Kendrick Lamar

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Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar Pitchfork 2012.jpg
Lamar performing at the Pitchfork Music Festival in July 2012
Background information
Birth name Kendrick Lamar Duckworth[1]
Also known as K Dot
Born (1987-06-17) June 17, 1987 (age 30)[2]
Compton, California, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2003–present
Associated acts

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987), better known as simply Kendrick Lamar, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He is from Compton, California. He is best known for his albums Section.80, g.o.o.d kidd, M.A.A.D. city, 'To Pimp a Butterfly and most recently DAMN. He has also released several 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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