Kendrick Lamar Biography

Kendrick Lamar is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is regarded as one of the most skillful and successful hip hop artists of his generation. Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). He started gaining fame in 2010, after his first retail release, Overly Dedicated.

Following the next year, he independently released his first studio album, Section.80, which included his debut single, “HiiiPoWeR”. He collaborated with several prominent hip hop artists, including The Game, Busta Rhymes, and Snoop Dogg.

As a child, Lamar attended McNair Elementary and Vanguard Learning Center in the Compton Unified School District. As a teenager, he went on to attend Centennial High School in Compton, where he was a straight-A student.

At age the tender age of 16, back in 2003, Kendrick Lamar circulated a mixtape called Youngest Head Nigga in Charge an album that drew a lot of interest in his native Southern California and beyond. The music album impressed Anthony Tiffith who was then the head of the newly formed record label Top Dawg Entertainment and he signed the musician. Duckworth put out two more mixtapes as K. Dot—Training Day in the year 2005 and C4 before releasing Overly Dedicated in 2009 as Kendrick Lamar.

Kendrick Lamar

In the year 2010, Lamar toured with Tech N9ne and Jay Rock on The Independent Grind tour and on July 2, 2011, Lamar released the album Section.80, his first independent album. The album features guest appearances from GLC, Colin Munroe, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul.

Lamar continued writing music and lyrics and continued to tour and collaborate with more popular recording artists such as Young Jeezy, The Game, Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne. Due to his amazing talent and performance, Dr. Dre, one of hip-hop’s most respected and influential producers took the young artist under his wing, becoming his mentor in both music and business.

In October 2012 Lamar’s highly anticipated major-label debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released to wide acclaim. The album debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Also, the album had  Hit singles like Swimming Pools and Poetic Justice which further solidified his fan base, not only among hard-core hip-hop heads but also among college students and fans of alternative rock.

In 2015, Lamar released his next album, To Pimp a Butterfly, featuring artists like Bilal, Snoop Dogg, and Pharrell Williams, among others. The album led to Lamar being nominated for a whopping 11 Grammys later that year and won the first award of the 2016 show, that is for Best Rap Album.

On March 23, 2017, Lamar released a promotional single The Heart Part 4. On April 7, 2017, Kendrick released his hit single ‘Humble’ which did very well in the industry. A week later on April 14, 2017, Kendrick Lamar released his new album ‘Damn’  which made it as number one album on the Billboard 200 chart.

Kendrick Lamar Age

She was born on the 17th of June 1987.

Kendrick Lamar Family

His full name is Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born in Compton, California. He’s the son of a couple from Chicago, Illinois. His father, Kenny Duckworth, was a member of street gang Gangster Disciples.

His first name was given to him by his mother in honor of American singer-songwriter Eddie Kendricks of The Temptations. When he was at the age of eight in his hometown of Compton, he witnessed his idols, Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre, film the music video for their hit single “California Love”, which proved to be a very significant moment in his life. He grew up on welfare and in section 8 housing.

Lamar up in a crime area that is Compton after his parents moved from Chicago due to violence. He began writing rhymes as a young teenager, and he released his first mixtape, Youngest Head Nigga in Charge (2003), under the name K. Dot. The music impressed Anthony Tiffith, head of the newly formed record label Top Dawg Entertainment, and he signed the musician.

Lamar was never influenced negatively by the crimes surrounding him and he grew his skills as a poet and songwriter. In 2010 Lamar dropped the K-Dot tag and began using his own name. He also put out a fourth mixtape, Overly Dedicated. That same year, Lamar released his first full-length independent album under Top Dawg Entertainment. Titled Section.80, it was released exclusively on iTunes.

For his creativity and talent Kendrick has bagged numerous awards which include:seven Grammy Awards, two civic honors, ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Award,  Black Entertainment Television Award (BET),  Brit Award, MTV Video Music Award,  MOBO Award, Soul Train Music Award, Teen Choice Award, YouTube Music Awards and many others.

Kendrick Lamar Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $45 Million.

Kendrick Lamar’s Girlfriend

Kendrick has for a long time been in a relationship with the beautiful Whitney Alford. The two got engaged in April 2015.

Kendrick Lamar Children

Currently, Kendrick Lamar and his beautiful fiance Whitney Alford have no children.

Kendrick Lamar Songs And Albums


Tracks in this Album include;

  • Blood
  • DNA
  • Yah
  • Element
  • Feel
  • Loyalty (featuring Rihanna)
  • Pride
  • Humble
  • Lust
  • Love (featuring Zacari)
  • XXX (featuring U2)
  • Fear
  • God
  • Duckworth

To Pimp a Butterfly

Tracks in this Album include;

  • Wesley’s Theory (featuring George Clinton and Thundercat)
  • For Free? (Interlude)
  • King Kunta
  • Institutionalized (featuring Bilal, Anna Wise, and Snoop Dogg)
  • These Walls (featuring Bilal, Anna Wise, and Thundercat)
  • u
  • Alright
  • For Sale? (Interlude)
  • Momma
  • Hood Politics
  • How Much a Dollar Cost (featuring James Fauntleroy and Ronald Isley)
  • Complexion (A Zulu Love) (featuring Rapsody)
  • The Blacker the Berry
  • You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)
  • i
  • Mortal Man

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

Tracks in this Album include;

  • Sherane a.k.a Master Splinter’s Daughter
  • Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe
  • Backseat Freestyle
  • The Art of Peer Pressure
  • Money Trees” (featuring Jay Rock
  • Poetic Justice” (featuring Drake
  • Good Kid
  • M.A.A.D City (featuring MC Eiht)
  • Swimming Pools (Drank) (Extended Version)
  • Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst
  • Real (featuring Anna Wise)
  • Compton (featuring Dr. Dre)


Tracks in this Album include;

  • Fuck Your Ethnicity
  • Hol’ Up
  • A.D.H.D
  • No Make-Up (Her Vice) (featuring Colin Munroe)
  • Tammy’s Song (Her Evils)
  • Chapter Six
  • Ronald Reagan Era
  • Poe Mans Dreams (His Vice) (featuring GLC)
  • The Spiteful Chant (featuring Schoolboy Q)
  • Chapter Ten
  • Keisha’s Song (Her Pain) (featuring Ashtrobot)
  • Rigamortus
  • Kush & Corinthians (featuring BJ the Chicago Kid)
  • Blow My High (Members Only)
  • Ab-Soul’s Outro (featuring Ab-Soul)
  • HiiiPoWeR

Overly Dedicated

Tracks in this Album include;

  • The Heart Pt. 2 (featuring Dash Snow)
  • Growing Apart (From Everything) (featuring Jhené Aiko)
  • Night of the Living Junkies
  • P&P 1.5 (featuring Ab-Soul)
  • Alien Girl (Today, W/ Her)
  • Opposites Attract (Tomorrow, W/O Her) (featuring JaVonté)
  • Michael Jordan (featuring Schoolboy Q)
  • Ignorance Is Bliss
  • R.O.T.C. (Interlude) (featuring BJ the Chicago Kid)
  • Barbed Wire (featuring Ash Riser)
  • Average Joe
  • H.O.C
  • Cut You Off (To Grow Closer)
  • Heaven & Hell (featuring Alori Joh)

Kendrick Lamar (EP)

Tracks in this Album include;

  • Is It Love (featuring Angela McCluskey)
  • Celebration
  • P & P (featuring Ab-Soul)
  • She Needs Me (featuring JaVonte)
  • I Am (Interlude)
  • Wanna Be Heard
  • I Do This (featuring Jay Rock)
  • Uncle Bobby & Jason Keaton (featuring JaVonte)
  • Faith (featuring BJ the Chicago Kid and Punch)
  • Trip
  • Vanity Slaves
  • Far From Here (featuring Schoolboy Q)
  • Thanksgiving (featuring Big Pooh)
  • Let Me Be Me
  • Determined (featuring Ash Riser)

Kendrick Lamar – C4 Mixtape

Tracks in this Album include;

  • Intro (Wayne Co-Sign) Feat. Lil Wayne
  • Best Rapper Under 25
  • Mr. Carter 2 (New Wayne Verse)
  • A Milli
  • Bitch, I’m in the Club
  • West Coast Wu-Tang Feat. Ab-Soul, Punch
  • Phone Home Feat. Punch
  • Compton Chemistry
  • Take Off Your Pants (Ab-Soul)
  • Shot Down Feat. Punch
  • Play With Fire
  • Friend Of Mine
  • Still Hustlin Feat. Jay Rock, Ab-Soul
  • Welcome to C4 Feat. Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q, BO
  • G Code
  • Famous Pipe Game Feat. Ab-Soul
  • Misunderstood Feat. Jay Rock
  • Young & Black (Bonus Track) (Prod by Sounwave)

Kendrick Lamar – Hub City Threat: Minor Of The Year

Tracks in this Album include;

  • Intro (Hova Song)
  • What The Deal
  • Compton Life
  • Go, DJ,
  • Hovi Baby
  • Put That On Somethin
  • Ride Up Feat. Freeway & Joe Budden
  • How We Do
  • Drop It Like It’s Hot
  • Industry Niggas (Skit)
  • Biggie


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