Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is a record producer, songwriter, and American rapper. Most critics and contemporaries regard him as one of his generation’s most influential rappers. Likewise, as one of the greatest rappers of all time as well. After his first retail release, the public gave him a lot of attention in 2010.
Caption: Kendrick Lamar
In addition to his solo career, Lamar is also famous as a member of the Black Hippy hip hop supergroup. Likewise, he is also popular alongside his TDE label-mates Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q. He has received numerous accolades during his career, including 13 Grammy Awards and an Academy Award nomination. MTV named him on their annual list as “Hottest MC in the Game” in 2012.
Kendrick Lamar: Early Life, Education, Family
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born on 17 June 1987, the son of a couple from Chicago, in Compton, California. His father, Kenny Duckworth, was a member of the Gangster Disciples street gang. His mum kept his first name in memory of American singer-songwriter Eddie Kendricks of The Temptations. He grew up on welfare, and on rent in section 8. Lamar encountered his idols Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre in 1995. He met them at the age of eight, recording the music video for their hit single “California Love. This proved to be a significant moment in his life. As a kid, Lamar attended the Compton Unified School District’s McNair Elementary and Vanguard Learning Center.
Caption: Young Lamar
He was quiet and nervous at school, and his mother also called him “a loner”. However, he was not a loner anymore after he was seven years old. He attended Centennial High School in Compton as a youth, where he was a straight-A grad.
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Kendrick Lamar: Career and achievements
At age 16, Lamar released his first full-length album in 2004. The album was a mixtape titled Youngest Head Nigga in Charge under the pseudonym K-Dot. Similarly, Lamar released the mixtape under Konkrete Jungle Muzik, and Lamar earned local coverage. The mixtape led Lamar to sign a recording contract with the newly founded indie record label in Carson, Top Dawg Entertainment.
Likewise, in 2008, Lamar featured prominently throughout the music video for Jay Rock’s commercial debut single, “All My Life (In the Ghetto). ,” featuring American hip hop artist Lil Wayne and backed by Warner Bros. Original Materials.
In 2009, Lamar released his third mixtape, named C4, after having received a co-sign from Lil Wayne, which was heavily themed around Wayne’s Tha Carter III LP. Shortly after, Lamar decided to drop K-Dot as his stage name and go by his birth name. He later released The Kendrick Lamar EP in late 2009. Lamar founded Black Hippy, a hip-hop supergroup, that same year along with his TDE label-mates: Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q.
On 23 March 2017 Lamar released a promotional single called “The Heart Part 4”. A week later, accompanied by her music video, Lamar released the lead single entitled “Humble” His fourth studio album was released on 7 April 2017, for pre-order release and revealed on 14 April 2017 for release. On 11 April Lamar revealed the album’s title, Damn, as well as the tracklist that confirmed guest appearances by Rihanna, Zacari, and U2. The album was released on 14 April 2017, to rave reviews, with a writer from Rolling Stone describing it as a mix of “old school and next-level” It signed its third album number one on Billboard 200 chart.
Lamar’s song publishing deal with Warner / Chappell Music started to expire in January 2018. Top Dawg Entertainment, which represents Lamar, is looking for a catalog of the rapper for $20 to $40 million. The 60th annual Grammy Awards were opened by Lamar with a medley of “XXX,” “LUST,” “DNA,” “HUMBLE,” “King’s Dead” and “New Freezer” by Rich The Kid. Lamar eventually won five awards for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Music Video and Best Rap / Sung Performance at the ceremony.
In July 2018 Lamar made the Starz drama series Power his acting debut in the fifth season, playing a Dominican drug addict named Laces. The casting of Lamar resulted from his relationship with rapper 50 Cent, who in the show also produces executives and actors. Lamar wanted to portray a character that didn’t resemble his musical identity and drew inspiration from various people he knew when he was growing up in Compton. He also compared his performing practice to his songwriting, saying he prefers “to always have the opportunity to develop.” Critics and viewers have commended Lamar’s performance.
Caption: Lamar in Starz drama series
Kendrick Lamar: Personal life and wife
Lamar’s 2015 song “The Blacker the Berry” attracted attention along the lines, “So why did I weep when Trayvon Martin was on the block when gang-banging made me kill a nigga blacker than me? Hypocrite!” People perceived the line to be Lamar criticizing the black community. It was revealed in May 2018 that Lamar is considering a departure from Spotify. It came after he heard streaming platform banning fellow rapper XXXTentacion for his acts of violence against women from their editorial and algorithmic playlists.
Lamar got engaged with his longtime girlfriend Whitney Alford in April 2015. In 2019 Alford gave birth to their first child. NBA player Nick Young’s cousin, Lamar. He used to smoke cannabis but has been leaving there since.
Caption: Kendrick Lamar with Whitney Alford
Lamar is a devout Christian, and after a friend’s death, he claims he converted. He was vocal about his religion, in his music as well as in interviews. During Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour, he revealed to an audience at Staples Center that he had been baptized in 2013. Lamar has thanked God with his success and deliverance from crime, which in the 1990s also troubled Compton. Likewise, he also believes that his career is divinely inspired and that he has a greater purpose to serve humanity, saying in an interview with Complex, “I have a greater purpose, God has put something in my heart to get across and that is what I will focus on, using my voice as an instrument and doing what needs to be done”.
Kendrick Lamar: Net Worth and social media
The net worth of the hip-hop artist is around $75million. In addition, his main revenue stream is his musical career and his endorsements.
Similarly, talking about his availability on social media, he is available on Instagram by the name ‘kendricklamar‘ where he has more than 9 million followers. Likewise, the artist is also available on Twitter by the name ‘kendricklamar‘ and has 11.8 million followers.
Kendrick Lamar: Body measurements
Kendrick Lamar weighs 67 kg and is 1.93 meters tall. His chest and biceps measure 38 “and 13” respectively. The big body of the rappers can be attributed to the assumption that he is working well.