Lamar performing at the Pitchfork Music Festival in July 2012
|Birth name||Kendrick Lamar Duckworth|
|Also known as||K.Dot|
|Born||June 17, 1987 
Compton, California, U.S.
|Labels||Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records|
|Associated acts||Black Hippy, Dr. Dre, The Game, Jay Rock, J. Cole|
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987), better known as simply Kendrick Lamar, is an American rapper. He is from Compton, California. He is best known for his albums Overly Dedicated, Section.80, and most recently g.o.o.d kidd, M.A.A.D. city, his first album on a major label. He has also released five mixtapes.
In October 2013 Lamar won five awards at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. He performed "Money Trees" at the show.
Lamar did eighteen concerts with Kanye West as part of West's October-December 2013 Yeezus Tour.
References[change | edit source]
- "Kendrick Lamar Duckworth". AllMusic. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/kendrick-lamar-duckworth-mn0002821475. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1264): 26. Jun 21, 2013.
- Markman, Rob (September 8, 2011). "Freddie Gibbs, Kendrick Lamar Explain #1 Rule Of Ghostwriting". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1670392/freddie-gibbs-kendrick-lamar-ghostwriting.jhtml. Retrieved May 7, 2013.