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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. In 2018, Damn became the first non-classical and non-jazz album to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

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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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Behind Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Selection
  –  April 23, 2018
a blunt and ravaging statement in hip-hop by Kendrick Lamar? With the announcement that DAMN. has won the Pulitzer Prize for Music, Lamar has clearly gotten a kind of validation that makes the Grammy loss seem a distant inconsequence. At the same time ...
Kendrick Lamar & Fiancée Celebrate Pulitzer Prize Win In Vatican City
  –  April 23, 2018
If you haven't heard yet by this point, Kendrick Lamar is kind of a big deal. After winning one of music's most prestigious prizes and becoming the first hip-hop artist to win a Pulitzer Prize, the rapper took his fiancée on a trip to celebrate the ...
Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer for "DAMN." proves the influence of hip-hop can no longer be ignored
  –  April 23, 2018
I voted for Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” for Album of the Year in the latest ... rap genre grew out of the urban landscape of the late-20th century and the stew of music and political urgency, not to mention the DIY ethic, so prevalent during those ...
Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize just shows how far hip-hop has taken us
  –  April 23, 2018
When Kendrick Lamar, a 30-year-old rapper, won the Pulitzer Prize for music, it was as if the millennials had followed the baby boomers in having one of their defining philosophers venerated in an unexpected way. In 2016, Bob Dylan, a bard for baby boomers ...
Rihanna Congratulates Kendrick Lamar On Historic Pulitzer Prize Win
  –  April 22, 2018
The “bad girl” Rihanna congratulates Kendrick Lamar on becoming the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize in music in an Instagram Story post. Yesterday, April 21, Rihanna took to social media to congratulate Kendrick Lamar on his historic Pulitzer ...
Rihanna Thinks Kendrick Lamar Winning Pulitzer Prize Shows Kids Anything Is Possible
  –  April 22, 2018
Kendrick Lamar becoming the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize in music is an epic accomplishment. Rihanna recently congratulated the Grammy-winning rapper, noting how him securing the prize has even bigger implications. On Saturday morning (April 21 ...
How the Pulitzers Chose Kendrick Lamar, According to a Juror
  –  April 21, 2018
When violinist Regina Carter heard that Kendrick Lamar had won the Pulitzer Prize for Music, she was taken aback. “I was actually a bit shocked!” she says. Her reaction wasn’t unique—the award for Lamar’s Damn is the most discussed prize in the ...
Here's why Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer, according to the jury chair
  –  April 21, 2018
Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize triumph this week was greeted by widespread celebration in the hip-hop and mainstream music worlds — and no small amount of grumbling from more traditional quarters. The L.A. rapper made history Monday when his album ...
Terry Crews Told Kendrick Lamar He Was "The Future Of Hip-Hop" 14 Years Ago
  –  April 20, 2018
Terry Crews has been a Kendrick Lamar fan from time. It's hard to not think of Kendrick Lamar as being anything but famous and extremely successful in the music lane. Having just won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Music, for his work on DAMN ...
Joe Jonas Talks DNCE’s New K-Swiss Deal, His Own 500-Pair Habit, Kendrick Lamar and Sophie Turner’s Right to Privacy
  –  April 20, 2018
It’s difficult, though.” WWD: What did you think about Kendrick Lamar winning a Pulitzer in music for “Damn”? Joe Jonas: It’s amazing – awesome. His album in general is just phenomenal. He really deserves it. He spoke about a lot of important ...
Playing Politics: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ acts as artistic commentary
  –  April 20, 2018
I’m no music expert, much less a critic ... s “Kung-Fu Kenny,” America’s Kendrick Lamar. It would seem remiss of me to not begin with the musical legitimacy of the album, part of the reason it not only deserves its recent accolade but is also ...
Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer win hailed as 'big for music'
  –  April 20, 2018
NEW YORK — The decision to award rapper Kendrick Lamar the Pulitzer Prize for music represents a historic moment not just for hip-hop and American music but also for the usually stuffy Pulitzer process itself, says one of the music jurors who picked the ...
15 Best Songs, Lyrics And Music Videos From Pulitzer Prize-Winner, Kendrick Lamar
  –  April 19, 2018
An extraordinary moment for hip-hop. History was made Mon, April 16, when it was announced that Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music. Making him the first ever rapper to win the prestigious honor. Lamar won the prize for “DAMN”, a compelling ...
Kendrick Lamar’s winning opens discussion about Pulitzer Prize
  –  April 19, 2018
Kendrick Lamar’s album “DAMN” received the Pulitzer Prizes’ music award. It is the first time in history that a Pulitzer Prize is given to a hip-hop artist, or to any work outside of the classical precincts, and occasional jazz compositions.
Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer win hailed as 'big for music'
  –  April 17, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The decision to award rapper Kendrick Lamar the Pulitzer Prize for music represents a historic moment not just for hip-hop and American music but also for the usually stuffy Pulitzer process itself, says one of the music jurors who picked ...
Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone and More Nominated for 2018 Billboard Music Awards
  –  April 17, 2018
The full list of nominations for the upcoming 2018 Billboard Music Awards was revealed on Tuesday (April 17) and as expected, rappers are featured heavily among the nominees. Of the hip-hop artists, Kendrick Lamar leads the field with 14 nominations ...
Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize for music for 'Damn.'
  –  April 17, 2018
Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for music on Monday, providing arguably the biggest surprise as the awards for arts and letters were announced Monday in New York. Lamar is the first hip-hop artist to win the Pulitzer's music ...
Kendrick Lamar becomes the first rapper to win Pulitzer Music Prize
  –  April 17, 2018
Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music Monday, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize. The revered rapper is also the most commercially successful musician to receive the award, usually reserved for ...

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