Kendrick Lamar

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Kendrick Lamar

Lamar performing at the Pitchfork Music Festival in July 2012
Background information
Birth name Kendrick Lamar Duckworth[1]
Also known as K.Dot
Born June 17, 1987 (1987-06-17) (age 27)[2]
Compton, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, songwriter[3]
Years active 2003–present
Labels Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records
Associated acts Black Hippy, Dr. Dre, The Game, Jay Rock, J. Cole
Website www.KendrickLamar.com

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.

He was the only guest rapper on Eminem's album ''The Marshall Mathers LP 2'', which was released November 5, 2013.

Lamar did eighteen concerts with Kanye West as part of West's October-December 2013 Yeezus Tour.

Lamar was nominated for seven Grammy Awards in 2013.[4] He performed "m.A.A.d city" and a remix to "Radioactive" with Imagine Dragons at the awards ceremony.[5]

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