Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is a rapper, songwriter, and record producer from the United States. He is frequently cited as one of his generation’s most influential rappers. Along with his former Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) labelmates Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q, he is a member of the hip hop supergroup Black Hippy.
Lamar began his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K.Dot, releasing a mixtape titled Y.H.N.I.C. (Hub City Threat Minor of the Year), which garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label TDE. After his first retail release, Overly Dedicated, in 2010, he began to gain attention. The following year, he self-released Section.80, his first studio album, which included his debut single “HiiiPoWeR.” He had a large online following and had collaborated with several well-known rappers by that point. He later signed a record deal with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, which was distributed by Interscope Records.
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born on June 17, 1987 in Compton, California, the son of a Chicago couple. Although he was not a member of a gang, he grew up in a gang environment, with his closest friends being Westside Piru Bloods and his father, Kenny Duckworth, being a Gangster Disciple. His mother gave him the name Eddie Kendricks in honor of The Temptations singer Eddie Kendricks. He grew up on public assistance and in Section 8 housing. Lamar was eight years old when he witnessed his idols Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre filming the music video for their hit single “California Love,” which proved to be a watershed moment in his life. Lamar attended McNair Elementary and Vanguard Learning Center in the Compton Unified School District as a child. His mother confirmed he was a “loner” until the age of seven, and he has admitted to being quiet and shy in school.  He graduated from Centennial High School in Compton as a teenager, where he was a straight-A student.
Under the alias K.Dot, Lamar released his first full-length project, a mixtape titled Youngest Head Nigga in Charge (Hub City Threat: Minor of the Year), in 2003, at the age of 16. The mixtape was released by Konkrete Jungle Muzik and earned Lamar local recognition. Lamar signed a recording contract with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), a newly formed indie record label based in Carson, California, as a result of the mixtape. He began recording with the label and released a 26-track mixtape titled Training Day two years later (2005).
Lamar co-produced and curated the film soundtrack for the Marvel Studios superhero film Black Panther (2018), titled Black Panther: The Album, with Top Dawg Entertainment founder Anthony Tiffith. In January 2018, a single from the soundtrack, “All the Stars,” featuring singer SZA, was released, earning him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. Jay Rock followed up with another song, “King’s Dead,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake. Lamar and The Weeknd’s third single, “Pray For Me,” was released in February 2018, ahead of the album’s release that month. On February 9, 2018, Black Panther: The Album was released.
Kendrick Lamar height
Kendrick Lamar is 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Kendrick Lamar weight
The rapper weighs 67 kilograms
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