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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

 

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Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, 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 began to gain recognition in 2010, after his first retail release, Overly Dedicated. The following year, he independently released his first studio album, Section.80, which included his debut single, "HiiiPoWeR". By that time, he had amassed a large online following and collaborated with several prominent artists in the hip hop industry, including The Game, Busta Rhymes, and Snoop Dogg.

Lamar's major label debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released in 2012 by TDE, Aftermath, and Interscope Records to critical success. It debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The record contained the top 40 singles "Swimming Pools (Drank)", "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe", and "Poetic Justice".

His critically acclaimed third album To Pimp a Butterfly (2015) comprised funk, soul, and spoken word, debuted atop the charts in the US and the UK, and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 58th ceremony. In 2016, Lamar released Untitled Unmastered, a collection of unreleased demos that originated during the recording sessions for Butterfly. He released his fourth album Damn in 2017 to further acclaim; its lead single "Humble" topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Lamar has received a number of accolades over the course of his career, including twelve Grammy Awards. In early 2013, MTV named him the number one "Hottest MC in the Game", on their annual list.[1] Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016.[2] Aside from his solo career, Lamar is also known as a member of the West Coast hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, alongside his TDE label-mates and fellow South Los Angeles–based rappers Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q.

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Highlights10

Black Panther
 
Black Panther: The Album is the soundtrack album for the Marvel Studios film Black Panther.
Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By
Album
Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By is an album by musical artist Kendrick Lamar, released on February 9, 2018.
All the Stars
 
"All the Stars" is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar and American recording artist SZA. Written by Lamar, SZA, Sounwave, and Al Shux and produced by the latter two, the song was released on January 4, 2018 as the lead single to the soundtrack album of the Marvel Studios superhero film Black Panther.
Love
 
"Love" (stylized as "LOVE.") is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar, from his fourth studio album Damn, released on April 14, 2017.

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Popular Songs46

Song Appearances & References39

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Minor Film Appearances & References2

Musical Groups1

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TV Shows7

Other Music-Related Relationships10

Video Game References1

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Collaborators & Influencers107

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Awards & Nominations102

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Rogers Arena
Vancouver, Canada
May 4, 2018
White River Amphitheatre
Auburn, United States
May 5, 2018
Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Ridgefield, United States
May 6, 2018
Oracle Arena
Oakland, United States
May 8, 2018
The Forum
Los Angeles, United States
May 10, 2018
The Forum
Los Angeles, United States
May 11, 2018
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Chula Vista, United States
May 13, 2018
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, United States
May 14, 2018
Isleta Amphitheater
Albuquerque, United States
May 15, 2018
STARPLEX PAVILION
Dallas, United States
May 17, 2018
Austin360 Amphitheater
Del Valle, United States
May 18, 2018
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Woodlands, United States
May 19, 2018
Hangout Music Festival
Gulf Shores, United States
May 20, 2018
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
Tampa, United States
May 22, 2018
Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds
West Palm Beach, United States
May 23, 2018
CELLAIRIS AMPHITHEATRE AT LAKEWOOD
Atlanta, United States
May 25, 2018
Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Raleigh, United States
May 26, 2018
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, United States
May 27, 2018
Madison Square Garden
New York, United States
May 29, 2018
Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh, United States
May 30, 2018
Jiffy Lube Live
Bristow, United States
June 1, 2018
Hersheypark Stadium
Hershey, United States
June 2, 2018
Darien Lake Amphitheater
Darien Center, United States
June 3, 2018
XFINITY CENTER
Mansfield, United States
June 5, 2018
XFINITY Theatre
Hartford, United States
June 7, 2018
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, United States
June 8, 2018
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, United States
June 9, 2018
Budweiser Stage
Toronto, Canada
June 12, 2018
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Village Of Clarkston, United States
June 13, 2018
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tinley Park, United States
June 15, 2018
KEYBANK PAVILION
Burgettstown, United States
June 16, 2018

News Articles16

Coachella 2018: Kendrick Lamar joins SZA for surprise performance
  –  April 14, 2018
SZA brought out Kendrick Lamar as a surprise during her set at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, on Friday 13 April. Together they performed a track from her album CTRL, “Doves in the Wind” and their Black Panther collaboration “All the Stars.”
Vince Staples brings out Kendrick Lamar to close Coachella set on what he called the 'white people stage'
  –  April 14, 2018
Vince Staples (L) and Kendrick Lamar onstage at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 13, 2018. (Kevin Winter) Vince Staples had a lot of people talking Friday night after the 24-year-old MC dropped two bombshells during his set at the ...
Vince Staples Brings Out Kendrick Lamar At Coachella 2018
  –  April 14, 2018
Watch Kendrick Lamar join Vince Staples to perform their collab "Yeah Right" Friday night at Coachella. The annual Coachella Music & Arts Festival kicked off Friday night in Indio, California, with several big name acts set to perform, including The Weeknd ...
Watch Kendrick Lamar Join Vince Staples at Coachella 2018
  –  April 14, 2018
Kendrick Lamar made a surprise appearance during Vince Staples’ set at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival earlier tonight. For the set’s finale, Staples performed his Big Fish Theory song “Yeah Right” and brought out Kendrick at the end to ...
SZA Loves Rihanna, Calls Frank Ocean A "King" & Preaches Kendrick Lamar
  –  April 13, 2018
Frank Ocean is a king. Kendrick Lamar is the voice of our generation. He’s the most exciting thing in culture right now. Kidding. Although not really." Speaking on new music, SZA says she's looking forward to it because it will be both simple yet complex.
A debut poet who counts Kendrick Lamar as a fan; Cohasset journal on war; celebrating Coover
  –  April 13, 2018
sensual “Cape Verdean Blues’’ (Pittsburgh), which was blurbed not only by Pulitzer-winning poet Gregory Pardlo but by Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar, whom Barbosa met while doing music journalism. Identity, womanhood, what it means to ...
TickPick Helping Fans of Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, & More Rock Out to Their Favorite Artists at Firefly Music Festival This Summer
  –  April 12, 2018
TickPick, the no-fee ticket marketplace that is transforming the industry, has replaced StubHub as the official secondary ticket marketplace for Firefly Music Festival. The east coast's largest music and camping festival, Firefly will be held June 14 th ...
Jeffrey Kahane, rocker-turned-classical-music-star, a fan of Joni Mitchell and Kendrick Lamar
  –  April 11, 2018
Jeffrey Kahane has never performed at Lollapalloza, but he has played Lollapalooza — as in the 1995 John Adams composition of the same name. Kahane also played in the Los Angeles rock bands American Revelation, Brandy Wine and Wilderness as a teenager ...
Taylor Swift - Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar
  –  April 11, 2018
“Bad Blood” featuring Kendrick Lamar is Available Now on iTunes http://smarturl.it ... utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=ytd Music video by Taylor Swift performing Bad Blood. (C) 2015 Big Machine Records, LLC.
Another Milestone! Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ Becomes His Third Million-Selling Album
  –  April 11, 2018
In other news, the Black Panther: The Album, which was curated by Kendrick Lamar and TDE, is currently sitting at No. 3. Speak your thoughts on the news below and keep it locked for more from the world of music coming soon.
Kendrick Lamar Nabs Third Platinum-Selling Album in U.S. With ‘Damn’
  –  April 7, 2018
Kendrick Lamar can pat himself on the back for another major achievement with his recent full-length effort, Damn. According to Nielsen Music (via Billboard), K.Dot’s fourth project went platinum after reaching 1.002 million in sales last week.
Kendrick Lamar Earns His Third Million-Selling Album With ‘DAMN.’
  –  April 7, 2018
His music is also making an impression elsewhere. Recently, DJ Critical Hype released The DAMN. Chronic, an acclaimed mash-up project of Kendrick Lamar’s lyrics over Dr. Dre’s production.
Kendrick Lamar Scores Third Million-Selling Album in U.S. With 'DAMN.'
  –  April 7, 2018
Kudos to Kendrick Lamar, as his most recent studio album, DAMN., has become his third million-selling set in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. In the tracking week ending March 29, DAMN. sold 4,000 copies, bringing the album’s total sales to 1.002 ...
Common Calls Kendrick Lamar A Hero, Says He Admires Kanye West In New Interview
  –  April 4, 2018
And musically, it’s Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, KRS-One and Public Enemy, up to Kendrick [Lamar] now,” Common said to C magazine. “They all provided music that became soundtracks to a movement. And for me to be included in that ...
DJ Critical Hype Brings Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre Together For ‘The DAMN. Chronic’ Mixtape
  –  April 4, 2018
In a 2015 interview, he also said that Lamar has a unique way of absorbing their new music. "Kendrick Lamar is the real deal. He's a real artist and he's gonna be here for a while because this guy is seriously talented," he said.
Listen to a Kendrick Lamar x Dr. Dre mashup project, The DAMN. Chronic
  –  April 3, 2018
Chronic, and with artwork by Ian Klarer, the mixtape features Dre's legendary beats as Kendrick Lamar's dynamic flows and wordplay take ... Hype also shared that Kendrick's talent over Dr. Dre's music would just be a dope collaboration.

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