Kendrick Lamar
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1987-06-17
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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Biography (Wikipedia)

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is regarded as one of the most skillful and successful hip hop artists of his generation.

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 hip hop artists, 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 acclaim. It debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified platinum by the 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) incorporated elements of funk, soul, jazz, and spoken word. It 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.

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Kendrick Lamar Performances & Interviews


Kendrick Lamar Tracks

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All The Stars
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All The Stars
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u
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Anderson .Paak
Tints (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
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Tints (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
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King Kunta
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King Kunta
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HUMBLE.
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HUMBLE.
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Big Shot (feat. Travis Scott)
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Big Shot (feat. Travis Scott)
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Don't Kill My Vibe (1Xtra Remix) (feat. Emeli Sandé & JAY-Z)
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Don't Kill My Vibe (1Xtra Remix) (feat. Emeli Sandé & JAY-Z)
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LOYALTY. (feat. Rihanna)
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LOYALTY. (feat. Rihanna)
Jidenna
Classic Man (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
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Classic Man (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
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All The Stars
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All The Stars
Sia
The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
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The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
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Alright
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Alright
The Weeknd
Pray For Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
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Pray For Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Beyoncé
Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
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Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Rich the Kid
New Freezer (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
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New Freezer (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Travis Scott
Goosebumps (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
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Goosebumps (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
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Poetic Justice (feat. Drake)
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Poetic Justice (feat. Drake)
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ELEMENT.
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ELEMENT.
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i
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i
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Swimming Pools (Drank)
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Swimming Pools (Drank)
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Past BBC Events

Reading + Leeds: 2018
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Reading
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Reading + Leeds: 2018

Reading + Leeds: 2018

Reading
Reading + Leeds: 2015
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Reading
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2015
Reading + Leeds: 2015

Reading + Leeds: 2015

Reading
T in the Park: 2013
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Balado, Kinross-Shire
2013-07-12T14:38:41
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2013
T in the Park: 2013

T in the Park: 2013

Balado, Kinross-Shire
Radio 1's Big Weekend: Derry~Londonderry
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Derry-Londonderry
2013-05-25T14:38:41
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2013
Radio 1's Big Weekend: Derry~Londonderry

Radio 1's Big Weekend: Derry~Londonderry

Derry-Londonderry
1Xtra Live: 2012 - London / Liverpool / Manchester
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London
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2012
1Xtra Live: 2012 - London / Liverpool / Manchester

1Xtra Live: 2012 - London / Liverpool / Manchester

London

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