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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'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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Kendrick Lamar Announces 'Untitled' Album and Release Date

March 07, 2015 01:48:36 GMT

's highly-anticipated new album is coming sooner than everyone's expected. The rapper revealed on Friday, March 6 via the LP's pre-order page on iTunes that his next studio effort would be called "[Untitled]" and would finally arrive on March 23 through Aftermath/Interscope.
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Kendrick Lamar Plays New Songs From New Album for Michael Jackson's Son Prince

February 26, 2015 09:10:23 GMT

While fans are eagerly waiting for his new album, has treated Prince Jackson to a private listening session. The Compton rapper recently met with the son of the late legend and let him listen to a few of his new songs.
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Kendrick Lamar Unveils New Track 'The Blacker the Berry'

February 10, 2015 02:47:31 GMT

returns with a new song. Fresh off winning two awards at the Sunday, February 8 Grammy Awards, the rapper dropped "The Blacker the Berry" which was produced by Boi-1da and Terrace Martin.
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Chris Brown Turns Into a Samurai in 'Autumn Leaves' Video Ft. Kendrick Lamar

January 23, 2015 04:12:56 GMT

has released a music video for "Autumn Leaves". Hitting Vevo on Thursday, January 22, the Japanese-inspired cinematic visuals finds the R&B superstar playing a sword-wielding samurai who's trying to win the heart of a beautiful geisha depicted by his on-again/off-again girlfriend .
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Videos: The Game Brings Out Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar for 10th Anniversary Concert in L.A.

January 20, 2015 04:53:13 GMT

's debut album "" turned 10 this year. To celebrate it, the rapper took over The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles for a special concert on Sunday night, January 18 and invited some of his famous pals to perform with him on the stage.
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MTV to Go Black and White on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 19, 2015 01:45:13 GMT

MTV is going black and white on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The network will turn off the color for 12 hours on Monday, January 19 as part of its #TheTalk campaign to encourage people to talk about race.
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Billy Joel, Mumford and Sons, Deadmau5 to Headline 2015 Bonnaroo Fest

January 14, 2015 03:42:22 GMT

The full line-up of the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival was revealed on Tuesday, January 13. is among the performers for the four-day event that will return to Manchester, Tennessee from June 11 to June 14.
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Azealia Banks Launches Twitter Rants Against Kendrick Lamar for His Ferguson Comments

January 10, 2015 04:50:42 GMT

took to Twitter on Friday, January 9 to blast for his comments on Ferguson in new Billboard cover interview. In his interview, Kendrick said, "What happened to [Michael Brown] should've never happened. Never. But when we don't have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us? It starts from within. Don't start with just a rally, don't start from looting - it starts from within."
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Kendrick Lamar Defends Iggy Azalea: Let Her Do Her Thing

January 09, 2015 02:52:32 GMT

is totally on team . Amid mounting criticism about the "Fancy" hitmaker's music and race, the Compton spitter defended her during an interview with Billboard magazine for its latest cover story.
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Video: Kendrick Lamar Premieres New Song on 'Colbert Report'

December 17, 2014 07:38:39 GMT

was the final musical guest on "". The rapper treated viewers to a never-heard-before song during his appearance on the chat show on Tuesday night, December 16
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'The Colbert Report' Enlists Seth Rogen, Kendrick Lamar and Grimmy as Final Guests

December 12, 2014 02:34:41 GMT

has announced the guests for the final episodes of "". The comedian, who will soon move to CBS, will end the Comedy Central show after a nine-year run with the Death.
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Video: Kendrick Lamar Rocks 'Saturday Night Live'

November 16, 2014 18:53:39 GMT

was a musical guest on "" over the weekend. He first performed his solo song "I" before returning on stage to deliver "Pay for It" with Jay Rock and . He also made a cameo in a sketch "Young Tarts & Old Farts" that mocked 's collaboration with .
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Kendrick Lamar Releases 'i' Music Video

November 05, 2014 04:25:01 GMT

has premiered the official music video for his newest single "i". Directed by Alexandre Moors, it opens with the rapper appearing in a dark club before he takes over the streets while leading the crowd in a new kind of dance.
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Video: Kendrick Lamar Performs at Concert to Celebrate LeBron James' Return to the Cavaliers

October 31, 2014 08:22:41 GMT

helped celebrate ' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers by performing some of his songs before a game against the New York Knicks. The Compton rapper's performance was a part of TNT and Samsung's Coming Home Concert which was held outside of the Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday night, October 30.
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