Kendrick Lamar

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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.



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2015 Essence Music Festival - Performances

Kendrick Lamar - 2015 Essence Music Festival - Performances - Kendrick Lamar at Mercedes Benz Superdome - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States - Sunday 5th July 2015

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Wireless Festival 2015 - Week 2 - Day 2

Kendrick Lamar - Wireless Festival 2015 - Week 2 - Day 2 - Performances at Wireless Festival - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 4th July 2015

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Get Wired For Wireless 2015! London To Explode With Pop Favourites This Weekend


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New Look Wireless Festival is returning to Finsbury Park, following last year's success at the North London venue, celebrating its 10th birthday this year. The 2015 line-up is set to be the biggest yet with headliners Drake, Avicii and David Guetta playing to the 40,000 a day capacity festival.

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For the first time, Wireless festival goers expect to see karaoke, a tone 'n' tweak area and plenty of choice in the food court. In celebration of their 10th birthday though, here are Wireless' best acts to see across the line up from this weekend.

Continue reading: Get Wired For Wireless 2015! London To Explode With Pop Favourites This Weekend

Bilal - Money Over Love ft. Kendrick Lamar


Bilal made appearances on various songs from Kendrick Lamar's new album 'To Pimp A Butterfly', but now the latter is joining Bilal on his own new tune, entitled 'Money Over Love'. The song appears on his new release 'In Another Life'.

Kendrick Lamar - Alright


After the extraordinary success of his number one third album 'To Pimp a Butterfly' earlier this year, Kendrick Lamar continues to release singles - his latest being 'Alright', released with a video shot in San Francisco, California.

2015 BET Awards - Arrivals

Kendrick Lamar - 2015 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater - Arrivals at Microsoft Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th June 2015

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Jidenna - Classic Man ft. Kendrick Lamar [Audio]


Kendrick Lamar joins up and coming hip hop star Jidenna on his debut single 'Classic Man', originally featuring Roman GianArthur and taken from his 'The Eephus' EP, further details of which are yet to be announced.

Kendrick Lamar - Interview


He released his epic number one album 'To Pimp a Butterfly' earlier this year, and here he is in a 60 second interview revealing his love of Thundercats and Dr. Dre, and what he likes most about Taylor Swift.

Bonnaroo 2015 Is Here! Here's What The Rest Of The Weekend Has In Store


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Bonnaroo is in full swing and while we've seen some pretty impressive acts so far, the musical forecast shows things are not going to get quieter anytime soon. One of America's biggest and most diverse summer events, fans flock in their thousands to Tennessee this weekend to welcome some of the world's top entertainers.

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Friday's line-up is a particularly mixed bag; where you've got music veterans the likes of 80s new wave legends Tears For Fears and 70s R&B band Earth Wind & Fire, you also got newer names such as LA duo Mini Mansions, who recently won acclaim for their second album 'The Great Pretenders', and Brit award winning UK chart toppers Royal Blood. Making some noise on the main What Stage throughout though are house producer Deadmau5, 'To Pimp a Butterfly' rapper Kendrick Lamar and roots rock collective Alabama Shakes

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Kendrick Lamar - These Walls These Walls ft. Bilal (Live on Ellen)


Kendrick Lamar appeared live on 'The Ellen Degeneres Show' performing his song 'These Walls' from his number one album 'To Pimp A Butterfly'. The track features guest appearances from Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat.

Kendrick Lamar leaves Los Angeles International Airport

Kendrick Lamar - Hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar leaves Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 25th May 2015

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Taylor Swift's New Video Receives Mad Love, Tops Vevo Record


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Have you seen Taylor Swift’s video for Bad Blood already? Statistically speaking, if you’re on the internet, you probably have. The thing is everywhere. It’s already broken the record, specifically Vevo’s record for most views in a day.

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Once again, Taylor Swift wins all the things.

The video first premiered at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 17) and since then, the internet (specifically Tumblr) has gone NUTS. Selena Gomez! Hayley Williams! Zendaya! Cara Delevingne! The explosions! The leather bodysuits! The GIFs!

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Taylor Swift - Bad Blood Ft. Kendrick Lamar


Following the 17th May 2015 single release of Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blod' featuring Kendrick Lamar, director Joseph Kahn ('Torque') teamed up with Swift to create the sci-fi heist action music video for the song. How many of Taylor's celeb chums can you spot in the video? 

Taylor Swift Goes Latex Mad In The Female Led 'Bad Blood' Epic [Video]


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Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar was not a combination we ever thought we'd see, but with their collaboration on 'Bad Blood' - alongside a host of other celebrities in the hotly anticipated video - seems this pop starlet is ever expanding her much-loved sound.

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There might be a whole action movie vibe to the video, which opened at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards yesterday (May 17th 2015), but there's not much to it in terms of plot. It opens with Catastrophe (Taylor Swift) and Arsyn (Selena Gomez) seemingly working together to defeat a horde of masked assassins, before Arsyn - with her eyes on the prize - takes out Catastrophe too. Then she finds herself at Welvin Da Great's (Kendrick Lamar) headquarters being - for want of a better word - 'repaired' by The Trinity (Hailee Steinfeld x3) before rallying her army of scantily clad beauties to go against her newfound enemy.

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Billboard Awards: Taylor Swift Wins All of the Things


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At last night’s Billboard Awards, Taylor Swift reached a new milestone in her career, becoming the award show’s most decorated artist. Her eight awards (out of 14 nods), including one for Best Artist, bring her Billboard total to twenty, more than the previous record holder, Garth Brooks.

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All of the awards.

Taylor had more than one reason to celebrate on Sunday though, since the award show coincided with the release of her music video for Bad Blood, featuring the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, Zendaya, Ellie Goulding, Hayley Williams and many more. The video premiered at the awards, after a brief introduction from the woman of the hour. Taylor also won a special achievement award chosen by fan voting.

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