Kendrick Lamar

  • 23 October 2012

Date of birth

17th June, 1987







Kendrick Lamar (born Kendrick Lamar Duckworth 17.06.87) is an American hip-hop artist, best known for his 2012 debut studio album, 'good kid, m.A.A.d city'. Kendrick Lamar: Net Worth According to The Richest in 2013, Kendrick Lamar has a net worth of 11 million USD.

Childhood: Kendrick Lamar was born in Compton, California. He attended Centennial High School in Compton as a straight-A student during his teens. At the age of sixteen, Lamar created his first mix tape, entitled 'Youngest Head Nigga in Charge (Hub City Threat: Minor of the Year)'. Due to the success of the mix tape, Lamar was given a recording contract with Top Dawg Entertainment. In 2005, he released a second mix tape for the record label, entitled 'Training Day'. 2009 saw the release of his third mix tape, 'C4'

Career: Following his successful third mix tape, Lamar released his self-titled debut EP in late 2009. The following year, Lamar released his fourth mix tape, 'Overly Dedicated' which served as his first entry into the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts. In 2011, Lamar released his debut album, entitled 'Section.80', which was released to rave reviews. This was followed by the release of his debut studio album, 'Good Kid, M.A.A.D City', which was released in October of the following year. The album went on to gain even better reviews than 'Section.80', achieving universal acclaim. In August, 2013, Kendrick Lamar recorded a verse on Big Sean's single, 'Control'. In the verse, he announced himself to be the "King of New York" and stated he would lyrically "murder" any opposition. This was met by huge backlash from New York based rappers who responded with their own 'diss tracks', yet it also led to a surge of attention for Lamar, as more people began following him on Twitter. In September, 2014, Lamar released 'i', the first single from his upcoming second studio album.

Kendrick Lamar Stars On Jay Rock's New Album

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 15 January 2018

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American rap star Kendrick Lamar is to feature on Jay Rock's new album.

Kendrick Lamar is to feature on Jay Rock's new album.

The 30-year-old star has previously collaborated with the likes of Taylor Swift and J. Cole, and Jay has revealed they have joined forces for new track 'King's Dead, which will appear on his own new album.

Of his new record, Jay - who was involved in a bike accident in 2016 - shared: ''The album is done. I just had a minor little setback.

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Taylor Swift's Album Was Not The Number One Best Selling Record - Despite Selling The Most Copies

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 04 January 2018

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The Look What You Made Me Do hitmaker suffered because she decided to withhold her music from streaming services

In 2017, multi-award winning singer Taylor Swift’s critically-acclaimed album, Reputation, sold more than any other album by any other artist. However, the super star hitmaker hasn’t managed to make it to the number one spot on the Top 10 album chart in the US.

Image caption Kendrick Lamar at the MTV VMAs

If 2017 wasn't quite enough of an exceptional year for with the release of Kendrick's number one fourth album 'Damn' and his collaboration with SZA on 'Doves in the Wind' from the latter's stellar debut album 'Ctrl', it looks like 2018 is set to be even better as he helms the soundtrack to the next Marvel blockbuster.

Continue reading: Kendrick Lamar Launches First 'Black Panther' Song 'All The Stars'

Kendrick Lamar Thought Dr Dre Phone Call Was Prank

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 13 December 2017

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Kendrick Lamar admits he thought he was being pranked when Dr. Dre reached out to him for the first time.

Kendrick Lamar thought he was being pranked when Dr. Dre called him for the first time.

The 'Loyalty' hitmaker couldn't believe it when he spoke to the legendary rapper and thought it was all a joke, s

He said: ''I was on tour with my brother Jay Rock, and I was his hype man. I wasn't the main attraction. I was just there to get the crowd ready, get my own thing out, support my bro at the same time. It was Tech N9ne's tour ...

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Cardi B Wins Big At The 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 11 October 2017

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She reigns at this year's awards show with Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled.

The 2017 BET Hip-Hop Award winners have finally been announced, and it seems that Cardi B is the reigning Queen of Rap this year after her whirlwind journey to number one with 'Bodak Yellow'. There were seven winners altogether, alongside some incredible live performances from Playboi Carti and others.

Image caption Cardi B at the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards

Of course, it was newcomer Cardi B who came out on top with five wins altogether. Today marks her 25th birthday (October 11th 2017), so gongs for Single of the Year, Best New Hip-Hop Artist, Hustler of the Year, Made-You-Look Award for Best Hip-Hop Style and Best Mixtape for 'Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2' have got to be the birthday gifts of a lifetime.

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Taylor Swift And Shawn Mendes Lead 2017 MTV EMA Nominations

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 05 October 2017

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The popstars are looking at six and five awards respectively.

The nominations for the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards are finally in, and it's Taylor Swift who has come out on top. It's unsurprising given her unapologetic return and the level of controversy she has caused with her latest hits. Shawn Mendes and Kendrick Lamar are also big nominees.

Image caption Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards

After dazzling fans with her new singles 'Look What You Made Me Do' and '...Ready For It?' from her highly anticipated new album 'Reputation' (out on November 10th 2017), Taylor Swift is looking at winning up to six awards at the MTV EMAs.

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Kendrick Lamar Brings 'Damn' Tour To The UK In February

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 02 October 2017

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He'll do six performances across the UK and Ireland.

Kendrick Lamar is set to bring his 'Damn' tour to Europe next year kicking off with six dates in the UK and Ireland. The rapper has just completed his North American leg where he was supported by Travis Scott, D.R.A.M. and YG on various dates.

Image caption Kendrick Lamar at the 2017 MTV VMAs

The 30-year-old multi Grammy winner will be performing fifteen dates across eleven countries with including two nights at the O2 Arena in London on February 12th and 13th 2018. The European section of the tour will begin at Dublin's 3Arena on February 7th and conclude at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin on March 5th.

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Kendrick Lamar Inspires Graphic Design Graduate In His Quest For A Job

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 28 September 2017

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Probably the best job application of all time.

There are so many articles online about writing resumes and cover letters to bag that interview you really want, but we're willing to bet none of you thought of using Kendrick Lamar as inspiration. A young man in New York did, however, launching a unique digital resume in a bid to land a coveted internship.

Image caption Kendrick Lamar at the MTV VMAs

Dawayne Kirkland, a recent graduate from Cazenovia College, wanted nothing more than to land an internship at VaynerMedia when the opportunity arose. Thus, he decided to think outside the box when it came to submitting his resume. He used Kendrick Lamar's hit 'DNA' with his own lyrics in a one-minute video to grab the agency's attention.

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P!nk, Logic And Kendrick Lamar Among The Best 2017 MTV VMA Performances

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 29 August 2017

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The musical entertainment was indomitable this year.

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards was certainly a night to remember on musical, political and social levels. The best that the charts have to offer descended on The Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday (August 27th), with many marking some of the most memorable performances of the year.

Image caption Kendrick Lamar wins big at the 2017 MTV VMAs

Kendrick Lamar was the big winner of the evening, with the video for his hit single 'Humble' (taken from this year's 'Damn' album) landing him Video of the Year as well as Best Hip Hop, Best Art Direction, Best Direction and Best Visual Effects.

Continue reading: MTV VMAs 2017: Kendrick Lamar Wins Big, Taylor Swift Drops New Video, And Hatred Is Rejected By All

Kendrick Lamar in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) 2017 held at the Forum in Inglewood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 26th August 2017

Kendrick Lamarr on stage at the 2017 BET Awards held at Microsoft Square - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th June 2017

Kendrick Lamar seen on stage at Coachella Festival Weekend 1 Day 3 - Indio, California, United States - Monday 17th April 2017

Kendrick Lamar performing live at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival held in Central Park, New York, United States - Saturday 24th September 2016

Kendrick Lamar performs at Barclay Card Presents British Summertime Hyde Park Festival. Kendrick's performance was followed by Florence And The Machine who headlined the date. London, United Kingdom - Saturday 2nd July 2016