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Kendrick Lamar


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Compton, Los Angeles CA, United States (2003 – present)

Kendrick Lamar (born June 17, 1987) is a rapper from Compton, California and is a member of Black Hippy collective along with members Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q. His music is largely influenced by the works of 2Pac, Jay-Z, Nas and DMX.

Debuted in 2003 with the Youngest Head Nigga in Charge mixtape as K-Dot, it lead to his signing with TDE. He released the Kendrick Lamar EP in 2009, the critically acclaimed O(verly) D(edicated) mix tape in 2010, a 2011 digital album Section.80, released under Top Dawg Entertainment, and most recently good kid, m. a.A.d city on October 22, 2012. The Recipe Songfacts reports it was one of the cuts from O(verly) D(edicated), “Ignorance is Bliss,” that initially interested fellow Compton native, Dr. Dre, in him. The young spitter worked with Dre on the latter’s Detox album and the legendary Hip-Hop producer returned the favor by joining Lamar on “The Recipe”. The song was premiered on the LA radio station Power 106’s morning show on April 2, 2012.


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  • Melodeh

    if you're looking for new music:

    Yesterday 3:38am Reply
  • wizOne-fuckcOps


    13 Apr 1:12pm Reply
  • minstreldossier

    stole his image from al jolson

    7 Apr 12:25pm Reply
  • karysmunster

    > Thumbs up!

    5 Apr 4:15pm Reply
  • NeedsDeodorant

    @parmahn: I don't think that there is any other album like G.K.M.C... way too unique to compare to any other imo

    4 Apr 5:14pm Reply
  • toli420

    stop judging rappers by whether theyre overrated or not lol

    4 Apr 3:43am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    @Pure_Greenwood typical excuse i hear when I call him overrated. The fact that he is better than absolute does not change anything

    1 Apr 7:40am Reply
  • parmahn

    Rap n00b here. Been listening to good kid mAAd city on repeat for the last few days, recommend me some more shit like this. Tried out Childish Gambino - BTI , Tyler the creator - wolf, Drake - NWTS, didn't hit what I was after. Any more recommends?

    30 Mar 5:39pm Reply
  • Pure_Greenwood

    @OG-Gurda so not overrated, he is one of the few doing real hip-hop, not like shit out there like Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Cheef Keef, Future ect.

    26 Mar 1:57pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    gets too much attention, overrated. there are a few decent songs though

    26 Mar 4:54am Reply
  • pedro__182


    18 Mar 6:18pm Reply
  • ChelseaSmile95

    @alefspfc, S.80 is better.

    18 Mar 12:32pm Reply
  • mankycaaant

    fuck everything that's happened since. Kendrick to me will always be the guy who laid it all on the line, wore his heart on his sleeve and gave us his soul in GKMC. One of the greatest albums, possibly ever.

    8 Mar 6:44pm Reply
  • Jimyyyp

    YOuare Truly Amazing bruh

    8 Mar 9:18am Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Backwards sounds awful compared to good kid,m.A.A.d city songs.

    7 Mar 11:45pm Reply
  • auroraAmy

    @alefspfc it has been out over a year longer....

    7 Mar 2:13am Reply
  • ReiXRei

    Love me some Kendrick Lamar.

    5 Mar 5:18am Reply
  • alefspfc

    how can section.80 have more listeners than good kid, m.A.A.d city

    4 Mar 3:04pm Reply
  • ChelseaSmile95

    Stop giving a fuck about the Grammys.

    2 Mar 12:18pm Reply
  • finisherr

    Re: the grammys. good kid, m.a.a.d city is true hip hop album. Anything that macka dude has done is just a white belt joke.

    1 Mar 9:15am Reply
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