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Kendrick Lamar

This week Gilles meets one of the most exciting lyricists to emerge in recent years, Kendrick Lamar.

The 25 year old rapper released his critically- acclaimed debut album Good Kid mAAd City last month on Interscope. Hailing from Compton, a LA neighbourhood with a rich history of producing era-defining acts like NWA, Kendrick appears to be the next great MC to emerge from that lineage.

His debut album is a complex series of intertwining tales discussing the struggles of growing up in inner-city America. It showcases his lyrical dexterity and creative ambition, as well as an acute social conscience and empathy for the struggle of others.

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3 hours

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Sat 1 Dec 2012 15:00

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