Artist of the Week: Kendrick Lamar

The 30-year-old spitter earns another achievement as 'Black Panther' soundtrack album, which he produced, debuts atop Billboard 200 and sets a new record.

AceShowbiz - Kendrick Lamar is a complete package of a musician. Besides rapping, he is able to produce great music which is liked by everyone. "Black Panther" soundtrack is one of the many examples of his ability to produce amazing record. Making its way out on February 9, the effort garnered praises from music critics. It also debuted atop Billboard 200 chart and set a new record.

Clayton Purdom of the A.V. Club called the soundtrack album to the superhero flick "one of the best rap albums of this young year." He added, "The tracks play it safe, but the project itself does not, an audacious exertion of energy from one of the planet's most universally revered musicians."

It appeared that one of "Black Panther" stars also praised Kendrick for his work on the soundtrack. Michael B. Jordan called the rapper "the voice of the people" and "a true artist." He said of Kendrick, "His message and what he brings to the table and who Kendrick is, is the essence of what a Black Panther is. For him to be a part of the movie and soundtrack is really, really important to us."

A dominant live performer, Kendrick recently delivered an unforgettable performance for NBA on TNT American Express Road Show. Even though he was late for an hour due to heavy track, he still managed to keep the crowd hyped with electrifying renditions of his hit songs. His performance at the time made everyone in attendance gush over him.

Following his performance at the event, Kendrick will be back on the road to resume the European leg of his tour called "The Damn Tour" in support of "DAMN." The 30-year-old rapper kicked off the leg on February 7 in Dublin, Ireland. After traveling to countries such as Denmark, Norway and Sweden, Kendrick is expected to wrap it up on March 5 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany.

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