Kendrick Lamar Biography
Kendrick Lamar,an American rapper and songwriter was born Kendrick Lamar Duckworth in Compton, California on June 17, 1987.As a child Kendrick attended McNair Elementary in the Compton Unified School District and latere as a teenager, Lamar went on to attend Centennial High School in Compton where he was a straight-A student.
Kendrick Lamar was a good student who enjoyed writing, first stories and poems and then lyrics from songs.
Kendrick Lamar Music Career
At age the tender age of 16,back in 2003, Kendrick Lamar circulated a mix tape called Youngest Head Nigga in Charge an album that drew a lot of interest in his native Southern California and beyond.The music album impressed Anthony Tiffith who was then the head of the newly formed record label Top Dawg Entertainment and he signed the musician. Duckworth put out two more mixtapes as K. Dot—Training Day in the year 2005 and C4 before releasing Overly Dedicated in 2009 as Kendrick Lamar.
In the year 2010, Lamar toured with Tech N9ne and Jay Rock on The Independent Grind tour and on July 2, 2011, Lamar released the album Section.80, his first independent album. The album features guest appearances from GLC, Colin Munroe, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul.
Lamar continued writing music and lyrics, and continued to tour and collaborate with more popular recording artists such as Young Jeezy, The Game, Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne. Due to his amazing talent and performance,Dr. Dre, one of hip-hop’s most respected and influential producers took the young artist under his wing, becoming his mentor in both music and business.
In October 2012 Lamar’s highly anticipated major-label debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released to wide acclaim.The album debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.Also the album had Hit singles like Swimming Pools and Poetic Justice which further solidified his fan base, not only among hard-core hip-hop heads, but also among college students and fans of alternative rock.
In 2015, Lamar released his next album, To Pimp a Butterfly, featuring artists like Bilal, Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams, among others. The album led to Lamar being nominated for a whopping 11 Grammys later that year and won the first award of the 2016 show, that is for Best Rap Album.
On March 23, 2017 Lamar released a promotional single The Heart Part 4. On April 7, 2017 Kendrick released his hit single ‘Humble’ which did very well in the industry.A week later on April 14, 2017 Kendrick Lamar released his new album ‘Damn’ which made it as number one album on the Billboard 200 chart.
Kendrick Lamar Girlfriend
Kendrick has for a long time been in a relationship with the beautiful Whitney Alford.The two got engaged in April 2015.
Kendrick Lamar Children
Currently Kendrick Lamar and his beautiful fiance Whitney Alford have no children.
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Kendrick Lamar Awards
For his creativity and talent Kendrick has bagged numerous awards which include:seven Grammy Awards, two civic honors, ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Award, Black Entertainment Television Award (BET), Brit Award, MTV Video Music Award, MOBO Award, Soul Train Music Award, Teen Choice Award, YouTube Music Awards nad many others.