrick Lamar Scores First No. 1 on Billboard 200 With 'To Pimp a Butterfly'

March 26, 2015 01:47:31 GMT

's "" has officially landed at No. 1 on Billboard 200. The critically-acclaimed album, which unexpectedly arrived last week ahead of its original March 23 release date, becomes the rapper's first to top the chart.
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Kendrick Lamar Thanks Fans at 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Album Signing in Compton

March 23, 2015 01:50:40 GMT

returned to his hometown of Compton over the weekend for an album signing event he hosted. Around 2500 fans showed up at the Best Buy in the city to meet the Grammy-winning rapper and get autographed copies of his latest LP "".
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Kendrick Lamar Sets New Global Record on Spotify With 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Album

March 18, 2015 01:56:38 GMT

's "" is already a huge hit among Spotify users. The album, which unexpectedly arrived on Sunday night, March 15, has set a new record on the service as it was streamed more than 9.6 million times in its first 24 hours.
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Azealia Banks Hates America, Calls Out Kanye, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar and Lorde in Playboy

March 17, 2015 06:30:05 GMT

lashes out at America in an interview with Playboy Magazine's April issue. The "Ice Princess" rapper says she wants to leave the U.S. because she hates the country. "Yes! I hate everything about this country," she shares, "Like, I hate fat white Americans."
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Kendrick Lamar Releases 'To Pimp a Butterfly Album' a Week Earlier

March 16, 2015 07:00:49 GMT

's "" is out now. The rapper surprised his fans when he made his highly-anticipated sophomore album available for purchase on iTunes on Sunday night, March 15, a week ahead of its original March 23 release date.
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Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Song 'King Kunta' Leaks in Full

March 14, 2015 03:03:05 GMT

In anticipation of 's "", a new cut off the album has surfaced online. Unexpectedly hitting the web on Friday, March 13, the song titled "King Kunta" was once played for who described it as "unapologetically black and AMAZING."
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Kendrick Lamar Unveils Official Tracklist of 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Album

March 13, 2015 01:42:58 GMT

After announcing the official title and release date of his new album "", has shared its official tracklist. Arriving on Thursday, March 12 via Universal Music Group, the parent company to the rapper's label Interscope Records, the list features 16 tracks including the previously-confirmed "The Blacker the Berry".
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Kendrick Lamar Reveals Artwork and Possible Title of New Album

March 11, 2015 06:46:33 GMT

's highly-anticipated new album has a proper cover art. The rapper took to Instagram on Tuesday night, March 10 to share a black-and-white image showing a group of shirtless men posing in front of a building resembling the White House while holding dollar bills. A judge lies on the ground with two Xs covering his eyes.
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